Getadelt wird wer Schmerzen kennt Vom Feuer das die Haut verbrennt Ich werf ein Licht In mein Gesicht Ein heisser Schrei Feuer frei! Geadelt ist wer Schmerzen kennt Vom Feuer das in Lust verbrennt Ein Funkenstoss In ihren Schoss Ein heisser Schrei Feuer frei! Gefaehrlich ist wer Schmerzen kennt Vom Feuer das den Geist verbrennt Gefaehrlich das gebrannte Kind Mit Feuer das vom Leben trennt Ein heisser Schrei Feuer frei!
Whoever knows pain becomes criticized From the fire that burns up the skin I throw a light in my face A hot cry Fire at will! Whoever knows pain is raised From the fire that burns in desire A sparking thrust into her womb A hot cry Fire at will! Whoever knows pain is dangerous From the fire that burns the soul The burned child is dangerous With fire that separates from the life A hot cry Fire at will!
This song is about releasing anger that has been held in for a long time. It was used as the introductory song to the movie xXx. The literal translation of the title is Fire freely!, while a more idiomatic translation would be Fire at will! or Open fire!.
its missing a part in the song.
starting at about 2.12 you can hear him say “Dein glück, ist nicht mein glück, ist mein unglück”
which i think means “Your happyness, is not my happyness, its my unhappyness” or something like that
its luck not happyness
For me the gist of this song is – “damaged people are dangerous”.
I don’t think the whole song has one meaning. It can be about sex, war and anger at the same time. That’s why I love Rammstein.
DB1, where did you get this ringtone from??
I personally think the synth parts of this song remind me of the background music played on my favorite old Nintendo game ever…. can you guess it??? Anyone know Metroid???? OMG I loved that game!
Brilliant song. The lyrics, how they’re sung, the music – it’s all so brilliant. A bit of pop, a bit of rock, a dancy vibe and a hint of gravel in Till’s voice. Awesome, and Long Live Rammstein!
I never felt any ringtone I’ve ever heard was any good so I always had my phone on vibrate but this is now my ringtone. Every time I get a call, I feel like the most badass mofo ever.
It looks to me more like a metaphor that the “birth of the destructive child”, that is, “the wretched person who I have become” was caused by the “spark within the woman named Anger”, which in of itself is caused by experiencing pain for the first time. Sex, anger, pain, sorrow, and personal growth all wrapped into one.
Like Charismatic Enigma said within the verse analysis
Ahh, its been 6 moths since i studied a rammstein track.. my radio is getting mad at me. I agree with the two previous posts. Releasing anger by means of War and Sex and it would seem. Now when i think of WW2 when the soviets where now in germany, they where releasing their anger through war, and to contaminate the Arian race, they raped the females, and this is quite occuring in War in general. Now looking back as beeing from East Germany, it is quite possible that this song draws the paralels and intersections between bothe the aspects of war and war rape.
Just my thoughts
Tasha ‘s right…It”s a sex thing…RAMMSTEIN thrives on double-meanings, but this is so clear! releasing anger…lol, and Reise, Reise Seemann Reise is about voyaging sailors…suuuuure 😛
Charismatic Enigma : I always thought it was drawing a parallel between sex and war –both are pervasively “male” things….i’ve met women who would argue that point…
I hope I didn’t offend anyone with my previous comment; I just don’t find war to be in anyone’s best interest.
I always thought it was drawing a parallel between sex and war –both are pervasively “male” things.
I’ve also heard an interpretation that puts most of the focus on the third verse — “Gefahrlich, das gebrannte Kind mit Feuer, das vom Leben trennt”. Dangerous is the burnt child with fire that separates from life, or something along those lines.
A child was brought up in a very effed-up life (perhaps abused or bullied) and has a lot of deep-seated rage inside that needs to be released one way or another. The first verse explores the possibility that he goes off to war and vents his rage through violence and government-subsidized murder, while the second verse parallels a firefight with sexual climax, perhaps suggesting “angry sex”.
“From the fire that burns in desire
A sparking thrust
into her womb
A hot cry
Fire at will!”
Releasing pent up anger? You’ve got to be joking. It’s about ejaculation, plain and simple.
**high fives Guerrilla.1**
that verse comes after the second verse