Friday, April 9, 2021

99 Luftballoon Translations Are WAY OFF MAN AND I AM FREAKING OUT HERE

The English and German versions are two very different songs. I find that amazing. I never realized how much darker and cynical the German version is but in the Cold War during the 80s that view makes a lot of sense. Watch the translation and see if you don't agree with me.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, I heard a feature on a CBC Radio Two program recently about this song and how its lyrics are very, very different (and much more significant) in the original German version.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I had no idea. I was just watching a translation of the song and noticed it is not what the Enlish version is at all.

Chase March said...

I had no idea. Very cool to learn about the actual lyrics.