dusseldorf lyrics – regina spektor

in dusseldorf i met a clown
his nose, it was red
in gelterkinden i forgot to frown
then remembered again
in paris i saw a big fish
swimming slow in the siene
it made me hopeful that someday our water
would be breathable again…

in frankfurt i heard eins zwei drei
counting cookies and no one was shot
in berlin stopped by the polizei
for drunk driving and everyone smiled
in prague i knew i’d been a witch
burnt alive, a pyre of soviet kitsch
it made me miss my moscow muttdom
it made me miss my new york nothing…

in montpelier i stayed in a chateau
a boy climbed into my bed and he knew no boundaries
in amsterdam i got quite crazy
it might have been all the tulips and c*n*ls
or it might have been all that hash, and in
barcelon, buenos dias, chocolato, le pic*sso
and in brussels, clean-cut hostel
and in london, me and the french existentialists…

in corsica i floated away, all the way to m*rs*illes
i should have held an after party for all the thoughts i didn’t say
in dusseldorf i met a dwarf
with bad breath and a really good tan
in gelterkinden i remembered how to laugh
and i never ever forgot it again

/ regina spektor lyrics