Rammstein Feuer und Wasser lyric with English translation

Wenn sie Brust schwimmt ist das schön
dann kann ich in ihr Zentrum sehn
Nicht dass die Brust das Schöne wär
Ich schwimm ihr einfach hinterher
Funkenstaub fließt aus der Mitte
ein Feuerwerk springt aus dem Schritt

Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
Im Wasser verbrannt

Wenn sie nackt schwimmt ist das schön
dann will ich sie von hinten sehn
Nicht dass die Brüste reizvoll wären
Die Beine öffnen sich wie Scheren
Dann leuchtet heiß aus dem Versteck
die Flamme aus dem Schenkeleck

Sie schwimmt vorbei bemerkt mich nicht
Ich bin ihr Schatten sie steht im Licht
Da ist keine Hoffnung und keine Zuversicht denn

Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
So kocht das Blut in meinen Lenden
Ich halt sie fest mit nassen Händen
Glatt wie ein Fisch und kalt wie Eis
sie wird sich nicht an mich verschwenden
Ich weiß

Feuer und Wasser kommt nie zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
It's beautiful when she swims the breaststroke
Then I can see into her core
Not that the breast is what's beautiful
I just swim after her
Sparking dust flows from the center
A firework shoots from her crotch

Fire and water don't come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
Burned in the water

It's beautiful when she swims naked
then I want to see her from behind
Not that the breasts are attractive
Her legs open like scissors
Then from its hiding place, the flame
glows hotly from her thigh-angle

She swims past and doesn't notice me
I am her shadow, she stands in the light
There is no hope and no confidence

Fire and water don't come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
Like this, the blood boils in my loins
I grab her with wet hands
Smooth as a fish and cold as ice
She won't waste herself on me
I know

Fire and water never come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water

In the chorus of “Feuer und Wasser” (Fire and water) , Till Lindemann sings “Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen” (Fire and water doesn’t come together). While this would be grammatically incorrect, the use of the singular third person verb kommt rather than the plural kommen indicates the intent for fire and water to be viewed as a single entity. Thus, a literal translation would be “Fire and water doesn’t come together”. In fact, when Till Lindemann sings this sentence, he doesn’t say “da kommt nicht…”. (fire and water, (it) doesn’t come together). This song tells of a man who is madly in love with a woman that has no interest in him (Sie schwimmt vorbei bemerkt mich nicht, Ich bin ihr Schatten sie steht im Licht|She swims past and doesn’t notice me, I am her shadow, she stands in her light).

  • Reignir

    This song made me cry literal tears. Hearing the words and the emotion, and feeling as though you can directly relate to them, it’s magical. Til’s lyrics speak the words we all wish we could, those of us who have been rejected and discouraged.

  • Franky

    I first thought of a man being in love with a girl who is a swimmer/diver… and yet the man can’t swim…… but it’s wrong I think.

  • Mr A A

    If you think of it like this – fire is the male and water is the female. Fire wants to get close to water but knows that if he does he will get extinguished. I believe this to be a metaphor for rejection. Water has no desire for fire and carries on with her life as if he weren’t there. For fire, who feels a strong lust towards water, this is all heartbreaking.

    • Ohne Namen

      I always thought it was the opposite…The water-themed man is attracted to a woman who burns like fire, with brilliant passion…but not for him. He wants to get close to her, but if he does he’ll evaporate from the heat she gives off. Either way, though, I agree it’s about rejection, and heartbreaking. TT.TT

  • dirty_jersey

    i loved the song before even knowing the meaning.. but when I did find out what it was about, I almost choked and coudn’t breath due to relevance. just amazing and recent nyc visit was amazing.

  • Bryn Wheelhouse

    Moriarty, I Know how you feel. This song is basically explaing what is happening to me too. And I haven’t listened to it that many times yet. It is a good song, may be as good as Ohne Dich. The beat is great, The lyrics are impressive. Rammstein, PLEASE TELL ME WHEN YOUR NEXT ALBUM IS COMING OUT!

  • Moriarty

    this song, damn
    i’ve heard it a 100 times before,but i didn’t really care for it,but now it’s different as it’s exactly what’s happening 2 me right now
    Till is amazing in this, u can tell he suffered a lot in this situation

    whatever, beautiful song

  • Sonovil

    Simply… Breath-taking…The lyrics completely reflect my current condition…The melody evokes the deepest of emotions…
    This, people, is MUSIC. Speaks to the soul. Rock on, Rammstein. Keep on creating real music. Not these pop-ish superficial “songs” that come out nowadays,if they can be called that…
    Sorry for my bad english, but I’m from Greece 🙂

  • Charismatic Enigma

    @Bassyouni – What meds are you on, and can I meet your psychiatrist? 😛

  • Bassyouni

    This song is rather about pedophilia & terrorism. A German man loves a mermaid who is actually busy planning to set NewYork on fire? So they cannot mix. Because she’s all the time in the water. While he’s waiting beside the statue of liberty (which is carrying a burning a torch, yes). What the fuck is this song about? A man seeing through the crotch of his focking center, ja!

  • oFZo

    Harris wrote:

    *This song is written for me…
    it describes my story, For the GIRL that will never waste herself on me. :’(

    GOD! I LOVE HER!*

    I think its part of the story of most people’s love-life.
    Everybody I know has had at least one unanswered love…

    I’m a lucky man because the woman that first helped me grow emotionally by giving me the pain of rejecting me (as many did) at age 16, fell for me 14 years later.
    (There were a few other serious relationships inbetween, but she was the first and I hope she will be the last!)

  • Ollie

    Exactly Harris and Peter.
    Beautiful song, fantastic lyrics, Till sings amazing in this song.
    Rammstein rocks the world!

  • Peter

    beautiful song.. Like Harris said, it describes the life experience of many of us.

    Also, there might be a different meaning in the song – the man doesnt want to show his love to the girl, because he knows that they will not match, like water doesnt match the fire. So maybe the girl doesnt reject him, she just doesnt know about him.

  • harris

    This song is written for me…
    it describes my story, For the GIRL that will never waste herself on me. :'(

    GOD! I LOVE HER!

  • Himmelslicht

    This song is beautiful.

  • Seth

    Thank u External, thats wat i thought, but just wanted to confirm. Thanks!

  • Seth

    I am new to Rammstein and i don’t completly understand all of there songs. Like what does this song mean i am very confused.

    • External

      In the chorus of “Feuer und Wasser” (Fire and water) , Till Lindemann sings “Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen” (Fire and water doesn’t come together). While this would be grammatically incorrect, the use of the singular third person verb kommt rather than the plural kommen indicates the intent for fire and water to be viewed as a single entity. Thus, a literal translation would be “Fire and water doesn’t come together”. In fact, when Till Lindemann sings this sentence, he doesn’t say “da kommt nicht”¦”. (fire and water, (it) doesn’t come together). This song tells of a man who is madly in love with a woman that has no interest in him (Sie schwimmt vorbei bemerkt mich nicht, Ich bin ihr Schatten sie steht im Licht|She swims past and doesn’t notice me, I am her shadow, she stands in her light).

      All descriptions are in the albums section

  • Artemis

    i am water and I would

  • Elin

    BEST!