"Autobahn" as written by and Schult/huetter/schneider-esleben....
Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn
Vor uns liegt ein weites tal
Die sonne scheint mit glitzerstrahl
Die fahrbahn ist ein graues band
Weisse streifen, gruener rand
Jetzt schalten wir das radio an
Aus dem lautsprecher klingt es dann:
Wir fahr'n auf der Autobahn...

Translation:

We are driving on the Autobahn
In front of us is a wide valley
The sun is shining with glittering rays
The driving strip is a grey track
White stripes, green edge
We are switching the radio on
From the speaker it sounds:
We are driving on the Autobahn


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Autobahn" as written by Florian Schneider-esleben Ralf Huetter

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Commentweee!! i listen to this in cars all the time..
    untermenschon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the perfect compliment when driving!
    madchesteron October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfahr'n fahr'n fahr'n is a take on the Beach Boys "Fun Fun Fun".
    Chinupon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really captures the essence of cross country driving, even when you're not in the car it has that hypnotic effect, and the spare vocals feel like the mumbled conversations beyond the sound of the engine.
    rozencrantzon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIF you can listen to the original 22 Minute version without even thinking about skipping, then you are a true fan Of all Electronic music.
    D4MVPon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentChinup: Autobahn, according to band member Wolfgang Flür, had nothing to do with the Beach Boys.

    "Someone else told me that they thought the way we speak in German, 'Fahren,' which means driving, sounds like the English word, 'fun.' 'Fahren fahren fahren,' 'fun fun fun.' That is wrong."
    -from allmusic.com (song review)
    olem77on October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks olem77. I've been singing that wrong my whole life =O
    MHHD2on December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best.
    makes me want to go back to germany/austria, drive endlessly on the autobahn, watch the gas stations and resturants on the sides, on a breezy summer day near munich,
    makes you appreciate it so much.

    i love the version in the mix album, when you hear all the cars go by. so genius.

    thank you kraftwerk.
    borntoloseon August 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection of the 5th line :
    "Weisse Streifen, grüner Rand"


    And here is the english translation of the song :

    We are driving on the Autobahn
    In front of us is a wide valley
    The sun is shining with glittering rays
    The driving strip is a grey track
    White stripes, green edge
    We are switching the radio on
    From the speaker it sounds:
    We are driving on the Autobahn
    Mad Woman Moonon February 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAUTOBAHN is a real classic of electronic rock. And Kraftwerk is the first band using synthesizers only, they are the pioneers of techno!
    groovybassiston March 25, 2011   Link

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