The Scars of Time (Narben der Zeit )

English translation

The Scars of Time

So much in my life has gone wrong
brother, much too often I felt like I was trapped
The kids at school laughed at me
They couldn’t understand it,
but I had a dream
I wanted to show them everything I had in me
‘cause no one could see how the hate had hurt me
so I often wrote my lyrics in the classroom
and I continued ‘cause no one got on to me ¹
Ey, at 17, I then dropped out of school,
otherwise, they would have thrown me out of school
for a life in favor of music; look, it was only rap
Pottweiler 45, I lived for this team: 144 ²
Brothers, we were united; the break came later,
just a matter of time, everything seemed so perfect
This life was a party
and then in January ’08 I saw her
 
[Hook]
The scars of time, please God give me strength
to free myself from this pain
Images of those days, they’re passing by
Even if you kneel down before me
I’ll never forgive you
My scars of time, my scars of time
 
[Part 2]
Just one look was enough for this journey
I felt so strong with her at my side
‘ was the first time I’d loved, brother; no joke
‘ would have never believed that there is such a thing
She gave me something that no one else had given,
but then out of the blue she wasn’t there anymore
I swear baby, you’ve shown me how people are
Love isn't worth anything; everything is fleeting
Anxiety, panic, phases; they hurt ³
A world shattered in me, you know?
No one there, who gave me support,
Everyday life cut the rope with my team ⁴
‘cause after a while, I saw how it all went wrong
Unstoppable, I picked myself up;
man, I was fed up with trusting these rats
I was alone, a criminal to the bone ⁵
Man, it didn’t last long until the cell door slammed shut ⁶
 
[Hook]
The scars of time, please God give me strength
to free myself from this pain
Images of those days, they’re passing by
Even if you kneel down before me
I’ll never forgive you
My scars of time, my scars of time
 
[Part 3]
Images, they pass by in the slammer ⁷
‘cause my mother sleeps during the day
or cries at night
Man, I’ve ripped my parents’ hearts out ⁸
but to this day, the pain is breaking them
this frustration was too much
Damn, man; I can’t handle it anymore
for every euro, I had to pay Haram money
Everything in life comes back, brother
Every day in the ghetto with the Kurds and Arabs
The drama of my life was hubbub and stress
Memories brother, back then it was perfect
the rap shit in my blood, the hate was deep within me
so I let it all out on the record that I wrote
in the pursuit of happiness no matter what has happened,
my life’s like a film, uncensored and real
Brother, do you see the color of sorrow
All my wounds from long ago are now the scars of time
 
[Hook]
The scars of time, please God give me strength
to free myself from this pain
Images of those days, they’re passing by
Even if you kneel down before me
I’ll never forgive you
My scars of time, my scars of time
 
Submitted by brightswan on Wed, 25/04/2012 - 13:49
Author's comments:

¹ no one got on to me = no one made me quit
² Pottweiler 45: I wasn’t able to find out a lot about this.
“Pottweiler Evolutions” is a record label who produces
hip hop and rap in Germany. I haven’t found out what
the 45 stands for, although someone could be using it as
a reference to the old 45 rpm vinyl discs.
http://www.45-rpm.org.uk/history.html
³ Zustände = phases (of life)
⁴ Straight translation: Alltag trennte mich von meiner
Crew = everyday life separated me from my team.
Cut the rope = to cut the tie that binds; to become separated
from.
⁵ Straight translations: kriminell bis ins Blut = criminal to the blood.
To the bone = to the core, through and through, completely.
⁶ Straight translation: und die Zelle ging zu = and the cell
was closed
⁷ Slammer = Jail, prison.
⁸ aus der Brust = out of (their) chests. This phrase wasn’t
needed in English; it’s not said that way.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Smile

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