Rammstein Amerika lyrics with English translation

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We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika ist wunderbar America is wonderful
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America
 
Wenn getanzt wird will ich führen When there’s dancing I want to lead
auch wenn ihr euch alleine dreht even if you’re whirling around alone
Lasst euch ein wenig kontrollieren Let yourselves be controlled a little
Ich zeige euch wie es richtig geht I’ll show you how it really goes
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen We’re making a nice round dance
Die Freiheit spielt auf allen Geigen Freedom is playing on all violins
Musik kommt aus dem Weissen Haus Music is coming out of the White House
und vor Paris steht Micky Maus and Mickey Mouse is standing in front of Paris
 
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika ist wunderbar America is wonderful
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America
 
Ich kenne Schritte die sehr nützen I know moves that are very useful
und werde euch vor Fehltritt schützen and I will protect you from missteps
Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss And whoever doesn’t want to dance at the end
weiss noch nicht dass er tanzen muss doesn’t know yet that they must
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen We’re making a nice round dance
Ich werde euch die Richtung zeigen I will show you the way
Nach Afrika kommt Santa Claus Santa Claus is coming to Africa
und vor Paris steht Micky Maus and Mickey Mouse is standing in front of Paris
 
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika ist wunderbar America is wonderful
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America
 
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Coca-Cola, Wonderbra Coca-Cola, Wonderbra
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America
 
This is not a love song This is not a love song
This is not a love song This is not a love song
I don’t sing my mother tongue I don’t sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song No, This is not a love song
 
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika ist wunderbar America is wonderful
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America
 
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Coca-Cola, sometimes war Coca-Cola, sometimes war
We’re all living in Amerika We’re all living in America
Amerika, Amerika America, America

“Amerika” was the second single released from Reise, Reise. It deals with the worldwide dominance of the culture of the United States. It is sung largely in German with a chorus partly in English: We’re all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar, We’re all living in Amerika, Amerika. It has received mixed reviews: some perceive it as anti-American, others as being opposed to globalization. The band views it as a satirical commentary on Cocacolonization.

 

The video shows the band in Apollo-era space suits on the Moon with shots of other cultures acting like Americans. The end of the video shows that the band have actually been in a fake Moon set in a studio, complete with film crew, a reference to the Apollo moon landing hoax accusations. Till Lindemann, Rammstein’s lead singer, wears a space suit with the name “Armstrong” on it – a reference to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

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  1. According to this same website when Rammstein sang Deutschland they talked about how they love Germany (you know being their home and all) but also they said they can’t love it for various reasons. So maybe what their trying to say about the U.S. isnt that bad. All in all no country is perfect there is no such thing as a “perfect” country or society or whatever its strictly prohibted by human nature humans themselves are not perfect therefore they cannot create a perfect world. But I will say this America has influenced a lot of countries whether forcefully or not both Germany and Ireland have constitutions now and are adopting more democractic views. Not to mention american pop-culture as well.

  2. I mean according to this same website when Rammstein sang Deutschland they were singing about how they love Germany cuz its their home its where they’re from but also don’t at the sametime because of various reasons. So maybe what they’re saying about the U.S. isnt too bad but they still love Germany more cuz its thier home. Also they simply could just enjoy the pop-culture that comes out of the U.S.

    • Your username says MAGA but that’s a very unMAGA thing to say.

      Unless you actually want America to be great again, and not the laughingstock of the world Trump’s idea of great is.

    • America protects people that have no voice and stops enslavement genocide things like that no other country would get involved if it did not effect them but they do because they can its like stopping bullying wen u were a kid no other country gets involved if it doesn’t happen in there back yard America fights for freedom around the globe and I salute them by the way I’m British special forces

      • You are too naive and idealistic. American people do care about this issues, but USA as a country or their government doesn’t give 2 sh*ts. They wage wars around the globe to protect their INTERESTS. One of their biggest allies is Saudi Arabia and human rights are a dog’s piss in there, it is ILLEGAL for women to even drive a freakin car!

      • America only cares about human rights issues once they become a forefront in media attention. Biden is wanting to put sanctions on Cuba when Obama was the one who lifted sanctions. The only reason this is happening is because of media attention. They are refusing to trade with Cuba because of human rights violations. But yet we still live with many pleasantries and privileges built off slave labor. The vast majority of American products produced overseas is done with slave labor and sweatshop labor. Riddled with human rights violations. But the government subsidizes that so American companies can use those labor forms to save money while not having to worry about the shipping costs. It’s why buying products that are certified to be sustainable and humane are always more expensive. They don’t subsidize American companies to go the extra mile and use humane sources. They’d rather subsidize the slave labor. But they’d like to make people think they care so when it comes to highlighted issues like Cuba, which are questionable, they will willfully place sanctions on them. Especially when it’s not an American company profiting off of it. Plus trade with Cuba being opened up is fairly new so it has little to no fallout on our economy and it only effects Cuban products.

