Can it, can it be a sin to love?
No – I ask you, can it,
can it be a sin to love?
be a sin, bin a sin
be, be, be, be, be a sin *
No

I watched you secretly
You are so young and beautiful
I gave you a kiss
Then I took you to bed

Come, don't put up a fight
Little one, I have never coveted anyone
like I covet you

Can it, can it be a sin to love?
No – I ask you, can it,
can it be a sin to love?
No – I won't ask you again

I laid you down silently
You are so quit and motionless
You pushed me up against the wall
You forced my desire upon yourself

Come, don't put up a fight
Little one, I have never coveted anyone
like I covet you

Can it, can it be a sin to love?
No – I ask you, can it,
can it be a sin to love?
No – I won't ask you again

Love - sin - love

Can it be a sin to love?
No, no – No
I won't ask you again
Can it be a sin to love?
No – I ask you, can it,
can it be a sin to love?
No – I won't ask you again

* Technically, "Sünde" is Sin, and doesn't translate to "Be". But because of english sentence structure it turns out that way since he's saying the sentence bit by bit.


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Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein? (English) song meanings
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    General CommentI adore this song, and the lyrics. It's pretty self explanatory that it's paedophillia. He calls the being 'young' [which could mean just a young adult, too], but I don't think that's the intent. Like any paedophile, their love for a child is a sin [for anyone religious, as well as frowned upon by society]. Great lyrics, great song. Love the overall darkness of it.
    NiGhTsTaLkEr13on November 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI find a little influence of pedophile topics, but It sounds more like the story of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Also, there could be a difference like "40 y 20", spring-autumm, you know: young & old. So, pedobear could not give a so much influence in the song, just a relation with a big gap of ages.
    j aleksandon April 18, 2016   Link

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