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Language: German (Deutsch)

Eine wilde Lokomotive
Schrie in der Nacht,
In den Häusern, in den Betten
Sind die Menschen aufgewacht,
In den Herzen, die sich hoben,
Zitterte der weiße Schrei.
Durch die eisgefror'ne Stille
Sauste er im fahlen Flug,
Roter Rauch auf seiner Stirne,
Leuchtend bleich ein Leichenzug.
Mit den Kolben, die sich warfen,
Bohrte er sich ein mit Gier
In den grenzenlosen Abgrund,
Und umarmend wie ein Tier,
Schrie er: "Du bist mein, du Erde,
Meer und Lande, mein, du Nacht!"
In den Häusern, in den Betten
Sind die Menschen aufgewacht!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2005-10-15 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 18
Word count: 89

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