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Heimweh means "homesick" in German. The song was written in November, 1988, two months into a year in Salzburg, Austria.


How long now have I been lost at sea?
How long since you even thought about me?
Well, I'm alive -- I'll survive -- I'm here.

Believe me please, I'm not a memory.
One day I'll leave, and I'll come back to you.

I saw them searching with my own two eyes;
assumed me dead, no signs of life.
Now I'm alone on my own little isle.

How long can a man watch TV?
Soon the themes can only repeat.
How long it goes on, and you lose what is real?

It seems a dream; has it been days or years?
One day I'll leave, and I'll come back to you.

The feelings freeze as the memories fade.
This line has to rhyme with the word "days",
but you won't hear my songs or screams anyway...

Do you find it strange that I talk to you out loud?
Some say I've changed -- they think it's bad somehow.
To love is hard, when you're so far away.
One day I'll leave and I'll come back to you.


from From the Hand of​.​.​., released January 1, 1992



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