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Toni Lihs - Hospital

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EDIT 23.05.2020:

Reuploaded a new version with rerecorded vocals.


A friend of mine was in hospital some weeks ago and given the circumstance, that no one was allowed to visit him, he kinda went nuts. That was the basic instrumental idea.

The lyrics are based on the imaginary situation of being in a coma, when the plug is pulled.

Lyrics (english lyrics below):

Da ist noch Licht

Weiße Wände werden Welt

Jeder Atemstoß mehr

Ist, was mich am Leben hält.

Die Minuten sind da,

Verschwommen zwischen Stunden,

Tage werden Wochen

Und Monate Sekunden.

Es ist Bewegung im Raum,

Wenn man in den Schatten starrt,

Die Stille als Ton versteht

Und das Nichts sich offenbart.

Gefangen in fremdem Raum

Sind Mensch und Maschine

Und ich weiß nicht,

Ob ich nur noch ihnen diene.


*im Hintergrund* Ich atme


Ein Atemstoß mehr

Ich bin noch in der Zeit.

Es ist Bewegung im Raum,

Doch ich bin noch nicht bereit.

Der Schalter klickt -

Die Maschine steht nun still.

Das war der letzte Stoß,

mit dem man mir ans Leben will.


Ich spüre die Kälte,

Mein Geist greift ins Leere,

Ich entgleite dem Sein.

Ich weiß, dass ich sterbe.

Intensiv gepflegt

Ist der Gedanke,

Dass ich eine Krankheit war,

Die am Nichtwerden erkrankte.

Lyrics (english):

There is still light

White walls become world

Each breath* more

is what keeps me alive.

The minutes are there

blurred inbetween hours

Days become weeks

and months (become) seconds.

There is movement in the room

if you stare into the shadow,

understanding silence as sound

and the void reveals itself.

Trapped in a strange room

are human and machine

and I don't know

whether I serve only them.


*background* I'm breathing


One more breath*

I'm still in time

There's movement in the room

But I'm not ready yet.

The switch clicks -

The machine now stands still.

That was the last push

With which they threaten my life.


I'm feeling the cold

My spirit grasps into the void

I'm slipping away from being

I know, that I'm dying.

Intensively cared

is the last thought,

that I was an illness

which fell ill to not becoming.

*breathing, as in pushing the air in or out of the lungs - it's a play with word, which makes more sense in German.

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Given the dark and personal subject matter of this piece (Speaking from the sound and from the description; I don't speak the language of the lyrics) I find it very difficult to even try to review this piece. Out of respect, I am not going to show my rating without your permission; It doesn't feel right to me to publicly assign a number to something like this.

What I will say is this: IMO the increasingly unsettling progression of the song does a great job at conveying the idea of going nuts. Complemented by the description, it makes a lot of sense.

If you would like a more detailed review and/or rating, feel free to PM me.

More info about how I review music here: https://codefreq.newgrounds.com/news/post/1089806

Edit: Very well. I have revealed my rating.

igelpony responds:


thanks for the review on the instrumental part.
I added the lyrics (incl. the translation) in the description.

And you can publish the rating you are giving. Thanks for the consideration, but I am not too uptight (well, not anymore) about being critized for my music.

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3.57 / 5.00

May 17, 2020
3:27 PM EDT
File Info
4.2 MB
3 min 5 sec

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