"Ohne dich (english)" as written by Oliver Riedel, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Christoph Doom Schneider, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers and Till Lindemann....
Ich werde in die Tannen gehen,
Dahin wo ich sie zuletzt gesehen,
Doch der Abend werft ein Tuch aufs Land,
Und auf die Wege hinterm Waldessrand,
Und der Wald ersteht 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 mich 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

Und das Atmen fällt mich ach so schwer,
Weh 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

Ohne dich
Ohne dich
Ohne dich


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"Ohne Dich" as written by Oliver Riedel, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Christoph Doom Schneider, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann

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  • +2
    General Commenti think he kills himself in the forest but not because he lost the love of his life but because he IS in love. I think the lines "ohne dich kann ich nicht sein...mit dir bin ich auch allein" (Without you I cannot be...
    With you I am alone too) show that the person he loves is still alive. But he commits suicide because he cannot bear the feeling of being so addicted to somebody (like you are if you are in love)
    sumkinda_monsteron June 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI definitely think it's a symbolic death rather than a literal one. He feels as if he is dead without her.
    Songmeaningsuseron May 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, I'm surprised beyond belief that no one picked up on the true meaning of this song yet. True, this is a love song. People have been right about that.

    - He met his love in a forest, near the fir trees

    - "The evening is throwing a cloth upon the land", a metaphor for nighttime

    - "On the BRANCHES in the ditches", "It's now SILENT and WITHOUT LIFE", "And BREATHING becomes oh so HARD for me"

    The person depicted in this song is depressed about losing the love of his life, so he hangs himself at night where he first met her. The song is about love and suicide, people. A morbid, yet beautiful song by the great Rammstein.
    Shaftmanon August 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe most beautiful and chilling Rammstein song off of any album. I do agree with Shaftman on it's meaning and it makes it all the more haunting every time you listen to it. I let my fiance listen to this song and she fell in love with it immediately. Makes it all the more chilling since her and I broke up recently and the lyrics ring all the more chilling now with every listen.
    Dozer87on June 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read in an interview that this song was written about his mother after her death.
    crimenpunishmenton August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis is my favourite song along with Nebel. to me, both are beautiful xx
    ecodayon May 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow do you interpret the video of the song with the christian cross on top of the mountain where the guy dies? This can't be related to suicide. I think that because this is happening in the end of the song it means the way he has travelled to find the true and strongest love which makes him overcome the despair of losing his beloved person and to reject finally the idea of suicide (that's the reason his death comes by itself as the most logical way to end his life when he has achieved everything and is not provoked by him). Besites why do they go back to save their friend? If they were desperate it wouldn't make sense making all this efforts. This demonstrates their strong determination to regain the lost love without which they couldn't live ( and why isn't the man alone when the text is in 1st person? - because they're all struggling for this love and they help each other ). They are together from the beginning as if this is a march which they all need to do. They're not making a collective suicide neither it's about a desperate man wanting to die. It could be just that way only if the cross wasn't there. :)
    pyfkaon July 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSounds reasonable that it's about his mother dying. I'm a bit puzzled on how to translate the "mit dir"-pieces. The most common translation found on Ze InterWebs is "with you" (as opposed to "without you"), but could it also mean something like "just like you"? In which case the interpretation would be "Mit dir bin ich auch allein = I'm alone now just like you" and "Mit dir stehen die sekunden, lohnen nicht = just like you have come to a stand-still, so has time, and it's just not worth it anymore".
    The suicide-interpretation seems like projecting your own teenage angst on these quite grown-up guys - most people overcome sadness, even very deep sorrow, without dying from it... But I could be wrong, ofcourse. Unlike Shaftman, I don't believe in a single "true meaning" for any song...
    TameVikingon November 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily one of my favs off the new album
    LurkerAbysson November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the first true love song rammstien did, as in the classic I miss you I love you deal
    LadyMageon November 30, 2004   Link

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