Jennifer Rostock U.S.
Leben auf Zeit

You carry their words in your mouth
And chafe your tongue on them
I say it likes to bug you
If you don’t want to find out the hard way, then listen
And you say there’s a drawback

Centrally-heated illusion
And rebellion in the undertones
Copy, paste and good – but how isn’t it good enough
Do you jump if everyone else does?
I think so

You understand what’s going on, but you don’t step in
Do you always just want to be the audience in a film?

It’s a temporary life and it’s never coming back
It storms fervently through your limbs
And you know it’s passing by
It makes you sad (come on and dare yourself)

A temporary life and it’s coming to an end
Runs through your hands like sand
And I know it makes you sad
But come on and dare yourself (come on and dare yourself) 

I thought you stay at the wheel
And won’t turn into your new ruminant
But drunk dogs bark
Their words make waves
If you don’t bathe, you’re playing with fire

When they call you for service
You tiredly chomp at the bit
And follow their rules promptly
But when evening comes
You shit in the nest they made for you

You understand what’s going on, but you don’t step in
Do you always just want to be the audience in a film?

It’s a temporary life … 

You sense the danger, but you don’t stir
You just stand there and don’t move
Like a deer, you freeze in the headlights
But the headlight isn’t lighting up