In Germany before the war listen to it (mp3 of 1979)
(text and music by Randy Newman)
(Esther first sang it in the German TV show "Bio's Bahnhof", 23.08.1979)
(She also performed it live in New York 1982 and in her nowadays concerts)

Back on Stage
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In Germany before the war
There was a man who owned a store
In nineteen hundred thirty four
In Dusseldorf.
And every day at five o nine
He'd cross the park down to the Rhine,
He'd sit there by the shore.

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

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

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