I'm currently a beginner in my German language learning journey trying to challenge myself with translating and understanding lyrics of German songs. I came across the song "Schwarm" by Die Lieferanten and I can translate/get the grammar for the most part. However, I'm still a bit confused on the meaning of the song and the phrase "Wir sind ein Schwarm". Is it really just "We're a flock"? I guess that does fit with the song lyrics I understand so far but can someone help summarize the meaning of the lyrics (what the song is about)? Thanks!
The lyrics of "Schwarm" (https://dielieferanten.bandcamp.com/track/schwarm) are quite cryptic, they're certainly ambiguous.
To me it seems like they're some contemplations about life as a university student, or more generally as an apprentice of some sort, about learning together with others and about that strange phase in life that is clearly temporary, a part of everyone's way but no one's destination. Everyone's here in transit. They're like a flock of birds that just come together to fly to the south, for a temporary goal, parting again when they're there. "Nothing will begin here, nothing will end here".
The verses are mostly about the learning experience, "collecting", "picking fruits", "pushing oneself up", collecting "ahs and ohs" of understanding to be harvested later, also trying to impress teachers or other people, all of that with a slightly ironic undertone.
The chorus with the "Schwarm" metaphor is more about the collective experience of the phase in life.
There may be other interpretations, this is mostly what I relate to in this song.