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Nur zu Besuch

For the unplugged album, see Nur zu Besuch: Unplugged im Wiener Burgtheater

"Nur zu Besuch" (Just visiting) is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's the fourth single and the eleventh track from the album Auswärtsspiel.

"Nur zu Besuch"
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Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Auswärtsspiel
ReleasedJuly 29, 2002
GenreAcoustic rock, soft rock, emo
Length4:29
LabelJKP
Songwriter(s)Andreas Frege
Andreas von Holst
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Steh auf, wenn du am Boden bist"
(2002)
"Nur zu Besuch"
(2002)
"Frauen dieser Welt"
(2002)
"Steh auf, wenn du am Boden bist"
(2002)
"Nur zu Besuch"
(2002)
"Frauen dieser Welt"
(2002)

It is a tribute to someone who has recently died. The narrator, being at the grave at the time, expresses the sadness over it, love for the deceased and knows that in time it will go by and "the sun will shine again". The song is dedicated to Campino's mother Jennie.

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Olaf Heine.

In the video, Campino is sadly walking through a ghost town, till he meets another, smiling self, who slaps him to make him understand, that life isn't over, so people reappear on the streets and Campino seems to lighten up.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Nur zu Besuch" (Frege, von Holst/Frege) − 4:29
  2. "Runaway Train Driver" (Smith/Smith) – 3:11 (T.V. Smith cover)
  3. "Hirnfick (Futter für die Fische)" (Brainfuck (Food for the fish)) (von Holst/Frege) – 3:17
  4. "Nur zu Besuch" (Instrumental) - 3:18

ChartsEdit

Year Country Position
2002 Germany 17
2002 Austria 50