"Sturm & Drang" as written by and Tim Skold Sascha Konietzko....
You make and break your own restrictions
You write and prove your own revisions
You become new

You sweat and bleed pure fascination
You thrive upon disintegration
You break through

The truth the lies all fabrications
Only you control your destination
You are what you do

Sturm & drang
Dir gehoren
Sturm & drang
Kunst erleben
Sturm & drang
Neu und fremd
Sturm & drang
Mein KMFDM

You put aside your resolution
You dig into a new conclusion
You become new

You revel in the de-construction
You feel your mind become a weapon
You break through

The truth the lies all fabrications
Only you control your destination
You are what you do

Sturm & drang
Dir gehoren
Sturm & drang
Kunst erleben
Sturm & drang
Neu und fremd
Sturm & drang
Mein KMFDM

Wiederaufbau und vernichtung
Wirklichkeit und heldendichtung
Edle wahrheit und legende
KMFDM zum bitteren ende

Sturm & drang
Dir gehoren
Sturm & drang
Kunst erleben
Sturm & drang
Neu und fremd
Sturm & drang
Mein KMFDM (x2)


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure in this context the meaning of Sturm & Drang is "Storm & Stress." Sturm und Drang was a late 18th century writing movement, in essence a rebellion against the neoclassic/Frenchish style popular at the time. The themes of rebellion and deconstruction in the song fits well with the ideas of the literary movement.
    tfworlockon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSturm & Drang is one of my favorite songs out of KMFDM's newest album, Attak. I'm surprized no one had already posted the lyrics up, but I guess it doesn't matter since they're up now :) If anyone's wondering, I have the translations to the German chorus and verse to this song (I was VERY bored at the time of deciding to translate the song). If anyone is really THAT desperate to know them, message me and I'll get them to you.
    VamprincessNoaon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentomg this song kicks ass I want to know the german in the song too
    Forsakenone223on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk, well, the German stuff in this song is roughly translated as follows:

    Wiederaufbau und vernichtung
    (To rebuild and to annihilate)
    Wirklichkeit und heldendichtung
    (Reality and heroism)
    Edle wahrheit und legende
    (Noble and lengendary)
    KMFDM zum bitteren ende
    (KMFDM closes towards a bitter end)

    And the chorus:

    Sturm & drang*
    Dir gehoren
    (You belong to)
    Sturm & drang
    Kunst erleben
    (To experience the art of)
    Sturm & drang
    Neu und fremd
    (New and strange)
    Sturm & drang
    Mein KMFDM
    (My KMFDM)

    (* Sturm & Drang - the world Sturm and the word Drang has a few translations and I'm not quite sure which ones Sascha is talking about. But the translations for Sturm are 'storm/assault/tempest/gale' and the translations for Drang are 'pressure/impulse'. All translations give me the same impression, but I'm not going to state which is and isn't the correct translation here :P )

    By the way, I had to re-arrange some of the positioning of the words so that they'd make more sense. I'm not German, I never did German in high school or university, so the translations might be slightly off, but they should be mostly correct.
    VamprincessNoaon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm thinking that the german probably goes more like this:

    Rebuilding and destruction
    reality and heroic poetry
    Noble truth and legend
    KMFDM to the bitter end

    belongs to you
    experience art
    ...
    nidhoggron May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. It's even better live though. Definately their best song for moshing. I'm not personally a mosher myself but I almost wanted to jump in!
    Thrust of Painon October 17, 2004   Link

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