Jennifer Rostock U.S.
Bis Hier und Nicht Weiter

The heads buttoned up, the shirts reinforced
All of the collars turned up here in Prenzlauer Berg
And the rain purges the clouds into the sewer completely unnoticed

The early bird searches for shelter, swearing
The will parted, the wing clipped
He stands on his own feet in his own filth and calls that emancipation

I say up to here and no further
No further than here
Up to here and no further
No further than here

Business cards in your wallet
One foot in the door and usually tipsy
I can tell you a lot as long as I see stars
But don’t ask me how I’m doing

The first charge explodes
Right where your skin touches mine
I stationed soldiers at the border strips
And a signpost that says

Up to here and no further
No further than here
You come up to here and no further
No further than here

I stick the warhead in the sand and burn all the bridges
You come up to here and no further
I always have the key for the back door up my sleeve

You come up to here and no further …