"Spring (english)" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Auf einer Brücke ziemlich hoch
Hält ein Mann die Arme auf
Da steht er nun und zögert noch
Die Menschen strömen gleich zuhauf
Auch ich lass mir das nicht entgehen
Das will ich aus der Nähe sehen
Ich stell mich in die erste Reihe
Und schreie

Der Mann will von der Brücke steigen
Die Menschen fangen an zu hassen
Bilden einen dichten Reigen
Und wollen ihn nicht nach unten lassen
So steigt er noch mal nach oben
Und der Mob fängt an zu toben
Sie wollen seine Innereien
Und schreien

Spring
Spring
Spring
Spring
Erlöse mich
Spring
Enttäusch mich nicht
Spring für mich
Spring ins Licht
Spring

Jetzt fängt der Mann zu weinen an
(Heimlich schiebt sich eine Wolke)
Fragt sich Was hab ich getan
(Vor die Sonne es wird kalt)
Ich wollte nur zur Aussicht gehen
(Die Menschen laufen aus den Reihen)
Und in den Abendhimmel sehen
Und sie schreien

Spring
Spring
Sie schreien
Spring
Spring
Erlöse mich
Spring
Enttäusch mich nicht
Spring für mich
Spring ins Licht
Spring

Heimlich schiebt sich eine Wolke
Vor die Sonne es wird kalt
Doch tausend Sonnen brennen nur für dich
Ich schleich mich heimlich auf die Brücke
Tret ihm von hinten in den Rücken
Erlöse ihn von dieser Schmach
Und schrei ihm nach

Spring
Spring
Spring
Spring
Erlöse dich
Spring
Enttäusch mich nicht
Spring
Spring für mich
Spring
Enttäusch mich nicht


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"Spring" as written by Paul Landers Richard Z. Kruspe

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  • +2
    General CommentOh wow, that was a completely different interpretation from mine. I thought the song was more of a commentary on today's society. The man only climbed up on the bridge to see the view, but all the people around him assume that he wants to take his life because they can't imagine why else he would climb up there. They spur him on to jump because of their own thrist for blood and drama. Come to think of it, it's like all those people who watch reality TV because they're entertained by other people's misery and because they want to see what kind of outrageous things are going to happen next.
    paphanon November 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Crowd Urged Suicidal Teen To Jump":
    news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Derby-Police-Criticise-Crowd-Who-Encouraged-Shaun-Dykes-To-Jump-Off-Westfield-Shopping-Centre/Article/…

    This happened after the song was written, but shows how reality is often stranger than fiction, and even Rammstein falls short of actual satire. This song is an accurate depiction of how humans really are.

    This song is mostly about society's attitude towards suffering in general and suicidality in particular. "Ich wollte nur (…) in den Abendhimel sehen" ("I only wanted to (…) look in the evening sky)" is a metaphor for "I only wanted to look death in the face". Most people thinking of suicide don't do it, but the thought of doing it is comforting because it reminds them that it could all be over. But people don't like others to show their suffering, even if it's in the form of suicide (even that's a "cry for attention") because they pity them; but they project their pity on others, so they call it "self-pity". Pity isn't the same as compassion. Pity makes you withdraw from the other person so much that, if the suffering is strong enough, you no longer see them as a person at all. Once that's done, once all pity's taken away, the instinct of aggression takes over and you want nothing more than to increase the other's suffering. The other's vulnerability gives them power. The other's suffering gives them satisfaction.

    The suffering of clinical depression is the worst kind of mental suffering one can go through except for that of schizophrenia, and is entirely beyond the sufferer's control. The suffering is so strong that one person said it was worse than that of watching his wife die of cancer, and another said he would amputate his arm if that could stop it. Yet people don't understand it, and what's more, they don't want to understand it.
    Oneiromanceron January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis could also be about someone suffering from schizophrenia. "Die Menschen" could also be interpreted as "the voices", people with schizophrenia believe the voices they are hearing are actual people speaking. Unfortunately it is a serious condition where a significant minority actually do "spring" to their deaths.
    Albinuson October 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI´ve just listened to a very small part of this song, and I think this may be my favorite of this album. I think it´s about when you feel on the edge, when it´s dark and you´re not at all what people expect from you. When everyone wants to take you down. I don´t know... think i´m totally wrong.
    Frauon October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can imagine a crowd of people at this 'bridge' and during the chorus, i can imagine them all shouting "spring!" all at the same time, either expressionless ordoign a weird sort of arm gesture (like when cheering someone on you know? "punching the air aboce you") and the whisperings of TIll is the best part when he says "heimlich ..... Wolke"
    KendoKaion December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt felt to me that this song is about Till and his mixed feelings about writing music for his own enjoyment versus writing/performing music for his audience. Maybe Till feels as though we want him to do something as crazy as jumping from atop a bridge?
    dark_fire555on December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the creepiest Rammstein songs, IMO. It seems to be both a literal story and a metaphor for society's growing obsession with death as entertainment, as paphan has already mentioned.
    freakishfaeon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta fucking kick to modern societys teeth, this song.
    PsycoholicSlagon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best fucking song in rammstein and sam with the lyrics.
    the lyrics are so human that it takes you a while to just register it in, i don't think i will ever forget this song
    cheeza4uon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell how about: the man is Jesus.. humanity is asking for him to die in order to 'redeem' them? 'Jump into the light' - something like 'die, go to heaven and save us'. He starts having second thoughts - like the bible says - the human part of Jesus is afraid, wants to go back, but still he has to die so people sentence him to death. (..I'm not religious)
    Pleasureon March 06, 2007   Link

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