Rammstein Mein Land lyric with English translation

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh mit mir von Ost nach Süd

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh mit mir von Süd nach West

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh mit mir von West nach Nord

Da kommt er angerannt
Mit der Fahne in der Hand
Mein Land, Mein Land

Du bist hier im meinem Land
Mein Land, Mein Land

Du bist hier im meinem Land
Mein Land

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh mit mir von Nord nach Ost

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh mit mir von Ost nach West

Wohin gehst du, wohin?
Ich geh von Land zu Land allein

Und nichts und niemand
lädt mich zum bleiben ein
Mein Land, Mein Land

Du bist hier in meinem Land
Mein Land, Mein Land

Du bist hier im meinem Land
Meine Welle und mein Strand
Jaaaaaaaaaah

Eine Stimme aus dem Licht
Fällt dem Himmel vom Gesicht
Reisst den Horizont entzwei
Wohin gehst du, hier ist nichts mehr frei

Das ist mein Land
Das ist mein Land
Das ist mein Land

Mein Land, Mein Land
Du bist hier in meinem Land

Mein Land, Mein Land
Du bist hier in meinem Land
Meine Welle und mein Strand
Mein Land

Vertrieben, Mein Land
Vertreiben, Mein Land
Vergessen, Mein Land
Nirgends kann ich bleiben
Mein Land 

Lyric © Rammstein
Where are you going, where?
I'm going from East to South

Where are you going, where?
I'm going from South to West

Where are you going, where?
I'm going from North to West

As he comes running
With the flag in his hand
My Country, My Country

You’re here in my country
My Country, My Country

You’re here in my country
My country

Where are you going, where?
I go with me from North to East

Where are you going, where?
I go with me from East to West

Where are you going, where?
I go from country to country alone

And nothing and nobody
ever invites me to stay
My Country, My Country

You’re here in my country
My Country, My Country

You’re here in my country
My waves and my beach
Jaaaaaaaaaah

A voice from out of the light
falls down from heavens face
Tears the horizon in two
Wherever you go, there’s nothing left free

This is my land
This is my land
This is my land

My Country, My Country
You’re here in my country

My Country, My Country
You’re here in my country
My wave and my beach
My country

expelled (from), My Country
Banished (from), My Country
Forgotten, My Country
Nowhere can I stay
My country

Translation © Affenknecht.com

Translation submitted by RAK. Thank you.

67 COMMENTS

  1. I think he might be trying to say that he cannot say what he really wants to or else he will be banished from “his country.” I think that is why they make rather “leftist” public statements and yet their lyrics can be translated more than a few different ways. If they could say exactly what they wanted I do not think it would be pro Nazi or anything like that but considering the political climate in Germany they stay ambiguous. I think they are really centrist and just sort of present the issue being discussed in a different way in their videos/ songs.

    In one way of interpreting the song they might be insulting the Turks, and in another they could be making fun of some nationalist running at immigrants flag in hand shouting, “My land!”

  2. Uh, guys, this was released in 2011, probably written and recorded before that.

    This is from before the war in Syria and the migrant crisis.
    It’s about the band being on tour, and not being accepted in their own country by the media. That’s why the cardinal directions are listed that way: it follows their path through Germany during their early years, and so on.

    • There was a migrant crisis before the the war in Syria because of Libya and the Arab Spring. Also I do not think they were rejected in Germany during their early years. The POV of this song is from someone who has no where to go.

  3. The right: Rammstein tells it how it is!
    The left: Rammstein tells it how it is!
    Me: Stop soiling a great band with your agenda.
    Rammstein: Did you buy the album?

  4. this is a critique on the attitudes of nationalists towards refugees and immigrants.

    the beginning establishes how there are people constantly migrating from one corner of the world to another. it is basically establishing the pattern that people are migrating and that the central issue of the song, is people migrating.

    the lyrics that follow the beginning:

    he comes running
    With the flag in his hand
    My Country, My Country

    You’re here in my country
    My Country, My Country

    shows how nationalists are always quick to claim a space as theirs in order to deter people from settling in a country.

    the last stanza, shows how it is talking about the refugees:

    expelled (from), My Country
    Banished (from), My Country
    Forgotten, My Country
    Nowhere can I stay
    My country

    it shows how they didn’t have a choice in leaving their country and are just trying to settle somewhere.

    so in essence, i think Rammstein is commenting on the syrian refuges that are arriving in germany and how the nationalists that are quick to wave their flags as a symbol of exclusivity, are further displacing people that didn’t choose to leave their home, but just want to settle somewhere and not be wanderers just because of racists.

    *shrugs*

    merely one interpretation out many, of course.

    • This song was released in 2011.. Syrian war started in 2012 and it was not until 2014. when refugee crisis became big deal..
      So its has literally nothing to do with syrian refugees.

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