Rammstein Morgenstern lyric with English translation

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.


  1. Venus is often called the morning star, Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Sounds like she is asking the goddess to change her face. Sorry, no devils here.

  2. Just wanted to say that this is my favourate ever ever ever Rammstein song. It makes me cry when i watch the live version on Vokerball much to the amusement of my friends. Its the emotion in Richards face that does it every time.

  3. Does it really matter what it means? It sounds good, right? And noone is getting barbed wire in their urethra, right?

  4. I have always been surprised at the way an ordinary commentator lends so much more credence and attaches a lot more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the toy of his memory.

  5. I don’t think Till is referring to anything specific by ‘Morningstar’ but rather just a higher entity in general.

  6. This is so sad… I can relate with the girl in this song, I used to think I was so ugly that I wanted to die! <C

  7. Yet it calls up with (can’t remind who said now): “Remember, my friend, eyes are blind, that’s only the human’s heart one can truely see with.”

  8. One of my favourite songs!! Till’s voice here is amazing!!

    When I first heard this song and understood nearly nothing I imagined a nun or a female saint who is praying to God about smth (while the choir is singing) and finally Licht comes down and takes her up in the air and she is naked in the weightlessness with bright red ribbons around her body.
    Well lirycs happen to be far more better than I imagined!

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  10. I was also thinking about the possible biblical interpritation of the lyrics. But I don’t think it’s a satanic “plee” or prayer. Lucifer is often refered to as the first revolutionary and free thinker, who took a stand for what he belived to be right rather then following the stream. And as such the biblical devil is often used as a symbol or concept rather then an actual entity.

  11. I’m fairly sure the “Morning Star” is a satanic reference, as lucifer is often referred to as the Lightbringer or the Morning Star.
    I think that the song is a sort of appeal to satan “wirf ein warmes Licht auf mein Ungesicht”, runs with the idea that the singer is a satanist and is appealing to be cleansed – or something to that effect.

    That’s the impression I gather.


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