Saturday, September 6, 2014

German: Tonbandgerät – Halbmond (song)




Here is Christina with another German song!
This time: "Halbmond" ("Half Moon") by Tonbandgerät (Tape Recorder).



Here are the lyrics in German and English:


Halbmond

Ich hab immer nur halb verstanden,
Wie man jemals so wird,
jemals so wird wie du.
Du bist auf Halbmast gestanden
und winktest deinem Leben zu.
Ich hab sicherlich auch nur
halb so viel riskiert,
Halb so viel verloren
und halb so viel gespürt.
Ich hatte halb so viel Glück
und halb so viel Pech,
Konnte halb so viel tragen
und mir fiel halb so viel weg.

Bei mir ist
seit Monaten Halbmond,
Die andere Hälfte hast du mitgenommen.
Vielleicht nicht mit Absicht,
vielleicht ist sie einfach
mit dir mitgekommen.
Und das ist schon ok,
denn wo immer du bist,
Soll der Mond ja auch scheinen,
damit es nicht so dunkel ist.
Für immer nur Halbmond,
Die andere Hälfte
hab ich mit dir verloren.

Ich hab immer nur halb verstanden,
Wie so viel enden kann,
nur weil irgendetwas geht.
Ich verlier langsam, was ich kannte,
Weil das so nicht in den Skripten steht.
Ich bin sicher nicht allein,
hab Leute zum Reden,
Aber wie viel soll ich sagen,
wenn sie die Hälfte nur verstehen?
Ich bin halbtags beschäftigt
und halbtags am Boden,
Bin auf halber Strecke
vom Alltag abgehoben.

Bei mir ist
seit Monaten Halbmond,
Die andere Hälfte
hast du mitgenommen.
Vielleicht nicht mit Absicht,
vielleicht ist sie einfach
mit dir mitgekommen.
Und das ist schon ok,
denn wo immer du bist,
Soll der Mond ja auch scheinen,
damit es nicht so dunkel ist.
Für immer nur Halbmond,
Die andere Hälfte
hab ich mit dir verloren.

Und wenn du mich hörst:
Ey, mach dir keine Sorgen!
Das mit dem Mond ist ok,
das mit dem Mond geht in Ordnung.
Bei mir ist
seit Monaten Halbmond,
Die andere Hälfte
hast du mitgenommen,
Vielleicht nicht mit Absicht,
vielleicht ist sie einfach
mit dir mitgekommen.

Bei mir ist
seit Monaten Halbmond,
Monaten Halbmond,
Monaten Halbmond,
Monaten Halbmond.
Und das ist schon ok,
denn wo immer du bist,
Soll der Mond ja auch scheinen,
damit es nicht so dunkel ist.
Für immer nur Halbmond.


Half-Moon

I only ever half understood
How someone could ever become,
ever become like you.
You were standing at half-mast
waving to your life.
I’ve surely only
risked have as much,
Lost have as much
and felt half as much.
I’ve had half as much good luck
and half as much bad luck,
Could carry have as much
and let half as much go.

For me it’s been 
a half-moon for months now,
You took the other half with you.
Maybe not on purpose,
maybe it just
tagged along with you.
And that’s OK,
 because wherever you are
The moon should also shine
so that it’s not that dark.
Forever only a half-moon,
The other half
I lost with you.

I only ever half understood
How so much can end,
only because something leaves.
I slowly lose what I knew
Because that’s not what the scripts say.
I’m surely not alone,
have people to talk to,
But how much should I say
if they only understand half of it?
I’m busy for half the day
and half the day depressed,
Left my daily routine behind
at half the distance.

For me it’s been 
a half-moon for months now,
You took 

the other half with you.
Maybe not on purpose,
maybe it just
tagged along with you.
And that’s OK,
because wherever you are
The moon should also shine
so that it’s not that dark.
Forever only a half-moon,
The other half 

I lost with you.

And when you hear me:
hey, don’t worry at all!
That bit about the moon is OK,
that moon thing is totally fine.
For me it’s been 

a half-moon for months now,
You took 

the other half with you,
Maybe not on purpose,
maybe it just
tagged along with you.

For me it’s been 
a half-moon for months now,
Months half-moon, 

months half-moon, 
months half-moon.
And that’s OK,
because wherever you are
The moon should also shine
so that it’s not that dark.
Forever only a half-moon.





If you would like to find out more about Tonbandgerät, you should check out their website:
http://www.musikvomband.de/




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