Rammstein Amerika lyric with English translation

We're all living in Amerika
Amerika ist wunderbar
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika

Wenn getanzt wird will ich führen
auch wenn ihr euch alleine dreht
Lasst euch ein wenig kontrollieren
Ich zeige euch wie es richtig geht
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen
Die Freiheit spielt auf allen Geigen
Musik kommt aus dem Weissen Haus
und vor Paris steht Micky Maus

We're all living in Amerika
Amerika ist wunderbar
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika

Ich kenne Schritte die sehr nützen
und werde euch vor Fehltritt schützen
Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss
weiss noch nicht dass er tanzen muss
Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen
Ich werde euch die Richtung zeigen
Nach Afrika kommt Santa Claus
und vor Paris steht Micky Maus

We're all living in Amerika
Amerika ist wunderbar
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika

We're all living in Amerika
Coca-Cola, Wonderbra
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
I don't sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song

We're all living in Amerika
Amerika ist wunderbar
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika

We're all living in Amerika
Coca-Cola, sometimes war
We're all living in Amerika
Amerika, Amerika 
We're all living in America
America is wonderful
We're all living in America
America, America

When there's dancing I want to lead
even if you're whirling around alone
Let yourselves be controlled a little
I'll show you how it really goes
We're making a nice round dance
Freedom is playing on all violins
Music is coming out of the White House
and Mickey Mouse is standing in front of Paris

We're all living in America
America is wonderful
We're all living in America
America, America

I know moves that are very useful
and I will protect you from missteps
And whoever doesn't want to dance at the end
doesn't know yet that they must
We're making a nice round dance
I will show you the way
Santa Claus is coming to Africa
and Mickey Mouse is standing in front of Paris

We're all living in America
America is wonderful
We're all living in America
America, America

We're all living in America
Coca-Cola, Wonderbra
We're all living in America
America, America

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
I don't sing my mother tongue
No, This is not a love song

We're all living in America
America is wonderful
We're all living in America
America, America

We're all living in America
Coca-Cola, sometimes war
We're all living in America
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.

  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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