Good Awful Lyrics: Terra Titanic

The man that brought us Major Tom, Peter Schilling, also contributed a thoughtful song about the Titanic.

This appears to be a VHS rip of the original 1983 German version.

The original lyrics are in German and you can read them on Lyrics Mode.

Here is the English version in another fabulous Youtube non-video.

I highly suggest singing along with the lyrics provided below. Do it a few times. The English lyrics on Lyrics Mania

all was dark and the sky was still
a blinding mist closing in
unconcerned the young captain fills
his whiskey glass to the rim, to the rim

like a crystal cathedral afloat on the tide
comes a mountain of ice on the course to collide
while passengers sleep thinking God’s on their side

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
straight ahead lies your destiny
soon you’ll sleep in the sand

face to face the white giant, boat
sweet dreams turn cold, time is up
music plays as the sirens blow
the last boat had better luck, better luck

the rats have the sense to abandon the ship
while the captain adjusts his tuxedo a bit
with his glass raised up as the ice water hits

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
straight ahead lies your destiny
soon you’ll sleep in the sand

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
straight ahead lies your destiny
soon you’ll sleep in the sand

I once read that the most likely way to catch a virus, trojan, worm, rootkit on your computer was from going to lyrics websites. I hope you didn’t click on any of those links.

He’s still performing this by the way

Not More Nachtmahr

M├Ądchen In Uniform is a 1931 black and white German film. It is also a 2010 release from the EBM band Nachtmahr.

The music is standard fair darkwave danceable but, like the movie, it is in German. I don’t understand enough German to listen to this with any concentration.

On the topic of not understanding enough German. While on a work trip I once ordered some sausage in a German owned German cafe. What I was given was Cheese. Because I was out of time and a little embarrassed I’d managed to make such a strange blunder (I literally asked for sausage), I took it without protest.

While my cheese was decent, quite soft at room temperature, it was indeed cheese. What I’d ordered was meat, what I got was cheese, there was no mistaking what it was.

Nachtmahr uses a lot of imagery more attributed to goth deathrock bands circa 1992 Propaganda Magazine photo spreads. On their website bio page they quote a magazine about themselves as being an “Industrial orgy” using words like “excess” and “wild” to describe them but using words like “moderation” and “mercy” as things they don’t know.

But this is clearly just techno*

Yes, Wiki agrees, this is industrial flavored techno. So while this is labeled as Industrial or EBM in magazines and reviews, take it with a grain of Ambien. If you lower your expectations from meat to cheese, you’ll still enjoy it.

I sometimes find songs about the Titanic hilarious, however I won’t bother translating this.

* Not that I don’t like industrial techno, or cheese.

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