Tool: Die Eier Von Satan Meaning
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Die Eier Von Satan Lyrics
Eine halbe Tasse Staubzucker
Ein Viertel teaspoo Salz
Eine Hash-türkischen knifetip
Ein halbes Pfund Butter
Ein Teelöffel Vanille-Zucker
Ein halbes Pfund Mehl
150 g gemahlene Nüsse
Ein wenig extra Staubzucker
Look...guys. Can't someone make a joke without someone over-interpreting it? Die Eier von Satin is about Hash Cookies. The reason they 're referred to as eggs is because they're somewhat spheroid, or shaped like an egg. The humor is derived from the fact that even though they are called "The eggs of Satan" they have no eggs in them. Additional humor is derived from the fact that most of Tool's audience don't know German. Therefore, due to the tone of voice and the fact that it's in German, it sounds kind of "Nazi", so to speak. Images like these are obviously conjured up from seeing footage of Hitler speeches, etc. When one finds out the lyrics are about making cookies "with drugs in them, hence the Satan reference", the joke comes to fruition.
It's as simple as that. I thought it was rather funny. Gee, what is this crazy German lyric about....oh...Cookies! Who woulda thunk!
It is a recipe for hash cookies.
The Eggs/Balls of Satan
Half a cup of powdered sugar
One quarter teaspoo salt
One knifetip Turkish hash
Half a pound butter
One teaspoon vanilla-sugar
Half a pound flour
150 g ground nuts
A little extra powdered sugar
... and no eggs
Place in a bowl
Add the ground nuts and
Knead the dough
Form eyeball-size pieces from the dough
Roll in the powdered sugar
and say the Magic Words:
"Sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim"
Place on a greased baking pan and
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
...AND NO EGGS
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
...and no eggs.
keepgoingspiralout Jul 31st, 2006 7:17pm report
At first glance this song sounds evil and sinister, but once the lyrics are translated it turns out to be about a cookie or cake. I think this is kind of a test to see how deep into this song we will look. Some people might not care to translate the lyrics and dismiss Tool as satanists, whereas others can translate them and see that this is a clever joke and that the lyrics involving satan are just a red herring.
anonymous Sep 11th, 9:04pm report
I actually think it is an extremely clever form using encryption/decryption 'hash' nd made aenima a message or information and will forever be a signature that will carry on. IV overthought their music for 15 years. Every detail is a piece of a larger puzzle. How long notes hold for how long the songs are, song names, mis(spell)names. Even the microphone Maynard always has. They show 0 interest in pot and wouldn't make an enigma out of it.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2019 6:09pm report
Is it lost on anyone that there is a double entendre at play here. Eire "eggs" are common German slang for "balls" (as in the ones in a scrotum). And, although it's a play on words to refer to Satan's balls/eggs which could be interpreted as either the shape of the cookies OR genitalia, one thing is clear: to make these cookies (which sound like a more "fun" version of Mexican Wedding Cookies/Russian Tea Cakes/Pecan Susan's) you must use NO EGGS! NO. EGGS.
The other joke or cultural commentary that becomes clear is the fact that if one doesn't understand German, the gutteral nature and forceful delivery lead one to picture something as innocent as a cookie recipe as a fanatical political rally speech. It's a little peek at our prejudices.
anonymous Oct 1st, 2014 10:10am report
I think this song is poking fun of people who accuse artists of putting hidden 'Satanic' messages in their songs. The song is called 'Die Eier von Satan', or 'The eggs of Satan', drawing attention to Satan immediately. Of course it sounds dark and angry, and spoken in a tongue that most people don't understand, it's easy to believe the hidden meaning to be dark and sinister, maybe even evil. Of course, it is a cookie recipe. What I find amusing is that the recipe repeatedly informs us, "And no eggs." With eggs tied to Satan in the title, it's almost as if the denial that there are eggs is also denying that there is a Satan. There is no Satanic message to be heard here, you're looking for something that doesn't exist...I do appreciate that hashish is part of the recipe. It's almost as if to confirm that...yea, our music does step outside of the bounds of what's acceptable to those who are looking for hidden meanings in songs. All the same, there are no hidden satanic messages to find. That's probably over analyzing it though. It's an awesome song...and makes me want a cookie.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2014 9:29pm report
Okay guys this is probably heavily overanalysed but I think that "Eier", as the german word for Eggs, is meant as Balls. So this song describes satans balls. The message is "satan has no balls", but they use hyperbolic language to strengthen the expression. So they try to describe HOW MUCH satan has no balls. A 2:17 song about cookies WITHOUT eggs. Thats like negative one egg (-1 egg). More than just NO eggs/balls. A exaggerating primitive shout out like ("YOU GOT WORSE THAN JUST NO BALLS").
