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Return to innocence (Enigma) (German)

The symbolic life of a man backwards, from death to his birth, when he returns to innocence (filmed in a village in Málaga, in the south of Spain).

You can sing to the karaoke version here.

[Ami chant from Taiwan]

Love - devotion
Feeling - emotion

Don’t be afraid to be weak
Don’t be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence

[chant]


The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don’t hide
Just believe in destiny

Don’t care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don’t give up and use the chance
To return to innocence

[chant]

That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence

[chant]


That’s the return to innocence

DEVOTION= when you spend a lot of time thinking or helping or doing things for another person.

EMOTION= feelings

PROUD= you’re proud of something that you are (or you do or you have) when you think that that thing is wonderful and makes you important (usually positive, but sometimes used in a pejorative way)

HEART= the organ of the body where feelings are supposed to generate (pronounced /hɑ:*t/)

INNOCENCE= double consonants are an indication of the way we have to pronounce the previous vowel, but they are always pronounced as one consonant. This word sounds /ɪnəsəns/. If we spelled "*inocence*" (with only one N) the suggested pronunciation would be beginning with a diphthong (as in "eye").

LAUGH= pronounced here /læf/ (standard BrE /lɑ:f/).

CRY= it may mean "shout" or "weep". Here it means "weep", the opposite of "laugh"

FOLLOW YOUR OWN WAY= live your life as you think it’s best, not as other people tell you.

GIVE UP= surrender, abandon all effort

CHANCE= opportunity

This song is an invitation to forget all the hassles of adulthood and remember what it was like to be a child; regain that "innocence" and wonder of it all, see the world and everybody in it with open eyes, an open mind, and an open heart, and to jump into love without looking!

This song tends to capture the human life in general.. it touches upon things that all living things feel one way or the other from our birth to our death. This message is the simple fact that we start off innocent and pure.. we start to grow up and somewhere along the way we turn cold in a way and we loose that purity.. then, as we age and come to the old age, we are getting back to that start- we are getting back to that purity and innocence.. we stop running and start seeing life with new wise and innocent eyes, so getting old is the way to return to innocence. The video shows this by presenting an old man at the end of his life and then going back to childhood, thus connecting the beginning and the end. The message of the song is: don’t be afraid to be old, because then you will be innocent and pure. That is the message we hear at the end of the song:

"That's not the beginning of the end, that's the return to yourself, the return to innocence"

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