Schleichfahrt lyrics

German

Schleichfahrt

Why can't you see
My light in the deep

Schaltet die Motoren an
Wir reisen in ein neues Land
Ein fremdes Wesen soll dort sein
Unendlich tief, unendlich weit
Zwanzigtausend Tonnen Stahl
Sinken abwärts ins Schicksalstal
Hinunter in die Dunkelheit
Kein Licht und ohne Geleit

Schleichfahrt
Schleichfahrt
Why can't you see
My Light in the deep
Schleichfahrt
Schleichfahrt

Es geht hinab viel zu schnell
Überdruck I'm Trommelfell
Die See erdrückt den Atemzug
Ihr Griff raubt die letzte Luft
Kein Licht die Tiefe bricht
Nur der Kurs noch von Hoffnung spricht
Ich werde niemals den Engel sehn
Ohne vor meinem Schöpfer zu stehn

Zu tief

Why can't you see
My light in the deep

Zu tief

Why can't you see
My light in the deep

Schleichfahrt
Schleichfahrt

Submitted by EwigkeitStern on Tue, 12/04/2011 - 04:12
Submitter's comments:
Why can't you see
My light in the deep?

Start the engines
We're traveling into a new land
A strange creature should be there
Infinitely deep, infinitely wide
20,000 tons of steel
Sink down into the valley of destiny
Down into the darkness
No light and no escort

Silent run
Silent run
Why can't you see
My light in the deep?
Silent run
Silent run

It goes down far too quickly
Excess pressure in our eardrums
The sea crushes our breaths
Its clutch robs the last air
No light breaks upon the depths
Only the bearing still speaks of hope
I will never see the angel
Without standing before my Creator

Too deep

Why can't you see
My light in the deep?

Too deep

Why can't you see
My light in the deep?

Silent run
Silent run
Submitted by dionysius on Tue, 12/04/2011 - 04:12

Submitter's comments:

*This is an operational tactic of U-boats to decrease the chances of being spotted by enemy sonar. It could also be translated as "crawl speed", "creep speed", and such things.

Corrections welcome. I think it'd probably make more sense to mark the original as German instead of English.

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