Bad Taste Peter Schilling… Bad Taste.

A little background on Peter Schilling:

He is a German Pop singer that was popularized in the 80’s and is most known in America for his song “Major Tom (Coming Home)” Most of his songs are written in German but he did release one album in English. The song I’m going to talk about was released originally in german but was re-written in English and put on his 1989 album The Different Story (World of lust and crime.) This is clearly a man who is fond of parenthesis. (my kind of guy) His songs on this album are not your usual 80’s pop fodder and his subjects range from historical events (City of Night, Terra Titanic) to events in the future. (The Noah Plan, Lone Survivor)

I didn’t intend this to be a full on blog, I just wanted to share this.

A song in German “Terra Titanic (Lost to the Sea)”

For reference here are the English Lyrics:

All was dark and the sky was still
A blinding mist closing in
Unconcerned the young captain fills
His whiskey glass to the rim, to the rim

Like a crystal cathedral afloat on the tide
Comes a mountain of ice on the course to collide
While passengers sleep thinking God’s on their side

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
Straight ahead lies your destiny
Soon you’ll sleep in the sand

Face to face the white giant, boat
Sweet dreams turn cold, time is up
Music plays as the sirens blow
The last boat had better luck, better luck

The rats have the sense to abandon the ship
While the captain adjusts his tuxedo a bit
With his glass raised up as the ice water hits

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
Straight ahead lies your destiny
Soon you’ll sleep in the sand

Terra Titanic you’re lost to the sea
S.O.S. if you can
Straight ahead lies your destiny
Soon you’ll sleep in the sand

And here is the official music video, in German: it starts off slow but you’ll see what I’m talking about in a minute.

Zombies in floaties! Bad taste Peter Schilling… Bad taste.

  • Jessie

    You’re so right! Brilliant insight, Jenny. Indubitably.