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Ich möchte Gott sein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich möchte Gott sein und Gebete hören
und meine Schutz versagen können
und Menschenherzen zunichte brennen
und Seelenopfer begehren.
Und möchte Erde, Welt und All vernichten
und Trümmerhaufen über Trümmer schichten.
Dann müßte ein Neues entstehn -
und das ließ ich wieder vergehn.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

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I would be God and hear prayers

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I would be God and hear prayers
And be able to deny my protection
And burn to ruins men's hearts
And require the sacrifice of souls.
And exterminate land, world and all
And stack up rubble upon rubble.
Then could a new world rise --
And then I allow myself to pass away.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Erich Kurt Mühsam (1878 - 1934), "Ich möchte Gott sein"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 52