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2raumwohnung — 2 von Millionen von Sternen
Album: Kommt zusammen
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:44
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2 von millionen von sternen
Die sich immer mehr voneinander entfernen
2 von millionen von sternen
Die sich immer mehr von einander entfernen

Er fuhr die rolltreppe herunter
Ich fuhr sie hinauf
Er machte gerade die augen zu
Ich machte sie gerade auf

Fr einen kurzen moment
Waren wir uns nah
Obwohl er mich nicht
Nur ich ihn sah

Wir waren 2 von millionen von sternen
Die sich immer mehr voneinander entfernen
Wir waren 2 von millionen von sternen

Die sich immer mehr voneinander entfernen
Von der erde aus noch am selben himmel zu finden
Doch dabei jeder in seinem eigenen all zu verschwinden

Der sommer kam mit dir zusammen
Du hast ihn mitgebracht
Ich habe euch umarmt
Du hast viel gelacht

Der sommer war
Millionen jahre alt
Ich wute wenn einer von euch geht
Dann wird es kalt

Wir waren 2 von millionen von sternen
Die sich immer mehr voneinander entfernen
Wir waren 2 von millionen von sternen

Die sich immer mehr voneinander entfernen
Von der erde aus noch am selben himmel zu finden
Doch dabei jeder in seinem eigenen all zu verschwinden
Comments (315)add comment
 e-finger wrote:

 "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 


I fully agree 100%
Thought that was Nina from The Cardigans singing
I think das war groรŸartig.
Very unique song, I really liked that. 

I love how this song uses the concept of the expansion of the universe to describe the feelings of two random individuals within that universe. Very poetic. 
 DaMoGan wrote:

For anyone who thinks the German language can't sound beautiful -- this song should disabuse you of that notion.




Agreed.  Also Lieder by Schubert & Schumann & many other German language music composers including Haydn, Beethoven & Mozart.
Sehr gut in any language.
Eigenvectors? Iโ€™m in!

 e-finger wrote:
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 An immediate 9 from me. German may to some sound harsh, just like  my first language, which is  Norwegian. But "2 Millionen von Sternen" is just lovely.

When I heard this playing low in the background of my office, I immediately looked up who this was. That means it moves from my previous Level 9 to a full 10, for "making me look!". {#Cool}
 Silvervanman wrote:


I'd like to request some Rammstein. Sadly missing from this excellent station so far (I might have missed it though)
 
Indeed, Rammstein have great lyrics and some fabulous ballads...
 e-finger wrote:
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 

I'd like to request some Rammstein. Sadly missing from this excellent station so far (I might have missed it though)
 e-finger wrote:
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 
I absolutely agree! There is a lot of good music produced in Germany and
Austria beyond that named, for example the "hundreds" and "garish" or
"MoopMama".



Is that a magic mushroom being held in front of the camera? (I hope so, and it would make sense). Good hippy vibe, which is a challenge considering the language.
 haretic wrote:
From Google translate:  


2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
2 out of millions of stars
The more and more distant from each other

He drove down the escalator
I drove her up
He was just closing his eyes
I just opened it

For a brief moment
We were close
Although he doesn't me
Only I saw him

We were 2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
We were 2 out of millions of stars

Which are moving away from each other more and more
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own all

Summer came with you
You brought him with you
I hugged you
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Million years old
I knew when one of you was leaving
Then it gets cold

We were 2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
We were 2 out of millions of stars

Which are moving away from each other more and more
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own all


Perfectly haunting lyrics.
9 for me.
 
slight human correction :-)

2 out of millions of stars
moving ever farther from each other
2 out of millions of stars
moving ever farther from each other

He rode down the escalator
I rode up
He had just closed his eyes
I just opened them

For a brief moment
We were close
Although he doesn't see me
Only I saw him

2 out of millions of stars
moving ever farther from each other
2 out of millions of stars

moving ever farther from each other
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own all

Summer came together with you
You brought it with you
I hugged you both
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Millions of years old
I hate it when one of you leaves
Then it gets cold

We were 2 out of millions of stars
Which move ever farther from each other
We were 2 out of millions of stars

which move ever farther from each other
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own sky
I am here because I don't want to listen to German Music. Not a nice song.

We have better stuff here. Austria PoP is great at the moment.

