Rammstein Mein Teil lyric with English translation

Suche gut gebauten Achtzehn
bis Dreißigjährigen zum Schlachten
Der Metzgermeister

Heute treff ich einen Herrn,
der hat mich zum Fressen gern.
Weiche Teile und auch harte,
stehen auf der Speisekarte.

Denn du bist, was du isst
und ihr wisst, was es ist
Es ist mein Teil (nein)
Mein Teil (nein)
Da das ist mein Teil (nein)
Mein Teil (nein)

Die stumpfe Klinge gut und recht
Ich blute stark und mir ist schlecht
Muss ich auch mit der Ohnmacht kämpfen,
Ich esse weiter unter Krämpfen.

Ist doch so gut gewürzt und so schön flambiert
und so liebevoll auf Porzellan serviert.
Dazu ein guter Wein und zarter Kerzenschein
Ja da lass ich mir Zeit, etwas Kultur muss sein

Denn du bist, was du isst
Und ihr wisst, was es ist
Es ist mein Teil (nein)
Mein Teil (nein)
Da das ist mein Teil (nein)
Yes it´s mein Teil (nein)

Ein Schrei wird zum Himmel fahren
Schneidet sich durch Engelsscharen
Vom Wolkendach fällt Federfleisch
Auf meine Kindheit mit Gekreisch

Das ist mein Teil (nein)
Mein Teil (nein)
Da das ist mein Teil (nein)
Mein Teil (nein)
'Looking for a well-built 18 to 30-year-old
to be slaughtered'
The Master Butcher 

Today I will meet a gentleman
He likes me so much he could eat me up
Soft parts and even hard ones
are on the menu

Because you are what you eat
and you know what it is

It is my part "“ no
My part "“ no
There that's my part "“ no
My part "“ no

The dull blade good and proper
I'm bleeding heavily and feeling sick
Although I have to fight to stay awake
I keep eating while in convulsions

It's just so well seasoned
and so nicely flambéed
and so lovingly served on porcelain
And with it, a good wine
and gentle candlelight
Yeah I'll take my time
You've got to have some culture

Because you are what you eat
and you know what it is

It is my part "“ no
My part "“ no
Because that's my part "“ no
Yes it's my part "“ no

A cry will ascend to heaven
It will cut through hosts of angels
Feather-flesh will shriekingly fall
from the top of the clouds onto my childhood

Mein Teil was inspired by the 2001 Armin Meiwes cannibalism case. The lyric was written after one of the band members brought a newspaper with the story to a rehearsal. “Mein Teil” attracted controversy in Germany, with the media dubbing it the “Kannibalensong”, and this helped to boost it to second place in the German music charts after its release in early August 2004. The song has also been remixed by Arthur Baker and Pet Shop Boys (these versions are included on the CD single).

In live performance, Till Lindemann appears dressed as a blood-stained chef holding a microphone with a large butcher’s knife attached to the end. He pulls out a giant cooking pot with a portable keyboard attached to one side. Keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz appears in the pot, with metal cylinders attached to his arms and legs, and plays the keyboard during the song. After the second chorus, Till takes a flamethrower and roasts the bottom of the pot, “cooking” Flake. Flake escapes from the pot and starts running around the stage with flames erupting from his arms and legs, while chased by a knife-wielding Till.

The video shows Till eating and copulating with an angel; Flake performing ballet; Richard wrestling his twin, Oliver writhing on the floor; the whole band fighting in a mudpit; and five of the band members crawling out of a Berlin U-Bahn (subway) station while held on leashes carried by Christoph Schneider dressed as a woman. This content led to its airing on TV being restricted to after 11pm.

31 COMMENTS

  1. A better translation for “mein teil” is “my piece” instead of my part. Like kids fighting over a piece of cake. This is my piece!! Teil means part but it also means piece. It also better describe the innuendo of this song that the my piece is actually my penis. As disgusting as it sounds..the song is about the butcher and the victim eating the victims penis together.

  2. @ Christopher
    the white guy is the director slapping Till. In the making of video he explains the black girl couldnt bring herself to slap Till so the director did it to preserve the idealology of the concept to the video. In my opinion Rammstein has done a remaerkable job in capturing the hidden tabooesque nature of society. we all have hidden identities that are struggling to get out everyday.

  3. At 2:40 in the video, I noticed that Till (with a mustache!) is actually doing oral on what looks like a dildo. I know that it is young black girl that is the angel but for a few seconds, there is a split to a white man’s face giving “Till” head! How freaking bizaar…

  4. After watching the video, i had the weirdest dream. I realy can’t tell you details as my memory of my dreams is hazy, but it involves a man with his torso on backwards, the same scene at the end, and something about an inside out dog? I have no idea how this video caused it, but I still love the song(it’s my ringtone)!

  5. @Euge
    Ollie sings the first section (speaks, I’m not sure which.) I don’t remember where I read this, but I am 100% positive it is Ollie.

  6. @Eszett – You’re looking for the word “indecisiveness”, I think. You spelled “vulnerable” right, by the way.

    I remain confused as to what the meaning is behind the “NEIN!” during the chorus. Anyone care to enlighten me, please?

  7. “Richard wrestling his twin” WRONG!! Wrong, wrong, WRONG. He says himself in “The making of” that he is wrestling himself! Since the song is also about, (i don’t know what it is in english, but i suppose you could say ->) “problems to decide”. (Es ist mein teil (NEIN)) so he is wrestling with himself.

    I love this song, by the way, and the video. Till looks so vulnerable. (Spelling?)

  8. Human flesh is autally really gooood for you it has all the nutreints a growing till needs but I’m pretty sure all of you would eat it if you had to I know I would HELL I would just to see what it taste like!!!:9

  9. If anyone has any questions about Der Metzgermeister feel free to ask. I may take a while to reply: I only visit this site once or twice a week.

    N.B. Please be sure to head your questions with “Rammspieler:”, so that I can easily identify questions asked of me.

    Rammstein forever, and yours truly,
    Rammspieler.

  10. Who sing the word…

    Suche gut gebauten Achtzehn
    bis Dreißigjährigen zum Schlachten
    Der Metzgermeister

    …at the beginning of the song?

  11. Of course you wouldn't. Do you think? Maybe. Anyway, this song makes me happy. Because I can make fun of my guy friends, I usually just go tell them to see the butcher. They know what I mean, and it gets under their skin… =]

  12. Hey…. this song is great…can't wait to finally get the CD Reise Reise…been waiting for forever heh heh

    Rammstein rocks!

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