You may have noticed I kind of love Einstürzende Neubauten. Little bit.
Listening to the absolutely lovely track Die Wellen the other day I started thinking is there no way I can include this in my challenge???
Let’s review what’s left of this challenge:
A song that means a lot. Yes that’s going to be a stretch at best.
A song that reminds you of summer. Er. No. No Neubauten song ever reminds me of any other season than fall or spring. Which is why A song that reminds you of winter is also out of the question.
A song that’s a guilty pleasure. You crazy? NO. Neubauten’s pretty much the coolest band you could possibly listen to /unbiased opinion.
A song that you need to be in a certain mood to listen to. This here song is universally good, no matter the circumstances. If you don’t hear it you need to listen to it again.
A song that’s connected to a memory. Does reading an explanation of why the song is so quiet in the beginning count? (It’s so that you’ll turn up the volume. Blixa is a clever man.)
A song with a name in the title. Noooo.
A song with the word “go” in the title. A song with the word “under” in the title. A song with the word “eye” in the title. We’re all decent readers here; obvs no.
A song with a great keyboard solo. Mm yes. I’d like to see Neubauten do that.
A song with great vocal harmonies. Well, that’s subjective, sooo…?
A song you wish you could play on an instrument. For me, that’s a no. Not this one.
A song you can’t help but sing along to. Wellll..I hate to say no. But no.
A song you used to love but now hate. How could you hate this???
A song you would choose for karaoke. Let’s not go there just yet.
A song by a band with more than 5 people in it. Blixa, N.U, Jochen, Rudolf, Alexander. That’s 5. Dammit.
A song from a musical. They did a play once I think? This one wasn’t in it though.
A song from a TV show theme. If only.
A song currently stuck in your head. Again. I wish.
A song by one of your favorite bands. Well I mean yes, but I already have plans that doesn’t include this partiuclar song.
A song. Actually, not just “A song”. THE SONG. While I love it, I’d be lying if I picked this one.
A song you had to look up the lyrics to. WELL OBVIOUSLY YES. To see if it fit this damn challenge. But I don’t really think that’s what this prompt means. (Since when I care about that? I care temporarily. At this point in time.)
A song for moving on. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! Bleibst du hier oder was? I’m interpreting it as a song on the topic in general. Because you either move on or remain. (In English: Are you staying here, or what? Sounds far better in German.)
Also I can stop thinking about Sarah Dawn Finer’s Moving on every time I read this prompt. Not that it’s not a catchy tune, but it’s certainly no Die Wellen.