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peterpessimism
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:17 am 
 

I tried Google translate and like you would expect, it did a piss poor job at well, translating it. The song is Dreizehn by Eisregen. Thanks.

An einem kalten Novembertag
Bring ich Blumen zu deinem Grab
Ich stell sie neben den Marmorstein
Und denke an dich, die ganze Zeit

Die Bäume verlieren ihr Blätterkleid
Es schmückt dein Erdreich mit buntem Glanz
Tief dort unten wartest du auf mich
Die Maden fraßen dein Gesicht

Du bist meine Dreizehn, Dreizehn
Du bist meine Dreizehn, süße Dreizehn

Vor einem Jahr war ich das erste Mal hier
An deinem Sarg, kurz nach halb vier
Sie ließen sorgsam den Leichnahm hinab
Und warfen dir Erde und Blumen ins Grab

Kurz zuvor hab ich dich getroffen
Und aus deinem Herzen das Blut gesoffen
Ich warf dich in den Fluß neben meinem Haus
Kurz darauf zog man dich wieder raus

Du bist meine Dreizehn, Dreizehn
Du bist meine Dreizehn, süße Dreizehn

Du warst meine 13, eine besondere Zahl
Gern denk ich an dich, deine Todesqual
Im letzten Jahr sind noch weitre gekommen
Die ich besuche, in besonderen Stunden

An dein Grab kehr ich gerne zurück
Ich genieß die Minuten, mein besonderes Glück
Das ich dich traf, hat unser Leben verändert
Meines hat es bereichert, deines hat es beendet

Meine Zeit ist vorüber, ich muß weitergehn
Um ein paar Reihen weiter vor dem Nächsten zu stehn
Heute Nacht schon, wenn der volle Mond mich leitet
Wird der Inhalt des nächsten Grabes bereitet...

Du bist meine Dreizehn, Dreizehn
Du bist meine Dreizehn, süße Dreizehn

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:25 am 
 

I can do that for you when I'm back from university this evening. They're easy to translate.

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Turner
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:58 am 
 

that looks like google translate would handle it easily, tbh.

but here's my own translation just in case:

on a cold november day
i bring flowers to your grave
i put them next to the marble slate
and think about you the entire time

the trees are losing their leaves
it decorates your plot with a colourful gloss
deep under there you're waiting for me
the maggots ate your face (!!!)

you're my 13, 13
you're my 13, sweet 13

a year ago i was here for the first time
at your coffin, just after half past three
they carefully laid the corpse to rest
and threw earth and flowers into your grave

just before then i'd met you
and drunk the blood from your heart (drank in a hefty fashion; saufen = to binge)
i threw you in the river next to my house
shortly thereafter someone pulled you out again

you're my 13, 13
you're my 13, sweet 13

you were my thirteen, a special number
i think happily about you, your agony
in the last year even more have arrived
that i visit, in (such) special hours (he means here he's killed more in the same fashion; i'm not very poetic)

i return happily to your grave
and enjoy the minutes, my spectacular luck
that i met you, it changed our lives (life here is in the singular, but this is a better translation)
mine it enriched, yours it ended

my time is over, i must go
a few rows over to stand before the next one (next person he's killed that he's visiting)
and tonight, when the full moon guides me
the contents of the next grave will be readied....

you're my 13, 13
you're my 13, sweet 13

geez, what a buzzkill of a song!!!

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Sick6Six
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:43 am 
 

I thought it was kind of romantic!

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Turner
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:40 am 
 

if by romantic you mean "laughably bad", then sure. knew there was a reason why i've always avoided that band.

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Unity
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:35 pm 
 

Quite frankly, I've read a lot worse.
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Funeral Frog
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:04 pm 
 

Turner wrote:
if by romantic you mean "laughably bad", then sure. knew there was a reason why i've always avoided that band.

There's honestly no reason why you needed to say that...

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Erotetic
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Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:41 am 
 

Turner wrote:
if by romantic you mean "laughably bad", then sure. knew there was a reason why i've always avoided that band.


'anything too stupid to be spoken is sung'
...one of the reasons I love metal that doesn't have lyrics I can understand.

their songs "Das Allerschlimmste" and "Ernte den Untergang" have a great vibe. I don't think I'd enjoy them more if I understood German.
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Turner
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:16 am 
 

just looked up the lyrics to "das allerschlimmste" and hoooo boy, haha. it's like it was written by 15 year olds - the guy clearly has no lyric writing talent at all. i've always been skeptical of eisregen (and endstille) simply because at festivals like wacken there are always thousands of young, dumb dudes in eisregen t-shirts... the same dudes who spend the entire time screaming "WACKEN!!" and burn their tents to the ground on the last night. i've never actually heard them - i assumed it was black metal of some description, but having read these 3rd-rate rammstein lyrics, i dunno anymore. still don't want to hear them, in any case!

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oneyoudontknow
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:23 am 
 

But I doubt that this stuff is far off what is common the depressive bm branch these days or in some parts of the Gothic scene... quite pathetic lyrics.

Turner wrote:
if by romantic you mean "laughably bad", then sure. knew there was a reason why i've always avoided that band.

Yes, I second this. Seems like the band is unable to offer something meaningful ... also the lyrics of their banned releases are rather bland and tiring.
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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:58 am 
 

Turner wrote:
i've never actually heard them - i assumed it was black metal of some description, but having read these 3rd-rate rammstein lyrics, i dunno anymore. still don't want to hear them, in any case!


yea, I guess it's melodic black metal with a lot of prominent piano melody. I enjoy their vocal delivery, very German. guess it's a shame they have to be saying cringeworthy shit.

on topic: what d'you think of these lyrics?

Kerbenok - Heimstatt in Trümmern wrote:
Die Säulen meiner Hallen
mein Hort, mein Gut
entwurzelt - umgestoßen
entgliedert sind sie nun

Jene die noch übrig sind
mit neon Leichenschminke
des Henkers weiches Grinsen
um den Hals gepinselt


they're a pagan black metal band, so I interpret it as being a sort of pagan lament about the historical being destroyed by modernity, based on how google translates it, but still don't know what to make of the last line.

someone on MA provided the lyrics for me. google doesn't recognise 'entgliedert', but suggests a word meaning 'incorporated'?
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Turner
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:11 am 
 

"entgliedert sind sie nun" means something like "they are now in disarray". i can't think of an exact english translation with the adjective intact. i haven't actually seen the word "entgliedert" anywhere before, but ent- as a prefix usually means to remove, and gliedern to arrange/incorporate/order/etc.

can't really say too much on the lyrics from such a small excerpt, but it's at least a little more poetic than the eisregen song. fairly typically pagan, in any case.

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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:52 am 
 

I think it makes more sense to interpret "entgliedert" as "dismembered".
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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:49 am 
 

Turner wrote:
"entgliedert sind sie nun" means something like "they are now in disarray". i can't think of an exact english translation with the adjective intact. i haven't actually seen the word "entgliedert" anywhere before, but ent- as a prefix usually means to remove, and gliedern to arrange/incorporate/order/etc.


aaaaah, nice. thanks!
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