Fürstenfeld lyrics

FüRSTENFELD LYRICS: This rock ballad (1984) by Austrian band S.T.S. is undoubtedly my favourite song on the list.

Fürstenfeld is hoppy but deep. It makes me feel fantastic and desperately homesick at the same time.It's an unexpectedly moving tale of broken dreams.

furstenfeld lyrics

A musician from Fürstenfeld, a village in southern Austria, moves to the capital, Vienna, seeking fame and fortune. He's soon fed up with big city ways and busks to save up for a train ride back to his home town - "I will wieder ham!"

Fürstenfeld was originally meant as a piss-take, as you might be able to gather from the original music video below.
The song is packed with local references as marked in bold in the lyrics in English. See below for some explanations.


Lyrics to Fürstenfeld


German Lyricsto Fürstenfeld
"Fürstenfeld"

Langsam findt der Tag sei End und die Nacht beginnt
In der Kärtnerstrassn, da singt aner "Blowin' in the Wind"
Hat a grünes Röckerl an,steht da ganz verlor'n
Und der Steffl , der schaut owi, auf den armen Steirerbuam

Der hat woll'n sei Glück probieren in der großen fremden Stadt
Hat glaubt, sei Musik bringt ihn auf's Rennbahn - Express
Titelblatt
Aus der Traum, zerplatzt wie Seifenblasen, nix is blieb'n
Als wie a paar Schilling in sein Gitarrenkoffer drin

Wochenlang steh i schon da,
Wochenlang plag i mi ab
I spiel mir die Finger wund
Und sing sogar "Da kummt die Sunn"

Doch es ist zum Narrischwerd'n,
Kaner will mi singen hör'n
Langsam krieg i wirklich g'nua,
I frag mi, was i da tua

Da geht den ganzen Tag der Wind,
Nix als Baustellen, dass ka Mensch was find't
Die Burenhäut'ln sind ein
Graus
Und im Kaffeehaus brenntst
di aus

I will wieder ham, fühl mi da so
allan
I brauch ka große Welt,
i will ham nach Fürstenfeld

In der Zeitung da habn's g'schrieb'n,
Da gibt's a Szene, da musst
hin
Was die wollen, das sollen sie schreib'n,
Mir kann die Szene g'stohlen bleib'n

Da geh'i gestern ins U4
Fangt a Dirndl an zum red'n mit mir
Schwarze Lippen, grüne Haar,
Da kannst ja Angst krieg'n, wirklich wahr

I will wieder ham, fühl mi da so
allan
I brauch ka große Welt,
i will ham nach Fürstenfeld

Niemals spiel i mehr in Wien,
Wien hat mi gar net verdient
I spiel höchstens no in Graz,
Sinalbelkirchen und Stinatz

I brauch kan Gürtel,
i brauch kan Ring,
I will z'ruck hintern
Semmering
I brauch nur das bissel Geld
Für die Fahrt nach Fürstenfeld

I will wieder ham, fühl mi da so
allan
I brauch ka große Welt,
i will ham nach Fürstenfeld


English Lyrics to Fürstenfeld
"Fürstenfeld"

Finally the day finds its end and the night begins
In the Kärtner Street someone sings "Blowin' in the Wind"
Dessed in green, stands there totally lost,
And the Steffl, it looks down, on the poor guy from Styria

He wanted to try his luck in the big strange city
Belived that his music would put him on the front page of the Rennbahn-Express
The dream was burst like a bubble, nothing is left
Except a pair of Schillings in his guitar case

For weeks I've stood here,
For weeks I've labored
I play my fingers raw
And even sang "Da Kummt die Sunn"

But it just makes me crazy,
Nobody wants to hear me sing
I've finally had enough,
I wonder what I'm doing

Since the wind blows all day,
Nothing but construction sites to be found
The bockwurst sausages are a horror
And the coffee houses charge way too much

I want to go back home, I feel here so alone
I don't need a big world, I want to go back home to Fürstenfeld

In the newspaper they've written,
There there's a music scene, you've got to go
What do they want by writing
that,
The whole scene can stay lost to
me

Yesterday I went to the U4
A girl started to chat to me
Black lips, green hair,
It can be scary, that's for
sure


I want to go back home, I feel here so alone
I don't need a big world, I want to go back home to Fürstenfeld

Never play again in Vienna,
Vienna doesn't deserve me,
At most I might play in Graz,
Sinalbelkirchen and Stinatz

I don't need the Gürtel,
don't need the Ring
I want to go back behind the Semmering
I just need a bit of money
For the journey back to Fürstenfeld

I want to go back home, I feel here so alone
I don't need a big world, I want to go back home to Fürstenfeld

Glossary of local references:

Steffl - St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
Styria - (German: Steiermark) A province in Austria (incidently from where Arne Schwarzenegger hails)
Rennbahn-Express - A music and pop culture magazine in Austria
Fürstenfeld
- A village in Styria
U4 - A Vienna nightclub
Graz,Sinalbelkirchen and Stinatz - towns and cities in Styria
the Gürtel, the Ring - major streets in Vienna
Semmering - a mountain in Austria


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