know about the moon  <<play>>

Probenmitschnitt: voc Dirk, guit Dirk / Wilhelm, keys Benni, bass Markus, drums Klaus

what would a howling wolf / know about the moon?
would he anticipate / that it is waning soon?
and would those planetary motions
be seen for what they are
phenomenons of gravity
affecting all flying debris?

or does he choose all starlit summernights
to rise from his secret lair
whether the moon is brightly out or not
to cry out in despair?
- in despair? - in desolation? - in desperation? – a wolf?

what would a captured chimp / know about the world -
this world of busy bees / and busybodies -?
would he have common understanding
or a philosophy of life
or an idea of revolution,
of some sort of ethnic strife?

or does his artificial biotope
mean all the world to him
complete mundane contentedness
with a piece of banana skin?
- that’s no skin off my back - I don’t care a fig of bananas -

and would you choose all starlit summernights
to rise from your secret lair
whether the moon is brightly out or not
and cry out in despair?

and would your artificial biotope
mean all the world to you
complete mundane contentedness
with what you know about the moon?

music: Wilhelm Mellmann;  lyrics: Dirk Hinterlang