Aus dem Tal der Vergangenheit
Vergessen, doch stets bereit
Kam sie, um sich zu feiern
Bis in alle Ewigkeit

Sie glänzt so wunderbar
Macht Deine Träume wahr
Sie singt und tanzt und lacht
Denn Du gibst ihr neue Macht

Die Zukunft kauft sie sich
Dafür verkauft sie Dich
So stolz doch winzig klein
Sie muss was Deutsches sein

Die Deutschmaschine lebt
Die Deutschmaschine lebt
Die Deutschmaschine lebt
Die Deutschmaschine lebt

Maschinen dieser Welt
Bekämpft den falschen Helden
Ob Kreml oder Weisses Haus
Zieht uns den Stecker raus

Die Deutschmaschine lebt...


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    General CommentAwesome, awesome, awesome song! Amazing band. I love his voice! It's so deep, and really cool. I love the concept of this song...Machines taking over this world. The lyrics are greatly written. "We're not worthy, we're not worthy....."
    o0Sid0oon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfrom what I understand, this song is about Germany staying strong. My german language skills are basically non-existant, but... "Die Deutschmaschine lebt" seems to sum it up. Also references the Kremlin and the White House as antagonists,

    "Maschinen dieser Welt
    Bekämpft den falschen Helden
    Ob Kreml oder Weisses Haus
    Zieht uns den Stecker raus "
    diesoldaton September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment@diesoldat.
    is is about a bad kind of strenght. If you translate the following phrase to english you will see:

    Die Zukunft kauft sie sich
    Daf�r verkauft sie Dich
    So stolz doch winzig klein
    Sie muss was Deutsches sein

    translated:

    It buys the future
    therefore it sells you
    so proud but very small
    she has to be a german

    "Die Deutschmaschine" is therefore a synonyme for the negative sides of germany
    Methoron April 22, 2003   Link
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    TranslationFrom the valley of the past
    forgotten, but ever-ready
    she came to party
    into eternity

    She shines so wonderfully
    Makes your dreams real
    she sings, dances and laughs
    because you give her a new energy

    She's buying the future
    that's why she's selling you
    so proud yet tiny
    she must be something German

    The German Machine lives
    The German Machine lives
    The German Machine lives
    The German Machine lives

    (she lives)

    The machinery of this world
    fights the false hero
    Whether from the Kremlin or White House
    we unplug

    The German machine lives ...

    (Note: "she" can likely be replaced by "it" in this song; it just happens that the gender for the noun Maschine (and therefore Deutschmaschine) is feminine in German)
    GranoblasticManon December 09, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's basically about Germany breaking free from history and rediscovering its own identity.

    This song was written in '94, only a few years after the reunification of East and West Germany (1990), which was really only possible because the West German economy was so strong (due in large part to its industry; thus the German machine) it could handle reunification without collapsing.
    GranoblasticManon December 09, 2014   Link

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