Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) re-trans

Re-translation from the German version of the Bob Dylan song by Peter Post
German Version
Original Version

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Señor, señor, do you know where is it goin’?
To war or is it already too late?
Seems like I been already here before
Is there no truth at all here anymore, señor?

Señor, señor, tell me when will I see her?
How long have I still to go?
How long do I still stare to the door?
Is there any comfort there, señor?

A wicked wind is still blowin’ on the upper deck
And still she’s wearing an iron cross in her hand baggage
A marchin’ band is still playin’ without sunlight
Where she held me in her arms once and said, “Forget me not”

Señor, señor, I see the world decay
I can smell the wicked dragon
My nerves are on edge and scream in the choir
Tell me who is left to whom I can go to, señor?

The last thing I remember before I sank
Was a railroad train full of fools hanging on a magnet
A gypsy with a flag and an electric ring
Said, “Son, this ain’t a dream no more, it’s the real thing”

Señor, señor, their hearts are of stone
Wait briefly, I pack quickly
And pull myself up off the ground
I’m ready when you are, señor

Señor, señor, let’s disconnect the cables
Burn the furniture
Do I happen here at all?
Tell me what we’re waiting for, señor?




Peter Töpfer