Sadly (Leider)

English translation

Sadly

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I beat a wound into myself,
which adorns my body.
I sprinkle it gently with salt,*1
to make it more beautiful.
I continue to my vein.
I open my skin very gently.*1
I savor the kiss of the blade,*1
which makes me a man.
 
I hang myself on thin wires.
I begged myself to do it.
I'm sorry for myself, so sorry.*2
I'm sorry for myself, so sorry.
 
I'm not afraid of the Bogeyman,
because I can always kill myself on my own.
 
I must
I must hurt myself again.
I'm sorry for myself, so sorry.
I must hurt myself again,
because only pain heals me.
 
I love my scar,
in all it's glory.
A lovely souvenir,
I've made myself.
I bite on my tongue,
and l suffer without a sound.
I draw the old knife,*1
once again through my skin.
 
But when I see myself in the mirror,
it so pains my small heart.
There is still room on my skin.
I will do again what I dread.*1
 
I must
I must hurt myself again.
I'm sorry for myself, so sorry.
I must hurt myself again,
because only pain remains for me.
I must
I must hurt myself again.
I'm sorry for myself.
I must
I must hurt myself again.
I'm sorry for myself.
I must hurt myself again,
because only pain remains for me.
 
Submitted by N1ng3n on Wed, 19/01/2011 - 08:28
Author's comments:

*1:These lines could be interpreted as commands instead (For instance: "Draw the old blade once again through your skin"). Note that these lines are generally when he's actually describing injuring himself. I speculate that this is supposed to hint at a lack of self-control, something many cutters claim to feel (Although that might just be pysch 101 talking).

*2:"Ich tu mir Leid" can mean "I'm sorry for myself" or "I do myself harm." This double-meaning plays an important part of the song.

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