Rammstein Keine Lust lyrics with English translation

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Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
 
Ich habe keine Lust mich nicht zu hassen I don’t feel like not hating myself
Hab’ keine Lust mich anzufassen Don’t feel like touching myself
Ich hätte Lust zu onanieren I would feel like masturbating
Hab’ keine Lust es zu probieren Don’t feel like trying it
Ich hätte Lust mich auszuziehen I would feel like getting undressed
Hab’ keine Lust mich nackt zu sehen Don’t feel like seeing myself naked
 
Ich hätte Lust mit grossen Tieren I would feel like it with big animals
Hab’ keine Lust es zu riskieren Don’t feel like risking it
Hab’ keine Lust vom Schnee zu gehen Don’t feel like going from the snow
Hab’ keine Lust zu erfrieren Don’t feel like freezing
 
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it
Nein ich hab keine Lust No I don’t feel like it
 
Ich hab’ keine Lust etwas zu kauen I don’t feel like chewing anything
Denn ich hab’ keine Lust es zu verdauen because I don’t feel like digesting it
Hab’ keine Lust mich zu wiegen Don’t feel like weighing myself
Hab’ keine Lust im Fett zu liegen Don’t feel like lying in fat
 
Ich hätte Lust mit grossen Tieren I would feel like it with big animals
Hab’ keine Lust es zu riskieren Don’t feel like risking it
Hab’ keine Lust vom Schnee zu gehen Don’t feel like going from the snow
Hab’ keine Lust zu erfrieren Don’t feel like freezing
Ich bleibe einfach liegen I’ll just keep lying here
Und wieder zähle ich die Fliegen and I’ll count the flies again
Lustlos fasse ich mich an I listlessly touch myself
Und merke bald ich bin schon lange kalt and notice I’ve been frigid for a long time already
So kalt, mir ist kalt . . . So frigid, I’m cold . . .
 
Ich hab’ keine Lust I don’t feel like it

“Keine Lust”, also released as a single, digipack and two-track, describes the band’s disaffection with fame and money. The video, filmed in January 2005 and released a month later, portrays an aged, fat future version of the band, playing a reunion. Flake appears in a motorized wheelchair. At the end of the video, the rest of the band abandons Flake, after he arrives late. The video was nominated for the MTV European Music Awards in November 2005.

 

On the video “The Making of Keine Lust”, guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe discusses the meaning of the song and video:

“You know, after all of these years we’re full-up! Fame, success, money. We don’t want to do anything anymore! Nothing! That’s the idea in the song. We’ve returned to the starting point again. We just want to make music again. We don’t want all the circus that goes with it anymore. So, we meet up again, one more time, for one more performance – just to make music together. The fact that we are fat is just symbolic for excess. It’s really just about returning to the beginning.”

20 COMMENTS

  1. Ich habe Lust also means, I enjoy or I have fun, right. So ‘ich hatte lust mit grosse Tiere can also just mean ‘I used to think big animals were kind of cool’ as a statement of the utter blasé mindset. ‘Pff yeah at some point big animals were kind of fun but I don’t give a damn about anything anymore’.

  2. “Ich hätte lust mit großen Tieren” could also just imply that he would like to “do it” with big animals and doesn’t have to be more philosophical than that. That’s atleast what I thought when I heard this song and doesn’t seem too off given that Rammstein usually not is too sensitive of a band… this interpretation has also been written in other translations. However, given that the video (and thusfor probably also the song) is sort of about musicians who made it and had too much and just got sick of it all (maybe like Elvis?) the interpretation given here of the big animals being the “big guys” in the industry could also be plausible. I’d sure like to find out though. Even as a student of German, I can’t really say 😛

  3. “I don’t feel like chewing anything
    because I don’t feel like digesting it
    Don’t feel like weighing myself
    Don’t feel like lying in fat”

    XD

    Me and my sister were listening to this song the other day and I said “NO !! If he REALLY had keine lust he wouldn’t have written this song, because he has KEINE LUST !!”

    • He thinks he probably would like to have intercourse with a wild animal or something but he’s afraid to try it. or that’s how I understood it.

  4. “Ich hab’ keine Lust” does mean I have no desire, but in more colloquial terms it means I don’t feel like it. :]

  5. You make good music with deep lyrics, and that’s what I like about you. I also think it’s great that you sometimes bring up the Taboo subjects such as “Mein Teil” and “Zwitter”. You are great musicians, and I will always enjoy listening to your songs.

  6. first time i didn't like this song but the more i listen the more i like it. now is my fav one when i know the translation:)

    voice is so powerful and the musik rocks!

  7. RAMMSTEIN love it

    rammstein live for it

    rammstein …… hope dead listning to it

    MOUHAHAHAHAHAHA MOUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    ……………….. send donnation to help this poor fool ;p

  8. thanks so much for the site.
    till’s voice conjures the meanings before the words are known. the most vivid and beautiful voice I have ever heard. so primal so animal and so human. the best music. you can dance to it and thrash…brilliant…
    awovtrye…melancholy…

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