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Live in virtue, no desire
In the grave an angel's choir
You look to heaven and wonder why
No one can see them in the sky

Just as the clouds have gone to sleep
Angels can be seen in heaven's keep
Alone in fear they question why
Goddamn not an angel when I die

Angels live, they never die
Apart from us, behind the sky
They're fading souls who've turned to ice
So ashen white in paradise

Just as the clouds have gone to sleep
Angels can be seen in heaven's keep
Alone in fear they question why
Goddamn not an angel when I die

Goddamn not an angel when I die


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  • +1
    General CommentTHIS IS NOT A TRANSLATION OF "ENGEL".

    It's a very bad English "version", basically with words intended to fit the meter that give a vague sense of the original song, done by someone connected to Rammstein's record label.

    For a translation of "Engel", see the comments on it.
    zztzedon November 25, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think there should be a law against making english versions of classic german tracks.. and he doesn't sound right at all singing in english
    Firenzeion January 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it was all translated for the English Speaking Masses pretty well.. save maybe for the first verse...

    its mostly right and i think that as a person who speaks only extreamly limited German i can say that this version is much more "American Friendly" and as good as the original... but, of course, definatly not more so.
    Naive_Exiton June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis version does not anywhere match the original "Engel". I know German quite well, if I daresay, and I can tell you the German lyrics are very much different.
    Der_Bulleon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd as you see, my English is not as good as my German ;) (I'm Dutch)
    Der_Bulleon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe english version is terrible,,,,, there should be no english version for german songs.... his English accent sucks.
    The Funk Fuckeron November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Engel. And i love the video. But this english verson, well, sucks.
    Razorblade Kisson August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was only made to make it rhyme in english, as was the "english" version of du hast
    KendoKaion December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure but someone told me this song is about angel dieing or something like that
    480toolfanon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes a pretty nice ring, even if the meaning is a little different from the German one. I think this song is about a different POV of angels. If you look at different kinds of art, angels aren't always like the ones in storybooks. They can punish, they even carry swords.

    To me this song says that I can 'Go live a helluva life, and not worry about going to a heaven or a hell. If you are an angel, who would really know?' Sorry if that offends anyone, that's just the way I see this song.
    MakiKAGEon April 05, 2007   Link

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