"Fatherland" as written by Ralf Doerper, Juergen Engler and Christopher Lietz....
I see houses burning, I'm ashamed
Before you close your eyes denying me
You'd better ask yourself
Did I choose something I could regret?

Did I do something I should regret?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
I should regret

Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
The silence is illusion, stay awake
I hear children cry in fear and hate

Do cowards ask themselves?
Did I choose something I could regret?
Did I do something I should regret?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?

Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
Did I choose something I could regret?
Did I do something I should regret?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?

Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?

Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know--
I should regret

Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?
Is this the place I used to call fatherland?
Is this the place I used to know as fatherland?

Fatherland [Repeat: x 6]


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"Fatherland" as written by Juergen Engler Christopher Lietz

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about how Germans generally still feel somewhat guilty for the atrocities of WWII.

    Die Krupps are a great band !
    gothic_hobbiton June 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentalso you gotta see the video. die krupps does great videos, I have it on cleopatras gothic industrial madness DVD, which i found on sale for 5 bucks at a comic book shop in NH. funny how one mans trash is another mans gold! it also has a good rossetta stone video too
    newwavefan28on September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one song where the lyrics do not require much analysis. The song is about Nazism and the holocaust. Seeing as Die Krupps are a German band it's an obvious comment on the horrors that have been burned permanently into German history. It's a great song. I used to play it all the time on my HS radio show.
    PTownshendon July 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningActually it is not about some fuzzy sense of guilt for WWII.
    I feel like most Germans who haven't even lived at the time feel not as much guilt as responsibility to oppose racism, fascism, discrimination (if they are good.)
    The song has to be seen in the context of the very real attacks on temporary homes for immigrants and refugees in the early nineties, such as arson in Hoyerswerda and others. At the time, it's been a very obvious retort to nationalists touting their pride of their Vaterland, showing that those base, criminal and cowardly attacks made some Germans ashamed of their country rather than proud.
    shouressooteon December 05, 2012   Link

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