Rammstein Ohne Dich lyric with English translation

Ich werde in die Tannen gehen
Dahin wo ich sie zuletzt gesehen
Doch der Abend wirft ein Tuch aufs Land
und auf die Wege hinterm Waldesrand
Und der Wald er steht so schwarz und leer
Weh mir, oh weh
Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr

Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein
Ohne dich
Mit dir bin ich auch allein
Ohne dich
Ohne dich zähl ich die Stunden ohne dich
Mit dir stehen die Sekunden
Lohnen nicht

Auf den Ästen in den Gräben
ist es nun still und ohne Leben
Und das Atmen fällt mir ach so schwer
Weh mir, oh weh
Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr

Ohne dich kann ich nicht sein
Ohne dich
Mit dir bin ich auch allein
Ohne dich
Ohne dich zähl ich die Stunden ohne dich
Mit dir stehen die Sekunden
Lohnen nicht ohne dich
I'm going to go into the fir trees
There where I last saw her
But the evening is throwing a cloth upon the land
and upon the ways behind the edge of the forest
And the forest it is so black and empty
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be
Without you
With you I am alone too
Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still
They aren't worth it

On the branches in the ditches
it's now silent and without life
And breathing becomes oh so hard for me
Woe is me, oh woe
And the birds sing no more

Without you I cannot be
Without you
With you I am alone too
Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still
They aren't worth it without you

“Ohne dich” was released as the third single from the album on 22 November 2004 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Other countries’ releases followed. It follows a slow, even romantic balladic style. The central motif is Without you, I cannot be, without you…, With you, I am also alone, without you…

The single includes as its 6th track the so-called beta version of what should have been part of Mutter. “Ohne dich” was planned for Mutter, but then dismissed.

The video was filmed in the Kaun Valley and on the Pitz Valley glacier in Tyrol, Austria. It shows the band members climbing and hiking.

68 COMMENTS

  1. I will go into the evergreens
    to the place where i saw her last
    but the evening draws a shroud upon the land
    and upon the paths to the forest’s edge
    and the forest looms so vacant and dark
    and the birds singing has ceased

    with out you I can’t exist… with out you …. with you I am also alone… well using poetic liscence I disagree with some of the translation descisions but it is difficult to translate lyrics. but for those who don’t speak german there are some better options in the translation that will clear up some of this I prefer paths to ways.. b/c ways is also methods in english. ok over and out hope this gets posted the song is easy on guitar.. dm am Gm (think bar three and em fingering on 5 ) then f and back to A more or less over and over

  2. Found this band several week ago, Why I never heard of them is beyond me, but then I live in California. I am learning more German and will be fluent by the time I am 55. This song makes me realize German is romantic as it’s the sister language of English.

  3. First time reading the English lyrics for any of their songs. Never really cared before because it didn’t matter. The vocals oh god, the lyrics oh my god. This band is from some where else entirely. It is so beautiful, sorrynotsorry I Fucking Love this.

  4. Why is there no ‘habe’ in the second line?
    “Dahin wo ich sie zuletzt gesehen”
    Isn’t that grammatically wrong?

    • Well, it is, grammatically speaking. However, it would ruin the rhyme. Gehen-gesehen (habe).
      Also ja, was die Grammatik betrifft. Jedoch würde das den Reim zerstören.

  5. I showed this to my siblings once, hoping they’d understand the beauty and passion conveyed in this song and it’s compelling story… All I got was a “I really hate the lead singer’s voice, he makes German sound harsh”… NO, he makes it more beautiful than it already is, adding personality and strength to a lovely language. One does NOT simply hate Till’s voice!

  6. I remember Du Hast from my High School days, never really got into Rammstien then. Some one brought up Till In a conversation and made me think of them again. Been stuck on em for weeks now, working on learning German. Really like this song.

  7. when I sing this song I always remember my ex this is so painful but I can’t stop sing this song in my head -_-

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