Greetings  from Bavaria

Ralf
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Maybe AMK doesn't fit here but still, thanks for the tip. This was pretty cool and their other stuff seems interesting.... listened for maybe 45 seconds total, but it wasn't what I feared, at any rate.
 

Everything belongs on RP, that's kinda the point. Also it's not too far from RP staple; Goldfrapp.
 Donar wrote:

I'm german too. And honestly Annen-May-Kantereit is not supposed to be here . However Element of Crime would fit well. Another good pick for RP could be Pothead (born americans and living in german for many years).
 
Maybe AMK doesn't fit here but still, thanks for the tip. This was pretty cool and their other stuff seems interesting.... listened for maybe 45 seconds total, but it wasn't what I feared, at any rate.
There's a more accurate translation below, from a native German speaker, angtier (posted around September 2019).

haretic wrote:
From Google translate:  
...
From Google translate:  


2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
2 out of millions of stars
The more and more distant from each other

He drove down the escalator
I drove her up
He was just closing his eyes
I just opened it

For a brief moment
We were close
Although he doesn't me
Only I saw him

We were 2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
We were 2 out of millions of stars

Which are moving away from each other more and more
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own all

Summer came with you
You brought him with you
I hugged you
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Million years old
I knew when one of you was leaving
Then it gets cold

We were 2 out of millions of stars
Which are moving away from each other more and more
We were 2 out of millions of stars

Which are moving away from each other more and more
To be found in the same sky from Earth
Yet everyone disappears into their own all


Perfectly haunting lyrics.
9 for me.
Ive heard this one before but didn't know who it was. . came back and rated it cuz I likey.. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ
oops - Zweiraumwohnung. Rather unexpected.
Funny how my fellow Germans get so nervous about this band. :)

Hey - talking About German texting bands: How About "Bilderbuch" from Austria?

They're Gold.
2 out of millions of stars
Influenced by Portishead me thinks
 steviestevenson wrote:

Hi

it means: a flat with just two rooms it is a term in Germany used for a small, affordable flat

a zwei(two)-raum(space,room)-Wohnung(flat)

the band as well consists of two people

bye 

stefan (german)
 
Just some trivia to expand on this original question. "2Raumwohnung" is a term that was used more widely in East Germay. In West Germany a flat with 2 rooms was usually called "2 Zimmerwohnung". This is interesting as the singer Inga Humpe originated in West Germany and moved to East Berlin shortly after re-unification. There are still quite a few subtle languistic differences between East and West...
Also, Inga Humpe is the younger sister of Annette Humpe, the singer of "Ideal", arguably one of the best known bands in the early 1980s during the so-called NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle).
 e-finger wrote:
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 
Hey, nichts gegen Rammstein. Aber AMK und EoC wรคre cool. 
 Donar wrote:

I'm german too. And honestly Annen-May-Kantereit is not supposed to be here . However Element of Crime would fit well. Another good pick for RP could be Pothead (born americans and living in german for many years).
 


Me, I'm german too and I absolutely agree with the comment of my fellow radio paradise listener from my country. In particular "Element of Crime" is a band that has been known beyond the borders of Germany for decades (some of their songs are also translated in English and French). The lyrics of their songs are very profound and poetic, dressed in ballad-like or rock music. Dear Bill, give it (them) a try....
 angtier wrote:
Here is the translation from a Native German speaker (myself  ):


2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From Earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headed for our own universe
He went down the escalator
I went up
He just closed his eyes
I just opened mine
For a short moment
we were close
Even though he didn't see me
only I saw him

Chorus:
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headng into our own universe

Summer arrived with you
you brought it with you
I embraced you both
you laughed a lot
The summer was
a million years old
I knew if one of you leaves
it would get cold

Chorus:
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headng into our own universe
 

I thought it was about linear algebraโ€ฆ oh well.
Here is the translation from a Native German speaker (myself  ):


2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From Earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headed for our own universe
He went down the escalator
I went up
He just closed his eyes
I just opened mine
For a short moment
we were close
Even though he didn't see me
only I saw him

Chorus:
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headng into our own universe

Summer arrived with you
you brought it with you
I embraced you both
you laughed a lot
The summer was
a million years old
I knew if one of you leaves
it would get cold

