The melody and  thematic idea came up in 1998 in Kreutzlingen. Took me many years (and hopefully some maturity gains) for finalizing the text. Eventially, completed it between 2015 and 2017 in Munich.

 

Once you were a part of me
And together we were parts of the sea
I felt the same for you as you felt for me
Parts of you, parts of me

Then I wanted to become free
To find new land and fresh air to breathe
Like a pilgrim on his wanderings
I left behind my belongings

Then I felt isolated like a thief
Who's been expelled from the human league
A cold wind blowing at my cheek
Breaking bonds, a therapy

Every current ‘gainst which we swim
Every battle we wanna win
Demons we defeat
Parts of us make us bleed

Parts of us want to be unleashed
With every pore exposed to the breeze
While others pilot their ships
Into harbor, safe from wild streams

Parts of us are wrong beliefs
About the child we once have been
Parts of us wanna be released
And for the first time become esteemed

Every current ‘gainst which we swim
Every battle we wanna win
Demons we defeat
Parts of us make us bleed

Existential moments that we stand
Every band that make us sing and dance
Every hidden dream we make real
Parts of us let us heal

Today I’m still blazing my trail
Where to I cannot see
But I know that I want to share
My parts with you and yours with me