Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They fly by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them,
With powder and lead: Thoughts are free!
I think what I want, and what delights me,
But all in the silence, and just how it is
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
And so it will always be: Thoughts are free!
I love wine, and my girl even more,
Only I like her best of all.
I’m not alone with my glass of wine,
My girl is with me: Thoughts are free!
And if I am thrown into the darkest dungeon,
All this would be useless,
Because my thoughts will tear all gates
And walls apart: Thoughts are free!
So I will renounce my sorrows forever,
And never again torture myself with some fancy ideas.
In one’s heart, one can always laugh and joke
And think at the same time: Thoughts are free!