I guess this song is not about insulting satan himself, but satan is just a negative figure. A figure to express this interesting extended form of insult on. German as language might be chosen because it is rather unusual to say eggs in english for the sense of testicles. Im not that sure about the german language reason.
This might not be the intended interpretation, but for me it is definately a possible one. Im almost sure that it is intended that people find their own interpretations. And this one was mine.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2012 4:28am report
Okay it could be that the song is just meant as a joke or something for people who doesn't understand the lyrics, which would be indeed logical; it could also make fun of the German language in some way, which seem to have the reputation to be "harsh" (at least in America!?), but it might also have a deeper meaning.
So my thought is that the egg, which is essentially for most baking things, could stand for either love, indepently thinking for oneself or moral/ethic. Since the song reminds of speeches in (and overall) Nazi Germany, (aggressive tone, cheering masses) the song could display that these things are (subtliminal) taken away by the government who hold those speeches and the enthusiasm for it. Therefore this recipe is missing an essentially thing, and the recipe won't work or work different without it, just like many German people who are missing the things stated to be "normal" humans in that time.
So the recipe is the plan for a normal working human with humanity and everything.
The Egg is equal to moral/ethic, thinking indepently and/ or love/ feelings.
And the speaker is a person of the gov. of the Third Reich, prob. Hitler.
You could now say that the song is called "The eggs from Satan", and those eggs are missing, so it would technically mean that it is good that the eggs are missing. That's why some people say this is meant as a "re-birth of jews w/o Hitler". But I think it doesn't have to mean by all means that those eggs are "bad" like Satan. (I could show additional interpretations of the headline) To me the style of the song and the rude tone of the repetition of "no eggs" is evidence that the missing of the eggs are no good.
By the way, Hitler had probably just one "egg/ball", so it could also be a slight reference to him, holding this speech. (in german you say "eggs" to testicles rather than "balls")
One reason why the song is written as a recipe could be that recipes are often (or always?) written in imperative; it is a factor of the aggressive atmosphere in the song, and could also be a reference to the commanding tone in the Third Reich.
In conclusion the reason the song is in German and reminds me of speeches in the Third Reich made me came up with the idea of the eggs, being an essentially thing for recipes, as traits which were missing by many German people in Nazi Germany.
I hope nobody before me came up with this interpretation; I just read the first page.
I am german by the way, so sorry for language mistakes.
anonymous Oct 10th, 2011 10:29am report
What I get from it is Tool showing how people will just judge something with out really knowing what it is. When people initially see the song title "Die eier von satan" or "the egg of satan", and then hear the words sounding all dark and evil (perhaps relating to Hitler), they will immediately judge the song as evil. When if they just had a bit more intelligence to not criticize before knowing what it is, they would find out its just a recipe on how to make hash brownies...
Im sure they have caught out a lot of people who felt pretty stupid after first judging the song to be evil by default because of its name, and then find out how unevil the lyrics really are. I could be wrong but i know Tool likes to mess with peoples heads and i think it's brilliant :)
anonymous Jul 30th, 2011 7:28pm report
This is actually a recipe for cookies that the grandmother of Anton LaVey used to make him when he was just a small boy. They were German and he really loved his grandmother and her cookies. Anton LaVey wrote and published the Satanic Bible in 1969. Kinda cool isn't it? Tool used a lot of art in my view to put all of this together.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2011 7:11pm report
I believe this song is just a humorous take on people not opening their minds... however, to those saying "German doesn't equal Nazi", when the German is being spoken in a rantlike fashion, with increasing intensity, and set to a very dark, industrial background, it DOES equal Nazi. From a blond haired blue eyed German...
