In particular the Reichspropagandaminister Joseph Goebbels, noticed early that down-to-earth, simple songs were a useful propaganda tool.
Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein und das heißt: Erika.
Heiß von hunderttausend kleinen Bienelein wird umschwärmt Erika denn ihr Herz ist voller Süßigkeit, zarter Duft entströmt dem Blütenkleid.
"Ours" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her third studio album Speak Now (2010).
The day he left was so hard for me, and him as well. I’m 20 years old, and I’m the very proud girlfriend of a U. I was sitting in the den, watching everyone play video games while my soldier was on his computer listening to music next to me. I looked over at him, and we both broke out singing.
He was infantry and trained a lot but he made time to call me every night when he wasn’t in the field. We remained in love and missed each other very much. We are very excited, and interested to literally walk in each others shoes. January 11 2010 will be our five year anniversary and after everything I wouldn’t change a thing. As cliche as it sounds, it was then that we fell in love with each other.
Make a different choice or find a way to become more independent.
2) If you do not want to spend prom, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, babies births and holidays without your significant other or future spouse do not date someone in the military.
The video received positive praise from music critics. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song a four-and-a-half out of five stars and wrote that "Lyrically, 'Ours' is similar to 'Our Song' in that it’s cheesy and delicious." He added that the lyrics were "sharply written" and that the "production was welcomed respite from the shine and polish Swift has coated previous hit songs with." On the contrary, Erin Thompson of Seattle Weekly stated that "If This Was a Movie", a promotional single from Speak Now, is better than "Ours", saying that "I've given it a few listens and it just keeps sounding like a mess of mixed metaphors to me." On the week ending March 3, 2012, "Ours" became Swift's 15th consecutive song to hit the top ten on Hot Country Songs.
This made Swift the first woman to begin her chart history with 15 consecutive Top Tens dating to the survey's 1944 launch.
The theme of the song is based on "Erika" being both a common German female name and the German word for heather.
In itself, the song has no military themes, beyond the fact that the narrator (evidently a soldier, though this is not explicitly stated) is away from his beloved and recalls her when seeing the plant which has the same name. The song was originally published in 1938 by the publishing firm Louis Oertel in Großburgwedel.
I wanted to be supportive but at the same time, I was still in high school, it was a really rough piece of news to receive.