Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reinhard Mey - Zeugnistag

Reinhard Mey gives a live rendition of another of his songs, again about the relationship between a father and his son, parents and children. There is no doubt in my mind that my parents would have reacted exactly the same way as Mr Mey's did in the song. This is one of the things that being a parent is about: "Nur eine Lektion hat sich in den Jahr'n herausgesiebt [...]:Wie gut es tut, zu wissen, daß dir jemand Zuflucht gibt, ganz gleich, was du auch ausgefressen hast!".

1 comment:

de auteur said...

Another 'Zeugnis' from Reinhard Mey is his song 'Wie vor Jahr und Tag". He translated it himself into Dutch (Als de dag van toen). It became a hit because it is beautiful and its meaning was obviously understood. Yet, there is hardly one sentence in proper Dutch. I made an even earlier translation but it remained in a drawer when Mey came out with his version. Recently I decided to make a homespun recording: Sinds jaar en dag. You can see it as my 'Zeugnis' after 36 years of fidality and parenthood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU7SK_YBq8g
Karel de Vey Mestdagh (Wassenaar, Netherlands)