X-Mal Deutschland, “Incubus Succubus (Live)”

Here’s that song I posted yesterday again. This time its live. The band was German, they were actually an all-girl band, believe it or not, and they even sung in German!

This song is said to be a Gothic Rock classic, and some think this is the greatest Gothic Rock song of all time. I can’t believe I am just hearing this song for the first time 37 years after it came out. And I was into the Goth scene at the time, too.

I just discovered listening to this music that I am not sure if it matters what language great music is sung in. For instance, this song  sounds awesome in German! I haven’t the faintest idea what they are singing about, but it doesn’t even matter! You can’t make out the lyrics on a lot of music like this anyway.

I had an excellent post-punk song by a French band I never heard of on tape long ago. I loved that song even though I didn’t understand a word of what they were saying.

This is where having an intuitive mind versus a logical mind comes in handy.

A logical mind would get furious because it couldn’t understand the words.

The intuitive or holistic mind doesn’t care because it’s looking for the Gestalt (great German word there), the whole picture, the experience in totality, the overall vibe, the case where the sum is great than the whole of its parts, the “I can’t put my finger on it but I know it when I see it” feeling, the “I feel it in my gut or body” feeling.

The intuitive (female or feminine) mind is holistic. It looks at the forest and misses the individual trees.

The logical (male or masculine) mind sees the individual trees but can’t make out the whole forest or the picture in totality, hence where we get our phrase, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”

Es tanzen die narren
Ein herz aus eisen
Über den wolken
Unter der erde

Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus
Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus
Incubus succubus

Feuer, feuer, ohhh!
Feuer, feuer, ohhh!
Feuer, feuer, ohhh!
Feuer, feuer, ohhh!

Romanze der nüchte und glut
Leben und tod sonne, mond
Kalt und heiß
Schwarz und rot

Kürper und geist
Liebe und chaos
Erweckt neues leben
Für meine kräfte

Ooooh

Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus

Ganz tief unten, wo es kein licht mehr gibt
Dümonen, am himmel ist kein platz für uns!
Am himmel ist kein platz für uns!

Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus
Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus

Vom himmel fiel ein morgenstern
Ein neuer gott
Für unsere mächte

Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus

Ganz tief unten, wo es kein licht mehr gibt
Hexensabbat regiert die nacht
Hexensabbat regiert die energie der nacht
Hexensabbat
Regiert die energie der nacht
Die energie der nacht
Die energie der nacht

Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus
Incubus succubus
Succubus incubus

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