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Rammstein - DALAI LAMA - English

NOTE: The song lyrics below are provided for educational use only. No infringement of copyright is implied or intended. - Also see the original German lyrics for this song.

SONG BACKGROUND
This Rammstein song is an updated version of the classic Goethe poem "Erlkönig." In the Rammstein version, the father is in an airplane instead of on a horse in the original. But there are other differences between the original and the Rammstein version. Can you identify them?

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Dalai Lama

English prose translation

An airplane lies in the evening wind
On board is also a man with his child
They sit safe, they sit warm
And thus go into sleep's snare

In three hours they'll be there
For mommy's birthday
Visibility is good
The ski is clear

On and on towards disaster
We have to live until we die
Man does not belong in the air
So the Lord in heaven calls
His sons in the wind
Bring me this creature

The child has lost track of time
Then an echo jumps into his ears
A dull roar thunders through the night*
And the cloud god laughs
Shakes the human cargo awake

On and on towards disaster
We have to live until we die
And the child speaks to his father
Don't you hear the thunder
That is the king of all the winds
He wants to make me his child

Out of the clouds drops a chorus
It creeps into his tiny ear
Out of the clouds drops a chorus
It creeps into his tiny ear

Come here, stay here
We're good to you
Come here, stay here
We're your brothers

The storm embraces the aircraft
The cabin pressure drops rapidly
A dull roar thunders through the night*
In panic the human cargo screams

On and on towards disaster
We have to live until we die
And the child pleads with God
Heaven take back the wind
Bring us safely back to earth

Out of the clouds drops a chorus
It creeps into his tiny ear
Out of the clouds drops a chorus
It creeps into his tiny ear

Come here, stay here
We're good to you
Come here, stay here
We're your brothers

The father now holds the child tightly
Presses him very close
Doesn't notice his (child's) breathing difficulty
But fear knows no mercy
So the father with his arms
Squeezes the soul out of the child
This (soul) sits on the wind and sings:

Come here, stay here
We're good to you
Come here, stay here
We're your brothers

Come here, stay here
We're good to you
Come here, stay here
We're your brothers

*The German verb grollen can mean both "to rumble, to thunder" and "to be filled with wrath" against someone.

From the Rammstein "Reise, Reise" CD album (2004)


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