  3. The way I interptet the lyrics is twofold. There is a strong american cultural influence everywhere through hollywood, music, toys, fast food chains, litrature, computer games etc. While American’s are amazin entertainers, it also often suffers from dumbing down of culture. American pop culture is very commercial.

    The second darker aspect of American hegemony which I think the lyrics actually speaks mostly about is how America controls most of the world in subtle ways. This isn’t the old british empire which colonized countries. Instead America has let countries remain free on paper but heavily influenced politics and international rules.

    Often this is under the retoric of bringing freedom or peace. Hence the lyrics pointing to how when dancing America knows better how the steps should be. It is just a bit of nudging and pushing this way or that way. It is easy for people perhaps to think I am refering to the Iraq war, but all through its history especially in South American and the Caribean American has temporarly invaded or supported the overthrow of governments. Often the pretext has been democracy or freedom, yet in reality it has been more about American business interests not being served by the elected officials.

    In Europe it has of course not been as pronounced as that. But through the enormous power America wields it has a lot of ability in pressuring countries to move in its direction. Even in friendly allied countries there many people high in government working for American interests rather than national interests as uncovered e.g. through wikileaks.

    Not saying any of this means America is an evil country or anything. But especially American’s should stop imagining that America is this exceptional country out there to spread freedom and civilization everywhere. America is much like any other country, except they have the power to enforce their will on much of the world.

    • jemfrost, while you offer a rounded perspective to consider regarding the USA, I suggest that America IS an exceptional nation. It chooses to act on ideas civilizations have only deamed of. The case in point IS the Apollo project that Ramstein alludes to (frankly in their admiration). The surviving National Socialist regime would have been slated for space exploration by the de facto elimination of the USSR as a possible contender, before the undertaking. The Third Riech obviously did not survive to the next level. The songwriter seems ironically theme-aware of the aerospace german scientists and tehnicians havested by the USA that achieved the post-World War 2 goal.
      As far as the thankless “World-policeman” role is concerned, that IS a disaster the USA should walk away from (England did). The USA tending to its’ interests has always been historically evident, starting with late 1700s British naval press gang abductions and especially the Tripoli pirate attacks (it is in the Marine Corp hymn). Yet it does not use the Teddy Roosevelt “big stick” to brutally subdue the World. Instead, America offers the allure of excellence with higher ambitions. Exceptional!

  4. cant we all just get along? besides Rammstein probably wrote this song for a reason… maybe because we americans need to learn other countries dont want our influence/culture (if you can call it culture)

  5. F Van der Walt you are correct! I don’t like our government either, but won’t go there. ALL Rammstein fans are equal in my book. We all love Rammstein. Life is too short for petty difference, live and let live, and Rock On Rammstein!

  6. i don’t hate america,i hate thoe government.they ruin everything,free speach?ha!don’t make me laugh,we have no say in anything,it’s all controled.our so called ‘justice’ is corrupt,things that should’nt be legal are legal,things that should be legal are illegal.once the government is either completely gone,or completely changed for the better,america will once again become a great country,but until then,it’s the main target of every country on the planet,and i doubt it’ll change anytime soon.i actually just tend to hate most of the human race,but especially our government.our government shall bring the downfall of america,and possibly the downfall of the entire human race,depending on what they do with those nukes.

  7. Rammstein making jokes nothing more.they also making jokes about germany.i am from germany and we say: “seht es nicht so schlimm ;)”

  8. Hahaha! guys seriously “The Germans constitute the largest immigrant group in America”. uhm yes>>> that’s it guys… your family dude! According to my research there are about 60 million americans with german ancestry living in the USA today, and the whole German population in Germany itself is 81 million thats very close! anyway both countries are actually pretty cool awesme song!

  9. I’d never heard of Rammstein till I met some people in New York that loved them, I’d never really listened to any kind of metal but about 6 months later I pulled up one of their songs and it was really good. As for Amerika, I think it’s a great song, I love my country but I hate the politics of it, I think the people of America are a little to thin skinned and just need to see there are other opinions out there, they aren’t necessarily opinions of hate but of concern.

    • Steppenwolf also did a song called America on the album “Monster” in 1970. I respectfully refer Rammstein fans to “Monster” for another take on American society by another literate German songwriter/social commenter.

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