Chorus:
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
We were 2 of millions of stars
that are drifting further and further apart from each other
From earth we can be seen on the same sky
but we are each headng into our own universe
"Danke fรผrs Zuhรถren" after this song, that made me laugh


Thank you Rebecca!
Liked this the first couple of times I heard it, but after that it has become monotonous. The voices are nice, but not that tone. 3
 haretic wrote:
google translate:
 
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other

He drove down the escalator
I drove her up
He just closed his eyes
I just opened it

For a short moment
We were close
Although he is not me
Only I saw him

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all

The summer came with you
You brought him with you
I hugged you
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Million years old
I knew when one of you left
Then it gets cold

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all
 
google translate is crap, use DeepL instead:

2 out of millions of stars
And they're moving further and further apart.
2 out of millions of stars
Who are moving more and more away from each other

He went down the escalator.
I drove her up.
He just closed his eyes.
I just opened it.

For a moment
Were we close
Even though he didn't
Only I saw him

We were two out of a million stars.
And they're moving further and further apart.
We were two out of a million stars.

And they're moving further and further apart.
To find from the earth still in the same sky
But while each disappears into his own all

Summer came with you.
You brought him with you.
I hugged you.
You laughed a lot.

The summer was
Millions of years old
I knew when one of you left.
Then it gets cold

We were two out of a million stars.
And they're moving further and further apart.
We were two out of a million stars.

And they're moving further and further apart.
To find from the earth still in the same sky
But while each disappears into his own all

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
 DaMoGan wrote:
For anyone who thinks the German language can't sound beautiful -- this song should disabuse you of that notion.
 
Some songs, like this one, are more interesting in a a tongue I cannot understand. 

 e-finger wrote:
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 
I'm german too. And honestly Annen-May-Kantereit is not supposed to be here . However Element of Crime would fit well. Another good pick for RP could be Pothead (born americans and living in german for many years).
 ladybinnath wrote:
Nice relaxing music for a Friday afternoon. BTW anyone out there know what "2Raumwohnung" means in English?
 
14 years later I wondered the same thing and went a-googling... can't say I expected "2 room apartment".
For anyone who thinks the German language can't sound beautiful -- this song should disabuse you of that notion.
That voice is very endearing
 e-finger wrote:
 And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
 
Rammstein ist leben!
 haretic wrote:
google translate:
 
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other

He drove down the escalator
I drove her up
He just closed his eyes
I just opened it

For a short moment
We were close
Although he is not me
Only I saw him

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all

The summer came with you
You brought him with you
I hugged you
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Million years old
I knew when one of you left
Then it gets cold

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all
 


2 of millions of stars
which move more and more apart from eachother
2 of millions of stars
which move more and more apart from eachother

The rest is not perfect, but quiet good. :-)
 ladybinnath wrote:
Nice relaxing music for a Friday afternoon. BTW anyone out there know what "2Raumwohnung" means in English?
 
Hi

it means: a flat with just two rooms it is a term in Germany used for a small, affordable flat

a zwei(two)-raum(space,room)-Wohnung(flat)

the band as well consists of two people

bye 

stefan (german)
It's like those Germans have a different word for everything.
So beautiful... Saw them with symphony orchestra...
 CoYoT51 wrote:
You love French language? Pwwwaaaaaaaaaa. German is SO MUCH SEXYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
 
Coyot51, you actually think that German is sexy?

I like to hear German sung and spoken and would like to hear more of it on RP - but how can I say this without offending you... you are probably in the minority... of less than two!


terrible^10
2-bedroom-flat isthe name of the band. thanks for german sounds here!
You love French language? Pwwwaaaaaaaaaa. German is SO MUCH SEXYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
google translate:
 
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other

He drove down the escalator
I drove her up
He just closed his eyes
I just opened it

For a short moment
We were close
Although he is not me
Only I saw him

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all

The summer came with you
You brought him with you
I hugged you
You laughed a lot

The summer was
Million years old
I knew when one of you left
Then it gets cold

We were 2 of millions of stars
The more and more of each other
We were 2 of millions of stars

The more and more of each other
From the earth still in the same sky to find
But everyone disappears in his own all
more like this please!

Turned on RP today and heard this. I can't believe it first aired in 2004.  RP is truly paradise radio.


 Kaisersosay wrote:

   Or these guys?

