14 Jun 2010

OHNE DICH.

For many a month now Christiejolu over at TALES FROM MY HEAD has been educating me in her favourite band ALICE IN CHAINS (click HERE for video clip) so today I thought I'd return the compliment by posting one of my favourite songs Ohne Dich (Without You) by German group, RAMMSTEIN.


Sung in German (which I don't speak though Husband dearest does) I thought the song was beautiful and once translated into English I came to realise just how meaningful the words
actually were, so much so that I have requested (a bit maudlin I know) that it be played at my funeral.

I'm going to go into the fir trees
There where I last saw her
But the evening is throwing a cloth upon the land
and upon the ways behind the edge of the forest
And the forest it is so black and empty
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be Without you
With you I am alone too Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still

They aren't worth it

On the branches in the ditches
it's now silent and without life
And breathing becomes oh so hard for me
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be Without you
With you I am alone too Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still

They aren't worth it without you.

PS Have just discovered himself has getting in on the act, to see more Rammstein click HERE.

12 comments:

Vivienne said...

Tracy - I go away for the weekend and you redecorate! Love the song.

jason evans said...

Thanks for sharing that! Something I never would have found on my own.

Kelly said...

Hey! I really like the new look here! I keep thinking I need to freshen things up at my place.

I like this song. Nothing wrong with planning ahead! I've already told my kids what I want at my "funeral", too.

betty said...

I like that song, great lyrics; thanks for sharing it!
Betty Manousos
CUT AND DRY
xx

Heather said...

I surprised my son one year at Christmas with a poster of this band. He has listened to them for years.

Boonsong said...

Enchanting lyric. Enjoyable post.
Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

chitra said...

Without you I cannot be Without you
With you I am alone too Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still

Beautiful lines......

Mae Rae said...

beautiful song and you are right the translation makes if even more beautiful.

Christiejolu said...

So cool...I have heard of Rammstein...Du Has! Great song...This song was so beautiful! Loved it! Awesome links you chose for Alice in Chains too!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I loved that! Very different from what I usually listen to. Thanks a million for sharing-and I like the new layout. :)

Jennifer McLean said...

VERY nice new look, Tracy! Love the book background and the cream foreground. Love, love, love it.
:o)
~Jenn

Tracie said...

Your site looks great!

I've heard of this group but not this specific song. Love the translated lyrics. My husband speaks German, too.