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In Germany Before the War
Undercard

Album

Undercard

Released

2010

Artist

The Extra Lens

Length

4:03

Previous Track

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Next Track

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In Germany Before the War is a song originally by Randy Newman, released on his 1977 album Little Criminals. A version by The Extra Lens was recorded and released as the ninth song on the album Undercard.

LyricsEdit

In Germany, before the war
There was a man who owned a store
In nineteen hundred thirty-four
In Düsseldorf
And every night at 5:09
He'd cross the park down to the Rhine
And he'd sit there by the shore

I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea
I'm thinking of the sea
I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea

A little girl has lost her way
With hair of gold and eyes of gray
Reflected in his glasses
As he watches her
A little girl has lost her way
With hair of gold and eyes of gray

I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea

We lie beneath the autumn sky
My little golden girl and I
And she lies very still

Comments by John Darnielle and Franklin Bruno About this SongEdit

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