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“Kein Schwein ruft mich an”

 
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ENGLISH VERSION (Prose Translation) of
“KEIN SCHWEIN RUFT MICH AN”

MELODY: MAX RAABE
LYRICS: MAX RAABE

Also see the original German lyrics for this song.

Not a soul calls me.*
No one shows any interest in me.
As long as I’ve lived here,
it’s almost a taunt,
my telephone has been silent.

Not a soul calls me.
No one shows any interest in me.
And I ask myself,
does anyone occasionally
ever think of me?

I find the situation highly fatal,
for the current age not normal,
when everyone only complains about
the telephone fraying their nerves.
I hardly dare go out the door,
for I’ve always suspected
that as soon as I leave the house
it rings or beeps.

However...
Not a soul calls me.
No one shows any interest in me.
As long as I’ve lived here,
it’s almost a taunt,
my telephone has been silent.

Not a soul calls me.
No one shows any interest in me.
And I ask myself,
does anyone occasionally
ever think of me?

Perhaps it’s that some
believe I’m in the land of the Danes.
Or far from here,
where the hyenas yawn.

Because...
Not a soul calls me.
No one shows any interest in me.
But it’s not my fault;
I pay the telephone bill every month.

That was no longer acceptable.
There had to be a solution!
Right away for me it was
an answering machine.
And then when I came home,
I was overcome with happiness and joy.
Merrily blinking at me, the machine said
that someone had called.

The sweet voice of a woman
betrays me and says:
“Forgive me, my dear sir,
I dialed the wrong number.”


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*The term "kein Schwein" or "keine Sau" can be translated several ways into English, but variations include: not a bloody / damn soul, nobody, no one, or not a soul. The literal meaning is 'no pig' / 'no sow,' but the words Schwein and Sau can also equate to 'bastard,' 'S.O.B.' or other insulting terms in English.

 
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