"You're gonna need
a bigger boat"
- Martin Brody
Intercontinental Music Lab

I Want To Be A Rider

Subject: Kaspar Hauser, Music by Rob Fisher, Lyrics by Kelly Hoglund & Tim Donderevo, Vocals by Kelly Hoglund

In his right hand a prayer-book – strange words from his mouth
Take him in or hang him in your chimney, liebe herr
Taught to write and learned to love – enigma of the town
Now you have both thoughts and wishes – say them in your prayers

I want to be a rider
I want to be a rider
As my father was – (whoever he may be)
[spoken] Here lies Kaspar Hauser – riddle of his time
His birth was an enigma – his death a wilful crime

In the care of a jailer – twelve years in the gloom
Dispossessed of intelect, rocking in the dark
Bitter poison in his water – strangers in his room
They cut his nails and guide his hands, and never touch his heart

I want to be a rider
I want to be a rider
As my father was – (whoever he may be)
Here lies Kaspar Hauser – riddle of his time
His birth was an enigma – his death a wilful crime

Break him down, take him down
To the limits of one man’s desperation
All you gave – suddenly taken away
From birth to the grave
You denied and betrayed his rightful name

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