Sie ist hässlich dass es graut wenn sie in den Himmel schaut Dann fürchtet sich das Licht Scheint ihr von unten ins Gesicht So muss sie sich am Tag verstecken Will das Licht doch nicht erschrecken Lebt im Schatten bis der Schein vergeht Sieht einen Stern im Zwielicht prangen und fleht Mal mir Schönheit auf die Wangen Morgenstern ach scheine auf das Antlitz mein Wirf ein warmes Licht auf mein Ungesicht Sag mir ich bin nicht alleine Hässlich, du bist hässlich Ich bin allein zur Nacht gegangen Die späten Vögel nicht mehr sangen Sah Sonnenkinder im Gewimmel und so rief ich in den gestirnten Himmel Morgenstern ach scheine auf die Liebste meine Wirf ein warmes Licht auf ihr Ungesicht Sag ihr sie ist nicht alleine Morgenstern ach scheine auf die Seele meine Wirf ein warmes Licht auf ein Herz das bricht Sag ihr dass ich weine Denn du, du bist hässlich Du bist einfach hässlich Der Mensch ist doch ein Augentier Schöne Dinge wünsch' ich mir Doch du, du bist nicht schön, nein Morgenstern ach scheine auf die Liebste meine Wirf ein warmes Licht auf ihr Ungesicht Sag ihr sie ist nicht alleine Und der Stern will scheinen Auf die Liebste meine Wärmt die Brust mir bebt wo das Leben schlägt Mit dem Herzen sehen Sie ist wunderschön
She's so ugly that it gets dark when she looks into the sky Then the light is frightened It shines into her face from below So she must hide during the day She just doesn't want to scare the light She lives in the shadows until the glow fades She sees a star shining in the twilight and pleads Paint beauty onto my cheeks Morningstar, oh shine onto the visage of mine Cast a warm light onto my frightening face Tell me I'm not alone Ugly, you are ugly I went alone in the night The late birds no longer sang I saw children of the sun in the throng so I cried into the starry heavens Morningstar, oh shine onto the beloved of mine Cast a warm light onto her frightening face Tell her she's not alone Morningstar, oh shine onto the soul of mine Cast a warm light onto a heart that's breaking Tell her that I'm crying Because you, you are ugly You are simply ugly Humans are just creatures of the eye Beautiful things are what I want But you, you aren't beautiful, no Morningstar, oh shine onto the beloved of mine Cast a warm light onto her frightening face Tell her she's not alone And the star wants to shine onto the beloved of mine It warms my breast and shakes where life beats To see with the heart she is simply beautiful
A girl who is so ugly that she hides from the daylight so as not to scare it away. At night she pleads with the morning star to make her beautiful.
Morning star has a double meaning. In the Old Testament it is a reference to Lucifer.
In the New Testament it refers to Jesus.
2 Peter 1:19
Which of the two is meant is up to the listener.
I always thought this song was about a woman so hideous, she was begging Lucifer (aka the Morningstar) out of despair to make a deal with her in order to be beautiful so she could leave isolation and feel the love she was missing.
The way I see this song is a female angel is cast from Heaven for being ugly and begs the sun / God / Head-angel-in-charge to forgive her and love her despite her ugliness. A man comes upon this angel and ALSO begs the sun / God / angels to love her because, despite her ugliness, the human man still sees her as wonderful despite her visage. As she begs the Heavens to grace their light on her, he too begs her (as an angel) to cast her light on HIM.
I think this is one of the most beautiful songs by Rammstein. Either way, it’s a close competition between Nebel, Amour and this. I love all of Rammsteins music, whether it be portraying insanity such as Benzin, or compassion and messages like these
The translation is really good, i would say nobody could do better than that. Anyway some meaning got lost. For example the verb “grauen” has two meanings in German. The one that fits with the sentence has been used here, but in the context of the song, it could
easily be interpreted the other way too before the second line is said –
“She so ugly that it’s horrifying”
In my opinion this song represents the third person point of view. Focusing on the world’s views on a woman. A woman who isnt quite beautiful in their standards. How she wishes endlessly to be considered beautiful. The song then goes towards a male’s perspective and how he feels a certain love for her. Because he does not see her with his eyes but rather his heart. He then goes on to say, or perhaps proclaim his hate for the world and its disgusting nature. Because humans are creatures of the eye, refusing to look beneath appearance for what true beauty resides within the soul. He calls the world ugly while hoping upon the same stars that she will see the value in herself as he has seen.
In essence this song is a love story, just given a dark, allen poe-esque twist. It definitely does speak on morality and difference in opinion when love is involved – sincerely, a kreeper.
JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS, MORNINGSTAR IS VENUS/LUCIFER.
Please provide proof.
He is right. The nickname of Morning Star is commonly given to Venus. In Greek Mythology, Lucifer is Venus. In fact, Lucifer is the latin name for Venus. It was the morning star to ancient Rome. That makes this song all the more interesting.
I think the song is about the fashion and beauty industry. This woman is so convinced of her ugliness that she hides away, and every time she begs to Lucifer (the Morning Star, Morgenstern) to make her beautiful. But the beauty industry doesn’t want people to feel beautiful, it wants them to feel ugly, so they need the products it offers.
How crushing, the impossible beauty of photoshopped models, shining like stars, all saying to this poor woman “Ugly, you are ugly.”
yup, this is the one