Rammstein Roter Sand lyric with English translation

Eine Liebe, ein Versprechen
Sagt' ich komm zurück zu dir
Nun, ich muss es leider brechen
Seine Kugel steckt in mir
Eine Liebe, zwei Pistolen
Eine zielt mir ins Gesicht
Er sagt, ich hätte dich gestohlen
Dass du mich liebst
Weiss er nicht

Roter Sand und zwei Patronen
Eine stirbt im Pulverkuss
Die zweite soll ihr Ziel nicht schonen
Steckt jetzt tief in meiner Brust

Eine Liebe, ein Versprechen
Ach das Blut läuft aus dem Mund
Und keiner wird mich rächen
Sinnlos gehe ich zugrund
Eine Liebe zwei Pistolen
Einer konnte schneller ziehen
Nun, ich bin es nicht gewesen
Jetzt gehörst du ihm

Roter Sand und zwei Patronen
Eine stirbt im Pulverkuss
Die zweite sollt' ihr Ziel nicht schonen
Steckt jetzt tief in meiner Brust

Roter Sand und weisse Tauben
Laben sich an meinem Blut
Am Ende gibt es doch ein Ende
Bin ich doch zu etwas gut

Roter Sand und zwei Patronen
Eine stirbt im Pulverkuss
Die zweite sollt' ihr Ziel nicht schonen
Steckt jetzt tief in meiner Brust

Lyric © Rammstein
One love, one promise
Said I would come back to you
Well, I must sadly break it
His bullet is stuck in me
One love, two guns
One points into my face
He says I stole you
He doesn’t know
That you love me 

Red sand and two rounds
One dies in a kiss of gunpowder
The second shall not spare its target
Now is stuck deeply in my chest 

One love, one promise
Oh the blood runs from the mouth
And no one will avenge me
Senselessly I perish
One love, two guns
One could draw faster
Well, it was not me
Now you belong to him 

Red sand and two rounds
One dies in a kiss of gunpowder
The second which didn't spare its target
Now is stuck deeply in my chest 

Red sand and doves*
Refresh themselves on my blood
At the end there is but an end
I am good for something finally

Red sand and two rounds
One dies in a kiss of gunpowder
The second which didn't spare its target
Now is stuck deeply in my chest

Translation © Affenknecht.com

Submitted by EinHeisserSchrei

Translation Notes:

* Tauben = pigeons, weisse Tauben = white pigeons = doves

83 COMMENTS

  1. It should be white doves, right? Weisse Tauben = white doves, it even says in the translation lower on the page 😛 seems to be missing in the lyrics.

  2. I agree with the previous comment – This is a song I’ve stayed away from for the most part of my Rammstein-listening, but now when I’ve finally grasped most of the German language, I realize the beauty and mastery that this piece is. Till Lindemann is a very talented writer, and one of a kind. Someone who has not delved into the depths of this music might shun the term “broad” here, but I would definitely say Till has a broad range when it comes to lyricism and poetry.

  3. It’s a times like these, listening to the real beauty of the German language, that I truly realize that Till Lindemann is a lyrical genius and may be the best singer I have EVER heard in any language. D*mn he can sing…

  4. Everyone is missing the point. This is very simple. Two men decided to duel over a woman and the the loser (who is the speaker) has relented. Roter Sand is his blood in the sand after the duel he has lost. Very simple.

  5. Hey guys….great comments about a great song….but keep it simple…to a point at least…go with your first gut feelings…and all of our interpretations are right….cos that’s the way we hear/see the song….it’s ART!!!!!
    p.s. but go the old western shoot out!!!!

  6. Guys, guys, sorry to doublepost or whatever you’d like to call it but I just got an idea. What if the other guy, the killer, what if he’s the dad? The girls father? “Er sagt, ich hätte dich gestohlen” “He said I would have stolen you.” Now who does that sound like? That would also explain the reluctancy of the girls lover, if there was any. He’d be shooting her dad. Oh my, that’s even sadder that I thought in the beggining. Oh, and as for the belinging part, the daughter now belongs to her father so he can marry her to whomever he wants.
    Hmm… this might be a stupid theory but It sure is sad so I’ll go find some hankies now. ^^

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