Amerika

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Rammstein



We're all living in America
America is wunderbar
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika

Wenn getanzt wird, will ich führen
Auch wenn ihr euch alleine dreht
Lässt euch ein wenig kontrollieren
Ich zeige euch wie´s richtig geht
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen
Die Freiheit spielt auf allen Geigen,
Musik kommt aus dem Weißen Haus,
Und vor Paris steht Mickey Maus

We're all living in America
America is wunderbar
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika

Ich kenne Schritte, die sehr nützen,
Und werde euch vor Fehltritt schützen,
Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss,
Weiß noch nicht das er Tanzen muss!
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen,
Ich werde Euch die Richtung zeigen,
Nach Afrika kommt Santa Claus,
Und vor Paris steht Mickey Maus

We're all living in America
America is wunderbar
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika
We're all living in America
Coca-Cola, Wonderbra
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
I don´t sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song

We're all living in America
America is wunderbar
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika
We're all living in America
Coca-Cola, sometimes war
We're all living in America
Amerika, Amerika

Writer/s: Riedel, Oliver / Lorenz, Doktor Christian / Schneider, Christoph Doom / Kruspe, Richard Z. / Landers, Paul / Lindemann, Till
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
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American people defending the country saying it's the best over all the other and claiming to have HELPED other countries during war, as it had always been pacific and everyone else came and bothered their rage, it makes me VOMIT. I'm not even dropping a single word on Britain-America old rivalry, it's endless, they won't ever get into agreement. In my opinion a BIG HUGE ENORMOUS problem in the United States is that the people aren't educated in their schools for a WIDE WORLD VIEW. I'm sorry to say that, it's true. Americans, come and say the opposite, it's still true. I don't really know what's the main reason or why that whole process actually happen, however, MAYBE the American people are SO proud of their country that they sort of get blind (or fake it) about the rest of the world, or they are so SELFISH that they learn the World's history as they were the good guys and the whole world was bad, this is a shadow-concept, nobody sees or feels it, however it's there. It SHOCKS ME when I read a guy saying "we invaded country X to HELP them". I'm sorry, your view of the World's history is/was completely affected by the Americanism. The US have NEVER invaded a country to help that country, otherwise it wouldn't be an invasion, but a bilateral agreement or such a thing. It's the same as thinking the following: Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting each other, they have no peace between them. Thus, the US, where the democracy and the peace give themselves their hands and eat McDonalds, must invade and kill everybody so that the peace may rest in that area. and God bless America. It's OUR DUTY to PROTECT THE WORLD against the violence. Oh, and let us get some billions of barrels of oil, so that we can pay the bill for being so kind and delivering the peace to your beloved lands! As that guy said "America is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Mexico is not free. Canada is not brave". How in the world can a person be so selfish and stupid. "Mexico is not free"? who are you to say such a thing? Have you been to Mexico? It wouldn't scare me if you thought Mexico is socialist, it would only reflect how tiny is the brain you've got, if you even have one. I bet you don't even know how to say HI in Spanish, the THIRD most spoken language world wide. "Canada is not brave". Aren't they brave? Why not? Because they didn't leave their country in the "person" of their Army, Navy or Air Force to impose itself over other nations and take what they have of best? Say natural resources or whatever? WOW what a 'braveness' the Americans have, it makes me cry even! And I'm not even citizen of those nationalities, that certainly are proud of what they've achieved, even if they aren't as rich as the US are in terms of economy, as is the Mexican example. I can't put a word on every comment down here, however, the song isn't (in my opinion) really talking about the American people. Having said that, end even with my personal belief that many Americans are illiterate about the world, I still think, I mean, I know by experience, that MANY of them are hard working, they need to wake up every morning and go to work to put food on their family's table, that's not only in the US, it's everywhere. They are talking about the companies and the government. Absolutely right, I'm not here to attack any American citizen, although when I see comments as "people are jealous about what we have" and "nobody is jumping the borders to go to Germany", I must say that I personally am not jealous about what the US have. Money? What's the point in having so much money that you kill for money, you take over nations for money, you enslave people so that your businessmen have enough money to sit their bu77s on. To provide those products to make,you guys mostly, and the world by its spread, a bunch of fat a®ses (talking about fast food chains) and think about people in China, Malaysia, Indonesia that receives what's equivalent to 2 dollars a day to manufacture Nike, Adidas' trainers and many other products we're not mentioning? Is it to be "free and brave"? Not in my opinion. That's "take others' freedom cowardly". And for those who don't know, Germany is the 4th most powerful economy in the planet. and YES, there are MILLIONS jumping onto German borders seeking a better life, a dignified life condition. Just as you guys are "sick" of Hispanic people mostly and other immigrants living in the US, the Germans have to deal with Turkish people, all different Muslim people, people from Morocco, many African devastated nations. People that maybe were once suppressed by the IMPERIALISM that Europe once "created" and America took over the concept, updated it and applies it silently with the entire world. The US offers an excellent quality of life, this is out of question. The life is enormously better than in many other countries, but not the best though. Norway does, thus, no room to say America is the best in this aspect. Its films? They show an America that DOESN'T EXIST, or maybe only inside some Americans' stupid heads. "The American Way of Life" for me personally, I'm sorry if it offends anybody, isn't something I'd not like to follow. I'm sorry, also, interchange students. Your "DREAM" is to come to America? As someone said here "people like our culture". Aw yeah, they do, without a shadow of doubt, I