unfortunately,lyrics sung in a strange language do not receive much attention like the music of a song.
but there is one thing to be interesting: if you donÂ´t understand what the artist is wanting to tell, your ears are focussed more to the sound and vibrations of a singerÂ´s voice.
so it was for me when i listened to the music of genesis or peter as a young man and i canÂ´t say that it was less touching than now, knowing what the lyrics are about.
so i would like to show you that by an example the other way round: konstantin wecker is a very engaged german artist, his lyrics are going very deeply and his emotional expression is very very moving. in my view, something rather seldom in germany. by the way, konstantin is singing in a dialect which sounds very special and strange, even for some germans.
so, if you like, listen to this song called willy.
LyricalNoir26 May 2011 at 11:47pmPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Moribund the Burgermeister was quite a barrage of words there. The music hooks you right in. Easily one who isn't trying to decipher the lyrics will just love the song.
Although after re_reading the lyrics I think it might be a song about the Mayor Of Cheeseburgerville. Burger Meister. And the implication that he will soon die. And that part that he will find out and they will be sorry? Why would they be sorry if he gets his revenge after Burgerdude is dead? Strange.
Wonderful song though.
Big Time ideas27 May 2011 at 8:30amPosts: 1918 (0 today)Status: offline
Modern Love has some pretty weird lyrics.
LyricalNoir28 May 2011 at 9:28amPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
Mercy Street has a few good lines that make you think.
Mercy Street has a line that got my attention. All of the buildings and all of the cars were once just a dream in somebody's head.
Bringing concepts to life and into reality. I try to find literal interpretations to the lyrics sometimes.
Unless it means something much deeper than that. Like the liner notes in Grateful Dead box set. Layers upon layers of meanings. Or even Roger Waters in the Final Cut. a warning to anyone still in comand of your possible futures to take care.
I can think of a few others yet I will leave it at that. Sure the music was too thought out. They got their message acroos somehow.
Ellee2 June 2011 at 7:55pmPosts: 1013 (0 today)Status: offline
"Wir sind Helden" are cool, Rise
I remember, when Peter Gabriel made his first Album in German, being asked why he chose to sing in a foreign language, he answered, he wanted to be understood.
He not only wanted to be understood through his music, but also through his lyrics.
I'd really appreciate it, if he'd share his lyrics with his album, whenever there will be an album with new stuff in future :-]