Rammstein Wo bist du? lyric with English translation

Ich liebe dich
Ich liebe dich nicht
Ich liebe dich nicht mehr
Ich liebe dich nicht mehr oder weniger als du
Als du mich geliebt hast
Als du mich noch geliebt hast

Die schönen Mädchen sind nicht schön
Die warmen Hände sind so kalt
Alle Uhren bleiben stehen
Lachen ist nicht mehr gesund und bald

Such ich dich hinter dem Licht
Wo bist du
So allein will ich nicht sein
Wo bist du

Die schönen Mädchen sind nicht schön
Die warmen Hände sind so kalt
Alle Uhren bleiben stehen
Lachen ist nicht mehr gesund, und bald

Ich suche dich hinter dem Licht
Wo bist du
So allein will ich nicht sein
Wo bist du
Ich such dich unter jedem Stein
Wo bist du
Ich schlaf mit einem Messer ein

Wo bist du
I love you
I love you not
I love you no more
I love you no more or less than you
Than you loved me
When you still loved me

The pretty girls are not pretty
The warm hands are so cold
All clocks have stopped
It's no longer healthy to laugh, and soon

I'll look for you behind the light
Where are you?
I don't want to be so alone
Where are you?

The pretty girls are not pretty
The warm hands are so cold
All clocks have stopped
It's no longer healthy to laugh, and soon

I look for you behind the light
Where are you
I don't want to be so alone
Where are you
I look for you under every stone
Where are you
I fall asleep with a knife

Where are you?

“Wo bist du?” (Where are you?) is a song that was supposed to be on Reise, Reise but because Rammstein wanted to make Reise, Reise the hardest album they have made so far, it was felt that the song was too gentle and it was left out. The song begins with a clarinet and then the rest of the instruments begin to play. The song is different because the keyboard is the instrument that is easiest to hear.

42 COMMENTS

  1. This song resonated with me so much after my cousin died even before I saw the translation of the title let alone the full song. There was something very mournful and sad buried within the heavy music. When I learned the translation of the title I knew there was something to my feelings. Then the full translation came and I was not too surprised I was mostly right. My emotions didn’t quite follow in the full meaning of the song but there was a small longing to find my cousin who was taken so young. Rammstein have such a masterful command of language and music it’s awe inspiring.

  2. My take on it is that hes trying to find the same love he used to have with other women but cant since his lovers passing. The women he gets with are cold and unfeeling unlike his lover; being depressed and not feeling happy anymore. He calls out to her hoping she will return. He sleeps with a knife because he constantly thinks about ending his life just to see her again.

  3. The posts are from so long ago I feel a bit silly for even posting but I’m going to. IMO, there is one line that says a lot. He sings “It’s no longer healthy to laugh and soon,” The next line he sings “I’ll look for you behind the light.” To me, he’s saying that soon, he’ll look for her behind the light…or death.

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