Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wie dir geschah, so soll's auch mir...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie dir geschah, so soll's auch mir geschehn,
Nur wo du hinkamst, will [auch ich]1 hingehn:
Ich will ins Licht nur, wirst im Licht du sein,
Bist du in Nacht, so will ich in die Nacht,
Bist du in Pein, so will ich in die Pein.
Von dir getrennt hab' ich mich nie gedacht,
Zu dir, zu dir will ich allein, allein!

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1 Würz: "ich auch"


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As it happened to you, thus shall it...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
As it happened to you, thus shall it also happen to me,
Only whither you went, shall I go:
I only wish to go into the light if you will be in the light,
If you are in night, then I wish to go into the night,
If you are in anguish, then I wish to be in anguish.
I have never imagined myself separated from you,
To you, to you I solely, solely wish to go.

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Translated titles:
"Wie dir geschah" = "As it happened to you"
"Wie dir, so mir" = "As you, thus I"


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