Rammstein Ich Tu Dir Weh lyrics with English translation

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Nur für mich bist du am Leben You’re only alive for me
Ich steck dir Orden ins Gesicht I put medals into your face
Du bist mir ganz und gar ergeben You are entirely devoted to me
Du liebst mich denn ich lieb’ dich nicht You love me because I don’t love you
 
Du blutest für mein Seelenheil You bleed for my salvation
Ein kleiner Schnitt und du wirst geil A small cut and you’re horny
Der Körper – schon total entstellt The body – already totally distorted
Egal, erlaubt ist, was gefällt It doesn’t matter, whatever pleases is allowed
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Das tut dir gut. It does you good
Hör wie es schreit! Hear how it screams!
 
Bei dir habe ich die Wahl der Qual With you I have the choice of torment*
Stacheldraht im Harnkanal Barbed wire in the urethral tract
Leg dein Fleisch in Salz und Eiter Put your flesh in salt and pus
Erst stirbst du doch dann lebst du weiter First you die but then you live on
 
Bisse, Tritte, harte Schläge Bites, kicks, hard blows
Nadel, Zangen, stumpfe Säge Needle, pliers, blunt saw
Wünsch’ dir was, ich sag nicht nein What you wish, I don’t say no
Und führ’ dir Nagetiere ein And insert rodents into you
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Das tut dir gut. It does you good
Hör wie es schreit! Hear how it screams
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Es tut dir gut. It does you good
Hör wie es schreit! Hear how it screams
 
Du bist das Schiff, ich der Kapitän You are the ship, I’m the captain
Wohin soll denn die Reise geh’n? Where should this journey go
Ich seh’ im Spiegel dein Gesicht I see your face in the mirror
Du liebst mich denn ich lieb’ dich nicht You love me because I don’t love you
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Das tut dir gut. It does you good
Hört wie es schreit! Hear how it screams
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Das tut dir gut. It does you good
Hör wie es schreit! Hear how it screams
 
Ich tu’ dir weh. I hurt you
Tut mir nicht Leid! I’m not sorry
Das tut dir gut. It does you good
Hör wie’s schreit! Hear how it screams
 
Lyric © Rammstein Translation © Affenknecht.com

Submitted by EinHeisserSchrei

 

Translation Notes:

* Inversion of the German collocation “die Qual der Wahl haben” (the torment of choice, means to be spoilt for choice)

134 COMMENTS

  1. Ich tu dir weh Literally translates to “I do to you woe”. It is a song about a sadomasochistic who is unable to control himself. It’s told as if one were watching oneself and not being directly connected to the actions being taken to harm oneself. The “captain” is inside the “ship” always.

  2. I think it could be about loving self harm for the pleasure of pain, this can be assumed from several of the lyrics of this song but the one that points this out the most is the part where till says “ich seh’ im spiegel dein Gesicht ( I see your face in the mirror)”.

  3. I can’t help but wonder if it’s about our love for life, when all that a long life brings us is suffering. In our culture, the only good life is one that lasts until we’re wearing wrinkles in our faces, our body’s contorted, and it hurts to even pee. And yet, that’s a successful life.

  4. This song is about a relationship in which one is the tormentor and the other enjoys being tormented. Look around you-the life is full of examples of tormented women or men that play martyr and think that “bleed for the salvation of the other” With this behavior they actually infuriate even more the other person and at the end they win an upper hand in this twisted relationship. That is why Flake goes out at the end like a victor.
    Rammstein songs do not stop to amaze me with their wisdom.

  5. I think it’s also about rebirth or reinventing yourself, if you watch the show. Flakke is punished, and comes out reborn.

  6. I find it strange that this song has little to zero comments about it. This song fully fills my carnal and sick mind. Given half the chance I would love to physically abuse someone this way.

  7. For me, a song by a typical Borderline patient
    He cuts himself and injuredall
    always look immediately : to the symbolic Pain describe lines :
    barbed wire in the urethral tract and introduce Rodents keyphrases
    but the true and most important line are :

    You are the ship, I’m the captain
    Where should this journey go
    I see your face in the mirror
    You love me because I don’t love you

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