Rammstein - Benzin (English translation)

English translation


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I need time, no heroine
No alcohol, no nicotine
Need no help, no caffeine
But dynamite and terpentine
I need oil for gasoline
Explosive as kerosene
With a lot of octan and lead-free
A fuel like gas/petrol
Need no friend, no cocaine
Need neither doctor nor medicine
Need no woman, only vaseline
A bit of nitroglycerin
I need money for gasoline
Explosive as kerosene
With a lot of octan and lead-free
A fuel like gasoline/petrol
Give me gasoline
It runs through my veins
It sleeps in my tears
It’s coming out of my ears
Heart and kidneys are my motors
Do you want to seperate from something
Then you have to burn it
Don’t you want to see something again
Let it swim in gasoline
I need gasoline
Submitted by Steena on Thu, 09/10/2008 - 21:00


Arien    Wed, 01/04/2009 - 21:30

I was reading and I noticed that you translated "It sleeps in my dreams"...
but I think "Tränen" are tears...shouldn't dreams be "Träumen?...
Regular smile

Steena    Wed, 01/04/2009 - 21:42

Yes, indeed a mistake in the translation. I'll fix it. Regular smile

George Vassilev    Sat, 20/05/2017 - 00:19

Benzin in English is Benzine (very-widely known)

Marko Bindreiter    Fri, 11/08/2017 - 19:40

Benzine is virtually unused in common U.S. english. Gasoline is not only correct, but the far better translation imo.

Marko Bindreiter    Sun, 13/08/2017 - 22:09

I see, yes, there can be quite a big difference sometimes... I live in the U.S. now, and I see a lot of english lyrics from non native speakers (either translated or original writings) that do not work well with contemporary U.S. english varnicular, even though they want to make it sound "current" or "cool". For musicians/songwriters this can be a detriment if they want to build a following or get more exposure in the U.S. market. Can't speak for U.K. varnicular, though...

George Vassilev    Tue, 15/08/2017 - 14:27

Bulgarian is more advanced in every aspect.