Song Lyric Sunday – Seemann by Apocalyptica

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For today’s Song Lyric Sunday, I am introducing one of my favorite bands: Apocalyptica. They are a Finnish orchestral metal band. They say about themselves, “Classically trained, metal inspired.” The group currently consists of three cellists,  Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Antero Manninen, along with drummer Mikko Sirén. They’ve done a lot of covers, including Metallica and Rammstein. As well as a lot of their own music featuring other singers. This song is a cover for Rammstein’s song “Seemann,” featuring Nina Hagen and it is in German:

“Seemann” Lyrics via Lyrics Mode

Komm in mein Boot
Ein Sturm kommt auf und es wird Nacht
Wo willst du hin?
So ganz allein treibst du davon
Wer hält deine Hand
Wenn es dich nach unten zieht

Wo willst du hin
So uferlos die kalte See
Komm in mein Boot
Der Herbstwind hält die Segel straff

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Mit Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Tageslicht fällt auf die Seite
Der Herbstwind fegt die Straße leer

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Hast Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Abendlicht verjagt die schatten
Die Zeit steht still und es wird Herbst

Komm in mein Boot
Die Sehnsucht wird der Steuermann
Komm in mein Boot
Der beste Seemann war doch ich

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Mit Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Feuer nimmst du von der Kerze
Die Zeit steht still und es wird Herbst

Sie sprachen nur von deiner Mutter
So gnadenlos ist nur die Nacht
Am Ende bleib ich doch alleine
Die Zeit steht still
Und mir ist kalt

Kalt…

Kalt…

And here is the English translation via Google Translate:

come into my boat
A storm is coming and it is night
Where are you going?
All alone you are drifting away
Who will hold your hand
When it pulls you down

Where are you going
So boundless the cold sea
come into my boat
The autumn wind keeps the sails stiff

Now you stand on the lantern
With tears I’m face
The daylight falls on the side
The autumn wind sweeps the street empty

Now you stand on the lantern
Have tears I’m face
The evening light chased the shadows
Time stands still and it will fall

come into my boat
The longing is the helmsman
come into my boat
The best sailor I was

Now you stand on the lantern
With tears I’m face
The fire you take from the candle
Time stands still and it will fall

They spoke only of your mother
So mercilessly is the night
In the end I do stay alone
Time stands still
And I’m cold

Cold

Cold

For your listening pleasure, the video:

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Seemann by Apocalyptica

  1. I really like Apocalyptica, that they are classically trained and give it a metal spin is mind blowing. Great lyrics. I enjoyed it quite a lot! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this song. I love hearing new things!

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