Ich bin ich (Wir sind wir) (English translation)

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English translation

I am who I am

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Am I still a part of this,
or do I no longer belong here?
Time took off on the next outbound flight,
I tried to follow it.
(I) was born only yesterday,
and recently learned to walk;
lost my balance on the way,
but can still stand straight.
 
There's so much rage in my head
I couldn't sleep last night
Your presence was a blessing
Please don't ask any questions
- then I'd only regret
Twisting myself for you.
I was certainly not always faithful
But I never betrayed you
 
That's who I am, that's who I am
That is all I'm guilty of
 
I am now
I am here
I am me
That is all I'm guilty of
 
I don't need to find myself
I just can't lose myself
 
We are now
We are here
We are who we are
That is all we're guilty of
 
Submitted by pinkgothic on Sun, 13/02/2011 - 13:57
Author's comments:

The existing translation is great, but a few lines out of it bothered me, so I tried a shot at the whole thing, with an emphasis on the spirit of the text rather than the words used. It's not better, though, but I hope it's also not worse. Regular smile

German

Ich bin ich (Wir sind wir)

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