Song of the Day #11: “Wünsch dir was (Unplugged)” – Die Toten Hosen

I’ll let you in on a well-known secret: This is my favourite song. By my favourite band.

Die Toten Hosen are a German punk/rock band and this song translates as “Make a wish”. This is taken from their MTV Unplugged session.

I really like the lyrics. As I know that not all of you speak my native language, I’ll give you a rough translation of Wünsch dir was:

I believe the world will change once more
and good will defeat evil.
That someone leads us on our ways
and takes our fate into their hands.
Yes I believe in eternity
and that everyone will forgive everyone.
All will be equal again in front of each other
Everyone gets what they deserve.

I believe humanity will live in peace
and that there will be true friendship.
And the planet of love will be the Earth
and the sun will revolve around us.

That will be the time
ohhoh
when wishing will help again.
That will be the time
ohhoh
when wishing will help again.
ohhhohohooohooo
when wishing will help again.

One day it will be too good to be true
have faith just one last time.
The here and now will be long gone
like a bad, old dream.
It’ll be a big victory for justice,
for decency and morality.
It’ll be the resurrection of the Holy Ghost
and of Santa Claus.

There’ll be a time
ohhohh
when wishing will help again.
There’ll be a time
ohhohh
when wishing will help again.
ohhhohohooohooo
when wishing will help again.

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #11: “Wünsch dir was (Unplugged)” – Die Toten Hosen”

    1. I got into them when I was about 13, because it was punk and so different from what my family listened to. It was my little rebellion. Their style changed a bit since then and I really like their lyrics, they’re often very politically and socially aware. Plus, they are one of the most amazing bands to see live! I’ve been to their concerts, and they’re always a very good time!

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