All sind so (English translation)

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German

All sind so

Jedem seine fünf Minuten
Und jedem sein Talent
Jedem seinen Strohhalm
An dem alle Hoffnung hängt
Jedem seine gute Miene
Zu diesem endlos bösen Spiel
All die zahllosen Bemühungen
Die jeder überleben will
Jedem seine Schönheit
Und jedem genug Kraft
Jedem soviel Hoffnung
Daß er’s bis zum Ende schafft
Jedem seine Nerven
Und seine Leidensfähigkeit
Die wirst du brauchen
Wirst du merken
So was lernst du mit der Zeit
Keiner will so sein, doch alle sind so
Im Zweifel gut gemeint, doch alle sind so
Ich verlier meinen Glauben
Diese Welt verdient keinen Glauben
Keiner will so sein, doch alle sind so
Im Zweifel gut gemeint, doch alle sind so
 
Submitted by Torheit01Torheit01 on Mon, 15/04/2019 - 17:36
English translation
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They're all that way

To everyone their five minutes
And to everyone their talent
To everyone their straw
On which all hope hangs
To everyone their good facial expression
For this endlessly evil game1
All the countless endeavours
That everyone wants to survive
To everyone their beauty
And to everyone enough power
To everyone so much hope
That they make it to the end
To everyone their nerves
And their capacity for suffering
You will need those
You will notice
You learn that with time
No one wants to be that way, but everyone is
Well meant in doubt, but everyone is that way
I'm losing my faith
This world deserves no faith
No one wants to be that way, but everyone is
Well meant in doubt, but everyone is that way
 
  • 1. "gute Miene zum bösen Spiel" is an idiom meaning "grin and bear it". It doesn't translate well in this context, IMO.
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Submitted by dionysiusdionysius on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 13:34
Added in reply to request by Torheit01Torheit01
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Corrections welcome.

Idioms from "All sind so"
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Torheit01Torheit01    Wed, 17/04/2019 - 01:05

Awesome! I love your translation and I love learning new idioms 🤗
Thanks so much!