What does Du Hast mean?

Rammstein: Du Hast Meaning

Tagged: Hate [suggest]
Album cover for Du Hast album cover

Song Released: 1997

Du Hast Lyrics

Du hast
Du hast mich

Du hast mich

Du hast mich gefragt

Du hast mich gefragt und ich hab nichts gesagt.

Willst du bis der Tod euch scheidet,
Treu ihr sein für alle Tage?

Du hast
Du hast mich



    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 20th 2006 !⃝

    "It means "you have," fuckin linkin park asshole.....DU HAST you have"

    Would whoever said that re-read my post. I have been saying all along that 'Du Hast' means you have. And to the person who threw random German phrases into his interp, most of the grammar there is wrong.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 8th 2006 !⃝

    I don't know what the problem is... It could mean both. Rammstein`s well known for their wordplays (at least here in germany)...


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 14th 2010 !⃝

    Ooooh no no no no NO! I can't get how stupid this one got here... ooooh maaaaaan, PLEASE, believe me, I'm german. PLEASE! READ and THINK and don't deny, because I KNOW what I'm talkin' about, okay? : )

    so here we go..
    It's exactly like someone on page 2 said, I will qoute, so you hopefully finally get that!!

    "There is a word play on 'Du hast' (you have) which sounds exactly like 'Du hasst' (you hate)

    Du hast
    Du hast mich

    Du hast mich
    <- until here, the listener thinks Till is singing 'You hate, you hate me' (Du hasst, du hasst mich) because that's the only thing that would make sense. (You have me? Doesn't make too much sense in my opinion)

    Du hast mich gefragt"
    <- That's where you realize that it means 'have', as he says 'you have asked me'

    Du hast mich gefragt und ich hab nichts gesagt
    <- 'You have asked me and I haven't said anything' (just to include the "have", correct translation would be: You asked me and I didn't say anything)"

    Fucking YES, it's exactly this way. you think "ah well, she hates him, okay." but then he says "you asked me", which turns the meaning of the song. you realize, that he means the question, if he would marry her ("Willst du bis der Tod euch scheide, treu ihr sein für alle Tage?"), and he says "Nein" (No), because he just don't wants to marry her, okay?
    It's easy like that! ; )

    Here's a qoute again:

    "The whole song is, as said before, a satirizing wedding vows.
    The narrator is asked to marry somebody and says 'No!' as a response. Simple as that.
    The first word play could be the explanation to why the character answers no. "you hate me"? "

    And fucking yes again. I also think, that it's not by accident, that they took this particular two words. Maybe she really hates him and just wants to use him..?!
    But that's just interpretation.

    So please stop debating over this song, it's THAT WAY.
    Believe me. ; )
    If someone will still deny it, I will let him/her; with an uncomprehending shake of my head.

    And by the way, don't you think, Rammstein is an unbelieveable good band? This lyrics are just... gorgeous. : )

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2020 !⃝

    Thank you for the interpretations. The drugs seem to be best explanation. I don’t understand how wedding vows would be a song theme or focus.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2020 !⃝

    Lived in federal republic of Germany for 8years 1980 88.never had a problem with any germans I met (save for few older german fraus) saw some beautiful places the castles berchesgarden (heaven). I saw a color film of Hitler overseeing it from his retreat. The stigma of his evil will never go away you can outlaw any and all Nazism in Germany. Keep the concentration camps as tourists spots. And even the hundreds of a banded and at that time the most technologically-advanced bases there as a remembrance do not let such a thing happen again but I believe they could all be torn down. Because hate we'll always be on this planet it is happening again and again since it's just called Ethnic Cleansing now sorry don't mean to ruin anybody's mood. I LOVE RAMMSTEIN I really wanted to see their Berlin concert June 2019. But it was sold out this year they are coming to the United States finally again

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2018 !⃝

    To all Germans who have a issue with Americans. We whooped your asses twice so sit down and stop being sore losers

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2014 !⃝

    I literally hate all of you und das ist hasst dumkopf. Also to all of the dumbass American's that claim to be German please when you grow older make enough money to leave your mom's basement and this country. My translation of this song is that is fucking awesome Rammstein is a badass band with tons of deep meanings in German like Sonne. Some of my favorites are the ones that offer more humorous lyrics though like Liebe ist fur alle da. Also I agree that they made it in German to play on wedding vows due to that being the original language, also think of the human mind in German it rhymes and is clever and deep, in English it doesn't rhyme and or sound like music if it is literally translated. Rammstein is a band they make music to appeal to someone's ears more than their mind. I will probably never visit this site again because I have better things to do like anything else. Feel free to bash. PEACE!

