Zusammengehören (To belong together)

Zusammengehören (To belong together)

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Alex von Gestern - Zusammengehören

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I am much too lazy for this challange!
I did absolutely nothing in august and almost nothing in september...
It's a shame! I just did not want to stay in front of my screen and so I avoided my computer most of the time.
I'm sorry...

But now there is some new material by me! Biggrin
I did this song, including mixing and "mastering", in about 6 hours.
It is part of a project I do with some pals (that are not part of this challenge, unfortunately) called "Eintagsfliege" - Mayfly (in German the words literally translates to "One Day Fly").
The project requires us to produce one song in just one day, as the name "Eintagsfliege" suggests Wink
This is the second "Eintagsfliege" and as the first, that I did not upload here, it's a synth-based song, because apparently I am fast with synths, I guess? :^D

I started with the bass line, sculpted the structure, added the prominent synth and a text, that was partly influenced by a book I read recently -
"Venus in furs" by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch - which talks about a relationship containing lots of sadomasochistic elements like furs and whips.
Somehow I abstracted this idea so much and mixed it with some other stuff I was thinking about... like group dynamics, relationships, society and somehow - to my surprise - even politics.
The lyrics became a bit surreal and not too tangible, I guess. The words just had to fit in the sceme of the song so it turned out a bit out there.
But on the other hand, I guess, my lyrics always are a bit "out there"...

"Zusammengehören" can be tranlated to "To belong together"

English transaltion of the lyrics:
Hundreds of people or more who belong together
Couples and groups, self-contained, enough for themselves
Opposites that destroy each other
without their knowing it and (instead) always working out jokes
One banner, one unity, one gathering
A huge number of teeth, cogs forming a strong network

Those who belong together (are to blame for everything) - Those who belong together (are to blame for everything)

A thousand people, gladly more, who organize themselves
with a method to form nations and complex hierarchies
Sadomasochists who belong to each other
Slaves and masters who don't want to know anything more
One banner, one unity, one proud nation
So all history starts over and over again

Those who belong together (are to blame for everything) - Those who belong together (are to blame for everything)
Those who belong together (are to blame for everything) - Those who belong together (are to blame for everything)
Those who belong together (are to blame for everything) - Yes, those who belong together (are to blame for everything)

Lyrics: 

Hundert Menschen oder mehr, die zusammengehören
Paare und Gruppen, in sich geschlossen, sich genügend
Entgegengesetzte, die einander zerstören,
ohne dass sie's wissen und stets Witze austüftelnd
Ein Banner, eine Einheit, eine Zusammenkunft,
Eine Unsumme Zähnchen, Rädchen starker Verbund

Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld) - Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld)

Tausend Menschen, gerne mehr, die sich organsieren
mit Methode zu Nationen und komplexen Hierarchien
Sadomasochisten, die einander gehören
Sklaven und Herren, die nichts weiter wissen wollen
Ein Banner, eine Einheit, eine stolze Nation
So beginnt wieder und wieder alle Geschichte von vorn

Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld) - Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld)
Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld) - Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld)
Die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld) - Ja, die, die zusammengehören (sind an allem schuld)



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metalfoot's picture

There's kind of a disturbing effect to the backing music that helps convey the lyrics very well. Great tone painting!