Tisdag 6 feb
Music from Germany
The music for the lecture on Sustainable Development comes from Germany, a mixture of different bands such as Drafi Deutscher, Rammstein, Juli and Die Prinzen.
Translations and information about the songs, kindly provided by Florian Battke:
Drafi Deutscher - Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht
- Very popular Hit in 1965, still nice as a Party Song
Rammstein - Rosenrot
- One of the most popular German bands internationally. This song
does not sound as aggressive as most of their songs. From 2005
The lyrics are an amalgam adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s poem
"Heidenröslein", and the story "Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot" (sv: Snövit och
Rosenröd) from the Brothers Grimm. The song talks about a girl who sees a rose on the top of a mountain, she asks her boyfriend ("loved one" in the song) to go
up after it and to bring it to her. He climbs the mountain and sees the
landscape below, but he is not interested in it due to his love to the girl.
Eventually a rock breaks under his boot and he falls, and dies.
Herbert Grönemeyer - Der Weg
- Very sentimental song with "lyrical" lyrics, using nice images.
G. wrote this song about his wife after her death in 1998.
The song was published in 2006
The lyrics are translated here:
Juli - Geile Zeit
German band that became very successful in 2003. The song is about the good times one has had, but now it’s over. From 2004. Title loosely translates to "Great time".
Juli - Perfekte Welle
- From 2004. Very popular summer hit in 2004, title translates to "The perfect wave".The song was not played any more after the tsunami catastrophe on December 26, 2004, when more than 200.000 people died due to a huge wave.
Rosenstolz - Ich bin ich
- Kind of an alternative band that started in 1991, changed their style to be more
mainstream and had their breakthrough in 1998. The song "I am me" (2006) was a summer
hit and is about asserting oneself in the world. "Only born yesterday, I can only walk
since a short while ago, I lost my balance but I still can stand tall. I am now,
I am here, I am me, that alone am I guilty of."
Die Ärzte - Schrei nach Liebe
- A song against neonazism. The lyrics describe a racist and why he is aggressive against others, hence the title ("Cry for love", 1993) and the lyrics ("Your brutality is a mute scream for love … your parents never cared for you"). Was a very popular song with young people because of the refrain: "Wohoho… Arschloch"
Die Prinzen - Alles nur geklaut
- A german band that uses ironical texts and is known for their a capella songs. Founded in 1991, popular in the mid-90s. I don’t think they are still popular, though. Band name "The Princes", Song name: "Everything (is) just stolen".This song is about how everything the singer accomplished are other people’s achievements that he just claimed as his own.
Die Prinzen - Deutschland
- An ironical song about the "typical" german things. (2001)
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