He is holy and sensitive
On his wall a picture of the Lord
He smears the spots of the Bible
The evening meal - he loves to spread

He loves the boys of the choir
They hold their spirits in
But worry makes him the tenor
So he must be next to him
On his night table still and mute
A picture of the Lord
He turns so slowly

If the church clock strikes twice
Hallelujah
He will fold his hands in prayer
Hallelujah
He will remain without a wife
Hallelujah
So he will have to love his next
Hallelujah


The young man may stay with him
The sin nestles over the bone
So he helps to drive it out
With music and candlelight

If the church clock strikes twice
Hallelujah
He will fold his hands in prayer
Hallelujah
He will be without a wife
Hallelujah
So he will have to love his next

If the church clock strikes twice
Hallelujah
He takes his young to pray
Hallelujah
He is the true Christian
Hallelujah
And he knows, what charity is
Hallelujah

Turn around slowly
Turn around


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Hallelujah (English) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentyeah...sounds like priest molestion to me too. As a Christian I'd like to point out that it's not cool. (nor should those poor guys not be able to have sex..what the hell man!!! =P) religon and christianity don't mix well..confused..lol..so would most people who don't know.
    ArmadonXon August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYet another weak translation. Here's a better one:
    " He is holy and very sensitive
    On his wall a picture of the Lord
    He wipes the stains off the Bible
    He endulges in dealing out the Communion wine / nightly meal

    [Abendmahl is an ambiguous word in German;
    as the communion service goes back to Christ's last supper,
    we still use the same word for both meanings.]

    He loves the choir boys
    They keep their souls clean
    But the tenor makes him full of care
    So he must be attending to him most
    On his bedside table still and mute
    A picture of the Lord
    He slowly turns it round

    When the church bell strikes twice
    Hallelujah
    He folds his hands in prayer
    Hallelujah
    He has remained without a wife
    Hallelujah
    So he will have to love his neighbour
    Hallelujah


    The young man may stay with him
    Sin dwells above the leg
    So he is pleased to help exorcizing it
    With music and candlelight.

    When the church bell strikes...

    When the church bell strikes strikes twice
    Hallelujah
    He gives the boy a private sermon
    Hallelujah
    He is the true Christian
    Hallelujah
    And he knows what love thy neighbour means
    Hallelujah

    Turn around slowly
    Turn around "
    Lepra Messiason April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSince some of the other comments have confused the hell out of me, and I'm an actual Christian, I gotta go with the majority on this one. It's totally about priests molesting boys. It's kinda obvious. If Rammstein has more Christian fans (am I the only one? ;-;), they probably jumped on this one, like a lot of Apocalyptica's fans did on "I'm Not Jesus". Just another song about hypocrisy in the Catholic church, but still pretty awesome.
    Tigerdude36on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince you got the english lyrics up its self explanitory...Great Rammstein song. This song is so freakin eerie sounding. I love it. Its one of those songs that just freaks you out when you listen to it..Who dosent love the German language! Till is a freaggin wako but a awesome wako.....R+
    kingpyroon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song a lot. it sounds creepy, but that's what is kool about RAMMS+EIN! go till, paul, richard, christoph, olli and flake =)
    moviechick83on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, where do I get this song from ?? I don't think it's on any Australian release and I am keen to get my hands on it - any advice ??
    TheBaronon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you want to get this song, it is on the soundtrack for Resident Evil. It is track number 9. Rammstein rules!
    Tweeteron May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm confused, is this song about faith or priests molesting children?
    residential evilon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about priests molesting children.
    ozzyrollerbauhn863on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs Christian I'd like to point out that comment made no sense.

    Anyway, are you sure about the meaning being of priest molestation? I could have sworn it was about The Dancing Banana (yes, THE Dancing Banana! The one of legend).
    TheToeWiggleron August 20, 2002   Link

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