Falco - Titanic (English translation)

English translation

The Titanic

The Unsinkable Titanic.....
 
One sees what's going on around
Where it all goes or maybe not yet
What helps is just
Soft caviare, noblesse on the face
Let's deca-dance in any case
Smoking jackets for everyone
As the world is nobly going to the ground
Whether at this or that hour
 
Morbidity for you and me
Sing!
 
The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on
They all heard the SOS
But no one knew where she had gone
The Titanic sinks in panic
She'll go down in history
'Cause the unsinkable Titanic's
Decadence in mystery
 
Decadence for you and me, decadence...
Decadence
 
In any case, I'm determined
Whether nobly or not, I don't care,
To better be a rich start-up than not to be rich at all
And not only in society
Let's decadence at all events
In Waltz pas and then in slower ones
Because the one who waltzes right
Is quite fit for the departure
 
Morbidity for you and me
Sing!
 
The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on
They all heard the SOS
But no one knew where she had gone
The Titanic sinks in panic
She'll go down in history
'Cause the unsinkable Titanic's
Decadence in mystery
 
Decadence for you and me, decadence...
Decadence
 
Three, four!
Three, four!
The Unsinkable Titanic!
 
The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on
They all heard the SOS
But no one knew where she had gone
The Titanic sinks in panic
She'll go down in history
'Cause the unsinkable Titanic's
Decadence in mystery
 
Decadence for you and me, decadence...
Decadence
 
The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on
The Titanic sinks in panic
But no one knew where she had gone
The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on....
 
Submitted by sandring on Tue, 03/05/2016 - 05:47
Added in reply to request by Besatnias
Last edited by sandring on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:20
German

Titanic

Comments
Besatnias    Tue, 03/05/2016 - 05:54

Please copy this line:

> Decadence for you and me, decadence...

that you didn't copy, so that the paragraphs fit.

and erase this one that you copied twice:

> Morbidity for you and me

Thank you very much for your translation. Regular smile

sandring    Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:40

Corrected. Thank you. Regular smile

man114    Sun, 24/09/2017 - 19:00

Video version has an English chorus but it's not a translation of the German lyrics

The Titanic sinks in panic
But the band played on and on
They all heard the SOS
But no one knew where she had gone
The Titanic sinks in panic
She'll go down in history
'Cause the unsinkable Titanic's
Decadence in mystery

Pretty sure that's right, taken from memory so correct me if I'm wrong.

sandring    Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:25

@man114! As an editor, I thank you for not taking things for granted. In compliance with the site rules, the lyrics have to match the video. I've edited them and my translation accordingly. Thank you once more for your effort! Regular smile

man114    Thu, 12/10/2017 - 03:39

So far as I know the video is the only version with the English chorus, all regular CD releases and such have the German chorus the German chorus bears no resemblance to the English chorus in meaning.

There are a couple of other versions of other Falco songs like this it's not unusual. There is a version of Jeanny where the news reporter segment is in English as opposed to German but it's not a direct translation.

Many of his songs have separate video mixes with lyrics that may or may not exist on CD, I think Egoist has a different video mix than the version on Out of the Dark.