 
That song gets play here. It's feckin' long, innit?

https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=songinfo&song_id=34217
Not really the music I like, but I read here another comment of a listener that the voice is Inga Humpe. Her sister Annette was the voice of "Ideal" in the 80's in West Germany. Why not playing their biggest success like "Blaue Augen" (Blue Eyes). One of the many great songs of the "Neue Deutsche Welle" (New German Wave) it was called to that time.
There were some other great bands also from East Germany, not only Puhdys, look e.g. for "Novartis" or, of course, what Nina Hagen made to that time (she had left East Germany to that time already). .... Just in case you won't to play sometimes a bit more German songs.

Anyway, I love to listen to RP!
I'm german. Since Years i'm a listener to Radio Paradise. i already heard german music here but never conscious this special stuff ...... It's cool but also in a way crude.
please play some contemporary stuff too. A popular band for example is "Annen May Kantereit" and also great german music is done since 20 years from "Element of Crime". And thank you for not playing Rammstein!! 
Nice Song, beautiful Voice and astronomical lyrics....can it get and better?? :-))
I see Kraftwerk is coming up now!

Trowing a couple more into the mix:

Die Toten Hosen - Germany's Ramones
Through that Beat in the Garbagecan - New wave, maybe like the Cardigans

and of course the inimitable
einstürzende neubauten
KalleB wrote:
great lyrics!

  NIcht si much


To me this sounds like a 50s sci-fi B-movie. 
great lyrics!
 carlos65 wrote:
 Better than Nena? Nooooooo waay. Da Da Da
 
VH1 wrote:
Come on Bill, if we are to endure 2raumwohnung which is NOT one of Germany's best bands,  then I demand you play RAMMSTEIN as well!

Or how about KRAFTWERK? KRAFTWERK is never being played here, and KRAFTWERK is the best German band ever.

KRAFTWERK has influenced the entire planet, so why not play it here?

  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘



 
   Or these guys?
 VH1 wrote:
Come on Bill, if we are to endure 2raumwohnung which is NOT one of Germany's best bands,  then I demand you play RAMMSTEIN as well!

Or how about KRAFTWERK? KRAFTWERK is never being played here, and KRAFTWERK is the best German band ever.

KRAFTWERK has influenced the entire planet, so why not play it here?

 
Bill is playing Kraftwerk!  You got your wish...
 Better than Nena? Nooooooo waay. Da Da Da
 
VH1 wrote:
Come on Bill, if we are to endure 2raumwohnung which is NOT one of Germany's best bands,  then I demand you play RAMMSTEIN as well!

Or how about KRAFTWERK? KRAFTWERK is never being played here, and KRAFTWERK is the best German band ever.

KRAFTWERK has influenced the entire planet, so why not play it here?

  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘




 dmeschke wrote:
Not many people in Germany likes this song and also not many people likes 2raumwohnung

 
Nah, I wouldn't say that. In the electro genre they were quite popular. And I like them...


 dmeschke wrote:
Not many people in Germany likes this song and also not many people likes 2raumwohnung

 
That's not right dmeschke... 2Raumwohnung are very popular and sold a lot of records.
 Proclivities wrote:

Valid point, but the relative pronoun should be "who", not "that".  
Cool tune.

 
Also, a person who speaks three or more languages:  multi-lingual.
 bitbanger wrote:

Funny story. I had a similar experience, on coming down the mountain side stairs from a hike to Positano, I approached an English family. The wife was berating her husband for being lost and the children were looking embarrassed. The poor guy took a chance and asked me for directions, in English. I gave him directions in my perfect NYC American accent thinking that he must have sussed it out that I wasn't a native of the Amalfi coast. But wrong I was. As they went on their way the wife got one last shot at her browbeaten husband, in saying: "You were lucky that at least he spoke some English!"

 
I'm English, and have a Cockney upbringing (accent, not rhyming slang) which still colours my speech.It's not quite the Queens English.
I think I'm understandable.
In the US (mainly the desert states) I am usually taken to be Australian or German. 
I don't understand the negative comments about this song… it's quite likeable, in my honest opinion. 
Not many people in Germany likes this song and also not many people likes 2raumwohnung
 moriyama wrote:
please don't ever play this again.

