28 June, 2010
It stills sounds better in foreign
I've just been listening to Ute Lemper sings Kurt Weill, a compilation of Weill songs sung by the gorgeous chantoose Ute Lemper, who is now embarking on the MILF phase of her career with a dark brown voice to match. Among the songs on the album is "Das Lied des Lotterieagenten" from Der Silbersee. This paean to capitalistic greed is sung in a sexy, alluring tone throughout but die Lemper manages to impart an almost orgasmic undercurrent of wickedness to the phrase repeated at the end of each verse:
Zins und ZinseszinsI wonder if she could manage to do the same with an English translation, even with her sexily exotic accent:
Interest, and compound interestI can't quite imagine it somehow.
Some things just sound better in foreign.