Song To The Arts


Went to a museum, see a Carvaggio,

Michelangelo…  and wonder…

 

Went to a library, Shakespeare and poetry,

History and fantasy… and  wonder…

 

Chorus

I admire those who are painting pictures,

I admire those who write books and letters,

I admire those who are players and actors,

So this is a song to the arts

 

Went to the movies and to the theater

See the actors how they play… and  wonder…

 

Chorus

 

All these lovers find each other in opera, literature, paintings and poems

Play together, pray forever to the arts, to the arts

 

Chorus

 

I admire those who are musicians,

I don´t admire those who are politicians

´cause they have to make certain decision

To get into certain positions

 

This is a song about try and error,

This ain´t a song about war and terror.

This is a song to those who enlighten our lives,

This is a song, a song to the arts

 

This is a song, a song to the arts.

 

 

                                                                                                                      Johannes Ruß

                                                                                                                      Dezember 2018