Lenny Bruce re-trans

Retranslation from the German version of the Bob Dylan song by Peter Post
German Version
Original Version

Alfred Schneider

Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lives on and on
He has nHe never won any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon
He was an outlaw, that’s for sure
More of an outlaw than you ever were
Lenny Bruce is gone but his spirit’s livin’ on and on

Maybe he had problems, maybe he couldn’t cope with some things
But he sure was really funny and told the truth, he knew what he was talkin’ about
Never robbed a church or beheaded a little child
He just took the folks in high places
And pulled them out of their hiding place
He’s gone forever now, he didn’t want to live anymore

Lenny Bruce is dead but he didn’t do anything bad
He was just too intelligent and ripped off the veil too early
I rode with him in a taxi once
It was just some minutes but it seemed like a couple of months
Lenny Bruce vanished, like his murderers he is gone now, too.

They said that he was sick because he didn‘t live according to their law
He just showed the wise men of his time to be nothing more than fools
They stamped him and put him on the market like they do with cars and beer
He fought on a battlefield where every victory just hurts
Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had

 

 

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