Rammstein Stirb nicht vor mir (Don’t Die Before I Do) lyrics with English translation

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Die Nacht öffnet ihren Schoß The night opens her lap
Das Kind heißt Einsamkeit The child’s name is loneliness
Es ist kalt und regungslos It is cold and motionless
Ich weine leise in die Zeit I cry softly into time
Ich weiß nicht wie du heißt I don’t know what your name is
Doch ich weiß dass es dich gibt But I know that you exist
Ich weiß dass irgendwann I know that sometime
irgendwer mich liebt someone will love me
 
He comes to me every night He comes to me every night
No words are left to say No words are left to say
With his hands around my neck With his hands around my neck
I close my eyes and pass away I close my eyes and pass away
 
I don’t know who he is I don’t know who he is
In my dreams he does exist In my dreams he does exist
His passion is a kiss His passion is a kiss
And I can not resist And I can not resist
 
Ich warte hier I wait here
Don’t die before I do Don’t die before I do
Ich warte hier I wait here
Stirb nicht vor mir Don’t die before I do
 
I don’t know who you are I don’t know who you are
I know that you exist I know that you exist
Stirb nicht Don’t die
Sometimes love seems so far Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier I wait here
Your love I can’t dismiss Your love I can’t dismiss
Ich warte hier I wait here
 
Alle Häuser sind verschneit All the houses are covered in snow
Und in den Fenstern Kerzenlicht And candle light in the windows
Dort liegen sie zu zweit They lie there together
Und ich And I
Ich warte nur auf dich I only wait for you
 
Ich warte hier I wait here
Don’t die before I do Don’t die before I do
Ich warte hier I wait here
Stirb nicht vor mir Don’t die before I do
 
I don’t know who you are I don’t know who you are
I know that you exist I know that you exist
Stirb nicht Don’t die
Sometimes love seems so far Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier I wait here
Your love I can’t dismiss Your love I can’t dismiss
 
Stirb nicht vor mir Don’t die before I do

“Stirb nicht vor mir // Don’t die before I do” is uniquely different compared to Rammstein’s other songs. It is dominated by clean, arpeggiated guitars, with no distorted guitar to be found on the track. “Stirb nicht vor mir” is a duet, featuring Sharleen Spiteri from the British band Texas on vocals along with Till Lindemann. Till sings in German as usual, but Sharleen’s lyrics are in English.

 

A strictly German version may be released sometime in the future. Christian “Flake” Lorenz expressed dissatisfaction with the current song in an online chat with fans: “I hope that we can release the German version. The English version is not good, IMO. I don’t know how English speakers feel about it. For me it’s just embarrassing. In the German version, Bobo sings it.”

When asked about up-coming music videos in a recent interview, Richard mentioned that the next video will be for Stirb nicht vor mir, saying: “We will do one more for the duet with Sharleen.”

39 COMMENTS

  1. This reminds me of a depressing thought I had: What if someone’s soul mate died? Are you still going to wait or just get on with your life and accept that you will never find your true love? Or both?
    In the beginning, “The night opens her lap
    The child’s name is loneliness
    It is cold and motionless”
    I think he’s describing when the night comes it is lonely without another person to love. The song seems very sad and I can relate. Till needs a good hug. ?

  2. Esta cancion es simplemente lo mejor, cada frase va entrelazada con cada nota haciendote sentir realmente como lo desea Rammstein, es una de mis canciones favoritas, atrapa tu alama y la deja sentir ! Es hermosa

  3. It is very poetic but have any of you idiots stopped to think about the rhyming if it was all sang in german because I am pretty sure it wouldn’t rhyme but have not checked this. This is my favourite rammstein song I have listened to rammstein a lot over the last few months and at first links 2 3 4 was my favourite then it was roter sand and now I have just downloaded every rammstein song on Spotify and after listening to all of them this is my favourite through and through. As soon as it finishes I just have to play it again at least five times lol. LOVE IT SSOOOOO MUCH

  4. I love this song exactly as it is written and recorded! I’m sure German speaking fans would like a version sung completely in German, but I think this is a beautiful song that clearly shows the diversity of the band’s talents.

  5. There’s a leaked demo of this song on youtube. It’s all in German, has slightly different lyrics giving a sadder tone, and it’s only Till singing. Personally, I wish this version were released instead of what was on the album.

    Video has lyrics in both German and English.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86D7Jp8JGJw

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