SONGS FOR NUDEM

SONG FOR NUDEM DURAK by David Steffen and Stefan Steffen

Music Stefan Steffen / Lyrics David Steffen, Kerstin Steffen, Stefan Steffen

Strophe
A children on their swings, a hero always wins, she´s singing
A fountain full of wealth, who fetches for himself, she´s singing
Why is it so wrong, to sing a loving Song, she´s singing
From a life so far away, I stay here anyway, keep singing
A pride and our pray, you can`t take that away, keep singing

Bridge
No one, but no one can take that from us

Refrain
A Song to make us dance, giving peace a chance
We shall not be shy, sing loud under the sky
A part of us is Music, wherever we may live
Love given but still free, if there is nothing left to give

Strophe
Death of the heart, that will fall apart, keep singing
Hold on to your Song, now you must be strong, keep singing
A Song should be no reason to live a life in prison
Working on the fields, a fortune dream appears, keep singing
Freedom of your rights, ending all the fights, she´s singing

Bridge
No one, but no one can take that from us

Refrain
A Song to make us dance, giving peace a chance
We shall not be shy, sing loud under the sky
A part of us is Music, wherever we may live
Love given but still free, if there is nothing left to give

 

SONG OF LIFE by Birgit Fischer

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Music Andreas Bruhn/Birgit Fischer / Lyrics Birgit Fischer

Intro
Owowo Ummh
We wake, we won´t, we wish, we want, we wait

Verse 1
We love, we live, we lose
We learn, we live, we choose
We crack, we crash, we cry, we creep
We fight, we feel, we freeze, we …

Bridge 1
Welcome back to reality
It´s not the great big show that it used to be
It makes you love the one
Who ties you tightly to the playpen
Makes you love the one who hits your face and runs away

Chorus 1
After all our hearts are beating to the song of life
Within our bloodstream
Within our bloodstream
And after all our souls are singing to the song of life
Within our slipstream

Verse 2
Love is cold
Love is cruel
It makes you love the one …
Love is dead
Love is wrong
Makes you love the one
Who hits your face and runs away

Bridge 2
We think, we love, we think, we trust, we try
We dance, we do, we dare, we donʻt, we die
We sing, we say, we sting, we stay, we sigh
We beg, we bite, we burn, we breathe

Chorus 2
After all our hearts are beating to the song of life
Within our bloodstream
Within our bloodstream
And after all our souls are singing to the song of life
Within our slipstream
Within a slipstream
And after all our hearts are beating to the song of life
A piece of heaven, a piece of heaven

 

MUNDTOT by Minipax

Music/Lyrics Minipax

Verbiete mir den Mund – NEIN – näh ihn lieber zu
Was gesagt werden muss, sagst schließlich nicht du
Jetzt bin ich dein größter Feind, ich rieche deine Angst
Ich seh sie bröckeln, die Macht um die du bangst
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Du predigst Wasser, lebst in Reichtum und trinkst weiter Wein
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Zu diesem Staat, zu dem System und deiner Willkür, sagen wir weiter NEIN NEIN NEIN
Unser Umgangston wird rauer, jetzt frag bloß nicht warum
Bis du verstehst werden wir brüllen drum halte andere Menschen dumm
Du entscheidest wer heut reich wird, wer nicht mitmacht, der bleibt arm
Die einen frieren und dir ist kuschlig warm
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Du predigst Wasser, lebst in Reichtum und trinkst weiter Wein
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Zu diesem Staat, zu dem System und deiner Willkür, sagen wir weiter NEIN NEIN NEIN
Du hast Schläger ausgebildet um die Macht nicht zu verlieren
Sie schlagen skrupellos selbst Kinder, die friedlich demonstrieren
Du hast sie hoheitlich beliehen, hast sie kampfbereit gemacht
Und du schiebst es dann auf uns wenn ein Bürgerkrieg entfacht
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Du predigst Wasser, lebst in Reichtum und trinkst weiter Wein
Weil wir nicht können, wie wir wollen, müssen wir schreien
Zu diesem Staat, zu dem System und deiner Willkür, sagen wir weiter NEIN NEIN NEIN

 

THE STORY OF NUDEM DURAK by Claus Zimmermann

Music/Lyrics Claus Zimmermann

Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem Durak free

Nudem Durak’s a singer
Imprisoned for her songs
Nineteen years in jail though she did nothing wrong
Being Kurdish is her crime
How can that be fair in our time?
Nudem must be free

The accusation was terror
The proofs they had were none
Her life and future’s stolen like so many other ones
Arrested miles from home and friends
Far away from helping hands
Just because she used her mother tongue

Her music flows like a river to the sea
And mingles with the waves of her Kurdish history
And we listen and we learn from her life what’s meant by freedom
Though you’re locked up and we are living free
We hear you Nudem and you make us see
That our life means nothing without solidarity

Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem Durak free

Nudem’s dream was music
Since she was a girl
She sings about what happens in her so endangered world
Her mother sold the wedding ring
For a guitar so she could sing
What more can you do to show your love?

Her music flows like a river to the sea
And mingles with the waves of her Kurdish history
And we listen and we learn from her life what’s meant by freedom
Though you’re locked up and we are living free
We hear you Nudem and you make us see
That our life means nothing without solidarity

Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem free
Set Nudem Durak free

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