What does Mutter mean?

Rammstein: Mutter Meaning

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Song Released: 2002


Mutter Lyrics

Die Tränen greiser Kinderschar - The tears of a crowd of very old children
ich zieh sie auf ein weisses Haar - I string them on a white hair
werf in die Luft die nasse Kette - I throw the wet chain into the air
und wünsch mir, dass ich eine...

  1. t4medic
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    Oct 24th 2007 !⃝

    "Man sieht ihn um die Kirche schleichen
    seit einem Jahr ist er allein
    Die Trauer nahm ihm alle Sinne
    schl�ft jede Nacht bei ihrem Stein"

    Thats the opening line to "Heirate Mich" by Rammstein

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2007 !⃝

    I feel that this is about an aborted child. Maybe anti abortion? The part that got me was birthmark on the head and death so I thought of abortion.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2006 !⃝

    Ugh... Long one. Anyway, the song is about a clone man who has somehow escaped.

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    "the tears of a crowd of very old children
    i string them on a white hair
    i throw the wet chain into the air
    and wish that I had a mother"

    the old childer are clones. They're still children because they have not been born. The wet chains are his breathing tubes/etc.

    "no sun shines for me
    there was no breast that cried milk
    there is a tube that sticks in my throat
    i have no navel on my stomach"

    same. He has no navel because he is a clone. He never had a mother.

    "I was not allowed to lick any nipples
    and there was no fold to hide in
    no one gave me a name
    fathered in haste and without sperm"

    he was fathered in haste without sperm because he was part of a mass cloning project.

    "for the mother who never gave birth to me
    i have sworn tonight
    i will send her a sickness
    and afterwards make her sink in the river"

    im not so sure here, but I think he wants to kill his mother, but it may be a deeper metaphor...

    "an eel lives in her lungs
    on my forehead, a birthmark
    remove it with the kiss of a knife
    even if it causes me to die"

    the birthmark on his head is probably a number or marking which he wants to remove and make himself human again.

    "an eel lives in her lungs
    on my forehead, a birthmark
    remove it with the kiss of a knife
    even if it causes me to bleed to death"

    im still not sure about the 'eel'. Maby its some sort of breathing device? Or maby its litterally an eel because she's at the bottom of the river?

    "mother
    oh give me strength"

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    as you see I have some holes in my explanation. Care to fill me in?

  4. ZvB
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    Jan 16th 2006 !⃝

    This is a line that is used in a David Lynch movie.

    Man sieht ihn um die Kirche schleichen
    seit einem Jahr ist er allein
    Die Trauer nahm ihm alle Sinne
    schläft jede Nacht bei ihrem Stein

    The good thing is you can translate it literally and it still works the same way and even rhymes:

    You see him creep around the church
    Since a Year he is alone
    The sorrow took all of his senses
    Sleeps every night beside her stone

    Now enjoy "rolling" the "r" and scaring girls at the bonfire with a deep german accent! It will give you a better knowledge of the "Rammstein" Feel than a hundred words of interpretation. For any translation / interpretation questions, just open a thread and ask: I am from Germany and it will be a pleasure for me to help.

  5. Anonimity
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    Nov 23rd 2005 !⃝

    This song is about a test tube baby, it says that he has no belly button. It's about asexual reproduction and how the child who is product of this type of reproduction could feel.

  6. linkinpark4eva
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    Oct 17th 2005 !⃝

    Some more info: Till was abandoned and disowned at an early age, so he has a hatred of his parents. This explains some of the lyrics, but I can't think of any examples.

  7. linkinpark4eva
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    Oct 16th 2005 !⃝

    This is a very sad song. I don't speak German, but the translation is very interesting. Till (the singer) seems to speak of never having a proper mother, and he seems to swear he will kill her whan he sees her. The song is very slow, even the chorus is subdued for Rammstein.

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