Berlin Blue

from InterCity by John Paul Kleiner

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I came in the summer
The city had bloomed
It was so beautiful
The same went for you

History was done
Ours had just begun
The first time I saw you I knew
It had been revealed
My fate was sealed
There was nothing I could do
Berlin blue

We holed up in Pankow
Our honeymoon suite
A one-room apartment facing the street
The world kept on spinning
It left us behind
But it didn’t matter
We paid it no mind

We were forever
Darling, I never
Thought that this wasn’t true
We’d go on and on
Singing our song
Didn’t think we’d change our tune

Some things just happen
But others, others you choose
What starts off as freedom
Becomes a noose

History’s still lurking
Out in the street
It’s there in the ghost wind
Blows cold from the East
Down in the Kneipe
The drinkers complain
That everything’s different, that everything’s changed

Cold though it may be
I hoped that, baby
Our love it would see us through
I placed a wager, not minor but major
Heads you win, tails I lose

Berlin blue
Berlin blue
Berlin blue
Heads you win, tails I lose


from InterCity, released January 1, 2019


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John Paul Kleiner Toronto, Ontario

John Paul Kleiner is a singer/songwriter working in the field of melodic, guitar-based melancholy. Intercity is his first solo album and it was produced in collaboration with Neil Clark (ex-Lloyd Cole & the Commotions).

Musically the album evokes touchstones of guitar-based pop/rock from the popular era (Beatles, Pretenders, Smiths, Commotions, U2), while its lyrics arise out of our present day.
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