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Old 03-03-2011, 10:48 AM   #2911 (permalink)
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I think the chorus flows better in German than in English. I don't know why, it just seems that way to me.


German:

Völlig losgelöst
von der Erde
Schwebt das Raumschiff
Völlig schwerelos

English:

Earth below us
Drifting, falling
Floating weightless
Calling, calling home

[FONT=Verdana]I know some German because I took it in high school. If I made the effort to become fluent in it, I could probably pick it up quickly.
I usually feel German just *sounds* better than English, so the German chorus has that going for it. I prefer the sound of the German chorus also, Burning Down.

However, the meanings are somewhat different and I prefer the English because it includes more sensory and emotional references: "Earth below us" makes me imagine those blue orb pictures of Earth, and "calling, calling home" implies sadness at the distance and a yearning to return.

The German just says: "The space ship, fully weightless, floats completely detached from the earth," which seems rather dry.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:08 PM   #2912 (permalink)
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Ooh, I had no idea they had a new album out. I'll have to check it out! I love that album cover too.
The album art is pretty great! I've only listened to this once so far but I enjoyed it. I really have to be in the mood for Earth. When I am then I love how dedicated they seemed to be to making good, honest drone. There was very little variation in their tracks, they were very repetitive and you really had to pay attention, but when in the mood to do so I felt their albums had a knack of completely enthralling me.

This one, and to a lesser extent their last one, is not quite as monotonous. They have introduced much more melody but they can still have the same effect on me.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:23 PM   #2913 (permalink)
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However, the meanings are somewhat different and I prefer the English because it includes more sensory and emotional references: "Earth below us" makes me imagine those blue orb pictures of Earth, and "calling, calling home" implies sadness at the distance and a yearning to return.
That reminds me of Carl Sagan's speech "Pale Blue Dot"
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:20 PM   #2914 (permalink)
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That reminds me of Carl Sagan's speech "Pale Blue Dot"
I love that speech!

Now I'm listening to the music on the video featuring the poetic words of our beloved Carl Sagan, may his atoms vibrate in peace forever and ever around and in us...

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #2915 (permalink)
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I'm currently listening to Suicidal Tendencies. YOU CAN BRING ME DOWN!!!

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #2916 (permalink)
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I have no reason to try to do that, though .
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #2917 (permalink)
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Love that song. Fun to sing at karaoke bars too...
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:41 PM   #2919 (permalink)
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I'm currently listening to Suicidal Tendencies. YOU CAN BRING ME DOWN!!!
Holy crap do I love this song. I saw this video and just had to listen to it, despite the fact that I WAS listening to something else. Hahahaha.

So I guess I'm listening to this. But here's what I was listening to.



Definitely a good one.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #2920 (permalink)
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ok...Nostalgia/Ultra is one hell of an R&B album
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