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Nachtgedacht (13)

Rorschach: I heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Life seems harsh, and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world. Doctor says: "Treatment is simple. The great clown - Pagliacci - is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. "But doctor..." he says "I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

(Watchmen, 2009)

Nachtgedacht (12)

Then I'm dying in the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun,
torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike,
and I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell.
And the last thing I see is my heart, still beating,
breaking out of my body and flying away
like a bat out of hell.

Jim Steinman

Nachtgedacht (6)

BOY: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
GIRL: Will he offer me his mouth?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: Will he offer me his teeth?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: Will he offer me his jaws?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: Will he offer me his hunger?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: Again, will he offer me his hunger?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: And will he starve without me?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: And does he love me?
BOY: Yes.
GIRL: Yes.

BOY: On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
GIRL: Yes.
BOY: I bet you say that to all the boys.

Jim Steinman

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