Weiter, Weiter ins Verderben

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Senior Member
Mexico, Spanish

I've got some trouble in this sentence:

Weiter, weiter ins Verderben
Wir müssen leben bis wir sterben

It's actually a song by Rammstein but based on Erl König from Goethe

could it mean "towards, towards into dstruction"?

  • sokol

    Senior Member
    Austrian (as opposed to Australian)
    "Weiter, weiter ins Verderben" just means "let's keep heading towards disaster" - the line suggests to go on even though we know that nothing good will come of it.
    You can find translations on the web (here for example) but to translate lyrics of course is not easy - especially in this case where, as you know, the lyrics are based on Erlkönig.
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