Rammstein Ohne Dich lyric with English translation

Ich werde in die Tannen gehen
Dahin wo ich sie zuletzt gesehen
Doch der Abend wirft ein Tuch aufs Land
und auf die Wege hinterm Waldesrand
Und der Wald er steht so schwarz und leer
Weh mir, oh weh
Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr

Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein
Ohne dich
Mit dir bin ich auch allein
Ohne dich
Ohne dich zähl ich die Stunden ohne dich
Mit dir stehen die Sekunden
Lohnen nicht

Auf den Ästen in den Gräben
ist es nun still und ohne Leben
Und das Atmen fällt mir ach so schwer
Weh mir, oh weh
Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr

Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein
Ohne dich
Mit dir bin ich auch allein
Ohne dich
Ohne dich zähl ich die Stunden ohne dich
Mit dir stehen die Sekunden
Lohnen nicht ohne dich
I'm going to go into the fir trees
There where I last saw her
But the evening is throwing a cloth upon the land
and upon the ways behind the edge of the forest
And the forest it is so black and empty
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be
Without you
With you I am alone too
Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still
They aren't worth it

On the branches in the ditches
it's now silent and without life
And breathing becomes oh so hard for me
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be
Without you
With you I am alone too
Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still
They aren't worth it without you

“Ohne dich” was released as the third single from the album on 22 November 2004 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Other countries’ releases followed. It follows a slow, even romantic balladic style. The central motif is Without you, I cannot be, without you…, With you, I am also alone, without you…

The single includes as its 6th track the so-called beta version of what should have been part of Mutter. “Ohne dich” was planned for Mutter, but then dismissed.

The video was filmed in the Kaun Valley and on the Pitz Valley glacier in Tyrol, Austria. It shows the band members climbing and hiking.

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Rating: 9.8/10 (753 votes cast)
Rammstein Ohne Dich lyric with English translation, 9.8 out of 10 based on 753 ratings
  • der_vogel

    Mit dir bin ich auch allein.

  • Ashton Hope

    This song is probably my favourite song and is a song i can really relate to.

  • Nicole Dozier

    First time reading the English lyrics for any of their songs. Never really cared before because it didn’t matter. The vocals oh god, the lyrics oh my god. This band is from some where else entirely. It is so beautiful, sorrynotsorry I Fucking Love this.

  • Samuel

    Why is there no ‘habe’ in the second line?
    “Dahin wo ich sie zuletzt gesehen”
    Isn’t that grammatically wrong?

  • InvaderLynx

    I showed this to my siblings once, hoping they’d understand the beauty and passion conveyed in this song and it’s compelling story… All I got was a “I really hate the lead singer’s voice, he makes German sound harsh”… NO, he makes it more beautiful than it already is, adding personality and strength to a lovely language. One does NOT simply hate Till’s voice!

  • Higgens

    I remember Du Hast from my High School days, never really got into Rammstien then. Some one brought up Till In a conversation and made me think of them again. Been stuck on em for weeks now, working on learning German. Really like this song.

  • Lawrence Rouse

    I cannot get enough of this guys!

  • wordkillme

    when I sing this song I always remember my ex this is so painful but I can’t stop sing this song in my head -_-

  • Ricky

    beautiful song but not as saddening as sirb nicht vor mir

  • Eric Blatter

    I know where you’re coming from brothers, and I believe I’m with you. What a waste of “humanity.”

  • anoosh

    i love this song without knowing even a word in Germany. i felt the pain, lonesome and sadness of singer from his emotion, voice, and intonation. when i saw the translation, i most loved in it.

  • Pamela VL Paseka

    My favorite..then how can I picked…theyre work is magnificant

  • My favourite Rammstein song 😀

  • simon

    BEAUTIFUL. CHILLING. INSPIRING.

  • Jaime

    I love this song!
    It was the first song i ever learnt on guitar and im proud of it 😀

    <3 Rammstein

  • Nichts

    :O another Engel des Todes lol i use that name too sometimes… just found that kinda funny

  • Chase

    the only love song ul ever hear me listen to…

  • Rammstein Addict

    This song is just so beautiful i keep it on repeat on my stereo all day.

  • Engel des Todes

    This song is one of my favorites of Rammstein..This song makes me feel sad..Even though, is an awesome song!!..

  • Bryn Wheelhouse

    It was this song that started me off on Rammstein. Beautifully written, nice beat. This is my all time favourite song of Rammstein.

  • Tua

    This song is so beautiful it makes me wanna cry all night. Uhm, actually I do, but what ever.
    Just one thing, “Weh mir, oh weh” should be “Hurt me, oh pain” or something like that.

  • Pooyan

    I’m not a fan,but this song is making me to learn German!

  • Ben

    Dude I dont know why but just thinking about the song makes me cry, so that makes it a pretty effective one I guess.

  • Jolly

    This song sends shivers down my spine… The overwhelming emotion is something beautiful… something rare.

    This song is an instrumental part in all of our lives, I can guarantee.

  • Daniel

    I love this song. Reminds me of a loved one in my past. It can also be about friends who you just can’t live without.

    As for Rammstein, I think it’s about them never leaving each other and if just one of them leaves the band or dies, then Rammstein as a whole would cease to exist.

  • RED

    Im afraid to say, its such a sign for Rammstein’s journey… theyre climbing to the top, together as one.

    but then Till said that he will ‘retired’ when he’s 50, or even when one of the member die or leave. It is figured when Till fell on the video.

    But then theyre still trying to reach the top of the mountain (career) , theyre trying as hard as they can.
    As they finally on top, but then Till’s die. (retired).

    OMG i Love those guys.

