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Hans Litten thoughts are free by chriseastmids Hans Litten thoughts are free by chriseastmids
During his incarceration in a concentration camp, when the guards ordered prisoners to stage a performance in celebration of a Nazi anniversary, Hans Litten recited Die Gedanken sind frei

The lyrics

Die Gedanken sind frei, wer kann sie erraten,
sie fliegen vorbei wie nächtliche Schatten.
Kein Mensch kann sie wissen, kein Jäger erschießen
mit pulver und blei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Ich denke was ich will und was mich beglücket,
doch alles in der Still', und wie es sich schicket.
Mein Wunsch und Begehren kann niemand mir wehren,
es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Und sperrt man mich ein im finsteren Kerker,
das alles sind rein vergebliche Werke.
Denn meine Gedanken zerreißen die Schranken
und Mauern entzwei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Drum will ich auf immer den Sorgen absagen
und will mich auch nimmer mit Grillen mehr plagen.
Man kann ja im Herzen stets lachen und scherzen
und denken dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!

Ich liebe den Wein, mein Mädchen vor allen,
sie tut mir allein am besten gefallen.
Ich sitz nicht alleine bei einem Glas Weine,
mein Mädchen dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!


Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They flee by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!

I think what I want, and what delights me,
still always reticent, and as it is suitable.
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
and so it will always be: Thoughts are free!

And if I am thrown into the darkest dungeon,
all this would be futile work,
because my thoughts tear all gates
and walls apart: Thoughts are free!

So I will renounce my sorrows forever,
and never again will torture myself with whimsies.
In one's heart, one can always laugh and joke
and think at the same time: Thoughts are free!

I love wine, and my girl even more,
Only her I like best of all.
I'm not alone with my glass of wine,
my girl is with me: Thoughts are free!


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chriseastmids Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :woohoo:
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LearningEverMore Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
These are by far your most gorgeous horizon pictures in my opinion,
absolutely fell in love with this one
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chriseastmids Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so very much ... your right & i doubt i'll ever be able to find any better than these
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LearningEverMore Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh no, don't think that way,
I'm sure you will find a way to get even better pictures, you never cease to amaze Chris!
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chriseastmids Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for those words ... we'll just have to wait and see i guess lol :D
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LearningEverMore Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you are very welcome, but I believe in you my friend, the most important thing though is that you believe in yourself!
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chriseastmids Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yes i know ....
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LearningEverMore Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Though I also know sometimes that can be the hardest thing to accomplish
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chriseastmids Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thats very true indeed my friend
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