Read the English translation of the lyrics of “Angst” by Rammstein

Rammstein’s new album, Weatheris out now, and on the day of its release, industry legends shared a music video for the third single, “Angst,” and you can read the English translation below.

“Angst” follows the title track and “Zick Zack”, both of which predated the release of Weatherthe successor to 2019’s untitled release which was recorded amid the pandemic in the fall of 2020. The band hadn’t planned to release another record so soon, but with the postponement of their North American tour in stadiums, the opportunity to work on new music presented itself. .

Now, fans have been treated to 11 new tracks and that aforementioned stadium tour is now set to kick off in late August and run through early October. Here, “Angst” tackles the centuries-old fictional monster the bogeyman, known as “the black man” in other cultural depictions around the world, including Germanic folklore.

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Watch the music video for “Angst” below (it airs at 11 a.m. ET) and read the English and German lyrics further down the page. Go here for the English translation of “Zeit” and here for the English translation of “Zick Zack”.

Rammstein, music video “Angst”

Rammstein, “Angst” – English translation (via Genius)

(You)
(You)
(You)
(You)
(You)
(You)

When children are out of school
The father has already threatened
“The black man, he’ll get you
If you don’t follow my command”

And we believe that to this day
The country and its people are so afraid
something bad is gonna happen
Evil is coming, won’t go away
[Chorus]And the fear grows in the night
The gate and gates are guarded
The back is wet, the palms sweaty
Everybody’s scared of the black man

(You)

In the dark he sneaks
If you’re no good, he’ll touch you
Trust no stranger then
So many nightmares, so much infatuation

And so we believe to this day
The pack is heavily armed
Oh they can’t stop it
Screaming fire in the alleys

And the fear grows in the night
Not a wink at all
The back is wet, the palms sweaty
Everybody’s scared of the black man
[Post-Chorus](You)
(You)
(You)

Who’s Afraid of the Black Man?
Who’s Afraid of the Black Man?
Who’s Afraid of the Black Man?
Who is afraid ?

And the fear grows in the night
Not a wink at all
The back is wet, the palms sweaty
everyone is afraid

(You)
(You) Black man
(You)
(You) Black man

Rammstein, “Angst” – German Lyrics (via LyricsFA)

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Wenn die Kinder unerzogen
Schon der Vater gedroht hat
Der schwarze Mann, er wird dich holen
Wenn du nicht folgst meinem Gebot
Und das glauben wir bis heute
So in Angst sind Land und Leute
Etwas schlimmes wird geschehen
Das Böse kommt, wird nicht mehr gehen

Und die Furcht wächst in die Nacht
Tür und Tor sind bewacht
Die Rücken nass, die Hände klamm
Alle haben Angst vorm schwarzen Mann

In Dunkelheit schleicht er heran
Bist du nicht brav, fastst er dich an
Traue keinem Fremden dann
So old Albtraum, so old Wahn
Und so glauben wir bis heute
Schwer bewaffnet ist die Pack
Ach sie können es nicht lassen
Schreien Feuer in die Gassen

Und die Furcht wächst in die Nacht
Gar kein Auge zugemacht
Der Rücken nass, die Hände klamm
Alle haben Angst vorm schwarzen Mann

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Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?
Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?
Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?
Was it Angst?

Und die Furcht wächst in die Nacht
Gar kein Auge zugemacht
Die Rücken nass, die Hände klamm
All haben Angst

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Schwarzer Mann
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Schwarzer Mann

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