FROM THE ALBUM : SILKROAD
II'm trying to catch a rainbow with my fingers.
It escapes. What remains is a feeling that lingers
That I’m one of those guys who malingers,
Who never achieves the goals he’s set
And whom our town will quickly forget.
I'm trying to catch a train that is leaving.
Yet there is nothing but the taillight I'm perceiving.
I'm standing in the draught immersed in grieving.
I'm always out of money, deeply in debt.
I'm a foolish failure who likes to fret.
My epitaph will say: He was a big fool,
Always aggravating, never taking things cool,
Always indulging in a mindless drool.
To fail every test in life was his general rule.
I'm trying to fish a slippery trout.
But all I get is a smack on my snout.
I'm almost fainting. There is no doubt
I wasn't born to succeed in life.
I'm the target of scorn, the sheath for a knife.
I'm trying to find a new protecting shield
To sow my seeds into a barren field.
And of course there won't be any yield.
I'm always broke. I'm always a joke.
I'm a rotten egg with a fading yolk.
Composition, lyrics and voice: Gottlieb Guntern, Brig, Valais, Switzerland
arrangement by Guo-Guan-Zhe, Mongol composer and musician, Shanghai, China
all chinese instruments played by Guo-Guan-Zhe , Mongol composer and musician, Shanghai, China
recorded by Guo-Guan-Zhe at Mix Studios, Shanghai China
back vocals: Seema Mahadevia, singer, Mumbai, India
recorded by Among Nalk Sarmam at Studio pat. Ltd. Mumbai, India
guitars: Stefan Margelisch, Brigerbad, Valais, Switzerland
piano: Stefan Bregy, Bern, Switzerland
Final arrangement by Dominique "Don" Borriello at Newtone Studio Brig Switzerland