    • porcupine

      Nope not at all, that might be the meaning behind the video but rammstein songs almost always have a different meaning than their videos.

  • der haifisch

    hey i just wanted to note that when it said “weh mir, oh weh”
    it doesnt mean “woe is me ,oh woe”
    It achualy means “pain me, oh pain”

    • radium

      yes okay, thanks babel. woe is me is just a saying it means the exact same thing you smartass

  • wendy.K

    I totally love this song, the lyrics are exellent with alot of poetic expresions, and the day marry I want to dance this song with my husband (of course it’s going to be Richard Kruspe ja ja ja ja I wish..) but any ways this song is great!!!!I love it.
    ich liebe Rammstein!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pedrodelabongo

    This is only the second song I have heard that makes me emotional. This and Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.
    Which is better?
    I can’t decide.

  • Jonezy

    Love,Drugs,or war its about all three if you want it to be thats the amazing part of it

  • Aubrei

    HOLY CRAP!!! I love this song the video was so sad when TIll dies I cried #.# But then got better as a drug attic I can’t help but be grateful to it I feel not so bad haahaha like I care right!!!

  • Zerg Hydralisk

    Woah, Till’s voice fits so well with this song… I mean, he has a high-pitched voice that is perfect for hard rock, but this song is so soft… but it’s still awesome. It has been said that German is the language of anger – maybe that’s not 100% true, since this song proved otherwise. Rammstein rocks!

  • Charismatic Enigma

    I cringe at the thought that these lyrics could be referring to drug addiction. Nevertheless, one of the things I particularly love about Rammstein lyrics is that their original meaning almost doesn’t matter; they are so versatile that you can apply them to a multitude of other situations that the band might never have even thought about.

    And THAT, my friends, is why I listen to Rammstein.

  • Danutz

    awesome song. It reminds me of my ex girlfriend…

  • BaLaM

    ????? ??? ?? ?????? – ??? 2 ??????-?? ???????????? 🙂

  • Alexmck

    everytime i hear this song

    i think of my ex girlfriend

    i hope ill be able 2 play it for her some day

  • Glider

    This song is so powerfull, it reminds me of when i got sent to afghanistan and my fiance left me, no matter how much i wanted her i couldnt reach her, when i got back home i tried so hard to get back with her and i eventually did and i too could just lie on the top of a mountain and die happilly now.

  • gaby

    y va de nuevoo…
    jaja..
    es mi cancion favorita de rammstein…
    esta chida y pss k vienen este año a mexico
    k chidoo..
    ahh una vez escuche no se si sea cierto
    que esta inspirada en un poema de manuel acuña…
    pss ke kon madre…
    jajaja
    adios

  • gaby

    es mi cancion favorita de rammstein…
    esta chida y pss k vienen este año a mexico
    k chidoo..
    ahh una vez escuche no se si sea cierto
    que esta inspirada en un poema de manuel acuña…
    pss ke kon madre…
    jajaja
    adios

  • Nathan

    Und die vogel singen nicht mehr.

  • Kayla C

    oh my god!!! i totally love this song. it makes me cry and realize the pain that love brings along with all it's pleasures. Till's Voice is amazing in this song. and the emotion he puts into it just makes it all the better. i am American but all i ever listen to is Rammstein i have taken German languae courses. and i'm grateful for being able to have them sing to me their songs that i have downloaded onto my MP3 player.

    Ich Liebe Rammstein!!!!! go Deutschland!!!!!!!!!!!

    oh and personally i wish i would've been born in Germany. lool. i know i'm obsessed but oh well. its Rammstein!!! lool

  • Muratt

    When it was my first time i listened this awesome song , a pain revealed without any reason and my little German language competency was pretty enough to repeat the lyrics and made the pain settled in my heart as a whole.I got up and bought some beers aiming to be drunk as pain thrives more and more inside my soul.This song took all of your control and leads you pure melancholy The dazzling point is that language is German and the band is Rammstein who only made me recall something rebelling and shouting!

  • Maria kelidou from Greece!

    love this song

  • EZGO

    awesome song: always gets me thinking about something cool

  • Corey

    This song makes me cry.

  • Fleggu

    Awesome song! I heard Till wrote this song, by adapting the text of a german dying soldier, who gets wounded before in the first worldwar. He wrote it a few minutes before his death and a friend took it.

    Ps.: Hehe sry for this bad english I'm german : D

  • Awe-struck

    I think people could make love with this song playing. Its so grippingly emotional. I really like it

    • Clarissa

      hehehe, people can also make love to 'bestrafe mich & buch dich too XD lol….. i would, but then again, i'm a little twisted 😛

    • Vidar Kristiansen

      What about the sountrack for the movie “Nymphomaniac, führe mich”…? Says love all over! 🙂

    • spider8itch69

      Those 2 songs would actually be good for rough and kinky sex.

    • spider8itch69

      That, and I can’t stand that soft, sappy stuff. It just doesn’t do it for me.

  • Grizzly

    This is one o the best songs made by this GoDlike bad….:P…. and i don not think is about a drug addiction…. just think about it… love is like a drug too

  • USAGI

    I watched the video for this, and it made me sad when Till falls off the mountain and then dies at the end. That's so sad. :'( But at least Till is still alive today.

  • juergen

    es ist ein sehr gut lied.

  • CC

    ppl wuden't normally think it.. but this song is about a drug addiction.. i find that very cool.. it's awesome! Rammstein ROCKS!!!!!

    • Fleggu

      eeer, why?^^

    • Zazusha

      i'd believe it was about a drug addiction.

      awsome song, nonetheless.

  • awesome song by an awesome band

  • I Feel his pain!!! lol

  • Artemis

    i love the video for this song. i dream to live in place as beautiful as that.