anonymous May 27th, 2011 5:56am report
Lol I love the sound of it and ok no eggs we got it and no egss WE GOT IT and no eggs......WE GET IT NO GOD DAM EGSS!!!!! Lol
anonymous May 15th, 2011 5:34pm report
After much research and study, I'd say there's an bit more subtlety in this song then meets the eye. After some exploration of toolshed, I'm rather certain that more than one member of Tool is an student of an very specific form of mystic Judaism. An important point here. As I recall, the name "eggs of satan" is an parody of something Hitler once said about Jews being "bad eggs" where he cited the old wives tale about how one rotten egg in an batch will contaminate and spoil all the other eggs. Yet, as the song mocks Hitler, it also mocks the folks who harbored anti-German racism around the time of, and after, the world wars, regardless of whether or not said Germanic folks agreed with the Third Reich or not (anyone ever see the flick "U-571"?). Enter why it was specifically recorded in German to sound like an speech by Hitler. The other trick to the song is in the phrase "Und Keine Eir", "And no eggs". It should be noted that if you try to make the hash-cookies in this recipe as Maynard gives it in the song, it won't work, and you'll end up with a nasty looking mush rather than an cookie. You NEED the eggs in the recipe in order to make them right! Enter the other meaning of the song: A world without Jews is like hash cookies with no eggs: it just isn't going to work.
anonymous Aug 29th, 2010 8:30pm report
This "song" is simply a lesson in presentation. It is presented in a way where someone who doesn't know German is led to believe it is some sort of hate speech delivered in a manner reminicient of hitler, complete with crowd tracks, etc.
How something is presented is how 95% of people will take it. As a proof of concept, I played it for my mother who doesn't know any german. her response was "it sounds like hitler". she was then turned off and had no further interest in investigating it.
This is much like the rest of society who simply take things as they're presented on CNN, FOX etc, without any further investigation.
To sum it up, it's entertainment and a lesson at once. Look, think, investigate. Don't just take things handed to you "as is" question things.
anonymous Aug 26th, 2010 8:41pm report
Everyone around me was like OMG what is this crazy Nazi German thing you're playing. I didn't even know what it meant but i recognized 'eggs' and 'bake'. I then proceeded to ROFL. They all didn't know what I was doing until they saw the lyrics. Best day of my life
anonymous Aug 11th, 2010 8:20pm report
If you guys do some research, you'll find out it's more than just a recipe. It's comparing Jews to eggs. Without eggs, a recipe is flat. Without Jews, a culture is flat. Basically knocking Nazism (comparing Hitler's Jewless nation to the Balls of Satan - a recipe which fails without eggs).
But yes, at the same time, it's a recipe on how to make Hash cookies without eggs.
Seriously, why can't some of you people believe that it's a meaningful statement AND a recipe at the same time? Come on, look who spoke the lyrics. Maynard always has some meaning behind his lyrics/music.
anonymous Mar 4th, 2010 3:43am report
Ok noone on this fourm has even touch on the posibility on being abbout drugs everyone just thinks it's about nazis it is saying that drugs are evil more evil than satan's lowest and most vial part calling them eggs and the reason they cheer at the end of when he is saying and no eggs its calling eggs the drugs because these cookies are pot coockies and its in german because its calling drugs a hidden evil it sounds evil because they are trying to say drugs are evil and satan is evil in german and it is also saying how drugs ae evil propoganda just like this sounds like and it also relates to how drugies think that anti drug propoganda is evil and how they thinkit is evil its not a joke tool is a very deep band they wouldn't waste album space with meaning less songs but you just don't want to bother thinking because your lazy if you thinks its nazi you are racist against germans and always relate them to what one man convinced them to do in america we have had men who ran his own religion by making them take scyonide in a mass suicide and we are not convicted and refered to as that we need to not be hypocritis and do what others do most people are just idiots who are trying to be smart on a music interprating site not taking it seriously and its really pathetic that you try to think but end up wrighting it off a s a silly joke I usually never say that a interpratation is wrong because its someone's thoughts and they are entiteled to them but this just sickens me that you could even consider this a joke
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