Song 18/ #DEU2 – Germany

Song title: Medusa

Music by: Jan Wehner

Lyrics by: Jan Wehner

Artist: Jan Wehner

Listen to ‘Medusa’ here:


I’m 26 years old and I have obtained a B.A. degree in History by the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz this year. Also I have recently been carrying out some smaller auxiliary jobs for a local museum and the personnel department of an energy supplier.
I’m taking part for the 9th time already and come up this year with a song slightly influenced by Brazilian and Portuguese pop and funk I often listen to (performed particularly by Anitta, Blaya, IZA and MC Rebecca). The lyrics are about Medusa who is as fascinating as the four goddesses I mentioned as influences (even though I don’t expect anyone around here to know them albeit their names are big in their respective countries and in Anitta’s case even beyond). As a history student I had to come up with a historical topic one day and when I was brooding about a good idea for an HCSC entry, all of a sudden Medusa came to my mind and so, the entry started to develop itself until this point.

Medusa

Ihre Wiege ist das Meer,
sie ist nicht unsterblich
Gefürchtet ist sie sehr,
ihre Augen sind gefährlich

Als man sie erschaffen hat,
war sie abscheulich hässlich
Doch als eine neue Zeit eintrat,
wurde sie verführerisch

Athenes Besuch
brachte ihr den Schreckensfluch
Sie löschte Medusas Feuer
und verwandelte sie in ein Ungeheuer

Und wer nun in ihre Augen sah, der war…

Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa

Man versuchte zu widerstehen,
in ihre Augen hineinzusehen
Doch man konnte sich nicht erwehren,
den Kopf der Medusa zu begehren
Denn er kann die Chance bringen,
den Rivalen in die Falle zu zwingen
Doch Perseus konnte es verstehen,
dem bösen Blicke zu entgehen
Er hält den Spiegel nach vorn gestreckt,
von der Tarnkappe bedeckt

Denn wer in diese bösen Augen schaut, der ist sofort…

Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa

Er schleicht sich heran,
so lautlos wie er kann
Medusas Kopf wird abgeschlagen
und auf Pegasos übers Meer getragen

Als Waffe wird dieser Kopf verwendet
und so wird jeder, der sich gegen Perseus wendet…

Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa
Versteinert von Medusa

Her cradle is the sea,
she is not immortal
She is feared a lot,
her eyes are dangerous

When she was created,
she’s been dreadfully ugly
But when a new era ensued,
she became seductive

Athene’s visit
brought her the course of horror
She extinguished Medusa’s fire
and transformed her into a monster

And who looked into her eyes now was…

Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa

One tried to resist,
to look into her eyes
but one couldn’t fight off,
to covet Medusa’s head
Because it could bring the chance,
to force the rival into the trap
But Perseus could gather
to avoid the evil gaze
He holds the mirror stretched forward,
covered by a cloak of invisibility

because who looks into these evil eyes is immediately…

Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa

He creeps up,
as noiseless as he can
Medusa’s head gets cut down
and carried over the sea on Pegasos

This head is used as a weapon
and so everybody who turns against Perseus gets…

Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa
Fossilized by Medusa