Germany
GERMANY
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Title of the song:
Dein Lied
Performer:
Laith Al-Deen
Composers/Lyricists:
A. C. Boutsen/L. Al-Deen, S. B-Zet & R. Hildenbeutel
Laith Al-Deen
Biography
The success story of 29-year-old Laith Al-Deen started just three years ago when his first album Ich will nur wissen... (I just want to know...) was published. All the three singles taken from this album-Bilder von dir (Pictures of you), Kleine Helden (Little heroes) and Lange nicht genug (Far from having enough)-reached top-positions in the German charts. Up to now his first album has sold not less than 80,000 copies. Together with the famous German pop-band PUR he toured through Germany and was part of the line up on successful "Nokia Night of the Proms Tour". Meanwhile, Laith has presented his second album from which the German entry to the OGAESC 2002 was taken. Dein Lied (Your song) has already climbed up to the top 10 of the German charts.
Describing his musical style himself as "straight German pop", he gets inspired by classic soul, blues and contemporary R&B. Laith was born in the southern German city of Karlsruhe. As a teenager he got rather interested in heavy metal but then developed a passionate dedication for classic soul music (Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett). He then worked for a long time together with three-man group Schallbau. Schallbau accompanied him also during his various tours where more than one million people got the chance to experience his music live.
Original lyrics Dein Lied
 
Wenn es dich irgendwo gibt
Dies ist dein Lied
Ich hoffe, du kannst es hör'n

 
Bist mir so vertraut, obwohl ich dich nie gesehen hab'
Und was du empfindest, weiß ich ganz genau
Kenn' deine Gedanken, nichts an dir scheint mir fremd zu sein
Es ist wie wenn ich in den Spiegel schau'
 
Ich hoffe, du hörst mich...
 
Wenn es dich irgendwo gibt
Dies ist dein Lied
Ich hoffe, du weißt es

 
Wenn man es irgendwo spielt
Dies ist dein Lied
Ich hoffe, du kannst es hör'n

 
Ich weiß, dass du irgendwo da draußen bist
Wär' es nicht so, wärst du mir nicht so nah
Wir werden einander erkennen, wenn es soweit ist
Und schnell vergessen, wie es vorher war
 
Ich hoffe, du hörst mich...
 
Wenn es dich irgendwo gibt
Dies ist dein Lied
Ich hoffe, du weißt es

 
Wenn man es irgendwo spielt
Dies ist dein Lied...
English lyrics Your song
 
If you do exist, somewhere
This is your song
I hope you know it

 
You seem so familiar though I haven't seen you before
And I know exactly what you think, what you feel
I know all your thoughts, nothing of you seems foreign to me
It's like I'm watching myself in a mirror
 
I hope you can hear me...
 
If you do exist, somewhere
This is your song
I hope you know it

 
When they play it, somewhere
This is your song
I hope you can hear it

 
I know that you must be somewhere out there
If it wasn't so you wouldn't be so close to me
We will recognise each other when time has come
And quickly forget about the bad old days
 
I hope you can hear me...
 
If you do exist, somewhere
This is your song
I hope you know it

 
When they play it, somewhere
This is your song...