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Line Up:

Klaus Meine
(Vocals)
Rudolf Schenker
(Guitars)
Uli Jon Roth
(Guitars)
Herman Rarebell
(Drums)
Francis Buchholz
(Bass)

Producer:

Dieter Dierks
Release:
1978

ALL NIGHT LONG

Music:
Uli Jon Roth
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
Jack it in none of them
He´ll get along
Some like the violin, some like the horn
She can´t play on and my mind´s goin´ round
Hot lovin´ woman is back in town

Well just to make me feel alright
All night long, oh yeah
But just to make me feel alright
All night long

Jack it in none of them
He´ll get along
Some like the violin, some like the horn
She can´t play on and my mind´s goin´ round
Hot lovin´ woman is back in town

Oh, yeah
Well just to make me feel alright
All night long, oh yeah
But just to make me feel alright
All night long

PICTURED LIFE

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine, Uli Jon Roth
Ooh! Dark meditation,
Your second sight can show my light
In a crystal ball.
Sweet are the days, intoxication
Crow-black the nights caging my mind
Behind the wall.

Into the rock through walls of red dreams
Into the rock to find the cream
Into the rock through walls of red dreams
Pictured life from yesterday.

Ooh! Dark meditation,
Deep down inside a stream of light
Begins to flow.
Sweet are the days, intoxication
Crow-black the nights caging my mind
Behind the wall.

Into the rock through walls of red dreams
Into the rock to find the cream
Into the rock through walls of red dreams
Pictured life from yesterday.

Pictured life, pictured life
Pictured life from yesterday ...

BACKSTAGE QUEEN

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
Hey little Donna, sweet little Donna I know
You wanted my love and I gave it to you.
Hey little Donna, sweet little Donna you know
Goodbye is hello, ´cos I´m on the road.

Take it easy, don´t get me wrong,
Just keep me in your dreams.
Take it easy, life goes on
My little backstage queen.

Hey little Donna, sweet little Donna so good
My feeling with you was all very true.
Hey little Donna, sweet little Donna you know
Goodbye is hello, ´cos I´m on the road.

Take it easy, don´t get me wrong,
Just keep me in your dreams.
Take it easy, life goes on
My little backstage queen.

Hey little Donna
Sweet little Donna
Goodbye Donna ...

POLAR NIGHTS

Music:
Uli Jon Roth
Lyrics:
Uli Jon Roth
Down, down ...
That´s bringing me down
The stars in the sky
Seem to fall to the ground.
Time, time ...
I´m chasing the time
The stars in the sky
Seem to be turning round.
Is that the wind in your eyes
That is soothing my mind?
Is that the night of your eyes
That is soothing my mind?

Round, round ...
My mind´s whirling round
The moons in the sky
Seem to burn on the ground.
Gone, gone ...
My mightmares are gone
The moons in the sky
Seemed to eat up the sun.
Is that the wind in your eyes
That is soothing my mind?
Is that the night in your eyes
That is soothing my mind?
Back from polar nights ...

I was down ...
I was out ...
The nights at the pole´ve been
So cold without you!
I was down ...
I was out ...
The pole-star was bringing me
Back home to you.
Is that the wind in your eyes
That is soothing my mind?
Is that the night in your eyes
That is soothing my mind?

IN TRANCE

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
I wake up in the morning
and the sun begins to shine
the day did sneak up on the night
I see your face and I see myself
and I get a little taste of life
I try to stand it for a while

But I´m in a trance
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me calling
I´m in a trance
I take too much in the Saturday night
Hey... Hey
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me calling
I´m in a trance
I wanna try to stop this life

I feel so sad I´m feeling down
On the radio the music plays
I´m in love with her and I feel fine
I close my eyes
I think today is getting better with a sip of wine
and I can stand it for a while

When I´m in a trance
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me calling
I´m in a trance
I take too much in the Saturday night
Hey... Hey
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me calling
I´m in a trance
I wanna try to stop this life

I´m in a trance
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me caling
I´m in a trance
I take too much in the Saturday night
Hey...Hey
Hey baby tell me can´t you hear me calling
I´m in a trance
I wanna try to stop this life

WE´LL BURN THE SKY

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Monika Dannemann
I´m in love with the sunshine
I´m in love with the falling rain
everything seems to call your name
yesterday you were leaving
leaving life and all the pain
everything wants you back again.

