Ernst Kirchner

by Emily Zuzik

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This song was commissioned by ESOPUS Magazine. It was an assignment that I could write about anything that was related to a visual artist. I love the work of Ernst Kirchner (Die Bruck school of German Expressionists) and wanted to explore the thoughts of a Lady of the Night from one of his Berlin street scene paintings. Here is half of that song.


Weren't you the one who would watch me?
A bridge between the good and the game.
And the shadows embrace a rouged up face
lost among the crowded insane.
Berlin streets where the people meet,
but those wild colored hats turn young hearts cold.
Weren't you one who would watch me?
Yes, oh yes, you were the one.

Evening dawns like a new day and I step out on the stage.
My eyes cast along those furs and songs of the men who come to dance and to engage.
Potsdammer Platz, I wait coyly smiling, but those feathers and those veils get in the way.
Weren't you the one who would watch me?
Yes, oh yes, you were the one.


released April 1, 2010
Emily Zuzik - vocals, acoustic guitar
Tim Lefebvre - upright bass
Gerald Menke - pedal steel, electric guitar



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Emily Zuzik Los Angeles, California

Artist and rocker mom Emily Zuzik is a veteran of live performance from LA to her former homes NYC and San Francisco.

While her styles vary, she gracefully moves between them. Zuzik has written with Moby, and performed for Blue Man Group and NBC. She has toured extensively across the US and UK. Zuzik is an Epiphone/Gibson Guitars Endorsed Artist.
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