Fool’s Garden: “Lemon Tree”

fools-garden-dish-of-the-dayLa band tedesca Fool’s Garden è nata nel 1991 dall’unione del chitarrista Volker Hinkel e del cantante Peter Freudenthaler. Insieme hanno realizzato 7 album e dal 2003 producono su etichetta tutta loro.

L’ultimo album Ready For The Real Life è uscito nel 2005, mentre il singolo “I Got A Ticket ha debuttato in occasione dei mondiali di calcio Germania 2006.

I’m sitting here in the boring room
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I’m wasting my time
I got nothing to do
I’m hanging around
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

I’m driving around in my car
I’m driving too fast
I’m driving too far
I’d like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ‘bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree

I’m sitting here
I miss the power
I’d like to go out taking a shower
But there’s a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired
Put myself into bed
Well, nothing ever happens and I wonder

Isolation is not good for me
Isolation I don’t want to sit on the lemon-tree

I’m steppin’ around in the desert of joy
Baby anyhow I’ll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ‘bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
And I wonder, wonder

I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ‘bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see, and all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon-tree

(Fool’s Garden, “Lemon Tree” in Dish of the Day, 1995, Intercord)

 

Consigli letterari

A proposito di Lemon Tree, molto più impegnativo è il romanzo di Sandy Tolan.
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East edito da Highbridge Audio nel maggio del 2006. La storia narra le vicende dell’ebrea Dalia e dell’arabo Bashir, nel cuore del conflitto israelo-palestinese. Sullo sfondo delle vicende un albero di limone… Buona lettura!