 

Looked at your ratings to see what you would like to hear instead:

Highest Rated Songs: Nothing Found

Thank you for your positive feedback.
 VH1 wrote:
Come on Bill, if we are to endure 2raumwohnung which is NOT one of Germany's best bands,  then I demand you play RAMMSTEIN as well!

Or how about KRAFTWERK? KRAFTWERK is never being played here, and KRAFTWERK is the best German band ever.

KRAFTWERK has influenced the entire planet, so why not play it here?

 
Very true! I've already noticed that you (RP) strongly prefer American artists among others. As RP has many listerens worldwide I think you shouldn't do so...
Come on Bill, if we are to endure 2raumwohnung which is NOT one of Germany's best bands,  then I demand you play RAMMSTEIN as well!

Or how about KRAFTWERK? KRAFTWERK is never being played here, and KRAFTWERK is the best German band ever.

KRAFTWERK has influenced the entire planet, so why not play it here?
I don't think I've ever heard German sound so hot.
 bitbanger wrote:

Funny story. I had a similar experience, on coming down the mountain side stairs from a hike to Positano, I approached an English family. The wife was berating her husband for being lost and the children were looking embarrassed. The poor guy took a chance and asked me for directions, in English. I gave him directions in my perfect NYC American accent thinking that he must have sussed it out that I wasn't a native of the Amalfi coast. But wrong I was. As they went on their way the wife got one last shot at her browbeaten husband, in saying: "You were lucky that at least he spoke some English!"

 
HiLLarious! {#Cheesygrin} Mountaineous!!!{#Bounce}
 drewd wrote:
Person that speaks two languages- bilingual

Person that speak three languages-  tri lingual

Person that speaks one language———American

 
When you can go through most of your life and rarely meet anyone who speaks another language, what's the point?  It's good for your brain and you can feel superior to others but otherwise it's kind of a waste of time.
it doesn't happen often, but it is the kind of song I dislike more with each hearing... Started with a "decent" 5 and now reaching a "2"...
fun to hear as my hubby just left on a big airliner - flying thru the stars to Deutschland
Has for the waterboys "altre dupalle!" (two balls!). Bill please delete this files without going through the basket!
The band "Air"'s doppelgänger in Deutschland?
 AvoidingWork wrote:

Having traveled on Uncle Sam's ticket I learned enough of the host county's language to get around.  Find the closest bar, get directions to the nearest train station, would you like to dance, how much something costs, please help me out of the gutter and put me on a park bench.  
But as you said, when I started in their native tongue I was greeted with English.  It made it hard to learn their language because they were always eager to learn English.
On the other hand while shopping in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, I gave a nice American girl directions on where the town square was and she complimented me on my English.

 
Funny story. I had a similar experience, on coming down the mountain side stairs from a hike to Positano, I approached an English family. The wife was berating her husband for being lost and the children were looking embarrassed. The poor guy took a chance and asked me for directions, in English. I gave him directions in my perfect NYC American accent thinking that he must have sussed it out that I wasn't a native of the Amalfi coast. But wrong I was. As they went on their way the wife got one last shot at her browbeaten husband, in saying: "You were lucky that at least he spoke some English!"
 drewd wrote:
Person that speaks two languages- bilingual

Person that speak three languages-  tri lingual

Person that speaks one language———American

 
Valid point, but the relative pronoun should be "who", not "that".  
Cool tune.
Having just had a FB conversation with a German friend, in German, I'm advancing my rating for this song, on purely sentimental grounds.
7>>>8
 
 jpdribbler wrote:
 franta wrote:
No idea what she's singing about but I like this. Need to learn me some German.

In a nutshell it's a sentimental love song. I'm too lazy to translate the whole thing, so here's the "chorus" for a start: "(We were) 2 of millions of stars that are drifting further and further apart from each other".

 

She doesn't sing that much more...kind of: after summer there comes winter and its gettin cold then...and stuff like that

sounds funny how bill says the bands name! 


This is just damn annoying....
 franta wrote:
No idea what she's singing about but I like this. Need to learn me some German.

In a nutshell it's a sentimental love song. I'm too lazy to translate the whole thing, so here's the "chorus" for a start: "(We were) 2 of millions of stars that are drifting further and further apart from each other".


