Am I pretty
Then cut me in the face
Am I stronger
Break my neck in disgrace
Am I smarter
Kill me and eat my brain
I take your wife
Kill me and eat me all up
Just eat me all up

Am I honest
Then bite my tongue right off
Am I richer
Then take it all
Am I braver
Kill me and eat my heart
I take your wife
Kill me and eat me all up
Just eat me all up
And lick the table clean

We're cooking jealousy

Have I such tender skin
Tear it out in stripes
Have i the clearest eyes
Steal all the light
Have I the purest soul
Burn it in the flames
I take your wife then
Kill me and eat me all up
Just eat me all up
And lick the table clean

We're cooking jealousy


Lyrics submitted by John M

Eifersucht (English) song meanings
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    General Commenti like how he says pure soul, and i think he is teasing another man in this song by the way he laughs, it sounds so cool if your wearing earphones it starts in one ear and moves to the other like Till is standing behind you and slowly moving along the back of your head!
    rammsteingirlon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, the lyrics of this song makes it a poem, a high quality poem. all the things about man's jealousy. the line " we r cooking jealousy" is so kool.
    One_Winged_Angelon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm German, and until coming across SongMeanings.net I didn't even know that Rammstein changed some of their songs into English versions. I found some of these new versions to be lyrically poorer than the original; it might have to do with them not being quite so fluent in English, but also with the fact that several songs rely on word-play, most of which will inevitably get lost in any translation. Having said that, THIS version is one of the best translations I have come across here. In the original, the line "Es kocht die Eifersucht" means "jealousy is cooking" or "boiling", as a metaphor for "jealousy is raging". "WE're cooking jealousy" fits the mood much better, I think. Good one!
    Lepra Messiason April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLepra Messias, they didn't make an English version of eifersucht, this is the translated lyrics of eifersucht.
    The Funk Fuckeron October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaheheh....
    a primitive alternative? Really, for it contrasts how to resolve particular envies with consumption ((much like dali's idea of the skin being a mere glove)) in this sense it's the resolve with extreme envy, rage....

    Maybe it's a physco's DIY.... . . . . . hee hee?

    Just me: the background sometimes sounds like till is laughing or just repeating the "ei" sound to begin "eifersucht"
    invisibleman54on March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn many cannibalistic cultures, eating certain parts of someones body would transfer certain qualities. brain for intelligence, heart for courage.
    Nox_Nictison January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe thing with Rammstein is that they are almost never literal with their lyrics so to me it seems like a man is envious of another for everything that he has. He may even have his loved one. He basicly tries to say, "What does he have that I dont?" Not literally of course, he strips the man of everything he is envious of in an attempt to make himself seem better, possibly to the one he loves.
    TillGoion October 21, 2012   Link

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