"Mann gegen Mann" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Das Schicksal hat mich angelacht
Und mir ein Geschenk gemacht
Warf mich auf einen warmen Stern
Der Haut so nah dem Auge fern
Ich nehm mein Schicksal in die Hand
Mein Verlangen ist bemannt

Wo das süße Wasser stirbt
Weil es sich I'm Salz verdirbt
Trag ich den kleinen Prinz I'm Sinn
Ein König ohne Königin
Wenn sich an mir ein Weib verirrt
Dann ist die helle Welt verwirrt

Mann gegen Mann
Meine Haut gehört den Herren
Mann gegen Mann
Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gern
Mann gegen Mann
Ich bin der Diener zweier Herren
Mann gegen Mann
Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gern

Ich bin die Ecke aller Räume
Ich bin der Schatten aller Bäume
In meiner Kette fehlt kein Glied
Wenn die Lust von hinten zieht
Mein Geschlecht schimpft mich Verräter
Ich bin der Alptraum aller Väter

Mann gegen Mann
Meine Haut gehört den Herren
Mann gegen Mann
Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gern

Mann gegen Mann
Doch friert mein Herz an manchen Tagen
Mann gegen Mann
Kalte Zungen die da schlagen

Schwule

Mich interessiert kein Gleichgewicht
Mir scheint die Sonne ins Gesicht
Doch friert mein Herz an manchen Tagen
Kalte Zungen die da schlagen

Schwule
Mann gegen Mann
Schwule
Mann gegen Mann
Schwule
Mann gegen Mann
Schwule
Mann gegen Mann gegen Mann


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"Mann Gegen Mann" as written by Paul Landers Richard Z. Kruspe

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  • +2
    General CommentI always go to Herzeleid for Rammstein songs. In my opinion, it's a completely awesome song since there are so many stupid homophobics in the world. I'm not that way myself, but some of my best friends are and it sucks to always hear people insulting gays.
    UnholyVashXon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHuh, I seriously thought he says "Schwuler" and not "Schwule"...
    This song is probably one of the best on the new album in my opinion: the puns are just awesome and the part after the 2nd chorus is so haunting. I love it!
    paphanon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and the new album but this is my fav. It says Schwule cos thats what gay is in german, bu he adds a ah on the end to make it catching and fit in with the song, that all!
    Bucketon November 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI mean, it's just a matter of plural vs. singular, 'Schwule' being the plural of 'Schwuler', but I guess I see your point.
    paphanon December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds more like Schwulah, than Schwule or Schwuler.
    WakeToLifeon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell yeah, because that's how Germans would pronounce it... Not everyone goes around rolling the Rs like Till, and not even he does it all the time.
    paphanon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it for real that they recorded this song ...naked?
    Frauon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim from austria - means i speak perfect German
    and im 100% sure that he say schwuler
    its meant that
    "Kalte Zungen die da schlagen"
    means that Cold tongues (cold is always bad in rammstein songs) call him fagott and when he screams he says schwuler ahhhhh
    it can sound like schwula wich is same as schwuler, schwula is just "slang"
    but if u really listen u hear the "er" instead of "ah"

    ~cheers david
    alemuron January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks, alemur, for clearing that up.

    I have another question for you native German speakers out there. I've had a lot experience studying German now, but I have never come across the expression "Zungen, die schlagen". Is this something that Rammstein made up and it's just supposed to be a metaphor, or is it really an expression that has a specific meaning? I tried to look it up, but all I found was "das Zungenschlagen", which is apparently a clinical term used to describe some sort of abnormal movement of the tongue... Can someone help?
    paphanon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinatly one of the best songs of Rosenrot! but no one has really explained the meaning....well

    Mann Gegen Mann is about the rebelious nature of homosexuality (simply put) - its basically the ultimate (pure even) form of rebelion to life. Pick a aspect of life and even death and youll see thats true

    "Schwulah" is a made up word (kinda) - its just taking the german word for 'fagget' and combining it with some screaming, that word could represent the whole 'effect' of homosexuality on society- - - if you seen the video (full of naked men - except for Till) youll see when hes yelling it - he transform to this demon - Schwulah represents the demon

    o yeah - final note, homosexuality has been around for a long time (very frequent in old great cultures of Asia) its just that as Christianity spread - well uhh people got 'prudish' - today people are more free to live their lifes (no offense to the organized religons)...and yeah like most things, the media is trying to captilize of things :cough:urban culture:cough:
    DrkRtston February 10, 2006   Link

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