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Kraftwerk Cover Video Goes Intergalatic

A German primary school class has become a YouTube sensation in covering the iconic song “Die Roboter”  or “The Robots” by legendary electronic band Kraftwerk.

Suited and (re)booted in homemade cardboard robot outfits, 16 children from Lemmchen Grundschule in Mainz-Mombach performed Kraftwerk’s 1978 song under the direction of their teacher, Lars Reimers.

Kraftwerk Robots Cover Video

Taken from Kraftwerk’s “The Man-Machine” album, the song is about the terrifyingly awesome potential of robots, who will undoubtedly replace humans in running the world someday. Seeing the children perform this song is therefore strangely cute and chilling at the same time.

Still, it looks like they had a lot of fun in making the video, and hats off to Herr Reimers in bringing some classic 70’s tunes into the classroom.

Next project for the class? Maybe “Intergalatic” by the Beastie Boys…

Original “Die Roboter” song performed by Kraftwerk:

Die Roboter, Kraftwerk – German Lyrics with English Translation

German

Wir laden unsere Batterie
Jetzt sind wir voller Energie

Wir sind die Roboter
Wir sind die Roboter

Wir funktionieren automatik
Jetzt wollen wir tanzen mechanik

Wir sind die Roboter
Wir sind die Roboter

Ja tvoi sluga
Ja tvoi rabotnik
Ja tvoi sluga
Ja tvoi rabotnik

Wir sind auf Alles programmiert
Und was du willst wird ausgeführt

Wir sind die Roboter
Wir sind die Roboter

English

We charge our batteries
Now we are full of energy

We are the robots
We are the robots

We function automatic
Now we will dance mechanic

We are the robots
We are the robots

I am your slave
I am your worker
I am your slave
I am your worker

We are programmed for everything
And what you want will be carried out

We are the robots
We are the robots

Thanks to Electronic Beats

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