Weißt du noch, wie’s früher war? Früher war alles schlecht.
Der Himmel grau, die Menschen mies - die Welt war furchtbar ungerecht.
Doch dann - dann kam die Wende:
Unser Leid war zu Ende!

Hip hip hurra! Alles ist super, alles ist wunderbar!
Hip hip hurra! Alles ist besser, als es damals war!

Früher waren wir alle traurig, wir weinten jeden Tag.
Es nieselte, wir waren oft krank - jetzt ist alles total stark!
Jetzt lachen immer alle, und reißen ständig Witze,
Wir sind nur noch am Badengehen - gegen die Hitze!
Und ich find es wirklich scharf,
Dass ich das noch erleben darf.

Hip hip hurra! Alles ist super, alles ist wunderbar!
Hip hip hurra! Alles ist besser, als es damals war!
Alle sind happy, alle sind glücklich, alle sind froh
Und überall wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden und so...

Gestern ging es allen dreckig, heute geht es steil bergauf,
Jeder hat 6 Richtige, alle sind total gut drauf:
Europa, Asien, Afrika, Australien und Amerika
Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen, alle singen jaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Hip hip hurra! Alles ist super, alles ist wunderbar!
Hip hip hurra! Alles ist besser, als es gestern war!
Hip hip hurra! Alles ist super, alles ist wunderbar!
Hip hip hurra! Alles ist besser, als es damals war!
Alle sind Freunde, alle sind happy, alle sind froh
Und überall, wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden und
überall wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden und
überall wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden und so...


Lyrics submitted by paphan, edited by megaheld

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    ganz klar ironisch gemeinter song. für die nicht-muttersprachler unter uns vielleicht schwer erkennbar, aber eindeutig der fall. das lied bezieht sich meiner ansicht nach auf die wiedervereinigung deutschlands (->"die wende"). die ärzte wollen darauf aufmerksam machen, dass die wende zwar vielleicht leute wieder zusammengebracht hat und DDR gegner "befreit" hat, aber nicht das grauen war, als das sie alle darstellen. über ihre politischen ansichten habe ich zwar in dem fall keine ahnung, aber die kritik ist schon erkennbar. tut auch nichts weiter zur sache, wiedermal zeigen die ärzte einfach, dass sie gegen die "allgemeine meinung" etwas hervorzubringen haben! klasse lied.

    to the english speaking people: in my opinion the song is about the german reunification and about how people tended to pretend that all the problems were solved by it. die ärzte may have a certain political opinion on the "wende" and communism etc., i don't think it is very important here though. the main message might be: don't judge a regime without being able to see its good side or the other's bad side. while the DDR might have been not the best, the BRD has its flaws too.

    beezy080on July 14, 2012   Link
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    Es hat echt noch keiner was hierzu geschrieben? lol Die Hymne meiner Jahrgangsstufe zum ABI 2005! Das rockt!

    RealSugaron May 10, 2005   Link
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    Read between the lines - there's a lot of irony ...

    Balkazaron July 24, 2005   Link
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    Indeed... I love this song because you can listen to it the first time and think it's just a 'feel-good' song, but then you realize that it means the exact opposite of what it says.

    paphanon July 28, 2005   Link
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    i still think it´s a feel-good song, can you give us some examples which say that they mean the opposite please? i´ve tried a few times to read 'between the lines', but i don´t recognize it...

    carla233on February 19, 2006   Link
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    I don't think it takes a genius to read between the lines here, but take this verse as an example:

    "Gestern ging es allen dreckig, heute geht es steil bergauf, Jeder hat 6 richtige, alle sind total gut drauf: Europa, Asien, Afrika, Australien und Amerika Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen, alle singen jaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

    I don't know how you can listen to this and not realize that they don't really mean what they say here. To me, it seems to be criticizing people who think that everything is okay in the world. Obviously, only a few people ever win the lottery, and the relationships between Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and America are anything but "Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen."

    And especially the line "Und überall, wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden und so..." seems to be very ironic, especially because it ends with "und so..." It just gives you the feeling like they're saying it without believing it. It's almost like saying, "überall, wo man hinguckt: Liebe und Frieden usw."

    paphanon September 25, 2006   Link
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    Wow, where do you all come from. Might be very difficult to analyze german lyrics for someone who's not a native speaker. And, Paphan, I agree. "Die Ärzte" are well known for using a lot of critics in their lyrics.

    megaheldon September 16, 2008   Link
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    Lyrics may be very hard to understand when you're not a native speaker. F.e. "6 Richtige" is a usual expression for winning the lottery (you have to choose 6 out of 49 numbers). I always thought the song criticizes the common meaning that everything was much better in the past. You remember only the good things in the past and see only the worse things in the present. Of course the song is ironic but I don't think it's about the reunification of germany and the words of the former chancellor "es wird dort blühende Landschaften geben" (means something like that in the former east germany everything will be fine soon). I think the song shall let us look in the mirror and see, that not everything we see and experience right now is bad.

    megaheldon August 03, 2013   Link

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