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    Ah - that's why I could never understand the lyrics to that song.
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    Hot air balloons are filled with scary fire when misused has been a known death agent.

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    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    https://youtu.be/V2zxHuze_Gw
    Quote Originally Posted by tabibito View Post
    Ah - that's why I could never understand the lyrics to that song.
    Try the English version.

    FYI: Luft does not mean red - translation for songs is TOUGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    https://youtu.be/V2zxHuze_GwTry the English version.

    FYI: Luft does not mean red - translation for songs is TOUGH.
    The English version contains different lyrics than the original (and I mean aside from the original being in German).

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Luft should be "air" or "sky", or so I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    The English version contains different lyrics than the original (and I mean aside from the original being in German).
    Somewhat, yes - translating a song is tougher than a spoken or text translation. The words have to convey similar meaning - and fit the melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabibito View Post
    Luft should be "air" or "sky", or so I thought.
    Air, in this context.

    It's one of those spots where the English equivalent won't fit the melodic line:

    Neun und neunzig Luftballoon

    Ninety-nine ____ balloons

    You end up with a hole - the translator filled it with 'red'

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    Just checked the comparative lyrics - they seem fairly close for the most part.

    And then ....
    Jeder war ein großer Krieger ....... Each one's a great warrior
    Hielten sich für Captain Kirk ....... Thought they were Captain Kirk
    Das gab ein großes Feuerwerk .... then came a lot of fireworks
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