Rammstein Nebel lyric with English translation

Sie stehen eng umschlungen
ein Fleischgemisch so reich an Tagen
wo das Meer das Land beruhrt
will sie ihm die Wahrheit sagen 

Doch ihre Worte frisst der Wind
wo das Meer zu Ende ist
halt sie zitternd seine Hand
und hat ihn auf die Stirn gekusst

sie tragt den Abend in der Brust
und weiss dass sie verleben muss
sie legt den Kopf in seinen Schoss
und bittet einen letzten Kuss

und dann hat er sie gekusst
wo das Meer zu Ende ist
ihre Lippen schwach und bla?
und seine Augen werden na?

Der letzte Kuss ist so lang her
der letzte Kuss
er erinnert sich nicht mehr 
They stand with their arms tightly around each other
a mixture of flesh, so rich in days
where the sea touches the land
she wants to tell him the truth

But the wind eats her words
where the sea ends
she holds his hand, trembling
and kissed him on the forehead

She carries the evening in her chest
and knows that she must wither away
she lays her head in his lap
and asks for a last kiss

and then he kissed
her where the sea ends
her lips, delicate and pale
and his eyes tear up

The last kiss was so long ago
the last kiss he does not
remember it anymore

One of Rammstein’s few slow songs, this song is about a couple who takes their final walk together on the beach before the woman dies in the man’s arms.


  1. Before I saw the translation, I heard of ancient histories, love’s like or perhaps father to son talk, I wondered. By knowing their translation reminds me what is life like, so naturally poetic in the sadness or happiness. Beautiful encompassing rhythm.

  2. Such a beautiful song. Immediately became one of my absolute favourites. Strange to see it doesn’t get the love it deserves.

  3. I like this song, her come my “translation”:

    I tried to keep the rhymes, when possible.
    It is not translated word by word (which would not sound nice, IMHO).
    I also tried to obtain the style of the song (as good as a non-author can do such a thing…).


    they stand closely embraced
    a blend of flesh, long off their youth
    where the sea touches the land
    she wants to tell him all the truth

    though her words, them ates the wind
    where the sea is at it’s end
    trembling, she holds his hand
    and kissed him on his brow

    she holds the evening in her chest
    and knows she has to go
    she lays her head down in his lap
    and pleads for a last kiss

    and then he kissed her
    where the sea is at it’s end
    her lips weak and faint
    and his eyes get wet

    the last kiss was long ago
    the last kiss
    he can’t remember anymore

  4. I think that the meaning of the lyric is different for everyone.We are all different and my meaning does not have to be the same as yours for example.A good lyric does that to you.We can think that it means this and that,but maybe it is something totally different.But it is very nice to see others meanings.And for the song…I LOVE IT.It is a beautiful song.Never get tired of it!!

  5. the reason why he does’nt remember the last kiss anymore, Is becouse he got senile.”a mixture of flesh, so rich in days”, wich off course says that they were already old.

  6. I agreed with Segeta in 2008. Almost 4 years later I find that the lyrics STILL haven’t been updated. The same as many others lyrics on this site.

    These are the corrections for Nebel:

    bla? = blaß = blass –> pale.

    na? = naß = nass –> wet.

    (Obviously this is a popular site for Rammstein fans and it’s a good one I might add. But someone should be making a bit more of an effort in correcting the OFFICIAL lyrics and reviewing their English translations, which are sometimes also erroneous)

  7. I think that this song has to do with “The Little Mermaid” writin by Hans Christian Andersen.

    she wants to tell the prince that it was her that saved him from drowning, but can’t because she sold her voice. They love each other but he is going to marry a princess that he thinks is the one who saved him, and not a beautiful mute.
    The sun is setting on the last day and she knows that she is going to die soon and will turn into sea foam/mist

    that’s why the song is called Nebel – Mist,Fog,Cloud

  8. Man. This is possibly an equaliser to Ohne Dich in my mind. So beautiful, sad, and quite moving. I hope there is another song like this in Rammstein’s next album.


  9. I think it’s about the man’s illness, forgetfullness, or dementia. His wife tries to tell him she’s sick aswell but the news doesn’t reach him.He’s just been kissed and it seems ages ago to him.
    A beautifull yet sad song.

  10. @nathaniel
    yea, he might have returned after she died but it doesn’t seem like he remembers her…
    either he’s moved on from the tragedy or her life ended with her loving him dearly but his devotion to her memory wasn’t sincere
    To me this song is lovely but ends with tragedy in more ways than one.

  11. It seems like this takes place over two years to me. The man and his wife walk where they met, and she wants to tell him something. It seems like breast cancer to me (carries evening in her (brust-chest/breast)). He returns the next year after she dies and remembers her. So long ago.


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