Sunday, September 15, 2013

German: Clueso - Chicago (song)




Here is Christina with your weekly German song!
This time a beautiful German song about a beautiful American city:
"Chicago" ("No, Man!") by Clueso.

Clueso, a.k.a. Thomas Hübner, is a German singer, rapper, and songwriter named after Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther. He is known for songs with deep lyrics that go under your skin! Enjoy!





Chicago - Deutsch

Sie is immer da, 

wo was los is,
immer mitten in der Stadt.
Dort, wo die kleine Welt 

ganz groß is,
sieht sie sich an den Lichtern satt.

Sie erzählt dann und wann
von dem und dem,
denn sie hat jeden schon gehabt.
Auch wenn sie
sich selbst nicht ganz so pflegt,
pflegt sie zumindest den Kontakt.

Und sie träumt von Chicago, von Chicago,
irgendwo, wo sie keiner kennt.
Und sie träumt von Chicago, von Chicago,
dort wo niemand,
niemand ihren Namen nennt.

Mit ihrem sonnigen Traum vor Augen
läuft sie durch den Regen.
Und jedem,
den sie auf der Straße trifft,
erzählt sie, sie wär da gewesen.

Beschreibt, in welcher Ecke sie schon war,
denn sie kennt immerhin dies und das.
Und wenn du bisschen was dabei hast,
nimmt sie dich mit für eine Nacht.

Sie nimmt dich mit nach Chicago,
nach Chicago,
irgendwohin, wo dich keiner kennt.
Sie nimmt dich mit nach Chicago,
nach Chicago,
dort wo niemand,
niemand deinen Namen nennt.

Doch wenn man ihr erzählt,
welchen Traum sie lebt,
dann spielt sie gleich verrückt.
Denn auch wenn sie kurz schläft,
sobald das Licht angeht,
dann muss sie schnell zurück.

Manchmal trifft sie sich
mit ein paar Leuten
an einem unbestimmten Platz.
Und wenn dort frisches Zeug
durch die Adern fließt,
Gibt man ‘n Löffel an die Kumpels ab.

Und diesmal is sie nicht gekomm‘,
vielleicht hat sie’s nicht gepackt.
Nur eine kleine Nachricht ist alles,
was sie hinterlassen hat:

Ich komm nie mehr!
Ich bin in Chicago, in Chicago,
irgendwo, wo mich keiner kennt.

(Oh— oh)
Ich komm nie mehr! Ich bin in Chicago,
in Chicago,
dort wo niemand,
niemand meinen Namen nennt.
(Oh — o — Oh)

In Chicago!
Wo mich keiner kennt!
Ich komm nie mehr!
In Chicago! (Oh — oh)
Ich komm nie mehr!


Chicago - English

You can always find her 

where the action is
Always in the middle of the town
That’s where her little world 

becomes so big
‘Cos she can’t get enough of the lights.

Every now and then she talks
about some guy or another
‘Cos she’s been with everybody
Even if she
doesn’t really take care of herself
She takes good care of her connections.

And she dreams of Chicago, of Chicago,
A place where nobody knows her
And she dreams of Chicago, of Chicago,
A place where nobody,
nobody calls her name.

With her sunny dream in sight
She runs thru the rain.
And she tells everyone
she meets in the streets
That she has been there.

Describes what corner she had been to
‘Cos she knows, after all, this and that
And if you have a little something on you
She takes you along for the night

She takes you along to Chicago,
to Chicago,
A place where nobody knows you
She takes you along to Chicago,
to Chicago,
A place where nobody,
nobody calls your name.

But when you tell her
What kind of dream she’s living
She immediately starts acting crazy
‘Cos even if she only sleeps a little,
As soon as the light comes on
She has to get back quick.

Sometimes she meets
with a couple of people
At an indeterminate place
And when fresh stuff flows
thru your veins
You share a spoonful with your buddies.

And this time she hasn’t come
Maybe she hasn’t made it
A little message is all
That she’s left behind:

I won’t be back!
I’m in Chicago, in Chicago,
A place where nobody knows me. 

(Oh— oh)
I won’t be back! I’m in Chicago,
in Chicago,
A place where nobody,
nobody knows my name.
(Oh — o — Oh)

In Chicago!
Where nobody knows me
I won’t be back
In Chicago
I won’t be back!




If you would like to find out more about Clueso, you should check out his website:
http://www.clueso.de/en/




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