Epcot’s Must See Band is Lebendig

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I was in Epcot last week for opening day of the 2020 Festival of the Arts, with Christina, Chef Todd, and some friends, as we checked out all of the new food booths and artists.  We stopped in Germany for the Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib, the Seared Corvina, and the Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs.  They were all delicious, and I recommend them wholeheartedly.  But the best thing about that meal was the new band at Germany, Lebendig, who played their first set while we ate.  In my opinion, they’re the must-see band at Epcot for Festival of the Arts.

Lebendig means either “lively” or “living” in German, and there’s truth in that name.  This four-piece rock band plays original songs with a lot of energy and they sound great.  Do I have any idea what their lyrics say?  Absolutely not.  (That doesn’t stop me from loving 99 Luftballons either.)  So what? They’re young kids, they seem sincere, they’re trying hard, and they’re an actual rock band, with a guitar, a bass, and drums.  Plus, their music has apparently won some awards back in Germany.

Check out Lebendig’s first set at Epcot, courtesy of my good friend Sam, of Sam’s Disney Diary:

If you can translate some of those lyrics, post them in the comments below.  And when you’re in Epcot, grab some food and a beer, and see one of Lebendig’s 20-minute sets.  I think they play six or seven sets a day, around 15 minutes after the hour, starting around noon.

 

Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

4 thoughts on “Epcot’s Must See Band is Lebendig

  • January 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm
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    Thanks. Definitely will stop and see their show next week.

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  • January 26, 2020 at 7:43 am
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    Toll! I saw them a few days ago and agree. If you are into straight up 80’s-style pop rock, they are right up your alley. Nena of that era is a good comparison (though if you get a chance, check out her more recent song “Oldschool”)

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  • January 27, 2020 at 10:05 pm
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    Our Songlist:
    1. Be Free / Frei Sein
    It’s been ages with you
    I haven’t counted the days in a long time.
    Even if it is not always, it is mostly beautiful
    and you’ve gotten used to it by now.
    We had a lot of fun the last few days,
    I didn’t actually think about it either.
    I’m sure we can do a lot more together,
    We’re not going to give up everything.

    Let’s just be free,
    and be high once in a while,
    I don’t want to be so alone anymore,
    Let’s just be free

    We’ve both been locked up before,
    This has distorted our image of love.
    It took a lot of strength to break free,
    And too rusty for something new.
    After a long time you give up that waiting,
    Sorts it the way it is and dosen’t hope for it anymore.
    Learned how nice it is to be by yourself,
    Let’s take it slow, let’s not lock ourselves in.

    Let’s just be free,
    and be high once in a while,
    I don’t want to be so alone anymore,
    Let’s just be free

    But slowly we also rebuild the cage.
    And what’s locked up breaks out again sometime.
    But as long as we feel this way, we’ll enjoy life.
    Maybe together we can never give up freedom.

    Let’s just be free,
    and be high once in a while,
    I don’t want to be so alone anymore,
    Let’s just be free

    2. Perfect / Perfekt
    You pass me by and I see that you’re sad.
    And I tell you something, I don’t feel any better.
    So many dreams you’d rather forget,
    But I’ve got a feeling, it’s different with us.

    Because my heart beats the same way,
    And the same song tortures us, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    And because I see myself in you and the way you’re standing here, you’re perfect, you’re perfect

    I just need to know, who you are right now.
    But I’d like to see, where we’re going to.
    You love my favorite song, listen to the same CDs, read the same books,
    I wonder how this is possible.
    You’re the same way, I see you’re the same way.

    Because my heart beats the same way,
    And the same song tortures us, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    And because I see myself in you and the way you’re standing here, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    And because I see myself in you and the way you’re standing here, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    You’re Perfect, forever……….

    Because my heart beats the same way,
    And the same song tortures us, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    And because I see myself in you and the way you’re standing here, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    And because I see myself in you and the way you’re standing here, you’re perfect, you’re perfect
    You’re Perfect, forever……….

    3. The Summer can wait / Der Sommer kann warten
    We sit outside on our balcony, drinking the last glasses of red wine.
    Look at the pictures, when our jobs were safe.
    We believed we had everything in the bag and so we lived.
    We’ve wasted and spent everything.

    Hey, this is our chance, to start again.
    Whether it goes well or worse, the summer can wait.
    There’s only this one life, only you’re my greatest joy.
    Open your eyes an go, and I’ll go with you

    You never told me we were just dreamers,
    Though we lived every dream of ours.
    Cause no matter what, nobody took the fun out of us when the money was loose.
    Hey, we’re gonna get that back under control, don’t you think?
    Because a unit like us can’t be stoped, can’t be stoped.

    Hey, this is our chance, to start again.
    Whether it goes well or worse, the summer can wait.
    There’s only this one life, only you’re my greatest joy.
    Open your eyes an go, and I’ll go with you

    Let’s start anew together, let’s dream and let’s be crazy.
    This is our chance, let’s start.

    Hey, this is our chance, to start again.
    Whether it goes well or worse, the summer can wait.
    There’s only this one life, only you’re my greatest joy.
    Open your eyes an go, and I’ll go with you

    4. Nightbus / Nachtbus
    Once again, we are too excited.
    Been up all night again.
    We let ourselves drift again, until dawn.

    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.

    We sit opposite each other in silence, look each other in the face for a long time.
    I know exactly what you’re trying to tell me,
    But you don’t need any words.

    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.

    I could drive through the streets forever like this,
    I won’t let you go anymore.
    And at some point we drive, at some point we drive, at some point we drive as a couple

    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want to spend every night
    come on, I want every night with you,
    In the nightbus until the morning.

    5. 360 Degrees / 360 Grad
    I’ve been dreaming of an absolute overview for such a long time,
    But halfway through it dosen’t work.
    I’ll take any ledge on my way to the top,
    I’ll set a safe camp, when the storms rage.

    I’ve made it, I’m here
    360 degrees the air is clear.
    I’ve made it, but I must not lose too much time,
    Otherwise I will freeze to death in the high altitude rush

    I’ve trained long enough, for the last few steps.
    There’s no way back from this point.
    The last meters cost the most of my strength,
    But in the end I made it

    I’ve made it, I’m here
    360 degrees the air is clear.
    I’ve made it, but I must not lose too much time,
    Otherwise I will freeze to death in the high altitude rush

    I used to dream of life, now I live my dream.
    Panoramic view on me, because I am just entering the room.
    As space and time blur, let the focus guide my direction. I inhale and exhale like my lungs are instruments.
    Today I Fell free, tell me baby you’re there, tell me baby you’re ready, because it’s time I never look back, walking forward not backwards. The gas pedal to the stop, no matter what comes I remain steadfast.
    No one ever thought this would work out this way over night.

    I’ve made it, I’m here
    360 degrees the air is clear.
    I’ve made it, but I must not lose too much time,
    Otherwise I will freeze to death in the high altitude rush

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