Ich brauche Zeit Kein Heroin kein Alkohol kein Nikotin Brauch keine Hilfe Kein Koffein Doch Dynamit und Terpentin Ich brauche für Gasolin Explosiv wie Kerosin Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin Brauch keinen Freund Kein Kokain Brauch weder Arzt noch Medizin Brauch keine Frau nur Vaselin Etwas Nitroglyzerin Ich brauche Geld für Gasolin Explosiv wie Kerosin Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin Gib mir Benzin Es fliesst durch meine Venen Es schläft in meinen Tränen Es läuft mir aus den Ohren Herz und Nieren sind Motoren Benzin Willst du dich von etwas trennen dann musst du es verbrennen Willst du es nie wieder sehen lass es schwimmen in Benzin Benzin Ich brauch Benzin Benzin Gib mir Benzin
I need time No heroin nor alcohol nor nicotine I don't need help Nor caffeine But I do need dynamite and turpentine I need oil for gasoline  Explosive like kerosene With lots of octane and free of lead A fuel like Petrol I don't need a friend Nor cocaine I need neither a doctor nor medicine I don't need a woman, just Vaseline Some nitroglycerine I need money for gasoline Explosive like kerosene With lots of octane and free of lead A fuel like Petrol Give me petrol It flows through my veins It sleeps in my tears It leaks from my ears Heart and kidneys are motors Petrol If you want to part with something then you have to incinerate it If you never want to see it again let it swim in petrol Petrol I need petrol Petrol Give me petrol
“Benzin” (The German word for Petrol, or Gasoline) was the first song to be introduced from Rosenrot. Rammstein first played “Benzin” live at Berlin’s Wuhlheide Park in June 2005. Theatrical flames shot twenty meters into the air during the live performance. Later, the song was also played at several other concerts, one of them at NÃ®mes, which is included on the band’s new live DVD Völkerball. It is the only song to have been played live to date.
Benzin can be interpreted as a political reference to the high gas prices being experienced in many countries around the world (Ich brauche Geld für Gasolin/I need money for gasoline). “Gasolin” is not actually a German word, but an English word made German. There was, however, a German chain of gas stations called “Gasolin.”
Also, bassist Oliver Riedel briefly discussed the song on Rosenrot with Kerrang!, a music magazine published in the United Kingdom, where he said “We have so much fire in our shows that we wondered if we could have some lyrics about petrol, because it’s been responsible for our success outside of Germany. It’s basically our ode to pyromania.”
The Music video depicts the majority of the band as bored firefighters who receive a call and drive an oversized firetruck, destroying everything in their path to reach one survivor – Christian Lorenz – who they totally fail to save.