No idea what she's singing about but I like this. Need to learn me some German.
This almost sounds like The Secret Stars
This is a cool song in any language.  : D

Irgendwo ich mag diese Musik. Zehr süβ aber.
 drewd wrote:
Person that speaks two languages- bilingual

Person that speak three languages-  tri lingual

Person that speaks one language———English

Person that tries to speak one language—-American

 

There - fixed it...
Person that speaks two languages- bilingual

Person that speak three languages-  tri lingual

Person that speaks one language———American
 moriyama wrote:
please don't ever play this again.
 

{#Lol}Yea it is pretty terrible.
 rdo wrote:
 

We English speakers don't really need to learn other languages, English now being the lingua franca

The best English-as-a-second-language country is The Netherlands I think.  Not many travel or career options if your native language is Dutch, now is there?  English is a matter of survival or a ticket out of poverty for many people in the world.  Considering the global economy, the single greatest skill any of us native speakers possess is our English.  It is extremely difficult to become really fluent in a second language without immigrating anyway.

I have travelled, lived abroad, and learned other languages pretty well.  If I speak in the foreign language to someone, I am always greeted with English in reply, provided my interlocutor knows it even a little.  If I start in English, the response is invariably in the foreign tongue and too fast to understand. 

BTW, how do you square radical socialism with your scruples for "proper" English? Isn't there a contradiction there?

 
Having traveled on Uncle Sam's ticket I learned enough of the host county's language to get around.  Find the closest bar, get directions to the nearest train station, would you like to dance, how much something costs, please help me out of the gutter and put me on a park bench.  
But as you said, when I started in their native tongue I was greeted with English.  It made it hard to learn their language because they were always eager to learn English.
On the other hand while shopping in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, I gave a nice American girl directions on where the town square was and she complimented me on my English.
 camatcba wrote:




LOL - Nice poster (and a nice song too...)

 rdo wrote:
 

We English speakers don't really need to learn other languages, English now being the lingua franca

The best English-as-a-second-language country is The Netherlands I think.  Not many travel or career options if your native language is Dutch, now is there?  English is a matter of survival or a ticket out of poverty for many people in the world.  Considering the global economy, the single greatest skill any of us native speakers possess is our English.  It is extremely difficult to become really fluent in a second language without immigrating anyway.

I have travelled, lived abroad, and learned other languages pretty well.  If I speak in the foreign language to someone, I am always greeted with English in reply, provided my interlocutor knows it even a little.  If I start in English, the response is invariably in the foreign tongue and too fast to understand. 

BTW, how do you square radical socialism with your scruples for "proper" English? Isn't there a contradiction there?



 
Go to Italy or France, and you'll have plenty of opportunity to practice.  The locals there expect you to have some knowledge of their language because, whereas many claim to know English, they tend to be a bit shy about using it...or their English comes out in such an incomprehensible way, it's better to attempt the local lingo.

Radical socialism? What radical socialism?  Oooooh, you must mean the system of somewhat functional universal health care that exists  in most civilised countries.

Otherwise, I do not see what this has to do with knowing of not knowing English or a foreign language..


please don't ever play this again.
 fredriley wrote:

Regrettably, the Brits probably match Yanks for linguistic ignorance, and in the case of Brits it's usually wilful ignorance, on the assumption that everyone in the world speaks English if you speak it LOUDLY and SLOWLY enough for them to understand. Which I know for a fact is complete bolleaux. This ignorance has been compounded by government policy to deliberately downgrade language teaching in schools and universities (I used to work in a language dept in a uni so write with feeling). Foreigners who learn English often, as you write, speak better English than native speakers, with Scandinavians and Germans being the best English speakers, in my experience.

  

We English speakers don't really need to learn other languages, English now being the lingua franca

The best English-as-a-second-language country is The Netherlands I think.  Not many travel or career options if your native language is Dutch, now is there?  English is a matter of survival or a ticket out of poverty for many people in the world.  Considering the global economy, the single greatest skill any of us native speakers possess is our English.  It is extremely difficult to become really fluent in a second language without immigrating anyway.

I have travelled, lived abroad, and learned other languages pretty well.  If I speak in the foreign language to someone, I am always greeted with English in reply, provided my interlocutor knows it even a little.  If I start in English, the response is invariably in the foreign tongue and too fast to understand. 

BTW, how do you square radical socialism with your scruples for "proper" English? Isn't there a contradiction there?



Basement of a 2Raumwohnung on the top of a hill!

