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Was gehn euch meine Lumpen an? (English translation)

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Was gehn euch meine Lumpen an?

Was gehn euch meine Lumpen an
Da hängen Freud und Tränen dran
Was kümmert euch denn mein Gesicht
Ich brauche euer Mitleid nicht
 
Ich tue stets was mir gefällt
Ich liebe mich, nicht euch auf dieser Welt
Und was ich tun und lassen kann
Das geht euch einen Scheißdreck an
 
Ich lache übers Weltgericht
An Auferstehung glaub ich nicht
Ob's Götter gibt, das weiß ich nicht
Und Höllenstrafen fürcht ich nicht
 
Ich brauch gewiß nicht Euer Gnaden
Selbst wenn ich Tote hab geladen
In euern Himmel will ich gar nicht rein
Viel lieber in der Hölle sein
 
Ich möchte keinen Pfaffen sehen
Ich werd allein zum Galgen gehen
Denn den Tod den fürcht ich nicht
Ich trug zu lange sein Gesicht
 
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1926
B. Traven (Otto Feige)

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What do you care about my rags?

What do you care about my rags?
There are joys and tears attached
What do you care about my face?
I don't need your pity
 
I always do as I please
I love myself, not you in this world
And what I can and cannot do
That's not any of your damn business
 
I laugh at the Last Judgement
In resurrection I don't believe
If there are gods, I do not know
And Hell's punishments I do not fear
 
I certainly don't need your grace
Even with many deaths on my conscience
I don't want to go to your heaven
Much rather stay in Hell
 
I don't want to see a priest
I'll go to the gallows alone
For I am not afraid of death
I've worn his face for far too long
 
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МиринМирин    Tue, 01/02/2022 - 03:19

This song ain't military. Considering the author's works, this song is more about contempt for the nowadays life, where the rich and powerful falsely show pity and compassion instead of truly solving problems, hypocritically condemn sin and poverty, but they themselves generate them with the help of wars and extortion.

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