the boy's lament

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: The Lowest Country

where can I hide

where can I hide,

o tonight they will all come

they will all come from all over the world –

o does there not exist

a single hiding place

just a single hiding place

for me

tonight –

I am so scared

I shall die of fear,

when nobody sings in the whole world

in the night –

 

o where can I hide

hide just tonight –

all the great songs

are dead at home

home there’s no more great songs

now they only sings little songs

at home –

 

o I die of fear,

when nobody sings in the whole world

in the night –