Rammstein Halleluja lyric with English translation

Er ist fromm und sehr sensibel
an seiner Wand ein Bild des Herrn
er wischt die Flecken von der Bibel
das Abendmahl verteilt er gern

Er liebt die Knaben aus dem Chor
sie halten ihre Seelen rein
doch Sorge macht ihm der Tenor
so muss er ihm am nächsten sein
auf seinem Nachttisch still und stumm
ein Bild des Herrn
er dreht es langsam um

Wenn die Turmuhr zweimal schlägt
halleluja
faltet er die Hände zum Gebet
halleluja
er ist ohne Weib geblieben
halleluja
so muss er seinen Nächsten lieben
halleluja

Der junge Mann darf bei ihm bleiben
die Sünde nistet überm Bein
so hilft er gern sie auszutreiben
bei Musik und Kerzenschein

Wenn die Turmuhr zweimal schlägt
halleluja
faltet er die Hände zum Gebet
halleluja
er ist ohne Weib geblieben
halleluja
so muss er seinen Nächsten lieben
halleluja

Wenn die Turmuhr zweimal schlägt
halleluja
nimmt er den Jungen ins Gebet
halleluja
er ist der wahre Christ
halleluja
und weiß, was Nächstenliebe ist
halleluja

Dreh dich langsam um
dreh dich um
He is religious and very sensitive
on his wall is a picture of the Lord
he wipes the spots from the Bible
he gladly distributes the Communion

He loves the boys in the choir
they keep their souls pure
but the tenor worries him
so he must be the closest to him
on his nightstand, quiet and wordless
a picture of the Lord
he slowly turns it around

When the church clock strikes twice
hallelujah
he folds his hands for prayer
hallelujah
he has remained without a wife
hallelujah
so he must love his neighbor
hallelujah

The young man is allowed to stay with him
the sin nests above the leg
so he gladly helps to exorcize it
to music and candlelight

When the church clock strikes twice
hallelujah
he folds his hands for prayer
hallelujah
he has remained without a wife
hallelujah
so he must love his neighbor
hallelujah

When the church clock strikes twice
hallelujah
he takes the boy into his prayers
hallelujah
he is the true Christian
hallelujah
and knows what charity is
hallelujah

Turn around slowly
Turn around

29 COMMENTS

  1. Truly Challenging Song! As a Christian I have no problem with the Lyrics of “er ist der wahre Christ” [he is the true Christian] because this is how the Catholic Church Describes itself! It has a lot to answer to! The issue of Pedophilia being covered up is high on that long list!! And I truly believe that The Whore Of Babylon spoken of in Revelations IS the Roman Catholic Church – which is as corrupted and so perverse from what God intended, much as a whore would have been viewed as at the time of it’s writing.

  2. Im not for religion in general, its a messed up system to hold people back from experiencing total truth. Even then, Christians are not like this. People that want to relate the actions of one to a whole system then you might as well be an idiot because its the same concept as hating different races because one race did something stupid, same thing with gender problems.

  3. Actually, unless Rammstein made a big mistake, this song isn’t about pedophiles. There are no boy Tenors, which means the person sharing the priest’s bed is post-adolescent.

    • I am glad that you have already pointed that out. I was about to post a similar comment, before I read yours. That being said, the word “Hallelujah” is not sung by a tenor, but by a child, presumably a boy soprano — and by the way not a very good one (maybe Rammstein should have asked the Tölzer Knabenchor, but Tölz boys don’t sound angelic at all).
      So, what did Lindemann and the group have in mind? That the priest is actually attracted to young boys, but refrain himself from this sexual drive and turns to older adolescents or young men instead, as a lesser evil? Which could mean that this song is actually less harsh with such priests that it seems.

  4. I’m a practicing Christian and I have a mixed feelings about this song.

    1) It it true that some priests engaged in inappropriate sex relationships. True, however the percentage sex offenders among priest is equally high as among teacher. We don’t get as many songs about pedo teachers.

    2) Having said that i condemn any wrong doing of priests. I’m glad that there is public eye on these problems.

    3) I love Rammestain 😀

    • A priest engaging with a child or a teen is not an innapropiate sexual relationship, it’s rape. A relationship can be build in equality, not in abuse of authority or breach of trust.
      Teachers are not protected as priests are from the Church, even building pedo rings to exploit children further with total impunity.

    • I know catholics call them selves true christians, but I wish they didn’t. Mass confushion between “true christians” and “born again christians”

  5. Interesting lyrics looking into Catholicism.

    Most of the readers on here seem to think Catholics=Christians.

    Couldn’t be farther from the truth. Christian ministers don’t seal themselves off from women. Catholic priests and those in higher rank do. So on and so forth.

    Either way, it was interesting to see the lyrics’ translation and what it actually meant instead of what I imagined when I heard the song.

  6. Rammstein is twisted.
    Pedophile priests are twisted.
    Rammstein writes songs about twisted people.
    We are twisted because we love it so…

    Maybe Rammstien will write a song about us?

  7. Look its simple to understand, Rammstein are not knocking the whole religion they are pointing out that it has its flaws…And for all those of you racists that are just looking for an excuse to insult christianity think of all other religions…None are perfect, more importantly this isn’t the place to post your anti-religious posts… This song is brilliant regardless of what you interpret from it.

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