Throughout 2021, Rammstein excited fans with the news that they had recorded a brand new album to serve as the successor to 2019's untitled effort. The first new track, "Zeit," officially arrived today (March 10) and, as is typical, most of the lyrics are sung in German, so here's an English translation that will allow you to take a deeper dive into what this latest song is about.

Prior to the release of the music video for "Zeit," the German industrial legends drummed up attention with teaser clips for the new single. It had previously been suggested by the band that their last album may have been their last, but they returned to the studio amid the pandemic and got to work on another full length.

With a worldwide tour on the books in 2022, Rammstein will finally head to North America after a couple postponements. The run was originally supposed to serve as a promotional extension of the last record and now the band will have even more new material to support as they bring their mesmerizing show, loaded with unreal amounts of pyrotechnic effects, to stadiums across the continent.

It remains to be seen if "Zeit" will enter the set, but that's no reason not to familiarize yourself with the latest offering from Rammstein. Read the English language version of the lyrics below (courtesy of Google Translate, meaning the translation may not be 100 percent accurate).

Find more details about the new track, "Zeit," here.

Rammstein, "Zeit" — English Translation

[Intro]
Some should, some shouldn't
We see, but we are blind
We cast shadows without light

[Verse 1]
After us there will be before
Youth turns into hardship
We keep dying until we live
Die alive to death
We are drifting toward the end
No rest, only strive forward
Infinity beckons on the shore
Caught in thе river

[Refrain]
Time
Please stop, stop
Time
It should always go on like this

Warm body is soon cold
You can't summon the future
Do not tolerate staying
Created and immediately destroyed
I'm lying here in your arms
Oh, it could be forever
But time knows no mercy
The moment is already over
Please stop, stop
Time
It should always go on like this
Time
It's so beautiful, so beautiful
Everyone knows
the perfect moment

Time
Please stop, stop

When our time has come
Then it's time to go
Stop when it's most beautiful
The clocks stop

The moment is so perfect
But time goes on
wait a minute
I'm not ready

Time
Please stop, stop
Time
It should always go on like this
Time
It's so beautiful, so beautiful
Everyone knows
the perfect moment

Rammstein, "Zeit" Lyrics

[Intro]
Manches sollte, manches nicht
Wir sehen, doch sind wir blind
Wir werfen Schatten ohne Licht

[Strophe 1]
Nach uns wird es vorher geben
Aus der Jugend wird schon Not
Wir sterben weiter, bis wir leben
Sterben lebend in den Tod
Dem Ende treiben wir entgegen
Keine Rast, nur vorwärts streben
Am Ufer winkt Unendlichkeit
Gefangen so im Fluss dеr

[Refrain]
Zeit
Bitte, bleib stеhen, bleib stehen
Zeit
Das soll immer so weitergehen

Warmer Körper ist bald kalt
Zukunft kann man nicht beschwören
Duldet keinen Aufenthalt
Erschaffen und sogleich zerstört
Ich liege hier in deinen Armen
Ach, könnt es doch für immer sein
Doch die Zeit kennt kein Erbarmen
Schon ist der Moment vorbeiZeit
Bitte, bleib stehen, bleib stehen
Zeit
Das soll immer so weitergehen
Zeit
Es ist so schön, so schön
Ein jeder kennt
Den perfekten Moment

Zeit
Bitte bleib stehen, bleib stehen

Wenn unsre Zeit gekommen ist
Dann ist es Zeit zu gehen
Aufhören, wenns am schönsten ist
Die Uhren bleiben stehen

So perfekt ist der Moment
Doch weiter läuft die Zeit
Augenblick, verweile doch
Ich bin noch nicht bereit

Zeit
Bitte, bleib stehen, bleib stehen
Zeit
Das soll immer so weitergehen
Zeit
Es ist so schön, so schön
Ein jeder kennt
Den perfekten Moment

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