Dear Wednesday, I walk a mile in your shoes

Dear Wednesday,

Every day is my favorite day … but you are my most favorite. “I walk a mile in your shoes” is probably appropriate for Wednesdays. By today things done happened this week. So got that to fix. And there are things yet to fix before Friday. So here we are: halfway between where we was and where we are going. And then we get to do it all over again … if we are lucky.

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Sei Mein Licht (Be My Light) by Unheilig (Unholy)

Unheilig (German for “Unholy”) is a German band with various pop and electronic influences. The band was founded in 2000 and now principally consists of singer Bernd Heinrich Graf – Der Graf (German for “The Count”) -, with his live musicians Licky, Henning Verlage and Potti.

I find that much of Unheilig’s music has a primarily Gothic appeal which doesn’t crossover well outside of Goth German culture. Some songs, such as sei Mein Licht (Be My Light), very much appeal to my ear both musically and lyrically.

Another such song by Unheilig is Geboren um zu Leben (Born to Live) — the following video provides the words so that you can sign along.

One of the things about German music that appeals to me is that it very introspective (which may explain why many believe the Germans are largely devoid of humor that is funny).

Below are a translation of the German lyrics:

Es fällt mir schwer
ohne Dich zu leben
Jeden Tag zu jeder Zeit
einfach alles zu geben
Ich denk’ so oft
zurück an das was war
an jenem so geliebten vergangenen Tag
Ich stell’ mir vor
dass du zu mir stehst,
und jeden meiner Wege
an meiner Seite gehst
Ich denke an so vieles
seitdem du nicht mehr bist
denn du hast mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll das Leben istWir waren geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jener Zeit
Sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in alle Ewigkeit
Wir waren geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick
Bei dem jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist

Es tut noch weh
wieder neuem Platz zu schaffen
Mit gutem Gefühl
etwas Neues zuzulassen
In diesem Augenblick
bist du mir wieder nah
wie an jedem so geliebten vergangenen Tag
Es ist mein Wunsch
wieder Träume zu erlauben
ohne Reue nach vorn
in eine Zukunft zu schauen
Ich sehe einen Sinn
seitdem du nicht mehr bist
Denn du hast hat mir gezeigt
wie wertvoll mein Leben ist

Wir waren geboren um zu leben
mit den Wundern jener Zeit
Sich niemals zu vergessen
bis in alle Ewigkeit
Wir waren geboren um zu leben
für den einen Augenblick
Bei dem jeder von uns spürte
wie wertvoll Leben ist

Wir waren geboren um zu leben…

It’s hard for me
To live without you
Every day at every time
Just to give everything
I so often think
Back to the past
To the lovely past day
I imagine
That you support me
And on every way
Are at my side
I think of so much
Since you don’t exist anymore
Because you have shown me
How valuable life isWe were born to live
With the miracles of time
Never to forget onself
Up to eternity
We were born to live
For the one moment
Because everyone of us felt
How valuable life is

It still hurts
To create new space
To allow something
With a good feeling
At this moment
You are close to me again
Like on that lovely past day
It is my wish
To allow dreams again
To look into future
Without regret
I see a meaning
Since you’ve been gone
Because you have show me
How valuable my life is