Hedwig sings *Origin of love*

Falls Ihr den Film *Hedwig And The Angry Inch* noch nicht gesehen habt, dann lade ich Euch alle dazu herzlichst dazu ein!

Erzählt wird die Lebensgeschichte von Hedwig, die als Rock-and-Roll Drag-Queen durch Amerika reist, ursprünglich aber als Hansel Schmidt in Ost-Berlin geboren wurde. Die Flucht nach Amerika gelingt nur, weil Hansel einer Geschlechtsumwandlung zu Hedwig zustimmt. Im Film wird die Verwandlung von Hansel in Hedwig beschrieben und dabei auch der Umstand, dass bei der “Geschlechtsuumwandlung” etwas daneben ging, und Hansel/Hedwig statt eines Geschlechtsorgans nur noch der „Angry Inch“ blieb.

Die Geschichte ist grandios schräg! Die Kostümierung und das Make-up ein einziger Genuß und manchmal weiß man nicht, ob man weinen oder lachen soll.

Aber auf jeden Fall ein Rockerlebnis seinesgleichen!

Ich habe den heutigen Abend damit verbracht den Soundtrack zum Film zu hören. Laut! Richtig laut und noch lauter! Den Song *Origin of love* habe ich mit gegrölt und anschließend nach Videos geforscht und dieses gefunden. Es ist wunderbar.

Wer sich immer wieder fragt, was der Ursprung der *Liebe* ist – please listen to the song, dann wisst ihr Bescheid…

When the earth was still flat,
And the clouds made of fire,
And mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs.
They had two sets of arms.
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

The origin of love

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back,
Called the children of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth.
They looked like two girls
Rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Looked like a fork shoved on a spoon.
They was part sun, part earth,
Part daughter, part son.

The origin of love.

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
“I’m gonna kill them all
With my hammer,
Like I killed the giants.”
But the Zeus said, “No,
You better let me
Use my lightning, like scissors,
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards.”
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh,
Said, “I’ll split them right down the middle.
Gonna cut them right up in half.”
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blades
Of a knife.
And it ripped
Right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun
And the moon
And the earth.
And some Indian god
Sewed the wound up into a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly
To remind us of the price we pay.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away,
In a flood of wind and rain,
And a sea of tidal waves,
To wash us all away,
And if we don’t behave
They’ll cut us down again
And we’ll be hopping around on one foot
And looking through one eye.

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two.
You was looking at me.
I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar,
But I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That’s the pain,
Cuts a straight line
Down through the heart,
We called it love.
So we wrapped our arms around each other,
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
We was making love,
Making love.
It was a cold dark evening,
Such a long time ago,
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
It was the sad story
How we became
Lonely two-legged creatures,
It’s the story of
The origin of love.
That’s the origin of love.

 Song written by Stephen Trask

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