Die Toten Hosen hate Bayern

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8th, June 2007

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One of the most celebrated songs by cult German band Die Toten Hosen (‘The Dead Trousers’, literally) is ‘Bayern’, which is actually an anti-Bayern Munich song. Here’s the video to said song:

If any German readers can provide Pies with a good translation of the lyrics, that would be great. Our A-level German is not so hot these days, but I think the basic message is that you should support a team for a good reason, not purely because they are successful or famous or rich (in FC Hollywood’s case, all three).

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  1. Ramona says:

    There is not much in this world,
    that you can abide by.
    Some say it’s love,
    perhaps there’s something to it.
    And there’s still God,
    if you don’t have anyone else.
    Others believe in nothing at all,
    life made them hard.
    So much can happen,
    So much can happen.
    There’s one thing I know for sure
    Never in my life would I go to Bayern.
    I mean, if I was 20 and super-talented
    and Real Madrid had already knocked on my door,
    and the boys from Manchester.
    And if I had already played for Germany
    and if I was mentally fit
    and Uli Hoeness was standing at my door.
    I would not open my door,
    because it would be out of the questions for me
    to get my character corrupted
    by such people as the Bavarians.
    We would never go to FC Bayern Munich!
    We would never go to FC Bayern Munich!
    We would like to clarify,
    so that people understand us properly:
    we do not have anything against Munich,
    we would just never go to Bayern.
    Does it really have to be this way?
    Isn’t life too beautiful?
    To throuw yourself awayby going to FC Bayern.
    We would never go to FC Bayern Munich!
    We would never go to FC Bayern Munich!
    What kind of parents must one have
    to be this corrupted
    to sign a contract
    with this crap team?
    We would never go to F.C.Bayern Munich!
    – Never to go Bayern!
    We would never go to F.C.Bayern Munich!
    – Never to go Bayern!

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Thanks Ramona!

  3. Matthew Burke says:

    Thank you Ramona
    this song is a bit nasty and stupid, isn’t it ?

  4. Clasher says:

    Just a bit, huh?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Whereas most football chants are pleasant and wise.

  6. Matt says:

    This band acctually came up in the GCSE german reading exam! Great find, Pies!