'Der Feind ist grausam - wir bringen.
Der Feind ist riesig - wir springen.’
'The enemy is cruel - we will prevail.
The enemy is titanic - so we will jump.
There’s just something about these lines, particularly the second one, that really gives me chills. I think it’s beautifully representative of the series as a whole, humanity’s knowledge that they are hopelessly outgunned in this battle, yet their resilience is incredible. One of the things that makes humans so superior is our ability to adapt to change, a trait not shared beyond a certain degree by any other animal. This lyric illustrates that beautifully: ‘The enemy is titanic, so we will jump.’ It’s very matter-of-fact about it, as if this is the most natural thing in the world. They’re fifteen metres tall? So what, we’ve got 3D Manouevre Gear. Even in the face of overwhelming odds, humanity holds onto hope.
I’m not doing a very good job of explaining this right now but basically I get tingles down my spine every time this line comes up and aaaaaaaa