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Yet again, in the feels

Rammstein - Zeit

As I sit here on a nice Thursday morning and noon, I see that Rammstein has released a new album. Which I have been listening to this morning on random. One song caught my attention due to its melodic and sad feeling. So I decided to see what the lyrics were about and since I don’t speak German I looked online where I found both the official video for the song as well as a translation of the lyrics.

My heart dropped. The message in the song so very well fits with the latest tragedy in the US. It is about time, death and being taken away too early. Or at least that is how I read the lyrics and hear them in my head and heart.

Here is the official video, watch it and read the lyrics below and tell me it didn’t touch your heart.

Here are the lyrics in English:

[Intro]
Some things should be, some shouldn’t
We see, but we are blind
We throw shadows without light

[Verse 1]
After us there will be a “prior”
Youth will turn into hardship
We keep dying until we live
We die alive to death
We are drifting towards the end
No rest, only striving forward
Infinity waves on the shore
Caught in the flow of time
[Chorus]
Please stand still, stand still
Time
This should keep going forever

[Verse 2]
Warm body will soon turn cold
Future can’t be conjured
Does not tolerate any stay
Create and immediately destroy
I’m lying here in your arms
Oh, if only it could just be forever!
But time knows no mercy
Already, the moment is over

[Chorus]
Time
Please stand still, stand still
Time
This should keep going forever
Time
It’s so nice, so nice
Everybody knows
The perfect moment

[Instrumental Break]

[Chorus]
Time
Please stand still, stand still

[Verse 3]
When our time has come, it’s time to go
Stop when it’s most beautiful, the clocks stand still
The moment is so perfect, but time keeps ticking
A moment, please stay, I’m not ready yet

[Chorus]
Time
Please stand still, stand still
Time
This should keep going forever
Time
It’s so nice, so nice
Everybody knows
The perfect moment

Lyrics from genius.com