REVOLUTION stand auf unseren Fahnen,
REVOLUTION stand uns im Gesicht.
Wir haben erlebt, was andere nicht mal ahnen.
REVOLUTION – weniger wollten wir nicht.
Das ist noch nicht so lange her,
Doch heute kennst du mich nicht mehr!

Wir haben geträumt von einer besseren Welt,
Wir haben sie uns so einfach vorgestellt.
Wir haben geträumt – es war 'ne lange Nacht,
Ich wünschte wir wär’n niemals aufgewacht.

REVOLUTION, wir wollten weg von der Masse.
Kopfüber in die Hölle und zurück.
Heute stehst du bei Hertie an der Kasse:
Da ist keine Sehnsucht mehr in deinem Blick.
Du sagst man tut halt was man kann
Und dir geht’s gut – du kotzt mich an!

Wir haben geträumt von einer besseren Welt,
Wir haben sie uns so einfach vorgestellt.
Wir haben geträumt – es war 'ne lange Nacht,
Ich wünschte wir wär’n niemals aufgewacht.

REVOLUTION von einer besseren Welt,
Wir haben sie uns (REVOLUTION) so einfach vorgestellt.
Wir haben geträumt – es war 'ne lange Nacht,
Ich wünschte wir wär’n niemals aufgewacht.
Ich wünschte wir wär’n niemals aufgewacht.



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    General CommentI think that this song is about the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-union of the two Germanies that followed it. People in East Germany were calling for revolution - or the overthrow of the Soviet regime - because they dreamt of a better world and they thought it would be easy once their country re-united with Germany. It turned out, however, that West Germany wasn't without its flaws and a lot of East Germans, who weren't used to a free market, for example, wanted to go back to the way they used to live in East Germany. Hence the words 'Es war 'ne lange Nacht/Ich wünschte wir wär’n niemals aufgewacht' - the better world of which they had dreamt turned out not to be much better than the world in which they had lived; it would have been better had they not awakened from their dream in the first place.
    paphanon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think I can agree with you. I think this song is about disillusioned youth in general. They once fighted side by side for their ideals (maybe as punks or whatever), and now one of them became like those, they once fighted against.
    Beatsteakon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I guess you're right. I think that the fact that they are from Berlin and that this song came out on their first album after the re-union of Germany led me to believe that it was about the disillusionment of capitalist life.

    But now that you say it, it seems more likely that it is about punks who have abandoned the ideals of the punk movement (thus the calls for revolution and the mention of Hertie, where they probably wouldn't go shopping).
    paphanon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think you are wrong. i think that song is about the youths who took part in the 68-movement and the whole protests in the 60s and 70s in germany. like all those people who were protesting against the government, against all those old nazis who still had major influence, against the prude german society, against sexual discrimnation, against the vietnam war and the us, against the persian shah.......... it's about all those people who were occupying houses and so on. they all had big illusions, many of them were stupid, but they also managed to change a lot. but now al lot of those people stopped having illusions and act as if they had never participated in this movement. "Heute stehst du bei Hertie an der Kasse:
    Da ist keine Sehnsucht mehr in deinem Blick."
    it's the best ärzte song ever.
    *Millencolin*on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentokay first of all: i LOVE this song, i think it's my favorite ärzte song ever.

    about the meaning: i heard that it was partially inspired by Sahnie, their ex-bassist. they had to kick him out of the band because he wouldnt show up for rehearsals of enitre gigs. when bela and farin told sahnie that he had to go, he said they had to keep him because "you need my face" (self absorbed prick) . According to the ärzte, sahni had at that point lost any interest in music as a form of artistic expression and was only after money and girls, thus "da ist keine sehnsucht mehr in deinem blick"

    of course, the song can mean so many different things to different people at differnt points in their lives, and that' s what makes it so great.
    anna_banana3009on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteigentlich seh ich nicht ein warum ich, wo doch eh die songtexte von den ärzte deutsch sind, dann englische kommentare dazuschreiben soll... drum schreib ich lieber auf deutsch!!=)

    jep...ein saugeiler song...ich freu mich schon die ärzte ENDLICH live zu sehn zu silvester und hoffe dass sie auch dieses lied spieln- dann dreh i komplett durch!!!juhuuuuu!!!
    lg an alle genau so verrückten ärzte-fans wie ich es bin! :)
    crazy_eveon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteigentlich seh ich nicht ein warum ich, wo doch eh die songtexte von den ärzte deutsch sind, dann englische kommentare dazuschreiben soll... drum schreib ich lieber auf deutsch!!=)

    jep...ein saugeiler song...ich freu mich schon die ärzte ENDLICH live zu sehn zu silvester und hoffe dass sie auch dieses lied spieln- dann dreh i komplett durch!!!juhuuuuu!!!
    lg an alle genau so verrückten ärzte-fans wie ich es bin! :)
    crazy_eveon August 15, 2006   Link

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