Rammstein Keine Lust lyric with English translation

Ich hab' keine Lust
Ich hab' keine Lust
Ich hab' keine Lust
Ich hab' keine Lust

Ich habe keine Lust mich nicht zu hassen
Hab' keine Lust mich anzufassen
Ich hätte Lust zu onanieren
Hab' keine Lust es zu probieren
Ich hätte Lust mich auszuziehen
Hab' keine Lust mich nackt zu sehen

Ich hätte Lust mit grossen Tieren
Hab' keine Lust es zu riskieren
Hab' keine Lust vom Schnee zu gehen
Hab' keine Lust zu erfrieren

Ich hab' keine Lust
Ich hab' keine Lust
Ich hab' keine Lust
Nein ich hab keine Lust

Ich hab' keine Lust etwas zu kauen
Denn ich hab' keine Lust es zu verdauen
Hab' keine Lust mich zu wiegen
Hab' keine Lust im Fett zu liegen

Ich hätte Lust mit grossen Tieren
Hab' keine Lust es zu riskieren
Hab' keine Lust vom Schnee zu gehen
Hab' keine Lust zu erfrieren
Ich bleibe einfach liegen
Und wieder zähle ich die Fliegen
Lustlos fasse ich mich an
Und merke bald ich bin schon lange kalt
So kalt, mir ist kalt . . .

Ich hab' keine Lust
I don't feel like it
I don't feel like it
I don't feel like it
I don't feel like it

I don't feel like not hating myself
Don't feel like touching myself
I would feel like masturbating
Don't feel like trying it
I would feel like getting undressed
Don't feel like seeing myself naked

I would feel like it with big animals
Don't feel like risking it
Don't feel like going from the snow
Don't feel like freezing

I don't feel like it
I don't feel like it
I don't feel like it
No I don't feel like it

I don't feel like chewing anything
because I don't feel like digesting it
Don't feel like weighing myself
Don't feel like lying in fat

I would feel like it with big animals
Don't feel like risking it
Don't feel like going from the snow
Don't feel like freezing
I'll just keep lying here
and I'll count the flies again
I listlessly touch myself
and notice I've been frigid for a long time already
So frigid, I'm cold . . .

I don't feel like it

“Keine Lust”, also released as a single, digipack and two-track, describes the band’s disaffection with fame and money. The video, filmed in January 2005 and released a month later, portrays an aged, fat future version of the band, playing a reunion. Flake appears in a motorized wheelchair. At the end of the video, the rest of the band abandons Flake, after he arrives late. The video was nominated for the MTV European Music Awards in November 2005.

On the video “The Making of Keine Lust”, guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe discusses the meaning of the song and video:

“You know, after all of these years we’re full-up! Fame, success, money. We don’t want to do anything anymore! Nothing! That’s the idea in the song. We’ve returned to the starting point again. We just want to make music again. We don’t want all the circus that goes with it anymore. So, we meet up again, one more time, for one more performance – just to make music together. The fact that we are fat is just symbolic for excess. It’s really just about returning to the beginning.”

  • xtrasyn

    Ich habe Lust also means, I enjoy or I have fun, right. So ‘ich hatte lust mit grosse Tiere can also just mean ‘I used to think big animals were kind of cool’ as a statement of the utter blasé mindset. ‘Pff yeah at some point big animals were kind of fun but I don’t give a damn about anything anymore’.

  • Andreas

    “Ich hätte lust mit großen Tieren” could also just imply that he would like to “do it” with big animals and doesn’t have to be more philosophical than that. That’s atleast what I thought when I heard this song and doesn’t seem too off given that Rammstein usually not is too sensitive of a band… this interpretation has also been written in other translations. However, given that the video (and thusfor probably also the song) is sort of about musicians who made it and had too much and just got sick of it all (maybe like Elvis?) the interpretation given here of the big animals being the “big guys” in the industry could also be plausible. I’d sure like to find out though. Even as a student of German, I can’t really say 😛

  • Sylvarmyst

    “I don’t feel like chewing anything
    because I don’t feel like digesting it
    Don’t feel like weighing myself
    Don’t feel like lying in fat”

    XD

    Me and my sister were listening to this song the other day and I said “NO !! If he REALLY had keine lust he wouldn’t have written this song, because he has KEINE LUST !!”

    • GermanLearner

      You should say he has “EINE LUST !!”.

  • WJ

    I think that it refers to them not wanting to be part of the big guys eg the rich and opulent ‘musicians’.

  • DEVIL DOG

    What does “I would feel like it with big animals” even mean ?

    • Alyeldin Mohamed

      He thinks he probably would like to have intercourse with a wild animal or something but he’s afraid to try it. or that’s how I understood it.

  • Lunchy

    “Ich hab’ keine Lust” does mean I have no desire, but in more colloquial terms it means I don’t feel like it. :]

  • No.1-Ramm-Fan

    best song on reise reise…BY FAR !

  • Jonathan

    I think so. it should be ‘i don’t feel that I like it’

  • desmond

    doesn’t ich hab keine lust mean i have no desire? that’s what my german teacher said.

  • Miriam

    You make good music with deep lyrics, and that’s what I like about you. I also think it’s great that you sometimes bring up the Taboo subjects such as “Mein Teil” and “Zwitter”. You are great musicians, and I will always enjoy listening to your songs.

  • Jonathan

    first time i didn't like this song but the more i listen the more i like it. now is my fav one when i know the translation:)

    voice is so powerful and the musik rocks!

  • LESNIKOV

    RAMMSTEIN love it

    rammstein live for it

    rammstein …… hope dead listning to it

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    ……………….. send donnation to help this poor fool ;p

  • joe

    till's voice is awesome but it helps to know the meanings because of rammstein i'm slowly learning a new language

  • Chris Sutherland

    The Few, The Proud, The RAMMSTEIN!!!

  • Artemis

    thanks so much for the site.
    till’s voice conjures the meanings before the words are known. the most vivid and beautiful voice I have ever heard. so primal so animal and so human. the best music. you can dance to it and thrash…brilliant…
    awovtrye…melancholy…