Ich grolle nicht

Sometimes, the Germans say it best.


I'm obsessed with this song right now. Andrew Bird covers this beautifully with his Bowl of Fire "Pathetique," but he updates the music into a vaudeville style a la The Real Tuesday Weld. The first half is dark and brooding and sounds quite a bit like "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch." The second is light and happy, sounding like Sinatra (which really contrasts with the lyrics). I can't for the life of me find a recording of Bird's version, but it's so worth looking up. I'd love to cover this as well with my own spin. I'm gonna work on it when I get home tonight.


I bear no grudge,
Even though my heart may break.
Eternally lost love, I bear no grudge.
Though you're shining in your diamond splendor,
No ray of light falls on the darkness of your heart.
I've known it well for a long time;
I bear no grudge!

I bear no grudge.
I saw you in a dream!
I saw the darkness in your heart;
I saw the snake that feeds upon your heart!
I saw my love,
How utterly wretched you are!