Wer kann schon sagen, was mit uns geschieht
Vielleicht stimmt es ja doch
Dass das Leben eine Prüfung ist
In der wir uns bewähren sollen

Nur wer sie mit Eins besteht
Darf in den Himmel kommen
Für den ganzen dreckigen Rest
Bleibt die Hölle der Wiedergeburt

Als Tourist auf Ibiza
Als Verkehrspolizist
Als ein Clown in einer Zirkusshow
Den keiner sehen will

Um diesem Schicksal zu entfliehen
Sollen wir uns redlich bemühen
Jeden Tag mit 'nem Gebet beginnen
An Stelle von Aspirin
Nur wer immer gleich zum Beichtstuhl rennt
Als wär' es ein Wettlauf
Und dort alle seine Sünden nennt
Der handelt einen Freispruch aus

Ich will nicht ins Paradies
Wenn der Weg dorthin so schwierig ist
Ich stelle keinen Antrag auf Asyl
Meinetwegen bleib' ich hier

Wer Messer und Gabel richtig halten kann
Und beim Essen grade sitzt
Wer immer ja und danke sagt
Dessen Chancen stehen nicht schlecht
Wer sich brav in jede Reihe stellt
Mit geputzten Schuhen
Wer sein Schicksal mit Demut trägt
Dem winkt die Erlösung zu

Wir sollen zuhören und aufpassen
Tun, was man uns sagt
Unterordnen und nachmachen
Vom ersten bis zum letzten Tag
Immer schön nach den Regeln spielen
Die uns sie befohlen sind
Wie sie im Buch des Lebens stehen
In Ewigkeit Amen

Ich will nicht ins Paradies
Wenn der Weg dorthin so schwierig ist
Wer weiß, ob es uns dort besser geht
Hinter dieser Tür

Ich will nicht ins Paradies
Wenn der Weg dorthin so schwierig ist
Und bevor ich auf den Knien fleh'
Bleib' ich meinetwegen hier

Ich will nicht ins Paradies
Wenn der Weg dorthin so schwierig ist
Wenn ich nicht rein darf, wie ich bin
Bleib' ich draußen vor der Tür

Ich will nicht ins Paradies
Wenn der Weg dorthin so schwierig ist
Ich stelle keinen Antrag auf Asyl
Meinetwegen bleib' ich hier


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    Pretty old, but I still like it... since the lyrics make enough sense, I think there's no need to find out what this song is really about :D

    amoresperroson February 11, 2006   Link
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    jeah, it always reminds me of my past because i´ve often listened to it when i was pretty young

    carla233on February 19, 2006   Link
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    this song is definitly about orthodox religious people who do everything so that they get into heaven (if it exists which i doubt) it tells them that he doesn't care about heaven or religion, life is about having a hell of a time and standing up for yourself and not be what people would like you to be

    indeedon May 31, 2006   Link
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    he says that he doesnt wanna go to paradise if the way is that difficult...

    anberlinnon August 16, 2006   Link
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    The song pretty much is a satire about guilt-driven religiosity. It's saying "don't sell your entire earthly life away to a guilty mindset."

    ascribe2thelordon October 29, 2006   Link
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    It acctually just means: Theres a life also befor Death. .___. I guess when u just use your life for religios thought, you don't really live your OWN life, and I think thats what the guys wanted to tell us.

    foolishflyon June 29, 2008   Link
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    First Campino, singer of Die Toten Hosen, attacks God in "Die 10 Gebote" and claims, Jesus died in vain, now he doesn't even want to to paradise aka heaven. Is what the world offers so much better? Is violence, sex, drugs and materialsm better than loving your neighbour, not stealing, cheating, killing? The biggest problem is: I wouldn't care if this was Campino's or the band's personal opinion. But when he sings it to a huge audience, who belives and follows his words without making up their own mind, it gets dangerous. It's so sad.

    cloudtravelleron August 23, 2015   Link

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