The Heidegger-Song.

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The Heidegger-Song.

Postby Sauwelios » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:04 pm

I've written a translation of the Heidegger-Song, which can be legally downloaded here: http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/heidegger/lied.mp3.


Was ist Sein? Was ist Sein? Was ist die Frage nach dem Sinn vom Sein
[What is Being? What is Being? What is the question as to the meaning of Being]
Was ist Sein? Was ist Sein? Was ist der Sinn vom Sein?
[What is Being? What is Being? What is the meaning of Being?]

Das Fragen dieser Frage hat als Fragen nach natürlich sein Gefragtes Befragtes Erfragtes
[The Asking of this question has, as an Asking-as-to, of course its Asked, Queried, [and] Inquired-about]
Und als Fragen eines Seienden selbst den Charakter des Seins
[And as the Asking [on the part] of a being [it has] itself the character of Being]

Das Fragen dieser Frage ist ein Seinsmodus eines Seienden das wir je selbst sind
[The Asking of this question is a mode of Being of a being that we ourselves in each case are]
Das heisst, das Sein dieses Seienden ist je meins
[That is to say, the Being of this being is in each case mine]

Und in seiner Jemeinigkeit, darum es diesem Sein in seinem Sein geht
[And in its in-each-case-mine-ness, with which this Being in its Being is concerned,]
Ou ou ou liegt ein Charakter des Daseins
[lies a character of Being-there]

Alles Sosein dieses Seienden ist primär Sein, daher drückt das Wort Dasein
[All Being-thus of this being is primarily Being, thence the word Being-there ex-]
Nicht sein Was aus wie Tisch oder Stein (nein nein)
[presses not its What, like [the word] table or stone (no no)]

Sondern sein Sein Sondern sein Sein
[But its Being, But its Being]

Da hat der hat der hat der Heidegger wiedama recht
[There Heidegger is right once again]
Da hat der , da hat der Heidegger wiedama recht


Dasein ist Seiendes das sich in seinem Sein verstehend zu diesem Sein verhält (0uouou)
[Being-there is [something] being which in its Being comports itself understandingly towards this Being]
Und seine Wesensstruktur das In der Welt sein wirft die Frage auf nach der Weltlichkeit der Welt (Ououou)
[And its essential structure---Being-in-the-world---raises the question as to the worldliness of the world]
Nach dem Umhaften der Umwelt nach der Inheit des Inseins
[As to the environs of the world around us, as to the in-ness of Being-in]
Nach der Weltlichkeit der Umwelt, der sogenannten Umweltlichkeit
[As to the worldliness of the world around us, to so-called the-world-around-us-ness]

Dem ganzen Zeug in seiner Zeugganzheit denn zum Sein von Zeug gehört je immer
[To the whole equipment in its equipment-wholeness, for to the Being of equipment belongs always]
Ein Zeugganzes darin es dieses Zeug sein kann das es ist oder führt das zu weit?
[An equipment-whole in which this equipment can be what it is, or is this going too far?]

Mamma lieber alle Heidegger Heidegger ou ou ou
[Mama rather all Heideggers, Heideggers [?]]

Ich heideggere euch in Grund und Boden
[I heidegger you in ground and soil]
Heideggere euch den Schwarzwald rauf
[[I] heidegger you up the Black Forest]
Und wieder runter heideggere Euch die Hoden
[And down again, [I] up-heidegger you your balls]
Und maroden Schädel auf
[And ramshackle skull]

Heideggere euch die Wand entlang
[[I] heidegger you across the wall]
Heideggere euch - so klein
[[I] heidegger you---so small]
Heideggere euch zurück auf Anfang
[[I] heidegger you back to the beginning]
Auf die Frage nach dem
[To the question as to the]

Sinn nach dem Sinn dem Sinn nach dem Sinn vom Sein ...
[Meaning, as to the meaning, the meaning, as to the meaning of Being...]

Da hatter hatter hatter Heidegger wiederma recht ...
[There Heidegger is right once again]

Heidegger Heidegger ou ou ou
Last edited by Sauwelios on Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:45 am, edited 2 times in total.
"In man, _creature_ and _creator_ are united: in man there is matter, fragment, excess, clay, mud, nonsense, chaos; but in man there is also creator, sculptor, hammer-hardness, spectator's-divinity and seventh day:--do you understand this antithesis? And that _your_ compassion is for the 'creature in man', for that which must be formed, broken, forged, torn, burnt, made incandescent, purified,--that which must _suffer_ and _shall_ suffer? And _our_ compassion--do you not grasp whom our _reverse_ compassion is for when it defends itself against your compassion as against the worst of all pamperings and weaknesses?" (Nietzsche, _Beyond Good and Evil_, aph. 225. Cf. _The Will to Power_, Kaufmann ed., nr. 367.)
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Re: The Heidegger-Song.

Postby rut » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:08 am

This song is brilliant. It actually gives more insight into Heidegger's philosophy than reading his works.
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