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Sabrina
Einstürzende Neubauten Lyrics


It's not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It's not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It's not that red
It's not that red
It's not that red
It's not that red

It's not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn't come, not at all, from above
It's in the open, but it doesn't get stolen
It's not that gold
It's not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It's not that gold
It's not that gold
It's not that gold
It's not gold at all

I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
Your color, I wish

I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
Your color, I wish

It is as black as Malevich's Square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winter night's tale
It suits you well

It is that black
It is that black
It is that black
It is that black

I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
Your color, I wish

I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)
I wish this would be your color (I wish this would be your color)

Your color
I wish

Lyrics © Freibank Musikverlags und vermarktungs GmbH
Written by: ALEXANDER HACKE, ANDREW CHUDY, BLIXA BARGELD

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Max Cady

Sabrina
It's not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It's not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It's not that red

It's not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn't, not at all, come from above
It's in the open but it doesn't get stolen
It's not that gold
It's not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It's not that gold

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

It is as black as malevitch's square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winternight's tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish



Anton Atari

@Propane
It's a starless winter night's tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
I wish this would be your color
Your color, I wish


I think it is based on the book by Heinrich Heine 'Germany a winter fairy tale' that heine has written in exile in France. The poetry's in the book are about unfulfilled love for Germany. Sabrina could be a metaphor for Germany in the video in front of the mirror and make up.
Heinrich Heine was an anarchist! So he despised the colors of the German state - red and yellow. Only the black remains.
Black is like the smoke rising from the fire as the revolution sweeps across the state like a (fire) storm.
Black is the color of anarchy.

PⒶint it BlⒶck

Vive l'Anachy



SAMORA

Non è il rosso del sole morente
la sorprendente macchia sulle lenzuola del mattino
Non è quel rosso di cui sanguiniamo

Il rosso del cabernet sauvignon
Un mondo di rubino, tutto invano

Non è quel rosso

Non è come la famosa pioggia di Zeus
Non viene assolutamente giù dal cielo
E' all'aperto, ma non viene rubata
Non è quel color oro
Non è d'oro come la memoria
O come l'età dallo stesso nome

Non è quel color oro

Vorrei che fosse questo il tuo colore
Il tuo colore, vorrei

E' nero come il quadrato di Malevitch
La gelida fornace nella quale fissiamo gli occhi
Un tono alto su una gradazione futura
E' una fiaba da notte invernale senza stelle
Ti si adatta bene

E' quel nero

Vorrei che fosse questo il tuo colore...
Il tuo colore, vorrei



Aufar A

It's not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It's not the red of which we bleed
It's not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It's not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It's not that red

It's not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn't come, not at all, from above
It's in the open but it doesn't get stolen
It's not that gold
It's not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It's not that gold

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

It is as black as Malevich's Square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winternight's tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish



Gullimaehn

Scrolling through the comments, I've come across some interesting interpretations of the song.

I'd like to add an idea: keep in mind that the colors he sings about are red-gold-black.

Those are the colors of the german flag (it's a german band)!
It could point to a bemoaning of the actual state of this country. 
"I wish this would be your color!" is a hint to a desire that the country 
should remain true to the principles these colors symbolize!

2:58 "It is a starless winternight's tale" is a clear reference to Heinrich Heines 'Deutschland. Ein wintermärchen.'!

The ideals of red and gold aren't reached ("it's not that red!" and "it's not gold(en) at all!").

The only correspondence in a shallow and not symbolic way lies in "black" in the meaning of 'darkness'. 

The state we're in is pitiful..."it is that black...it is that black..."



megatwingo

The ugly creature, the Minotaur, symbolizes Germany and its ugly dark past.
The song is about the colours of the German flag (black, red, gold).
The Minotaur (Germany) tries to make himself pretty with the colours of the flag with the help of the lipsticks. But the true and only colour of Germany is black and Blixa is singing therefore in a demeaning way about the kind of red and gold, that is in the German flag.
When Blixa Bargeld is coming into the room, the black colour, that is also a real colour of the German flag and Germays soul, comes into the room with him.
Blixa is washing his hands because he doesn't want to have to do something with the Minotaur (Germany) and it's dark past.
The Minotaur cries because no matter how much he tries to make himself pretty, he remains a black and ugly creature.
I'm a German myself. Somehow I have a kind of hate-love for that song.
I'm NOT a leftwinger and therefore I hate that preaching of eternal guilt and the disdain for our national symbols and our nation, that is so typical for leftwingers like Blixa. That typical leftwing mixture of absolut arrogance and the illusion, somehow to be different than the rest of us and the massive lefty urge, to lecture the rest of the simple people from a supposed pure moral position above us...and a large portion of self hate.
On the other hand: That is a brilliant song. Well, at least with a little bit of truth in it.
Typical annoying leftwing masochism. But brilliantly done.
Greetings
Mega



All comments from YouTube:

nervenkiller

just imagine to think about writing a song like this, to make it like this, so sing it like this, to film it like this. they are genius.

Danny Skynet

fully agree...pure masterpiece

Livia Salgado

Indeed pure genius this is art

Mykel de Laat

to all people that have just discovered this band. please search more. they are still playing after thirty years but are struggling to tour outside europe

westgoten

@NietzscheOnTheMoon The world is not yet totally ready for the greatness of EN. We who are, are indeed the lucky ones.

NietzscheOnTheMoon

Well, EN don't exactly propose the easiest music to listen to... amazing and complex, at times purely experimental, but not really destined to worldwide recognition

TheEelg

I have never seen a music video so simply, beautifully, disturbingly brilliant. I am in awe.

Chris Bociek

Something about this just completely soothes my soul....The more i see this video the better it gets...I love the incorperation of the sounds of the video into the song while in harmony with eachother...rare talent here.

Max Cady

Sabrina
It's not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It's not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It's not that red

It's not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn't, not at all, come from above
It's in the open but it doesn't get stolen
It's not that gold
It's not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It's not that gold

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

It is as black as malevitch's square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winternight's tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

marlboro9tibike

It's not gold at all.

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