"Sehnsucht" as written by Oliver Riedel, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Christoph Doom Schneider, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers and Till Lindemann....
Lass mich deine Träne reiten
Übers Kinn nach Afrika
Wieder in den Schoß der Löwin
Wo ich einst zuhause war

Zwischen deine langen Beinen
Such den Schnee vom letzten Jahr
Doch es ist kein Schnee mehr da

Lass mich deine Träne reiten
Über Wolken ohne Glück
Der große Vogel schiebt den Kopf
Sanft in sein Versteck zurück

Zwischen deine langen Beinen
Such den Sand vom letzten Jahr
Doch es ist kein Sand mehr da

Sehnsucht versteckt
Sich wie ein Insekt
Im Schlafe merkst du nicht
Dass es dich sticht

Glücklich werd ich nirgendwo
Der Finger rutscht nach Mexico
Doch er versinkt im Ozean
Sehnsucht ist so grausam

Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht

Sehnsucht versteckt
Sich wie ein Insekt
Im Schlafe merkst du nicht
Dass es dich sticht

Glücklich werd ich nirgendwo
Der Finger rutscht nach Mexiko
Doch er versinkt im Ozean
Sehnsucht ist so grausam

Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht, Sehnsucht
Sehnsucht


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

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  • +2
    General CommentEnglish version:

    Let me ride your tear
    over the chin to Africa
    again in the lap of the lioness
    where I once was at home
    Between your long legs
    I search for last year's snow
    but there is no more snow there

    Let me ride your tear
    over clouds without happiness
    the big bird pushes his head
    gently back into his hideout
    Between your long legs
    I search for last year's sand
    but there is no more sand there

    Longing hides
    like an insect
    while asleep you don't notice
    that it stings you
    I'll never be happy anywhere
    the finger slips to Mexico
    but it sinks in the ocean
    longing is so cruel
    Calicooon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song has two meanings, like nearly every of the "old" rammstein songs.
    I think in Sehnsucht are two meanings, but there could be more, even if i'm german.

    I think the first meaning is very simple:
    Someone/He miss the sex with his ex-wife/girlfriend


    And the second is:
    He loves to travel, and want to visit all the places he talked about or he talk about the women in this places.

    for example: "Laß mich deine Träne reiten
    übers Kinn nach Afrika" and "Zwischen deine langen Beinen"
    The first sentence means Cap Horn in South Africa, and the second means Italia.
    There are even more places in the song, like mexico or the ocean.
    Wohlstandskindon May 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorite Rammstein songs. It's about longing and how much it can hurt, be it longing for love, sex, or just longing to be somewhere else, perhaps even to lead another life.
    Jeromofoonon October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks for the translation! Correlating this with other Rammstein songs I have to point out a few things

    the big bird pushes his head
    gently back into his hideout
    Between your long legs
    I search for last year's sand
    but there is no more sand there

    Seems to be similar to the idea of an ostrich with its head in the sand. It sounds like he's saying that things weren't working but he used sex to make him ignore that, but now he can't ignore it because he can't stick his "head" in the "sand" anymore. Just a thought.
    jeff_f_fon July 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    mehon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes this song is killer, I know the entire song but I don't speak a word of German. Love when he says "Der finger rutscht nach mexico"
    Muzzyon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny because the song sounds so hardcore, but it's really about a guy who's missing his ex's company... in bed.
    Akakuroon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are very strange and i don't quite understand what it means. If this song was to be translated word to word into english it would be something nonsensical like this...

    Let me your tear ride was is over the chin to Africa again into the lap of the lioness where I once home
    between your long legs search the snow of the last year yet it no more snow there

    Let me your tear ride pushes is over clouds without good fortune the large bird the head softly into its
    ambush back between your long legs search the sand of the last year yet it no more sand there

    Longing hidden like an insect in the sleep you do not notice pricks happily will slip sinks is yourself that
    it yourself I nowhere the finger to Mexico yet it in the ocean longing so cruel

    in norwegian it would be something like this..

    Lar meg Deres rifttur var er over haken til Afrika igjen inn i skjøtet av lioness hvor jeg en gang hjem mellom Deres lang bein gjennomsøker snøen av den
    siste] re ennå det ikke mer snør der

    Lar meg Deres riftturstøt er over skyer uten god formue den stor fugl hodet blidt inn i dets bakholdsangreprygg mellom Deres lang bein gjennomsøker sanden
    av den siste] re ennå det ingen mere sand der

    Longing gjemt som en insekt i søvnen De ikke legger merke til pricks lykkelig glipper vasker er Dem at det Dem jeg intetsteds fingeren til Mexico ennå det i
    havet longing slik grusom
    PlanetarumVagatioon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSehnsucht versteckt
    sich wie ein Insekt

    I love the intonation in the way he says these lines

    no idea what they mean though

    SEHNSUCHT!
    Dressed2Depresson September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSome have said that "zwischen deine langen Beinen..." ("between your long legs...") is a sexual reference. When commenting on the lyrics/translation videos of You Tube user #lyricsoframmstein, I said that "legs" was probably a metaphor for "trees" due to my limited ability to connect snow or sand to the vagina. (Yes, I know it's awkward.) However, after thinking some more and taking the rest of the lyrics and the album art (if nothing else) into consideration, I have decided that the song is about imprisonment and that the "long legs" are bars on a cell window; the narrator longs for freedom and adventure and does not even have a cell with a view of the outside world.
    Snyarhediron August 26, 2014   Link

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