An industrial lyric from the industrial song Ich Bin Ein Auslander (of the same name) by the industrial band Pop Will Eat Itself.

Translates, from German, to "I am a foreigner." Literally, it would translate to "I am a product of a foreign country." To be "I am a foreigner," one would merely say "Ich bin Auslander."

This is a spin-off of JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner."

The media partially blamed The Columbine Incident on this lyric, as well as the song it was from, because the lyric was found on the AOL homepage of one of the shooters.

On a less serious note, I learned a neat little tune, the "Auslanderlied" (meaning Foreigner Song) while learning the German language. It's supposed to help you remember what to say if you're stuck in Germany and you can't communicate.

Der Auslanderlied:
To the tune of "She'll be coming round the Mountain"
Ich bin Auslander und spreche nicht gut Deutsch (repeat 2x)
Bitte sprechen sie doch langsam, bitte sprechen sie doch langsam,
Ich bin Auslander und spreche nicht gut Deutsch (repeat 3x)
Ich verstehe nicht was sie sagen, Ich verstehe nicht was sie sagen,
Ich bin Auslander und spreche nicht gut Deutsch
Translation:
I'm a foreigner and don't speak German well (2x)
Please speak a little more slowly, please speak a little more slowly,
I'm a foreigner and don't speak German well (3x)
I don't understand what you're saying, I don't understand what you're saying,
I'm a foreigner and don't speak German well

Jeder Mensch ist ein Ausländer - fast überall

Everybody is a foreigner - nearly everywhere
This is a slogan of the Anti-racist movement in germany and, as i believe, nearly everywhere in the world.
As neo-nacism starts becoming a problem again in germany, as a result of the bad economy especially in the ex-DDR, many teens see no future, so some go punk, most go nazi, it is important that many people solidarise against right-wing tendencies. I know, in the USA its under protection of the first amandement (sp.?) to tell everyone to kill all blacks/jews/catholics/whatsoevers. In germany with its nazi past, this would cause a worldwide scandal. AND, most of all, it is not my problem if some dumb asshole thinks that it is the fault of the turkish McDonalds-employee that ha has no job, not caring he would never work for McD., cause of the low wages and bad hours.
But, it becomes a problem for everyone if people get killed and their houses burned down because of racial hate.
And this is not protected yb any rights in any confessions. So, everybody, confess:

Ich bin ein Ausländer -fast überall!

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