"Benzin (English)" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Ich brauche zeit, kein Heroin
Kein Alkohol, kein Nikotin
Brauch keine Hilfe, kein Koffein
Doch Dynamit und Terpentin

Ich brauche Öl für Gasolin
Explosiv wie Kerosin
Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei
Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin

Benzin
Benzin
Benzin, Ja

Brauch keinen freund, kein Kokain
Brauch weder Arzt noch Medizin
Brauch keine frau, nur Vaselin
Etwas Nitroglyzerin

Ich brauche gelt für Gasolin
Explosiv wie Kerosin
Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei
Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin

Benzin
Benzin
Benzin, Ja

Gib mir Benzin

Es fließt durch meine Venen
Es schläft in meinen tränen
Es läuft mir aus den Ohren
Herz und Nieren sind Motoren

Benzin

Willst du dich von etwas trennen
Dann musst du es verbrennen
Willst du es nie wieder sehen
Lass es schwimmen in Benzin

Benzin
Benzin
Benzin

Ich brauch Benzin

Benzin
Ja, Benzin
Gib mir Benzin, Ja


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"Benzin" as written by Paul Landers Richard Z. Kruspe

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is pretty easy i guess, i heard that this another anti US song. here goes, every country in the world needs resources to develop, and the main recourse is OIL, which means, once you gain oil, you develop, money comes in and with money comes power.
    oil = money = power, thats the 21st centrury for you,
    and the US is in the frontline for some oil, and needs it badly to keep its economy growing, hence Iraq and the kyoto agreement they havent signed, i dont blame Rammstein
    ercanon September 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the song goes deeper than just talking about oil usage, I think it's a personificication of a country needing gasoline to fuel it, and it's like some kind of addiction that the country can't shake off.
    BOFHon October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy first thoughts were less political/economical. To me it sounds like it is about how hard it is to part with things, somethings you have to do something drastic to move on: burn it down, cut the ties. Or maybe more literally about a pyromaniac who devoloped that disorder because he needed a way to part with things. That wouldn't be too unlike Rammstein. :)
    newfleshon October 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin kerrang! this song was described by Till as a tribute to pyrotechnics as they have really launched the band outside of germany. i think the song is just about a pyromaniac. i don't think this one is political at all.
    my 2 centson October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you want to part with something
    then you have to incinerate it
    If you never want to see it again
    let it swim in gasoline

    yeah, my 2 cents is right. this has "pyromaniac anthem" written all over it.
    human_after_allon November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems that fire/pyromania is a theme that can be followed throughout the album Rosenrot - admittedly, it can't be found in every song, but Benzin, Hilf mir, and Feuer und Wasser all deal with the topic of fire directly and it gets mentioned in the other songs indirectly... or am I reaching too far here?

    Anyway, the first time I heard Benzin, I thought it was about self-destructive behavior, like drinking alcohol in excess (high-proof liquor could be compared to gasoline :). But upon listening to it more, I kind of came to the same conclusions as the other people here about a 21st century addiction to oil.
    paphanon November 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInitially, I had thought that this song was about the American need for gasoline. With more thought, however, it seemed (to me) that the song is about the world's need to burn chemicals for fuel. It seems that humanity's need to burn fuel for energy is criticized. Much of the lyrics, however, don't support such an idea... it seems that the 'pyromaniac' idea is best supported.
    dark_fire555on December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTill has said that is, in fact, an ode to pyrotechnics.

    The video is great though.
    WakeToLifeon December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, Iraq is an excuse, but the fact of the matter is that we get a lot of our own oil in our country, therefore our prices are cheaper than that of european countries.

    It's just a pyromaniac song, not a political statement. You're diggin too deep man. ;)
    marusushion January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this one just seems to be Till singing about how much he loves fire, as seen through their live shows, or whats at least shown of them on TV, movies, ect. This stuff about the oil industry is just too much.
    nachton February 15, 2006   Link

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