KRAUT-ROCK goes poetic.

Actually, it was Inga's elder sister Annette who was in Ideal.
 
mcvh wrote:
This song seems to have quite a controversial history on RP :-)
I was very surprised to hear something german on here. I dont really like 2Raumwohnung since it is not my style of music but I dont understand all this dissing of germen music. One should take his time to get to know the "local" names and bands before a judgement is made. If you re interested in what Ina Humpe has done in the past (singer of 2Raumwohnung) then look up IDEAL......

There are quite a few very good bands over here, as in every country.
I d welcome RP palying more of some their songs.

So thumbs up for RP playing so much of a variety of different kinds of music !!
 


This song reminds me too much of an old Dr. Who episode...
 fredriley wrote:

Regrettably, the Brits probably match Yanks for linguistic ignorance, and in the case of Brits it's usually wilful ignorance, on the assumption that everyone in the world speaks English if you speak it LOUDLY and SLOWLY enough for them to understand. Which I know for a fact is complete bolleaux. This ignorance has been compounded by government policy to deliberately downgrade language teaching in schools and universities (I used to work in a language dept in a uni so write with feeling). Foreigners who learn English often, as you write, speak better English than native speakers, with Scandinavians and Germans being the best English speakers, in my experience.
 
Ah, yes - a debate I've had often. My argument is this: for other countries, English is a pretty obvious choice of second language. While it only comes third in the list of languages spoken by the most people, I reckon it is the most widely spoken second language - i.e. most places on Earth you go someone will have at least a rudimentary grasp. For the English, and Anlgophiles, which second language should we learn? What's the most obvious choice? Mandarin? It's spoken by the most people - but when will the average Brit need to use it? Gone are the days when most people holidayed only as far as France and Spain and maybe Germany... So those languages are no longer obvious choices either. 

All that said, I do agree to some extent - there is an attitude problem, and it infuriates me. However, in my experience, the Brits are no worse than the Yanks.

It's also a question of exposure - how often are we exposed to another language on TV, movies, music etc? Moi, je parle Francis, mais seulement parceque j'ai passé deux ans la-bas. Sinon, c'est trop dur quand on le parle pas, ni l'entendre pas, quotidiennement...

C'est mon avis...
 apd wrote:

Bolleaux - nicely done. So, is this French word bolleaux pronounced "bowl - oe"? Or do they go with the hard consonant? ("bowl - uck") Need to know, next time I'm cursing in French.
 
putain de merde, does this need to be cens*red if in another language?
 fredriley wrote:

Regrettably, the Brits probably match Yanks for linguistic ignorance, and in the case of Brits it's usually wilful ignorance, on the assumption that everyone in the world speaks English if you speak it LOUDLY and SLOWLY enough for them to understand. Which I know for a fact is complete bolleaux. This ignorance has been compounded by government policy to deliberately downgrade language teaching in schools and universities (I used to work in a language dept in a uni so write with feeling). Foreigners who learn English often, as you write, speak better English than native speakers, with Scandinavians and Germans being the best English speakers, in my experience.
 
Bolleaux - nicely done. So, is this French word bolleaux pronounced "bowl - oe"? Or do they go with the hard consonant? ("bowl - uck") Need to know, next time I'm cursing in French.
 Detlaps wrote:

My experience completely belies what you're saying.  I'm a yank who's first language is English (though some Brits may contest that) and who learned some German from my grosseltern, German-speaking friends and at university.  In all my life, except for one encounter with some German tourists, every Deutscher I've met spoke English a whole lot better than I'll ever hope to speak German.  Sadly, I believe it's us USA citizens who are the most "language deficient" of just about all other nationalities.

 
Regrettably, the Brits probably match Yanks for linguistic ignorance, and in the case of Brits it's usually wilful ignorance, on the assumption that everyone in the world speaks English if you speak it LOUDLY and SLOWLY enough for them to understand. Which I know for a fact is complete bolleaux. This ignorance has been compounded by government policy to deliberately downgrade language teaching in schools and universities (I used to work in a language dept in a uni so write with feeling). Foreigners who learn English often, as you write, speak better English than native speakers, with Scandinavians and Germans being the best English speakers, in my experience.

