NACKT!

Nackt by Jay Khan

translation from the German lyrics by Roy Tan

Verse 1:
You clothe yourself in your prosperity
Hiding in the cliche
You cling with pride to blowing sand
In a golden sea
You buy yourself new masks everyday
And hope that no one asks
How your face looks behind them
Because you do not understand
We are naked

Chorus:
In our scars
The same blood flows
We are naked!
Buried deep within us
There is a little courage
We are naked!
Under your collar
There is no rich and poor
We are naked!
For under their colors
Are all people equal
We are naked!

Verse 2:
You’re afraid of everything foreign
You do not show your face
You’ve never been to other countries
You do not trust your friends
You hold back the ocean of your feelings
Stuffed with apathy
And deny yourself any emotion
Because you do not understand
We are naked

Verse3:
Somewhere there is light
A bright spot in the nothingness
Open a door
A new way for you
You wait silently for anyone
Who grabs you by the collar
Who shakes you till you breathe
Do you get it now?
We are naked

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