wish I could change that, but they do like our culture really, and we really don't force it on them. The problem is that the fatamerican culture is associated with MONEY, PROSPERITY, CONSUMERISM, SOCIAL STATUS, "I am what I HAVE and not what I really AM". Of course, it's obvious. People love technology. Where does it come from? People love money. What's the richest nation? People love fast cars and big engines. Where have this concept been mostly among people's lives? That list is infinite. That what's good about the US, and people unfortunately import those stuff impregnated with an ideal of life that isn't quite ethic, having said everything I just did.Maybe because this student need to learn ENGLISH. Why then? Why do you need to give up your culture to communicate in English, rather than in your native language, German, Dutch, Farsi, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Bahasa, be it any language. "English is the world's language". YES, it really is. The Americans invented the internet and ruled the world at the same time in terms of economy. It caused their culture and language to spread throughout. Right. An American citizen told me the following once, while questioning me why I chose to learn the English accent/British English/GbE/Received Pronounciation or whatever the name you want to give. I told him I thought that it would be nice for me to learn it better because it is the actual English language, the one that didn't suffer any major changes while in contact with another cultures (say American/Indians - Australia/Aborigines - South Africa/Blacks and Dutch etc). I just wanted, as a linguist, to be able to understand what Old English had turned itself into, and that I considered its pronunciation no be clearer and more precise therefore, easier to understand. This guy simply told me: You simple have to forget England. It's decadent, England was "something" centuries ago, now they speak an old language, full of pompous , they say some things nobody understands, and furthermore, American is the evolution of the English language, it's much better. Take this: about 390 million people (not sure if it's accurate) in the US speak American English, while ONLY 55 million people speak the British "version". If you want to be someone in the world nowadays, you should speak American. I'm really sorry, I can't even drop a word off about it. How can someone have such a racist opinion? We know that racism is quite common and usual in the US, even though they don't show it off, it's in the American inner self. Same as saying Swiss/Austrian German is better than German German; the old fight between the Belgians and the Dutch on who speaks the most correct version of the language; Spanish Spanish or South American Spanish? Portuguese Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese? French French or Swiss, Canadian, Belgian, Senegalese, Algerian French? ENGLISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN, AUSTRALIAN, SCOTTISH, IRISH, WELSH, NORN IRL, NEW ZEALAND, CANADIAN, SOUTH AFRICAN, INDIAN, NIGERIAN, JAMAICAN, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Brazilian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese English? Unfortunately and VERY unfortunately, in my opinion, the US wasn't prepared to so much fame, admiration and glory. It's made the people and the government think it's them and no-one else. Maybe some education could solve the problem, after putting on a serious government that is really committed to making the United States the " Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave". Free themselves from their egos and the world from their slavery and be brave enough to do that. The US isn't the good guy, I know many Americans don't agree to the Govermnent's actions (however, they sit on their V8's and don't go vote) but I believe every single American person, as they claim to be really good above everyone, should start this change inside themselves first, then later it would reflect on the government, or 'the most democratic land on earth' will disagree when someone says "the government is the people"? GOD BLESS AMERICA.
- Daniel, Wilmington, NC
If America wanted to rule the world we would by now.
- Zack, Noblesville, IN
America is great but I hope we can all get over racism.
- Aaron, Wheat Ridge, CO
And to "Oscar" in Stockholm, Sweden who said we "spend money for entertainment rather than helping the poor"...The United States gives more money and support to "the poor" than ANY other country in the world. We send billions of our dollars and food surpluses to famished countries and whenever a disaster occurs in another part of the world we open our wallets and give to the people who need it. We also send our troops and civilians to these areas to remove bodies and clean up rubble and then rebuild. I, myself, make sure I give to the American Red Cross and other charities EVERY year to help other countries (and my own) in need. We have more charities in this country to help other countries than Sweden does.
- Kevin, Kenner, LA
I'm sick of people saying that the U.S. "forces" our culture on other countries. Other countries embrace our culture because they enjoy it. I don't like to see the older culture centers of the world open up McDonald's or KFC on every corner but there is a reason this happens...PEOPLE LIKE IT! Same for our movies. Same for our music. Just like we Americans have embraced the music of Rammstein. We don't understand what they are saying but we like the music. They didn't force us to buy there music or go to there concerts. The U.S. government has done some things to mess things up in other countries BUT these days they are doing a lot to mess things up HERE. Our economy sucks right now because of all the FREE MONEY the government is giving out to people who don't want to work. I work too hard for the feds to rip money out of my pocket to give out to freeloaders.
My wife is from Indonesia and moved here a year and a half ago. She loves it here and has a better life now. She has become a proud, flag-waving, red, white and blue AMERICAN. Why? Because she LIKES it here. She likes the people, the food, and the culture. The truth is that we Americans are good people and want to live in peace with the world. We are proud of what we have and what we have accomplished throughout history. We are innovative in science, engineering, art, music, entertainment, etc. The response is that others are fascinated and want a taste of American culture. They want what we have. Millions come here for what we have and what they can become. Why would the rest of the world be drinking Coca Cola and eating McDonald's if it was FORCED on them? Would it not be rejected if it was forced? To "Queen" in Carmel, NY who commented that they don't like living here...LEAVE! You are FREE to leave anytime you want. Go to North Korea and you will love what you lost... America.
- Kevin, Kenner, LA
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