The musical walk of Tokio Hotel (PART 3)
In the last two posts I talked about, in the first about the debut single Durch Den Monsun, the song gives the name of Tokio Hotel’s first album and Bill’s first song; in the second one about three songs dedicated to love and false friendships, now it’s time to angels, rebellion and divorce, in the analysis of the next three songs.
SCHREI – From suburban band of Magdeburg to the most desired band of the world. (pt.3)
Ballad with acoustic sonorities, the song is concentrated at the most on the refrain where it becomes a little bit more powerful and in very Tokio Hotel rock style. The vocal melody is signed to a little bit of distortion, the beat of the drums accompanies all the tracks. In the middle of the song a sorta of guitar solo and Bill’s voice, an amazing slow dance to dedicated to all the people we loved and aren’t here anymore.
Get ready to take the handkerchiefs, Bill doesn’t save the tears. Revocation of the pain linked to the loose of a dear person (family, love, friends), the lyrics haven’t a clear message toward who the song is directed. It’s a little moving story and shows the death always surprises and doesn’t leave unhurt who survive to a dear person ever (“Um dich weinen soll ich nicht. Ich weiss unsterblich sind wir nicht”, “I mustn’t cry thinking of you. I know we aren’t immortal”). By the way, it shows also that, sometimes, love is more strong of the death (“Denk nur an mich und du siehst den Engel der neben dir fiegt”, “Think of me and you’ll see the angel who flies near to you”) and permits to fight the pain leaving the place to the comfort (“Stell ich mir vor dass du von oben. Mit den Wolken für mich weinst. Ich wart unendlich lagn auf dich. Doch so unendlich ist es nicht”, “I imagine you cry for me, up there, in the middle of the clouds. I wait you for the eternity. But the eternity is not long”). A sad story, because calls up some experiences than sooner or later everyone of us must pass…
No hypocrisies! Sonorities are directly inspired to punk: direct riffs, dense sound, no embellish. Gustav is all one with the drums, Tom almost breaks guitar chords for the energies, Georg rocks with the bass and Bill sings with all the voice he has. A song that evokes distraction, carelessness, and garage concerts in memorable parties.
Stylish guys who play rock with enthusiasm attracting millions of fan, can’t cause envy and of consequence also some gossip on the artificiality of Tokio Hotel, a setpiece band only for collect a lot of money. To all those critics and their attacks (the lyrics have been written by Bill before Tokio Hotel success) and to all the people hates the band, Bill answers: Lass uns hier raus (Leave us alone). A clear message like the sun: the four German boys damn about negative comments (“Und wenn die ganze welt dagegenspricht, interessiert mich nicht”, “And although all the world is contrary, I don’t give a damn”), and they show to don’t be afraid to declare own ambitions (“In unseren Traum die ersten sein”, “In our dream to be the first”; “Deutschland braucht’n Superstar”, “Germany needs to superstar”), even though could be judged a little bit pretentious. In Tokio Hotel’s reign there’s no place for hypocrisy, sincerity reigns sovereign… “The lyrics of this song is ironic. We aren’t a boyband, we haven’t been hired with a casting, and we are really closed! Even if our situation seems a dream, we formed our band alone, we play music we love, nothing has been created setpiece, and so all the worse for the haters” jokes Bill “We want to be real artists, we won’t play only music for have money. For us, to be stars is to be real artists”
Come back with the drums long all the track. Hybrid song, it’s not a ballad or a melodic punk, it’s dominated to the line of the bass in the high notes when, in the refrains, Tom leaves oneself in his riffs playing overall to background in the rest of the song. About the voice, it’s really studied, Bill worked a lot on this track, giving all his heart in it.You can see or better feel the emotions tripled in the live version, one of the best song played in their first concerts.
Divorce is an adult argument. But sometimes who suffer more aren’t the parents, but the son. Lost in front of the separation, to the distortion of the daily life, sometimes arrives to prove a strong ill feeling for the parents who, in his opinion, abandon him. These are the reflections Bill calls up with this text, where describes a divorce seen from the victim, a kid. The words are strong (“Ich hasse euch dafür”, “I hate you for this”; “Es macht mich fertig”, “It makes me hurt”; “Spart euch eure Lügen”, “Save to me your lies”; “Ich will euch nicht mehr länger stören”, “I won’t disturb you a long time anymore”) but for an exact reason: to show that, in this type of situations, the kid asks only sincerity, comfort, and no egoism and lies which should make swallow a bitter pill. Bill explains: “We wrote this song because we know a lot of parents divorced and a lot of kids with the same age of us at the time leave this hurt experience. More we underlined that, on this theme, there aren’t so many songs. For my mom hasn’t been so easy grow Tom and me, money weren’t so much, and sometimes she sew for us the clothes. Also Georg has suffered the divorce of his parents”
TO BE CONTINUED…