GELD by LA DÜSSELDORF

GERMAN POP LYRICS

Neu! were one of the most influential Krautrock bands of the Seventies. When the duo broke up after “Neu! ‘75” Klaus Dinger formed La Düsseldorf, a group which maintained the motorik rhythms of his former band while adding more of his proto punk vocals. The new band sold far more records than Neu! ever did, as well as gaining plaudits from David Bowie.

“Geld” is from “Viva” (1978), their second album. The lyrics are mainly in German but it also includes a few lines in English.

GELD

Geld ist das Trauma dieser Welt 
Geld langsam ihr Gesicht entstellt
Geld zerbricht unsere Liebe – Geld   
Geld macht aus Engeln Diebe – Geld

Geld regiert die Welt, mein Freund
Egal ob's uns gefällt, mein Joint
Geld heißt leben, geld heißt sterben    
Geld kann vieles uns verderben 

Geld regiert die Welt, zwei drei vier
Egal ob's uns gefällt
Geld macht Krieg und Geld macht Frieden
Geld, Geld, Geld
Geld regiert die Welt
Pu-pu-pu-du… 

Sieh die schönen Blumen
Sieh die Vögel fliegen…

And make love, make love…
Not war…

Love is love is all you need
Geht ein altes Beatles lied
Love is all you need
All you need…

Aber Geld macht aus Freunden Feinde – Geld   
Geld heißt der Traum von dieser Welt
Geld zerbricht unsere Liebe – Geld   
Geld bis ans Ende
Immer nur Geld, Geld, Geld…

Wir sind nur zu Gast auf Erden
Und wir können glücklich werden
Arbeitslosen, Wirtschaftsbosse
Taugenichtse und Kolosse        

Geld regiert die Welt, mein Joint
Bis die Welt in Scherben fällt
Geld ist nichts und Geld ist alles
Geld, Geld, Geld
Geld regiert die Welt
Pu-pu-pu-du
Behüt' euch Gott
MONEY

Money is the trauma of this world 
Money gradually disfigures her face
Money breaks our love apart - money 
Money makes angels thieves - money 

Money rules the world, my friend 
Whether or not we like it, my joint 
Money means to live, money means to die
Money can spoil what we have 

Money rules the world, two three four 
Whether or not we like it 
Money makes war and money makes peace 
Money, money, money 
Money rules the world 
Pu-pu-pu-du… 

Look at the beautiful flowers 
Look at the birds flying…

And make love, make love…
Not war…

Love is love is all you need 
Goes an old Beatles’ song 
Love is all you need 
All you need…

But money makes friends enemies - money 
Money means the dream of this world
Money breaks our love apart - money 
Money to the end 
Always only money, money, money…

We are only a guest on Earth 
And we can be happy 
Unemployed people, business bosses 
Good for nothings and colossi 

Money rules the world, my joint 
Until the world shatters into pieces 
Money is nothing and money is everything 
Money, money, money 
Money rules the world 
Pu-pu-pu-du
May God protect you

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