With the end of the year nearing, the Dutch radio shows are flooded with top 1000 lists, best of '09s, and more filler. MOst of these songs are in English, but smetimes a really good Dutch songs comes by. I’m always think it’s a waste that these songs are available to a very limited audience because of its language. Therefore this thread. Name your favorite non-English song, link it to YouTube so we can all listen, and preferably give a translation so we know what it’s about.
I present you ‘Over the Wall’ by Het Klein Orkest. It’s a song from the 80s about the seperation of Berlin. It’s one of the best Dutch songs ever and I get chills whenever I hear it.
Over the Wall
East Berlin, Unter den Linden
People walk past flags and banners
Where Lenin and Marx still stand on their pedestals
And everyone works, hammers and sickles
While the guard is changed in parade march
Forty years of socialism, much has been achieved
But what is a prosperity state when it’s surrounded by walls
When you have to be frightened and careful with your opinion
What is a prosperity state, what is it worth
When someone who’s different is declared crazy…