Tim loves Tina

Anna Depenbusch

Tim loves Tina, but Tina loves Klaus.
Klaus goes to work down in China
and leaves poor Tina at home.
And Tim just can't think what to do,
because Tina still doesn't like him,
and so he takes to vodka
and drinks the whole day long.

That's how love comes, that's how love goes.
It hurts and burns; yes, love
does what it promises.

Ron loves his dear Ronja, just as Ronja loves Ron,
but Ron sometimes still sleeps with Sonja, and Ronja hasn't a clue.
But, with great skill and some luck too, Ron doesn't break his neck.
No, Ron is so smart, he makes Ronja his wife, with Sonja a friend on the side.

That's how love comes, that's how it goes.
It hurts and burns; yes, love
does what it promises.

Paul loves Peter, but Peter he loves me.
Paul hopes that sooner or later dear Peter will just come around.
But Peter loves women, and I am his dream. I'm his whole reason to be.
He wants to have kids, since we are a pair, but I want a child from Tim.

Tim loves Tina, but Tina loves Klaus.
We laugh, and we suffer;
we leave and we stay;
we live, and we learn from it all.

This love song of mine is done.

"Tim liebt Tina" - Words and music by Anna Depenbusch
Translated by Frank Beck

Remember when the McGarrigle Sisters sweetly sang, "It's only love, and it's only love/that can wreck a human being and turn him inside out"? There's only one songwriter I know today who writes in the same wry, wise, tender way. The surprising thing is that she writes in German.



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