Mutter album

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Additional info

Released: April 2, 2001
Recorded: Studio Miraval, France, 2000
Genre: Tanz-Metall

Length: 44:54
Label: Motor
Producer(s): Jacob Hellner with Rammstein

Song Information

1. Mein Herz brennt (My heart burns)

This song is about childhood nightmares. It makes reference to an old German childrens TV show named Der Sandmann. It was used as the introductory and the final song to the movie Lilja 4-ever.

2. Links 2 3 4 (Left 2 3 4)

This song was written in response to the many claims that Rammstein are Nazis that badly influenced various school shootings. The song’s chorus shows that the band’s political views are on the left (2 3 4). The song also has a double meaning. The line “Links 2 3 4” also means that their hearts beat on the left.

Links zwo, drei, vier (Left 2 (both zwo and zwei mean 2 in German but due to their similar sounds zwo is used here) 3 4)is also a German army chant.

3. Sonne (Sun)

This song was originally going to be used as heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko’s entrance music, but was never used. The demo name of the song was Klitschko. Even without the use as Klitschko’s entrance music, the song still references boxing through the verses and the counting to ten, as a referee does for a potential KO.

4. Ich will (I want)

This song is about desire to be seen and heard. It can also be described simply as a song to pump up the crowd and get their attention. Though the video deals with the media’s obsession with a good story.

5. Feuer frei! (Fire at will! or Open fire!)

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!.

6. Mutter (Mother)

This song is about a man who never had a mother because he was born from an experiment. The man in the song seeks revenge against the mother that never gave birth to him, while at the same time expressing love for the same mother, exposing the duality in some mother-son relationships in which hate and love exist in parallel to each other.

7. Spieluhr (Music-box)

A decidedly depressing song, this song is about a little child who wants to be all alone, so it plays dead. The people of the village take it for dead and quickly bury it under the sand. The cold air outside wakes the buried-alive child, who plays the music box it was buried with and sings from underground. It is eventually heard and the child is dug back out of the ground.

8. Zwitter (Hermaphrodite)

This song talks about narcissism and bisexuality through the point of view of a hermaphrodite. The chorus, departing from the Rammstein norm, is in a major key and is sung quite high.

9. Rein, raus (In, out)

This song is about rough sex. However, it is impossible to tell if he is singing about homosexual, or heterosexual intercourse.

10. Adios (Goodbye (Spanish))

Although the title is Spanish, the song is German. The song, which mentions needles many times, could be looked at as being about heroin or euthanasia. Rammstein has also written a completely Spanish language song called “Te quiero puta,” on Rosenrot.

The chorus features three lines of a verse from the song “Jeder lacht”, an unreleased song that was played on a New Years event in 1994.

11. Nebel (Mist or Fog)

One of Rammstein’s few slow songs, this song is about a couple who takes their final walk together on the beach before the woman dies in the man’s arms.


‘Feuer frei!’ also appears on the xXx movie soundtrack, and Rammstein appear in the movie playing the song. It is the theme song of the movie, and was featured in trailers and previews.


  1. Sonne single
    Sonne (2001)
  2. Links 2,3,4 single
    Links 2,3,4 (2001)
  3. Ich Will single
    Ich Will (2002)
  4. Mutter single
    Mutter (2002)
  5. Feuer Frei! single
    Feuer Frei! (2001)

Copyright Information:

Music & lyrics by Rammstein: Christoph Schneider, Christian Lorenz, Richard Z. Kruspe-Bernstein, Till Lindemann, Paul Landers, Oliver Riedel

Produced by Jacob Hellner with Rammstein
Mixed by Stefan Glaumann at MVG Studio Stockholm, Sweden, Recorded at Studio Miraval, France, Engineered by Ulf Kruckenberg, Logic & Protools programming by Florian Ammon, Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk Corperation, New York, Pre-Production at Haus Weimar, Heiligendamm, Germany, Additional recordings at Nukleus Studio, Berlin, Germany, Child’s voice “Spieluhr” by Khira Li, Background vocals “Nebel” by Bobo, String arrangements “Mutter” “Nebel” “Mein Herz brennt” by Olsen Involtini, Orchestra parts by Filmorchester Babelsberg, recorded at Studio Saal 1, Berlin, conducted by Günter Joseck, engineered by Michael Schubert, Samples “Sonne” courtesy of Spectrasonic’s “Symphony of Voices”

Photography by
Sleeve design by Dirk Rudolph and Formgeber
Image treatment by Formgeber

All songs published by Edition Rammstein (GEMA). All rights for the world O/B/O, Edition Rammstein controlled by Musik-Edition Discoton GmbH (GEMA). All rights for the US O/B/O Music-Edition Discoton Admin. by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)

(P) & (C) 2001 Motor Music GmbH, Hamburg

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