I´ve found myself through you
and there was love in my life
I felt always naturally high and my love had a home
but now my mind has started to roam
you´re my life giving fire and you carried all my love
through you I was so inspired
you´re engraved deep in my heart

My dreams recall us being one
I´ve searched for you to be free
my force of life you have always been
I Feel blue since you´ve gone
your breath of love surrounded me
when can I rejoin you to be free

Wait, can this be a dream
there is a voice in my head
it belongs to you, it say´s
don´t cry, no need to be sad
there´s a way to stay with you again
it´s more than you ever had
and no death brings us apart
our timeless love always grows
because you are in my other heart

I know we´ve never been apart
your love sets fire to my heart
we´ll burn the sky
when it´s time for me to die
we´ll burn the sky...

SUSPENDER LOVE

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
Ah, you turn me on
I feel the biggest part of yours
Ah, ah there´s something more
So much more baby

Ah, I can´t be cool
It´s getting stronger every day
Well, yeah, ain´t choosin´ you
I cut him out baby

Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain
Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain

I can´t get enough
Too hard a body drives me mad
Oh yeah it´s like a drum
To stay in love baby

Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain
Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain

Ah, ah, oh yeah
Ah, ha, ah, ha, ha
Oh baby yeah

Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain
Give me the long faced girl on the magazine
Show me the white rolls royce in the rain

IN SEARCH OF THE PEACE OF MIND

Music:
Michael Schenker, Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine, Wolfgang Dziony, Lothar Heimberg
When I´m alone I´m feeling blue
Dreaming a dream of a world that´s lovely and true

Faintly the dream of a true and wonderful world
And no one will care as long as the world will turn

Faintly the dream of a true and wonderful world
And no one will care as long as the world will turn

And I know a place to go to find my peace of mind
And I know a place to find my peace of mind

And I try
And I try
And I try
And I try...

FLY TO THE RAINBOW

Music:
Michael Schenker
Lyrics:
Uli Jon Roth
Life is empty, can´t remember anytime before,
On a plain lit cold December, see it evermore,
Gliding through this life, and another is a child,
and we´re doing games, and losing things,
Always playing gigs.
Somewhere in the sky, where the moon the stars shine bright,
Where the sun is shining, in the night.
I am in disgrace, yet i see a smiling face,
and i hope you let me, share your place.
I don´t live today.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

Rain in the sky , make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.
Sun in the sky, make the world fly,
Into time, beg me your time.

Well, I lived in magic solitude
Of cloudy-looking mountains
And a lake made out of crystal raindrops ...
Roaming through Space tenthousand years ago
I´ve seen the giant city of Atlantis
Sinking to eternal waves of darkness ...

Somewhere in the blue distance
Are those long-forgotten trees of yore
A broken violin floating alone in December
Darkness everywhere and nothing more.

Symbol - strange Symbol - Melancholy
Painting torrid colors to a sky of green
Candle breathing one night only
Far away - in chillness - bleak - unseen ...

Drifting galley - ghostlike shadow,
Sails rigged to catch and kill the Time...
Echoes wandering down an endless meadow
To call the Thing ... Sublime !...

