"Dalai Lama (english)" as written by Oliver Riedel, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Christoph Doom Schneider, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers and Till Lindemann....
Ein Flugzeug liegt im Abendwind
An Bord ist auch ein Mann mit Kind
Sie sitzen sicher sitzen warm
und gehen so dem Schlaf ins Garn
In drei Stunden sind sie da
zum Wiegenfeste der Mama
Die Sicht ist gut der Himmel klar

Weiter, weiter ins Verderben
Wir müssen leben bis wir sterben
Der Mensch gehört nicht in die Luft
So der Herr im Himmel ruft
seine Söhne auf dem Wind
Bringt mir dieses Menschenkind

Das Kind hat noch die Zeit verloren
Da springt ein Widerhall zu Ohren
Ein dumpfes Grollen treibt die Nacht
und der Wolkentreiber lacht
Schüttelt wach die Menschenfracht

Weiter, weiter ins Verderben
Wir müssen leben bis wir sterben
Und das Kind zum Vater spricht
Hörst du denn den Donner nicht
Das ist der König aller Winde
Er will mich zu seinem Kinde

Aus den Wolken tropft ein Chor
Kriecht sich in das kleine Ohr
Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind gut zu dir
Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind Brüder dir

Der Sturm umarmt die Flugmaschine
Der Druck fällt schnell in der Kabine
Ein dumpfes Grollen treibt die Nacht
In Panik schreit die Menschenfracht

Weiter, weiter ins Verderben
Wir müssen leben bis wir sterben
Und zum Herrgott fleht das Kind
Himmel nimm zurück den Wind
Bring uns unversehrt zu Erden

Aus den Wolken tropft ein Chor
Kriecht sich in das kleine Ohr
Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind gut zu dir
Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind Brüder dir

Der Vater hält das Kind jetzt fest
Hat es sehr an sich gepresst
Bemerkt nicht dessen Atemnot
Doch die Angst kennt kein Erbarmen
So der Vater mit den Armen
Drückt die Seele aus dem Kind
Diese setzt sich auf den Wind und singt:

Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind gut zu dir
Komm her, bleib hier
Wir sind Brüder dir


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"Dalai Lama" as written by Paul Landers Richard Z. Kruspe

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    General CommentHoly shit... I thought this song was heavy before i read the english lyrics... This song kicks ass and so do Rammstein!!!
    †Joey™†on October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this is my favorite song on Reise Reise. It is totally badass when you can understand it in German. Teh message just makes it a million times better.
    Tapposon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, deep I can only say this, They are poets
    LadyMageon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is partially based on a poem, possibly an old one. Saddly I can't remember who wrote it.

    Anyway I think that this is mostly an imago song for Rammstein. Afterall the band did get their name from an flight accident.

    Also, it is said that the current Dalai Lama is afraid of flying...
    Nerfixon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA father and a son in an airplane. They are going to see thier wife/mother on her birthday. Apparently, God doesn't like that humans ascending to the sky by themselves (ex. the Tower of Babel), so he decides to kill the child and take his soul by sending winds to cause the airplane to crash. The father, frightened, grabs his son to himself and ends up squeezing him to death. And in that way, the child ascends to heaven and becomes God's child...

    Truly a sad tale. I think this may be a (negative) commentary on Christian ideas. Often when a person dies in an accident, people say "they are with God now", or that God has decided it is thier time. This song reminds me of this, so perhaps it is ment to be an example of how selfish and destructive God is. There is also an interesting symbolism concerning male and female in this song. In the beginning, they are going to visit "mother". They are very close, and fall into a deep, warm sleep (the womb; sleep is associated with the unconsciousness, both are associated with the feminine), but God (male) doesn't like this and "shakes the human cargo awake". The lines "Heaven take back the wind
    Bring us unharmed to earth" also support this as, pretty much universally, earth has been associated with the feminine. The voices say to the liittle boy "Come here, stay here, we are your brothers. The sons father ends up killing him...Uhm, my point? I don't know... *-*
    freakishfaeon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a kamikazi (spelling?) for some reason.
    rammsteingirlon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh wait i know why! its because of the onward onward into destruction, because if anyone knows anything about kamikazi's its that they are dedicated to something so much they will even give up their own lives for it, and i think maybe the kid though he was meant for something better, so he crashed the plane!
    rammsteingirlon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentummm... i am so fucking confused right now
    *U*
    ....
    blink182suxon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"no offense, but you should have stopped talking before you started."
    Alucard Mishimaon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawe dude, you shouldn't have quoted trexor, would you believe the nerve of some people these days, trexor? here, let me help you out. ...27
    Tuggingarhythmon March 22, 2005   Link

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