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Der schmale Grat (English translation)

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The Fine Line

Stop now and relax
It’s safe here, you’ll see
A place so quiet and full of grace
Far too beautiful to fade away
 
Don’t say anything and ask yourself honestly
Why don’t you want to be happy?
The answer has been dangerous
But you know, you can be it
 
Does it also hurt to have a heart?
Hold tight to it to persist
It leads you safely through the broken fragments
Of yourself, you’ll see
 
And then we dance our dance on the razor’s edge1
And your face is reflected in the razor’s shine
To feel free, despite the doubts, despite the fear
The fine line on which you dance
 
Come on, don’t judge, try to understand
 
For the idea of being inspired to die
For what’s worth living for
Sounds admittedly noble but unnecessary
There’s much more that lives in you
 
In silence time stands still for a moment
Come on, let yourself fall, I’m listening
What he’s showing you, one cannot see
What he’s telling you, only you understand
 
And then we dance our dance on the razor’s edge
And your face is reflected in the razor’s shine
To feel free, despite the doubts, despite the fear
The fine line on which you dance
 
Come on, don’t judge, try to understand
It’s time to go back a bit
Come on, don’t judge, just let yourself go2
 
Dance on the razor’s edge
 
And then we dance our dance on the razor’s edge
And your face is reflected in the razor’s shine
To feel free, despite the doubts, despite the fear
The fine line on which you dance
 
Come on, don’t judge, try to understand
It’s time to go back a bit
Come on, don’t judge, just let yourself go
 
  • 1. Literally the knife's edge, but the English equivalent idiomatic expression is the razor's edge
  • 2. Not in the negative sense, more of a 'let yourself move, let yourself do what you want' sense
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Der schmale Grat

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