This song seems to have quite a controversial history on RP :-)
I was very surprised to hear something german on here. I dont really like 2Raumwohnung since it is not my style of music but I dont understand all this dissing of germen music. One should take his time to get to know the "local" names and bands before a judgement is made. If you re interested in what Ina Humpe has done in the past (singer of 2Raumwohnung) then look up IDEAL......

There are quite a few very good bands over here, as in every country.
I d welcome RP palying more of some their songs.

So thumbs up for RP playing so much of a variety of different kinds of music !!


Just a very sad love song.
{#Cry}
I like this — her voice reminds me of singer from The Cardigans
First time, that I hear German stuff on RP, I still don't know this song, but I think its bad. I like many German Groups, also "CAN". And also "Sylvan","RPWL", "BAP", "Guru Guru", "Out of Focus", "Anyone's Daughter","Grobschnitt" and many  more.
 sirdroseph wrote:
NIEN NIEN NIEN!!!!!!!{#No}
 
Okay, I have not come in to correct spelling, so I get to the point: I'm totally with you!

I mean, this is maybe not as horrible as Nena; but folks, if you actually want to listen to some decent German music, why not Can? This was one of the few bands ever from the country that also raised men like Stockhausen or good old Ludwig Van which did not embarrass me. And please, don't call it Krautrock, which would classify them together with all that horrible stuff, not to mention the fact that their vocalists were successively an american and a japanese.

Sure enough, they won't meet anyones's taste. But they are History, and I think they deserve some airplay once in a while. And I can't see any reason why not on RP.

NIEN NIEN NIEN!!!!!!!{#No}
This song has two key boring qualities, both ho and hum. . .

{#Yawn}

der shtinker
C'mon, a blast of Rammstein "Der Meister" or "Asche zu Asche" on RP would be a great rocket up the ass now and again, as these are amazing tracks with wide appeal beyond industrial metalheads

   

There ARE some great other German Lieders out there, other than the beer-swilling "oom pah pah" muzik of course, and what ever happened to the krautrock genre?
 
 Blackbirds wrote:
Very surprised to hear a German song!

Well there is more than "Schlagers"... from heavy Rammstein to Die Biermösl Blosn, from Grönemeyer to Haidling. Hmm thinking of it Haidling may suit RP... :)

How about some occasional Spanish music?

 

 

 


Sufficiently weird. 
Richtige schoen..
Bill, you pronounced the title like a true German...GOOD SONG
 Detlaps wrote:

My experience completely belies what you're saying.  I'm a yank who's first language is English (though some Brits may contest that) and who learned some German from my grosseltern, German-speaking friends and at university.  In all my life, except for one encounter with some German tourists, every Deutscher I've met spoke English a whole lot better than I'll ever hope to speak German.  Sadly, I believe it's us USA citizens who are the most "language deficient" of just about all other nationalities.

Besides, I love this band.  {#Yes}
 

When I lived in Amsterdam (I'm a Yank as well), whenever I got my ass in trouble, I kept my damn mouth shut. Better to be a mute dutch,then a self professed dumbass American!

But you miss the entire point here. The Dutch are very, very accomodating of others as far as their language is concerned but god forbid others learn even a bit of dutch when addressing the same.

I gave up trying to learn the Dutch language. Everyone I met wanted to practice their English on me especially slang and such. I missed out on a very important part of going abroad. It's called adaptation.
Soooooooooooo overplayed.



 Sjaaks wrote:


You mean like you German people always coming to the Netherlands and expect us Dutch people to speak German, and when we go to Germany (god forbid) you expect us to speak German too...

Before you insult other people, be glad somebody speaks a bit German, cause "ze germans" can't speak ANY other language, it's pathetic...
{#Naughty}
 
My experience completely belies what you're saying.  I'm a yank who's first language is English (though some Brits may contest that) and who learned some German from my grosseltern, German-speaking friends and at university.  In all my life, except for one encounter with some German tourists, every Deutscher I've met spoke English a whole lot better than I'll ever hope to speak German.  Sadly, I believe it's us USA citizens who are the most "language deficient" of just about all other nationalities.

Besides, I love this band.  {#Yes}


Very surprised to hear a German song!

Well there is more than "Schlagers"... from heavy Rammstein to Die Biermösl Blosn, from Grönemeyer to Haidling. Hmm thinking of it Haidling may suit RP... :)

How about some occasional Spanish music?