Kontra K - Erfolg ist kein Glück (English translation)

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English translation

Success Has Nothing To Do With Luck

Where they fail, you've got to go on the offensive, shift into a higher gear
And even if the rest give up, it's dig your teeth in,
Stick with it, suit up and stand fast
Don't confuse luck with ability, but never doubt your ability
Never content, but never with too ambitious goals
Make the air in your lungs be the gas for the machine
The envy of so many be the oil for the drive train
New day, new luck, new rules, new players
Flying too high means falling down into the depths
But without great sacrifice there can be no great victory
We don't hear "no," we won't accept "none," no road is too far
'Cause with blood, sweat and tears you can buy immortality
And I don't know of any other way
And even if there were, when you first learn to value the worth, then you'll also pay the true price
You say you can't, and then that you don't want to-- it's quite simple
Talent is just practice and practice makes perfect
 
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
 
New attempt, new luck, it's not too late for anything just yet
'Cause you'll harvest only as much as you sow
And when your flame gutters out, then whether you were only a little light
Or a fire as tall as a house, that burns even in a strong wind
You have to want it, like your lungs want air to breathe
'Cause you'll only grow wings if you have the courage to jump
If I fall, when I stall, I stand up harder and fly
Only those who are afraid to fall have to crawl their whole lives long
Never kneel, always look to the sun
Store up the sight of it for days full of thunder and lightning
Even if you sometimes lose, you've got to come back better than how you started
Your will will turn the flesh on your bones to steel
Nothing is in vain, you've got to go every inch yourself
Because nothing will come by itself
Motivated, tunnel vision fixed on the goal
 
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
 
No more time to wait, let the others sleep for me
Who always dream of success, but you, pull through until it's really there
Talent is hard work, perfection takes years
When they yell that I've got it easy, then sorry, you've got no idea
We come from out of the deep darkness against all expectation
Hate and envy, blood and sweat just add experience to life
Endurance is the key to fame
There's a lot that I'm missing, but that's one thing I've got enough of
 
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
Success has nothing to do with luck
But the result of blood, sweat and tears
Life repays everything eventually
It only depends on what you are
Shadow or light
 
Submitted by fulicasenia on Mon, 27/07/2015 - 07:16
Added in reply to request by Brasilemão
Author's comments:

These lyrics are a little confusing because sometimes something changes within a single sentence, for example from 'them' being the subject to 'you' being the subject. I've kept those changes, which are grammatically incorrect, but that's the way it's written.

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