Bend down, I command you
turn your face away from me
your face means nothing to me
bend down

A human on all fours
I take him on a walk
ambling along the corridor
I am disappointed

Now he comes backwards towards me
Honey stays stuck on the garter
I am disappointed, totally disappointed

Bend down
your face doesn't interest me

The human has bent down
and moved into a good light
I show him what you can do
and I start to cry

The human stammers a prayer
out of fear because it goes worse for me
he tries to bend down even more
tears run up the back

Bend down

Bend down, I command you
turn your face away from me
your face means nothing to me
bend down once more

Bend down



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  • +2
    General Comment:it is NOT about abuse or "misuse of total power"

    it is about SM (sadomasochistic) a master and his slave - bondage and this things

    and i'm SURE that's the meaning, because i speak german, too - and in the german version there's no doubt about it
    Schmelloon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:"Du Hast" was the first song I ever heard from this band and at first I didn't much like it because it was in a language I didn't understand and Till's voice kinda creeped me out for a while. I mean, doesn't he sound like this huge terrifying machine when he sings? Anyway, earlier this year, my boyfriend gave me some Rammstein music he had downloaded [among which was "Du Hast"] and I decided to give the two songs a listen to see if I liked them any more. Well, I did and now I'm in love with the band. I love the fierceness of the guitars and the general hardness of the music. Till doesn't creep me out any more. I think he's amazing and I think German goes perfectly with heavy metal. Anyway, about this song. I think it is about control in a bondage and mastery situation. It doesn't directly say anything about sex, but if you read well enough in to the lyrics you should be able to see it. I think it is about a person who has a bondage slave who uses that person for sex and whatnot. He enjoys the sexual part of it and the control and power he has over this other person, but at the same time he knows it's hurting them and can't bare to look at their face. It kinda makes me think of serial killers, you know? Like a man will carefully pick out a victim, go to her [Usually is a female if the killer is a male unless he is gay but we'll say he's straight for now], overpowers her so that he establishes control over her and has his way with her before taking her life. During all of this, the woman is praying and fearing for her life because this strange man holds it in his very hands. If he should so wish, he could end it in an instant with one quick well-placed slash of a knife, a hand about the throat or a gun to the head. But a lot of times, these killers cover their victims faces. This is most likely in my opinion because [A] they don't want their victim to see them in case they somehow manage to survive and [B] because sometimes they do have a tiny shred of remorse in them and they don't want to so they hide the face from view.
    devilslittlesisteron October 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Ah. Its definatly about rape/s&m/power.
    "Bend Down" is the sexual reference for all of you.
    also "all fours" does too.
    I dont want to see your face insinuates that he only wants that person for sex.
    VikkiVampire.on July 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"it is NOT about abuse or "misuse of total power"

    it is about SM (sadomasochistic) a master and his slave - bondage and this things"

    You are not serious, are you? Then according to you "Heirate mich" is only about some guy unearthing his fiancée to fuck her since that's obviously what he sings about.

    Sure the literal meaning of this song is SM and master and slave, but there's more to it. Any Rammstein song has different layers of meaning.
    Elincubuson April 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is political. The "master" is a state/politicians and the "slave" are people.
    KimEmon September 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Man, this song kicks ass. To bad they took it off the American DVD of Life Aus Berlin. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on this video from the Live Aus Berlin? Man this song rocks. I think it shows the obsession part in love, but only for sex. Like the person bending down is just the slave to the master. And once the master figured out how much he hurt this person because they realized they were a tool, the master realized how much of an ass he was. ya, well hey... thats what I think.
    SilasMoon89on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think this song is about control... and being ashamed of being controlling. Or it could even be about rape. Rammstein touches on this ubject alot. Till especially thinks it is haynes(sp?) I think it is about taking controll of or raping someone and not having the courage to look them in the face
    mandeeCon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is about control... and being ashamed of being controlling. Or it could even be about rape. Rammstein touches on this ubject alot. Till especially thinks it is haynes(sp?) I think it is about taking controll of or raping someone and not having the courage to look them in the face
    mandeeCon May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yea rape or control sounds right,
    rape cos he doesnt want to look at their face and that it says "The human stammers a prayer" ppl revert to prayer when they fear for their life.
    Also with control how he walks the person around the place like in some master and slave type of thing.
    Its a awesome song but whatever 1 its about
    =Filth=on May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:it's about a master raping his slave one last time before he disbands them...it's rather sad actually...apparently they weren't a good bitch and needed to be lost...well whatever...that's just my two bits...
    dwfp99on July 22, 2005   Link

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