Derby #33: Lyrics Illustrated

Inspired by Der Komissar (Don't turn around)

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Rejected because: Outside even our wide bounds of taste

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kjmendoza


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Re: Inspired by Der Komissar (Don't turn around)

This is actually excellent graphic design, but....

....will anyone want to wear it?

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dasmonkeyboy


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kjmendoza wrote:This is actually excellent graphic design, but....

....will anyone want to wear it?


If you went bowling with the Skinheads, it would be appropriate.

Josephus


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dasmonkeyboy wrote:If you went bowling with the Skinheads, it would be appropriate.


Too bad you didn't use John Cleese as Hilter...

Digita1Donkey


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They don't allow celebrity images typically but political figures seem to be more fair game and more appropriate.

BigKuntry


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Um... I think this shirt would only sell in places like rural montana or northern idaho...

I cant think of anyone else in their right mind who would ever wear this...

EyeTeeGuy


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BigKuntry wrote:Um... I think this shirt would only sell in places like rural montana or northern idaho...

I cant think of anyone else in their right mind who would ever wear this...


It received my vote from Tampa, Florida. Then again, I am mostly German.

lanpartyz


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I am irish and from pittsburgh and its got my vote. Its very fitting and I'd wear it to any political or non political event with joy!

nutter60047


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lanpartyz wrote:I am irish and from pittsburgh and its got my vote. Its very fitting and I'd wear it to any political or non political event with joy!


horrible, what you love hitler or you just hate the USA?

mikectc


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nutter60047 wrote:horrible, what you love hitler or you just hate the USA?


I think you misunderstand. lanpartyz comment.
If I can give one possible interpretation. This shirt is not promoting Hitler nor attacking America it simply associating the current president with fascism. I would guess the designer does not agree with Mr. Bush's policies on domestic spying and the rights of Americans.

JadenKale


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nutter60047 wrote:horrible, what you love hitler or you just hate the USA?

The main thing that bothered me about this shirt was, that it was depicting Hitler. The lyrics of that song have nothing to do with Hitler so I guess I don't see the reason to have him even alluded to within a parody. Funny as Bush may seem with a twitchy 'stash, it still didn't get across any of the lyrics. The song is about a couple on the run from the law. Every time they happen to be in public, "Der Kommissar" shows up. Hence the phrase, "Alles klar? Der Kommissar," which means "Is everything OK, officer?" And "Der Kommissar" means "Government Official" more like an "officer of the law".

Here are the lyrics:
Der Kommissar
by After The Fire

Zwei, drei, vier
One, two, three
Its easy to see
But its not that I don't care so
'Cause I hear it all the time
But they never let you know
On the TV and the radio
She was young her heart was pure
But every night is bright she got
She said sugar is sweet
She come rappin' to the beat
Then I knew that she was hot

She was singin'
Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
You're in his eye
And you'll know why
The more you live
The faster you will die

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar

[Instrumental Interlude]

She said, babe, you know
I miss Jill and Joe
And all my funky friends
But my street understanding
Was just enough to know what she really meant
And I got to thinking while she was talking
That I know she told the story
Of those special places that she goes
When she rides with the others in the subway singin'

Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
And if he talks to you
And you don't know why
You say your life
Is gonna make you die

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar

Well, we meet Jill and Joe
And brother Herr
And the whole cool gang and, oh
They're rappin' here they're rappin' there
But she's climbin' on the wall
It's a clear case, Herr Kommissar
'Cause all the children know
They're all slidin' down into the valley
They're all slipping on the same snow

Hear the children
Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
He's got the power
And you're so weak
And you're frustration
Will not let you speak
La, la, la, la, la, la

Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
And if he talks to you
Then you'll know why
The more you live
The faster you will die

Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
Don't turn around, uh-oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh-oh
Don't turn around, uh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, uh oh

lanpartyz


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nutter60047 wrote:horrible, what you love hitler or you just hate the USA?


do not love hittler nor do I hate the USA. I simply do not agree with some views. I would rather see common folk get elected rather than money hungry liars.... But hey thats me, and this shirt was inspiring. to bad it got the rejection stamp. Likely rejected by a bush voter.....

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