Rammstein Links 2,3,4 lyric with English translation

Kann man Herzen brechen
können Herzen sprechen
kann man Herzen quählen
kann man Herzen stehlen

Sie wollen mein Herz am rechten Fleck
doch seh ich dann nach unten weck
dann schlägt es links

links

können Herzen singen
kann ein Herz zerspringen
können Herzen rein sein
kann ein Herz aus Stein sein

Sie wollen mein Herz am rechten Fleck
doch seh ich dann nach unten weck
dann schlägt es links

links ... links ... links

links zwo drei vier
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo drei vier

kann man Herzen fragen
ein Kind darunter tragen
kann man es verschenken
mit dem Herzen denken

Sie wollen mein Herz am rechten Fleck
doch seh ich dann nach unten weck
dann schlägt es in der linken Brust
der Neider hat es schlecht gewußt

links, links, links, links

links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo drei vier, links

links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
links zwo, links zwo, links zwo drei vier, links
Can hearts be broken
could hearts talk
can hearts get pained
can hearts get stolen

they want my heart on the right place
but if i look down on me
then it beats left

left

can hearts sing
can a heart burst
can hearts be pure
can a heart be of stone

they want my heart on the right place
but if i look down on me
then it beats left

left ... left ... left

left two three four
left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two three four

can hearts be asked
could there be a child under it
can you give it away
with the heart thinking

they want my heart on the right place
but if i look down on me
then it beats in the left breast
the envier knows it´s bad

left, left, left, left

left two three four, left
left two three four, left

left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two, left two, left two three four, left
left two, left two, left two three four, left

This song was written in response to the many claims that Rammstein are Nazis that badly influenced various school shootings. The song’s chorus shows that the band’s political views are on the left (2 3 4). The song also has a double meaning. The line “Links 2 3 4″³ also means that their hearts beat on the left.

Links zwo, drei, vier (Left 2 (both zwo and zwei mean 2 in German but due to their similar sounds zwo is used here) 3 4)is also a German army chant.

51 COMMENTS

  1. Ok! Interesting views and points made by everyone.

    I have constructed a trippy theory.
    While trying to dive deep into the lyrics. I find them double-edged and filled with irony, sarcasm and highly intelligent humor.
    And a philosophy bridging between the lyrics. All embedded in phrasal metaphors and synonyms.
    NOT what I expected. Since the first impression is that the lyrics are just simple rhymes and verses.
    But from what I’ve interpreted is that it isn’t the first meaning. OR the second interpretation that is the intended.
    But the underlying sarcasm and irony to society and civilizations mainstream views and values.
    So “Links Zwo, Drei, Vier” is more a statement that Rammsteins political philosophy ascends the normal views & values.
    They are neither. Making the argument of which political side they belong completely mute.
    Rammstein communicates through their music. That all political polarization is a way of “the man”
    to split society and pitting the people at each other. Instead of focusing on, and fighting, -the real social injustices.

    To do the “right” thing is in ones own view the correct way.
    But who can say they are the ones with the correct view without loosing their humanity in the process.
    By putting together the philosophies of Rammsteins lyrics it become clear.
    They want to open peoples eyes to the real problems in the world.
    But by criticizing the system to clearly. Could (and would) cause Rammstein problems to bring out the message.
    They would be burned at the stake by (the 1% owned) mainstream-media saying they condone school-shootings,
    -proclamation of extremist politics (as with the angle of Nazi-labeling them),
    -and making them “professionally excommunicated” by the music-industry.

    For example:
    Rammstein finally had become big and powerful enough to successfully release “America”.
    A song literally criticizing the U.S-consumerism that is force-fed to the rest of the world.
    It became a hit despite of openly criticizing the world biggest music-industry-nation.
    An epic win for Rammstein.

    And!!!
    Believe me in the statement that larger powers are working over our heads.
    The real (1%) fascist masterminds – that controls the governments and the political landscape.
    And doing so controls every human-being on this planet as mind-controlled puppets.
    THAT is what Rammstein wants to overthrow.

    Rammstein literally grew up in a politically controlled fascist state.
    So they have insight into this, -believe you me.
    They escaped a fascist state to find that the whole world is controlled by a fascist “shadow-state”.

    And they want to open our eyes and understand the world.
    That is what their hearts burn for. Liberation and freedom.
    And rock ‘n Roll the shit out of everyone in the process 😉

    Peace Love Unity Respect 2 y’all, -brothers and sisters.
    //M1ND5TATE

    ((Fuck!! -this acid is strong))

  2. Your translation is a bit off.
    Also your assertion that people you do not know share your snowflake political ideals is ridiculous.
    The lyrics are obviously about standing out from the mob of thought police that you obviously subscribe to. In other words the complete opposite of what you said.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and attempting the translation. Hopefully you think about your so called ‘left’ and maybe you might see who the real brown shirts are nowadays.

  3. The right and left i personally think have nothing to do with the political spectrum, i think that he means that the right side is the side that everybody wants them to be on, which can be either left or right wing depending on the person, he is just pissed that even his own peole accuse him of such atrocities, and as a society both sides do this to eachother, he is on the left side away from society, a mis of left and right values, and the video shows the left side of the formation and the right side working together to destroy the great evil attacking them.

  4. National Socialist “Nazis” CLAIMED to be socialist. They were called national socialist German workers party. They’re more a national German than a socialist workers party. It was left-center force, a left socialist pro-workers, industrialist, anti-monarchist, anti-religious, pro-women rights, pro-animal rights, anti-capitalist, anti-monarchist, anti-colonialist party.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare_in_Nazi_Germany

    “I am a Socialist, and a very different kind of Socialist than your rich friend, Reventlow. I was once an ordinary working-man. I would not allow my chauffeur to eat worse than I eat myself. What you understand about Socialism is nothing but Marxism. Now look: the great mass of working-men want only bread and circuses. They have no understanding for ideal of any sort whatever, and we can never hope to win the workers to any large extent by an appeal to ideals. We want to make a revolution for the new dominating caste which is not moved, as you are, by the ethis of pity, but is quite clear in its own mind that it has the right to dominate others because it represents a better race: this caste ruthlessly maintains and assures its dominance over the masses”- Hitler

  5. Why is
    “Kann man Herzen brechen
    können Herzen sprechen
    kann man Herzen quählen
    kann man Herzen stehlen”

    translated into

    “Can hearts be broken
    could hearts talk
    can hearts get pained
    can hearts get stolen”

    When it’s actually
    “Are you able to break a heart?
    Are hearts able to talk?
    Are hearts able to be pained?
    Are you able to steal hearts?”

  6. Drum links, zwei, drei!
    Drum links, zwei, drei!
    Wo dein Platz, Genosse, ist!
    Reih dich ein in die Arbeitereinheitsfront
    Weil du auch ein Arbeiter bist!

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