Rammstein Spiel mit mir lyric with English translation

Wir teilen Zimmer und das Bett
Brüderlein komm und sei so nett
Brüderlein komm fass mich an
rutsch ganz dicht an mich heran

Vor dem Bett ein schwarzes Loch
und hinein fällt jedes Schaf
bin schon zu alt und zähl sie doch
denn ich find keinen Schlaf

Unterm Nabel im Geäst
wartet schon ein weißer Traum
Brüderlein komm halt dich fest
und schüttel mir das Laub vom Baum

Spiel ein Spiel mit mir
gib mir deine Hand und
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
spiel mit mir
weil wir alleine sind
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
Vater Mutter Kind

Dem Brüderlein schmerzt die Hand
er dreht sich wieder an die Wand
der Bruder hilft mir dann und wann
damit ich schlafen kann

Spiel ein Spiel
mit mir
gib mir deine Hand und
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
spiel mit mir
weil wir alleine sind
spiel mit mir
ein Spiel
Vater Mutter Kind
We share a room and bed
brother dear, come and be so kind
brother dear, come touch me
slide closely to me

In front of the bed, a black hole
and every sheep falls inside
I am already too old, yet still count them
because I cannot sleep

Under the navel, in the branches
a white dream is already waiting
brother dear, come hold tightly
and shake the leaves from the tree for me

Play a game with me
give me your hand and
play with me
a game
play with me
a game
play with me
because we are alone
play with me
a game
father, mother, child

Dear brother's hand hurts
he turns to the wall again
the brother helps me now and then
so that I can sleep

Play a game
with me
give me your hand and
play with me
a game
play with me
a game
play with me
because we are alone
play with me
a game
father, mother, child

The song is about incest between two siblings. Till has said that “There is no such thing as the perfect family”, which is emphasized in the end of the chorus.

The song when played live differs from the album version, as keyboardist Christian Lorenz transposes the keyboards two octaves higher than usual in the last chorus.

  • deadcheese

    To everyone who is in denial here: It’s by far not the first homosexual implication they’ve made.
    And in German if there’s trees (von der Palme wedeln etc.) and white involved, it’s always a metaphor for dicks and sperm.
    He’s also singing it from a male perspective about the brother. If they wanted it to sound hetero, they would have included the implications.

  • I’m sorry, it’s pretty obvious they are both boys, a girl wouldn’t have a ‘tree’

  • Beth

    This song reminds me of Germancest from hetalia. It’s my OTP. Pretty disturbing to think that my OTP is gay incest (not that I have anything against it) that would go to this extent. And yes, this song it definitely about two brothers engaging in sexual activities. They clearly say ‘brother’ and female lubricant is not white. On average, women tend to shave their pubic hair too, especially seeing as the lyrics state that the singer is older than a child but young enough to still live with family. Another thing suggesting that the song is written from a male’s point of view.

    • InvaderLynx

      XD That moment when you’re browsing the comments for Rammstein and someone brings up Hetalia… I really did not need that imagery in my head today or EVER for that matter. Mein gott, Prussia what the h*ll are you forcing that poor kid to do…?

  • fool

    This is about incest sex….pretty much obvious.. Paul said in an interview that topics like this are their favorite…

  • Sophokles

    I still think this involves siblings of opposite sex, it makes more sense when you consider Till’s “girly” voice in the beginning.

    • dawnatilla

      IT SAYS brother…BROTHER!!

    • Trent

      Yeah, the character is speaking to the brother. Nowhere does the song say that it’s being spoken from a boy’s perspective. It very well could be a girl.

  • Olivia1218

    This song is very disturbing. But all in all, its still a great song.I wish I didn’t know what it mean’t

    • dawnatilla

      THERE are people and children who wish they werent living it.

    • Stick Figure 13

      Dawnatilla you are completely right! Yes it does happen day in & day out for many people. Society tends either cover it up or just plainly ignore the issue all together.
      And yes , you are right. It is about two BROTHERS!!! I don’t understand either where everyone is getting from this song that it is a sister and brother. There is nothing in this song that eludes to a sister being involved. My take on the part that says “Later Mutter Kind” is pointing to there is incest going on within the immediate family.
      Dawnatilla is correct about that spree is white; where as when a female gets “wet” it is clear; but if it is white coming from said female, she more than likely has a yeast infection. I am a woman and am very grateful that I have never had one in my life.

  • Netty

    It makes a lot more sense to me that it’s a sister-brother kind of thing. Most prominently:
    ‘Dem Brüderlein schmerzt die Hand’
    Your hand can cramp up if you manually pleasure a girl; not very likely while doing the same to a guy.
    My 2 cents

    Also I think Vater Mutter Kind is a game where you pretend to be parents doing grown-up stuff?

    • dawnatilla

      live performance is amazing

    • dawnatilla

      female lube is not white..it is clear.

    • dawnatilla

      no, he is mentioning members of a family.

    • “schüttel mir das Laub vom Baum” NOT a girl

    • deadcheese

      My hand has cramped up with guys and has not cramped up pleasuring girls. So I’m not sure if that’s really relevant.
      And in my childhood Vater Mutter Kind was not gender restrictive.

  • Charismatic Enigma

    Clarification: “white dream [that] already waits” referring to feminine lubrication beading up on the pubic hair… it seemed to make sense to me at the time.

    • dawnatilla

      girls lubrication is NOT white. it is clear. mens cum…white! he clearly says BROTHER, YOU GUYS!!

  • Aubrei

    Under the umbilicus in the branches
    waiting a white dream
    Brother, come hold you tight
    and I shake the leaves from the tree

    Unterm Nabel im Geäst
    wartet schon ein weißer Traum
    Brüderlein komm halt dich fest
    und schüttel mir das Laub vom Baum
    (thats the correct translation!!!)

  • DonSune

    Charismatic Enigma: i would think that the “white dream” and “already waits” is refers to his sperm and his boner.

  • MerAwii

    @Charismatic Enigma, i feelt like it was a girl who “sang” the song too, but the last line of the third verse says – schüttel mir das Laub vom Baum. more likly to be a boy?
    still like the song, best song on the album after “alter mann”

  • Charismatic Enigma

    The “in the branches” line obviously refers to pubic hair, but I always thought that “the white dream” that “already waits” made it seem like the speaker was a girl.

    • dawnatilla

      on what planet is a girls lubrication white? it is CLEAR!!! WHATS wrong with everyone>?

  • nadia

    This is my favourite Rammstein song, but because I don’t speak german I can never know if this translation is correct, my grandma is german and his halarious when I showed her this song! xD

  • dis

    yes.

  • Diana

    I get the impression the brother jerking him off……am I right? oh well, still an awesome song!!

  • dis

    i believe it is about one brother giving the other a "hand" if you will to help him sleep.

  • Cody

    What about Hirate Mich,Weisses Fleich, or Halelluja?

  • Cody

    What exactly does this song mean?

    • dawnatilla

      brother stroking brother off in bed.

  • schoaf

    i love this song