FlinterFile: Klein Orkest- Over De Muur

Through the years, the Berlin Wall has inspired many artists for their songs.Harrie Jekkers, a Dutch musician, was inspired when he was waiting to cross Checkpoint Charlie to enter East-Berlin. He saw a dog walking across the border, without having any problems. He changed the dog in his song to birds, who can fly wherever they want to go. In the song, he makes a comparison between East and West-Berlin, describing their situations: East-Berlin as a state where someone with a different opinion has to fear for his life, West-Berlin as a rich capitalist city where only the rich know what freedom is. He was, however, not convinced the single would sell well. However, it managed to make it to number 10 in 1984. Enjoy

Klein Orkest- Over de Muur

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Posted on December 8, 2017, in 1980-1989, Dutch classics, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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