HE´S A WOMAN - SHE´S A MAN

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell
I saw it walking lonely down the street
cool like a cat and like a crazy dream
I´m looking twice again and can´t believe
it turned around and then it looked at me
I thought "oh, no" it really couldn´t be
it was a man and was a woman too
he´s a woman
she´s a man

I think it really came from far away
I´m feeling hypnotised, I have to stay
it takes my hand and says come on let´s go
we´re going home there´s nothing more to say
he starts to move she starts to play
I need a body, why not you?
he´s a woman
she´s a man

SPEEDY´S COMING

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
You look at a poster
You look at the wall
The wall in the room where you live
Where you live with your stars
Just listen to his records
Now hear what he says
For he says, "I love you little girl
Come to see me today"

Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart
Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart

You like Alice Cooper
You like Ringo Starr
You like David Bowie
And friends in the Royal Albert Hall
Stick up the pictures, movies, TV
And I´ll bring you the show little girl
Come to see me today

Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart
Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart

You like Alice Cooper
You like Ringo Starr
You like David Bowie
And friends in the Royal Albert Hall
Stick up the pictures, movies, TV
And I´ll bring you the show little girl
Come to see me today

Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart
Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart
Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart
Speedy´s Coming
You live in his heart

TOP OF THE BILL

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
You´re a rock-n-roll star
You are out of the charts
Your blood is cold you´re getting old
But your life is rock-n-roll

That crazy rock-n-roll band
Is spinning in your head (in your head)
Each and every way ya make the thoughts
Is about stars on the chart

Ohhh...and they are top of the bill

You´re a rock-n-roll star
You´ve been the first one on the chart
You´ve had glory and fame
Rock-n-roll was your game

Ohhh...and you were top of the bill

HOUND DOG

Music:
Jerry Leiber
Lyrics:
Mike Stoller
You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
And you ain´t no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
And you ain´t no friend of mine

You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
And you ain´t no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
And you ain´t no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Ya know they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
And you ain´t no friend of mine

You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
You ain´t nothin´ but a hound dog
Cryin´ all the time
Well, you ain´t never caught a rabbit
You ain´t no friend of mine

LONG TALL SALLY

Music:
Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell
Lyrics:
Richard Penniman
Gonna tell aunt Mary, ´bout uncle John,
He claim he has the misery but he´s havin´ a lot of fun,
Oh baby, yes baby, woo baby, havin´ me some fun tonight.

Well, long tall Sally, she´s built for speed,
She´s got everything that uncle John need,
Oh baby, yes baby, woo baby, havin´ me some fun tonight.

Well, I saw uncle John with bald headed Sally,
He saw aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley,
Oh baby, yes baby, woo baby, havin´ me some fun tonight.

We´re gonna have some fun tonight,
We´re gonna have some fun tonight,
Woo, have some fun tonight,
Everything´s all right,
Have some fun, have me some fun tonight!

STEAMROCK FEVER

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
We´d like to introduce tonight
the Kings of a brandnew style
they are hungry to play
we´d like to introduce tonight
the new heavy steam rock style
quite different and strange

Allright, how do you feel tonight
get up to see and cry the name of the
band

steam right with hands and feet tonight
get up to see and cry and they will begin -
Here they are!

Steam rock fever,
screaming rock believers
Steamrock fever in L.A.

DARK LADY

Music:
Uli Jon Roth
Lyrics:
Uli Jon Roth
Sitting alone in the doghouse
Thinking of you all the time
Sighing, crying
Sitting alone in the doghouse
Thinking of you all the time
Sighing, crying

Dark lady

Sitting alone by my window
Counting the stars of the night
Waiting, hating
Sitting alone by my window
Counting the stars of the night
Waiting, hating

Dark lady

Sitting and watching the sunrise
Darkness is filling my eyes
Sighing, crying
Sitting and watching the sunrise
Darkness is filling my eyes
Sighing, crying

Dark Lady

KOJO NO TSUKI
(The Moon over the desolate castle)

荒城の月
Music:
R.Taki
Lyrics:
B.Tsuchii
Arranged by: "Scorpions"

Haru koro no hana no en
Meguru sakazuki kagesashite
Chiyo no matsu ga e wakeideshi
Mukashi no hikari Ima izuko
Mukashi no hikari Ima izuko

Aki jinei no schimo no iro
Nakiyuku kari no kazu misete
Uuru tsurugi ni terisoishi
Mukashi no hikari ima izuko

Ima kojo no yowa no tsuki
Kawaranu hikari ta ga tame zo
Kaki ni nokoru wa tada kazura
Matsu ni uto wa tada arashi

Tenjokage wa kawaranedo
Eiko wa utsuru yo no sugata
Utsusan toteka ima mo nao
Ah! Kojo no yowa no tsuki

Translation:

A banquet was held in the splendid castle in the season of the cherry blossom.
Where is the light now, that shadowed the glasses and flew through the old pines?

