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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:44 AM
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"Laugh, Do Not Cry, Die Gedanken Sind Frei"

Our Thoughts Are Free

My thoughts freely flower,
My thoughts give me power.
No scholar can map them,
No hunter can trap them,
No man can deny:
Die Gedanken sind frei!

I think as I please
And this gives me pleasure,
My conscience decrees,
This right I must treasure;
My thoughts will not cater
To duke or dictator,
No man can deny--
Die Gedanken sind frei!

And if tyrants take me
And throw me in prison
My thoughts will burst free,
Like blossoms in season.
Foundations will crumble,
The structure will tumble,
And free men will cry:
Die Gedanken sind frei!

Neither trouble or pain
Will ever touch me again.
No good comes of fretting,
My hope's in forgetting.
Within myself still
I can think as I will,
But I laugh, do not cry:
Die Gedanken sind frei!
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:47 AM
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1. nice poem, but THREE threads?
:shrug:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:49 AM
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2. Unsere Gedanken sind frei...
heute, aber nicht fur sehr lang, wieso alles geht an diesere Tagen.

Redstone
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:05 AM
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3. Ich stimme auch zu!
mit freundlichen Gren...
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:47 PM
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4. Dan Barker does a good cover version of the song on his
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:49 PM by no_hypocrisy
album, My Thoughts Are Free.

http://www.ffrf.org/shop/music/details.php?ID=CA2

BTW, the German Resistance sang this song during the Third Reich years.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:16 PM
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5. Die Gedanken sind frei,
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:20 PM by Kellanved
Wer kann sie erraten,
Sie fliehen vorbei,
Wie nchtliche Schatten.
Kein Mensch kann sie wissen,
Kein Jger erschieen
Mit Pulver und Blei.
Die Gedanken sind frei!

2. Ich denke was ich will
Und was mich beglcket,
Doch alles in der Still',
Und wie es sich schicket.
Mein Wunsch, mein Begehren
Kann niemand verwehren,
Es bleibet dabei:
Die Gedanken sind frei!

3. Und sperrt man mich ein
In finsteren Kerker,
Ich spotte der Pein
Und menschlicher Werke.
Denn meine Gedanken
Zerreien die Schranken
Und Mauern entzwei,
Die Gedanken sind frei!

4. Drum will ich auf immer
Den Sorgen entsagen
Und will dich auch nimmer
Mit Willen verklagen.
Man kann ja im Herzen
Stets lachen und scherzen
Und denken dabei:
Die Gedanken sind frei!


http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/STUDinfo/hilaritas/SAMPLES/...
http://www.molwert.de/mp3/Gedanken.mp3


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