"Showroom Dummies" as written by and Huetter....
Eins Zwei Drei Vier
We are standing here
Exposing ourselves

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We're being watched
and we feel our pulse

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We look around
and change our pose

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We start to move
And we break the glass

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We step out
And take a walk through the city

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We go into a club
And there we start to dance

We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Showroom Dummies" as written by Ralf Huetter

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  • +3
    General CommentThis one is kind of creepy. It's from the perspective of mannequins, obviously. I think the meaning has something to do with the feeling of being used, or being a spectacle that has no use other than to entertain people. Once I heard it described as an "anthem of the mannequins." It almost seems like a call to action, to come to life and take back the streets or something.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've heard that this song was written about the way Kraftwerk felt when they performed.
    That they were just dummies up on display for the audience while they played.
    mos6502on July 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI wouldn't mind being in a discotheque and suddlendy see mannequins entering and starting to dance next to me. I think they would strike interesting poses ;) .
    Alienoon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationWhat is a showroom dummy? It is what companies use to show people their clothing, products, and ideas. A dummy can't think for itself, it can only take in the ideas that are being put onto or into it. The purpose of the song is to call people showroom dummies. People don't try to think for themselves, they simply accept the ideas coming from big companies and consumer culture. The beginning of the song explains how we become these show room dummies. We are placed in a store (maybe life until adulthood) where everyone watches others and looks around and tries to fit into society. Once we are the same as everyone else, we are ready to break the glass of the store window and walk outside. We feel like we fit in with everyone else. Then we go to the club and do the same dance that everyone else is doing.
    jx292on December 19, 2012   Link

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