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lost quotes


Songs inspire, influence and remind us of experiences and people. „lost quotes“ is an ongoing project about my favorite tunes interpreted and extended with my own photography. It’s a tribute to all the songs, lyrics and artists that have accompanied me throughout my life.

It’s pivotal question is whether the lyrics and songs we are listening to form us or we choose the songs that resemble our feelings and situations we face.

The project is also a reflection on today’s listening habits. We tend to listen to the music but we won’t pay attention to the deeper meaning of the lyrics. But sometimes fragments that match a personal situation stick to our head.

These are the „lost quotes“


Eine zentrale Frage bei „lost quotes“ ist, ob die Texte und Lieder den Menschen formen, oder ob sich der Mensch die Musik und Worte aussucht, die zu ihm und seinem Leben passen.

Das Projekt soll auch eine Anspielung an unser Hörverhalten sein. Wir hören Musik nebenbei, setzen uns aber nur selten mit der tieferen Bedeutung der Texte auseinander. Trotzdem bleiben oft Fragmente hängen, die für immer zu einem einzigartigen und persönlichen Moment gehören werden.

Das sind die „lost quotes – verlorene Zitate“

would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
today we escape, we escape
Radiohead - Exit Music (For a Film)
i’m running towards nothing
The Cure - A Forest
another bird is falling
orange marmalade - Longest day
i used to be a little boy so old in my shoes
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
i wish i could take the pain for you
Depeche Mode - Precious
this monkey has gone to heaven
Pixies - Monkey gone to heaven
and i won’t make the same mistake
Fugazi - Waiting Room
i expect to find him laughing
Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
and i don’t want the world to see me
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
alles wär so klar
Grauzone - Eisbär
i’m coming home for the very first day
Moonplain - Home
now it’s all i got
U2 - One
now i wanna be your dog
The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
it’s quiet company
The National - Terrible Love
see it swimming?
Pixies - Where is my mind
religious nuts, political fanatics
U2 - New York
i could be black, i could be white
PIL - Rise
you said i came close
The National - Anyone’s Ghost
i’m not like them but i can pretend
Nirvana - Dumb
listen to your heart
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
this melancholy soundtrack to her smile
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
you better listen what they say
Moonplain - Dream on
it's in the story of where you came from
Kings of Leon - Radioactive
i need a plan i need a kite
Moonplain - Where is my bay
cover my face as the animals cry
The Cure - The Hanging Garden
the dream is in a telescope now
The Joy Formidable - The greatest light is the greatest shade
with white lights from the sky
The Boxer Rebellion - Never knowing how or why
it's time to make a mess
dEUS - Roses
every second takes an hour
Lamb - All in your hands
you can rent a space inside my head
She Wants Revenge - Red flags and long nights
however far away
The Cure - Lovesong
i let the melody shine let it cleanse my mind
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
i knew all the rules but the rules did not know me
Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed
a world in white gets underway
U2 - New Years Day
wide awake i'm not sleeping
U2 - Bad
what a wicked thing to do
Chris Isaak - Wicked Games
whatever you do don’t tell anyone
Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
the desire in me to never go home
The Cure - Homesick
I get the sudden sinking feeling of a man about to fly
The National - Demons
strange highs and strange lows
Depeche Mode - Strangelove
I've never been so wonderfully me you want some more?
The Cure - From the edge of the deep green sea
just for one day
David Bowie - Heroes
I take pictures
Depeche Mode - Photographic
beyond the door there is peace i'm sure
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
Tears for Fears - Mad World
You leave in the morning with everything you own
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
what a waste the city a wasting disease
Anne Clark - Sleeper in Metropolis
i am still just a rat in a cage
The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
dreh dich nach links
DAF - Tanz den Mussolini
you are wicked and divine
Muse - Undisclosed Desires
i live by the river
The Clash - London Calling
in your head they are dying
The Cranberries - Zombie
so delicately balanced
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Pear Tree
what the hell am i doing here
Radiohead - Creep
people don't forget this torture
The Human League - Being Boiled
when you dream dream in the dream with me
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
the dice decide my fate
Talk Talk - Such a shame
grabbing hands grab all they can
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
lights will guide you home
Coldplay - Fix you
fuck you i won’t do what you tell me
Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the Name
so while you sit back and wonder why
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
i got more rhymes than the bible got psalms
House of Pain - Jump around
no so inocentes fuman cigarrillos
Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Niños Del Parque
ein dachgeschoss wird ausgebaut
Einstürzende Neubauten - Haus der Lüge / Epilog
a white house in a red square
The Sisters of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia
take a little walk to the edge of town
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
we will ride through the city tonight
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Passenger
we have learned nothing
Kae Tempest - Europe is Lost
look in a dustbin for something to eat
Alien Sex Fiend - Now I‘m feeling zombified
tell me how do i feel?
New Order - Blue Monday
n'est ce pas?
Yello - Bostich
what is it good for?
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - War
i've waited here for you
Foo Fighters - Everlong
and if i only could
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
nazi punks fuck off
Dead Kennedys - Nazi punks fuck off
what was it you wanted
PJ Harvey / Thom Yorke - This Mess We’re In