Rammstein Diamant lyrics with English translation

Du bist so schön, so wunderschön
Ich will nur dich, immer nur dich anseh'n
Du lässt die Welt um mich verblassen
Kann den Blick nicht von dir lassen
 
Und dieses Funkeln deiner Augen
Will die Seele aus mir saugen
 
Du bist schön wie ein Diamant
Schön anzuseh'n wie ein Diamant
Doch bitte lass mich geh'n
 
Wie ein Juwel, so klar und rein
Dein feines Licht war mein ganzes Sein
Wollte dich ins Herzen fassen
Doch was nicht lieben kann, muss hassen
 
Und dieses Funkeln deiner Augen
Will die Seele aus mir saugen
 
Du bist schön wie ein Diamant
Schön anzuseh'n wie ein Diamant
Doch bitte lass mich geh'n
Welche Kraft, was für ein Schein
Wunderschön wie ein Diamant
Doch nur ein Stein

Lyric © Rammstein
You’re so beautiful, so wonderfully beautiful
I only want you, just to look at you always
You make the world fade away around me
Can’t take my eyes off you
 
And that sparkle in your eyes
wants to suck the soul out of me
 
You’re beautiful like a diamond
Beautiful to look at, like a diamond
But please let me go
 
Like a jewel, so clear and pure
Your delicate light was my entire being
I wanted to take your heart
But what cannot love must hate
 
And that sparkle in your eyes
wants to suck the soul out of me
 
You’re beautiful like a diamond
Beautiful to look at, like a diamond
But please let me go
What strength, what shine
Wonderfully beautiful, like a diamond
But only a stone

Translation © Affenknecht.com

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Du lässt die Welt um mich verblassen

    (DU) is not there. I have Rammstein special edition, and in the lyric book

    It’s lässt die Welt um mich verblassen

  2. Ad to this another layer: the value of diamonds is artificially inflated, in order to be seen as precious, despite the fact that most “useful” diamonds (used as drillheads, lenses, etc.) are often artificially created these days.

    Despite the fact that the woman may be enticing, her entire “appeal” may just be artifice – no matter how beautiful she is, she is cold, dumb, and overestimates her worth, despite the fact that her only value – her beauty – isn’t hers to begin with.
    And yet, people are still drawn to her like moths to a flame.

    I think this could be applied to many public idols.
    Then again, considering how “soft” and “personal” the song sounds like, it does seem like its more about someone being in a toxic, unrewarding relationship, or holding admiration towards someone who they know doesn’t really deserve it, rather than being a potshot at celebrities. “Ich will” does a better job at that.

  3. To me Diamant seems to be a song about (lets say) young beautiful woman. So beautiful that he cant resist being in the vicinity of her. But at the same time he also knows that beauty is the only asset the woman has. She might be completely dumb, supercilious, arrogant, you name it… So beautiful but still just a stone – nothing useful inside.

  4. Love song in the Rammstein style. A person who is in a toxic relationship. Madly in love with their SO, but they are tired of it.

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