  8. anonymous
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    May 21st 2013 !⃝

    It says you, you asked, you asked me. Something with how many s' are used in hast.

  9. DasIrrenhaus
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    May 19th 2012 !⃝

    The song has nothing to do with wedding vows, lolol.

    It's about drugs, heroin.
    They say 'she' in the song, but never specify who 'she' is. She symbolizes heroin.

    If you watch the music video, when he pulls up and goes into the warehouse with his friends and they drink and do drugs, it symbolizes peer pressure, and when he walks away with the warehouse blowing up it's him leaving that in his past.

    Not sure what the woman in the video represents, maybe friends and family before doing drugs.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2011 !⃝

    I've seen from different interpratations that the song is about one of the members getting married and that he doesn't want to(hence the holy sounding "Ja", then the abrupt "nein"). Saying "Du hast mich," means you have me, as in his fiance will have him from marriage. And to clear this up, "hast" comes from the word "habe" that means have, which conjugated with "du" makes the e dissappear and an st to be put in, making "du hast" or "you have"

  11. GpunkButterfly
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    Jul 31st 2010 !⃝

    You have (hate)
    You have (hate) me.

    Have and hate are pronounced the same way, but spalled differently.

    The song is about a play.

  12. anonymous
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    May 5th 2010 !⃝

    you hate
    you hate me* (she hates him but she using him)
    (4 x)
    you have asked me
    you have asked me
    you have asked me
    and I have said nothing (she has asked him for $ but he didn't answer because he doesn't want to give any)

    Do you want, until death do you part,
    to be faithful to her for all your days (he asking himself if he would actually spend the rest of his life (faithfully) to a "golddigger")

    No, no (he anwers himself with a "no")

    Do you want, until death do you part,
    to be faithful to her for all your days (same)

    No, no (

    Do you want until the death of the vagina,
    to love her, even in bad times (when she is not as "hot" as what she use to be...will he want to still have sex with her)

    No, no

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2010 !⃝

    First of all, person from earlier, I don't believe you are from Germany. I am a german student of 9 years, fully fluent and bilingual, and even my brother of whom is too you to be bilingual knows it is,

    Ich bin fertig, not ich ist fertig. Sorry.

    I believe in the beginning he is saying she hates him, because he didn't answer her. In the beginning when he says

    Du du hast du hast mich, I belive is where he implies she hates him. Then she has asked

    Du hast mich gefragt

    Which is where, as stated before, a play on words comes from. The rest, when translated, pretty much speaks for itself.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2010 !⃝

    Guys, believe me on this one. Hast means have. For those saying it can be taken either way, only the pronunciation can. The spellings are different. You're basically saying that two and too and to mean the same thing. Hast means have. Hasst or haßt means hate. Now you can stop arguing and start interpreting the song lyrics, not the proper German meaning of a word.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2009 !⃝

    Listen, jackasses that argue about "you have, you hate", Rammstein only switched the phrases so IT WOULD RHYME! ok, now that's over, ENJOY THE SONG!!

  16. joe_green
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    Nov 16th 2009 !⃝

    Okay. I know I'm the last of many, but hopefully you who are actually reading this are paying attention. Yeah. We all know Du Hast is about wedding vows. But Why Wedding vows? Is anybody else wondering this? The verses, which are the vows, aren't actually vows. They're what the priest is supposed to ask the couple, about living together in sickness and health. bla bla bla. At the end of the verse, he says, "nein." for those of you who are Deutsch (German) illiterate, that means "no." Why would he say "no" to a wedding vow? It's because it's not actually about wedding vows, it's about drugs. When people take drugs, they feel a certain love for them. Du Hast is all about being anti-drug.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 31st 2009 !⃝

    you guys are so stupid get a life. your sitting there on your little computers getting so worked up on a stupid lyric, who cares?! honestly, does it really matter? just get over yourselves and just enjoy the song, its an awesome one too and you guys are totally butchering it with your stupid bickering!

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2009 !⃝

    Hey you guys it means both when its in the video its you have wen he's with the girl and you hate wen he's with his boys because its him picking the girl or his boys that's wat the song is about being tied down wen you might have to make a decision between your lover or your friends.

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