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  • Fellfrosch
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    The way I'm reading it, Endlich sounds like its for us fans.

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  • Maya
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    I have to go, but I'll read it later.

    Thanks for sharing, as we say here "You are a sun"

    jajajajajajajajajaja, saying that to SonneN is so obvious...

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  • SonneN
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    My take on Endlich, one of my favorites from Messer

    -At last-
    From downpour and high fever
    a blazing light warms my forehead
    that I found you, noble donors
    who pass the scepter to me
     
    Now I laugh when it pleases you
    and dine when you are hungry
    I only drink a toast to you
    and tell only what you want to hear
     
    I am like you have wanted me
     
    Soon I will rise up like a lark
    will rise in high fields
    rich meadows always green
    and dotted with moist knees
     
    With a huge sickle I crop
    and honey flows in all ways
    to quench the hunger; also mine
    I, there, steal the fruits on stilts

    So I rise up like a lark
    a bit of ink and paper
    and the flesh slips from the bowel
    yes, here, you can have it all

    even the mercy for fair-minded fools

    I fill the stomach and the pockets
    And grant to you my alls and my existence
    with every heartbeat a little bit more
    so I can rise up like a lark
     
    At last, ready for what’s important
    even for the greatest sleep
    and I am how you have wanted me

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  • SonneN
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    ^ They're really heavy. almost each of them need a disclaimer, but nevertheless the beautiful dark flower of his soul shines through. Till is a true master of turning pain into beauty.

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  • rammsteingirl527
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    Some of his poems made me cry, be aware they are full of feels

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  • Edelweiss
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    Thanks Maya, I will have to read this.

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  • Maya
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    I think there's no original translation...

    "Reason: lack of iron and/or sleeping" Lack of iron? jajajajajaja you are inspired today....

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  • Waidmann
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    ^So now you can find a translation online, but not the original one ? That's ashame...

    Still: well found, Maya!
    Last edited by Waidmann; 06-12-2012, 11:11 AM. Reason: lack of iron and/or sleeping

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  • Maya
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    Originally posted by Madeleine Von Sade View Post
    Hi guys,

    sorry if I am in wrong section with my question and you already talked about it. I would like to know is there any chance that "Messer" is translated to english???
    I was taking a look and suddenly I found an interesting post on Tumblr.

    "Poems from "Messer" translated to English"


    It's added "This is only a interpretive translation and accuracy is not guaranteed."
    But here's the link if you are interested: http://deutscheliebe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • E-SE
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    Messer to english

    Hi Madeleine Von Sade,

    I've got the book, and I'm trying to translate the poems to my mother touge. Neither german or english is my native language, but I can translate it back to english. (If you accept a translation from an autodidact german learner , If you do, then please pm me, and I'll give you a link where u can find them)

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  • rammsteingirl527
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    ^ I like your name btw ^^ ("Madeleine" is my actual name, but I go by Maddie) Nice to see a new face! I believe that Messer would be best in German also, due to the fact it is in its original language and there would be nothing lost in the translation; plus, the poetry would flow more

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  • Madeleine Von Sade
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    Yeah, I know that songs, poems lose their meaning when they are translated from one language to another. Well anyway I plan to star to learn German....so let's see how that will end up.
    I even have a German speaker I just need to find a way to bribe him to find a book for me and read it to me as a bed time story

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  • cannibal_wotsit
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    I don't think there are any English versions but find yourself a German speaker to help you

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  • Jorge
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    As far as I know, it isn't.

    " but of course english version would be the best."

    Actually, I doubt it . Best version is always original, and with the help of some basic German, a dictionary and some users of this forum, you will enjoy any poem/lyric by Till Lindemann much more in German than in English.

    I have this book, it is very good.

    Welcome, by the way!

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  • Madeleine Von Sade
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    Messer by Till Lindemann

    Hi guys,

    sorry if I am in wrong section with my question and you already talked about it. I would like to know is there any chance that "Messer" is translated to english???

    I would really like to get that book even in german, but of course english version would be the best.
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