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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21 COMMENTS

  1. One simply asks another not to love one, as to the one, another is nothing, but a mere stone, truly, a beautiful stone.
    So the question comes..
    If one sees another as a stone, who could tell if not one was the stone instead, and has nothing, but one’s ego, that created a gap to be in between, so one could never accept any love, but at the same time one plays (or actually is) the empath, in order not to be told what is not to be discovered by one, the stone.
    One burnt out, but has no knowlidge about it, so pretends to be the once so warm entity, while can only see one’s coldness all around one, not accepting, one sees the coldness within.

  2. @Anastasia – we are talking about that, cos thats simply what came to our minds 🙂 Your explanation has its logic too and I like it. But both theories have exactly the same probability of real meaning 🙂 and both might be wrong too

    @Moderstein – thx 😛

    @Alison – yea, to me too. Only that Diamond´s lyrics are a bit too vague in comparison (tho it gives more room to imagination)

  3. Idk why everyone keeps on talking about how a woman is beautiful, but has nothing else to offer (e.g she is dumb, arrogant etc…) Maybe she does have something else to offer. It’s not clearly stated in the song that she is (for example) stupid. Without making stuff up, and just interpreting what’s in the lyrics, it is about a woman who is wonderfully beautiful like a diamond. And it doesn’t matter if she has or hasn’t got more to offer, the point is that she is cold. She can’t show/feel/give love. She is just a stone/ cold as a stone.

  4. I think this song about beautiful, blue eyed but dead girl.When he says “But please let me go” he is saying that to her memory.And also last line he’s making a wordplay and that means she is dead.

  5. I was in a relationship with a narcissistic girl.
    This is dead on how I felt when I finally managed to leave her.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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