Ich hab noch nicht aufgehört zu träumen, wie der Wind sich auch dreht einfach weitergehen.

My conjecture for the "wind part" is somethinkg like:


I have not stopped dreaming about moving on ahead, as the tide turns.


I don't get what "wie" here means and whether "weitergehen" refers back to the speaker or not. For if it does, I reckon that it must be "weitezugehen" instead.


The texts of this Tim Bendzko-song I found have a full stop between the two parts:

Nein, ich hab noch nicht aufgehört zu träumen.
Wie der Wind sich auch dreht, einfach weitergehen.

These two lines translate to

No, I have not stopped dreaming.
No matter how the wind turns, just go ahead.

So "wie" means it's no matter from where the wind blows. "Weitergehen" refers to the speaker, as the song is about to never give up. It's a request to the speaker itself not to stop but always go ahead.

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The infinitive "weitergehen" works as an impersonal imperative replacement form here.

This form is typically used as an impersonal form on prohibitive signs, for example:

Nicht rauchen!

Vorsichtig öffnen!

German knows a number of grammatical constructs to form the imperative and replacements for it - This is one of them. This part would roughly translate to

...however the winds are turning, just go on.

Because the imperative replacement is impersonal, i.e. not addressed to someone specifically, it has no grammatical relationship to the "ich" in the sentence, the connection is only from context. You can interpret it as "Order to self: go on".

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