Der Musikbrunnen

from A Double Life by The Nowhere Man

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The story of buying an acoustic guitar (the one you're hearing septuple-tracked) in Hannover and figuring out how to get it to Frankfurt when I moved. The song is named after the store where I bought it ("The Music Fountain").

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Oh no, Josephine, I've missed a-strumming on your strings
On no, Josephine, it's been a far too long a time
Oh no, Josephine, you've been a-hidden far away
Oh no, Josephine, too bad we had no better choice

Got to town in good condition, but I knew the weather couldn't last
Clouds rolled in, it just got colder, snow fell and never ever left
Made a hobby of exploring all the alleys and the grocery stores
Went to the top of the Rathaus – it's got nothing on the Arch
Saw the Gardens on their last day, then I started hopping on the train
Rode for free through Niedersachsen, tried to see every single town

I knew needed my music back, so I went to find a guitar
Looked around for the right one, searched the city all up and down
Then I learned that I'd be leaving and I wondered what to do
Too much to carry with me, but I wasn't going to leave you behind
Caught a train off to Colonia, and I brought you there to stay
Came back four weeks later, took you back to my new home

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from A Double Life, released May 16, 2011

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