The encampment was covered with frost in the autumn.
Where is the light now, that shone on the swords like plants,
 that were as numerous as the cackling wild geese, that flew ?

Now there is the moon over the desolate castle.
Whom is it shining for without change?
Only tendrils remain on the walls.
Only the storm sings between branches of the pines.

The shadow of the sky doesn´t change.
But the shadow is reflecting it as before, changing for better to worse?
Ah! The moon over the desolate castle!

Original:


巡(めぐ)る 盃(さかずき) かげさして
千代の松が枝(え) 分け出(い)でし
昔(むかし)の光 いまいずこ
秋陣営(あきじんえい)の 霜の色
鳴き ゆく雁(かり)の 数(かず)見せて
植うる剣(つるぎ)に 照りそいし
昔(むかし)の光 いまいずこ
いま荒城の 夜半(よわ)の月
替(かわ)らぬ 光 誰(た)がためぞ
垣(かき)に残(のこ)るは ただ葛(かずら)
松に歌う は ただ嵐(あらし)
天上影は 替(かわ)らねど
栄枯(えいこ)は移る 世の姿
写(うつ)さんとて か 今もなお
嗚呼(ああ)荒城(こうじょう)の 夜半(よわ)の月
(考察) ・春高楼(はるこうろう)の 花の宴
巡(めぐ)る 盃(さかずき) かげさして
千代の松が枝(え) 分け出(い)でし
昔(むかし)の光 いまいずこ n訳は、
この一番を原詞全体の意味内容にわたる導入部として位置付けて、原詞の細部に翻訳を省除している。
原意把握にはかなりの日本語力も必要であったのかもしれない。 中野一郎訳は
原意をほぼ逐語的に英語歌詞に転換した内容となっている。。 訳は、
のような元の日本語歌詞には表現されていない詞を補って、改訳ないしは創作訳としている。 ・秋陣営(あきじんえい)の 霜の色
鳴き ゆく雁(かり)の 数(かず)見せて 「霜の色」の「色」: 訳では
であるのに対して、 中野訳ではtである。
とは「巧みな」表現である。 訳では
で表現している:
「白霜におおれた立ち木、枯れ木、木株」というほどの捉え方のようである。 「鳴き ゆく雁(かり)の 数(かず)見せて」: 訳では
この部分の英訳を省除し、その替わりに色彩の対照を強調し、訳補としてを挿入している。 中野訳では「鳴き ゆく雁」をとして、忠実な逐語英文化を図っている。 訳では、のような表現によって荒涼とした雰囲気をただよわせている。 ・いま荒城の 夜半(よわ)の月
・松に歌う は ただ嵐(あらし)
「夜半の月」や「城と松」から受ける日本人ならはでの情感をどのように伝えるか―
上記英訳から、「文化」を伝えるときの翻訳の難しさが垣間見られる。 訳は、もとの日本語歌詞の1番から4番までの内容を、英訳歌詞では1番から3番までの内容に圧縮している。
この英訳歌詞では、もとの日本語歌詞の全体的な雰囲気を醸成することに主眼をおいているように思われる。

ROBOT MAN

Music:
Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:
Klaus Meine
Crave communication
See me this is my life in the crazy robot man reservation
Do you feel him, the cold vibration
Comes from everywhere, produce a crazy science fiction creation

And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a loser
I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
Well, that´s my mind
That´s my life
That´s my soul

Babe, it´s a magic station
Where we live what we do with our magic from my generation
I say babe, it´s not a vision
It´s reality, this is a robot scene what we live in.

And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a loser
I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
That´s my mind
That´s my life
That´s my soul

And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a loser

I say oooh, oooh
I´m a robot man
And I say oooh, oooh
I´m a loser

...
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