"Rosenrot" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Sah ein Mädchen ein Röslein stehen
Blühte dort in lichten Höhen
Sprach sie ihren Liebsten an
Ob er es ihr steigen kann

Sie will es und so ist es fein
So war es und so wird es immer sein
Sie will es und so ist es Brauch
Was sie will bekommt sie auch

Tiefe Brunnen muss man graben
Wenn man klares Wasser will
Rosenrot oh Rosenrot
Tiefe Wasser sind nicht still

Der Jüngling steigt den Berg mit Qual
Die Aussicht ist ihm sehr egal
Hat das Röslein nur im Sinn
Bringt es seiner Liebsten hin

Sie will es und so ist es fein
So war es und so wird es immer sein
Sie will es und so ist es Brauch
Was sie will bekommt sie auch

Tiefe Brunnen muss man graben
Wenn man klares Wasser will
Rosenrot oh Rosenrot
Tiefe Wasser sind nicht still

Tiefe Brunnen muss man graben
Wenn man klares Wasser will
Rosenrot oh Rosenrot
Tiefe Wasser sind nicht still

An seinen Stiefeln bricht ein Stein
Will nicht mehr am Felsen sein
Und ein Schrei tut jedem kund
Beide fallen in den Grund

Sie will es und so ist es fein
So war es und so wird es immer sein
Sie will es und so ist es Brauch
Was sie will bekommt sie auch

Tiefe Brunnen muss man graben
Wenn man klares Wasser will
Rosenrot oh Rosenrot
Tiefe Wasser sind nicht still

Tiefe Brunnen muss man graben
Wenn man klares Wasser will
Rosenrot oh Rosenrot
Tiefe Wasser sind nicht still


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

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    General CommentI have not seen the video, but it's supposed to be a play on a Goethe poem and a Brothers Grimm story. My first thoughts on it were that it was a play on the Goethe poem. The poem describes a boy taking pleasure from a rose, probably symbollic of a boy getting pleasure from taking the virginity of some girl. This song, though, introduces an inverse scenario: a girl is getting pleasure and the boy does whatever she tells him to do.

    "A girl saw a little rose
    It bloomed there in bright heights" - Virginity

    "The boy climbs the mountain in torment
    He doesn't really care about the view
    Only the little rose is on his mind
    He brings it to his sweetheart"
    -He doesn't care about the mechanical process of sex. Pleasing her is more important to him.

    "At his boots, a stone breaks
    Doesn't want to be on the cliff anymore
    And a scream lets everyone know
    Both are falling to the ground"
    -Climax

    Just my thoughts.
    dark_fire555on December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh i love this song,It's basically about a guy who'll do absaloutley anything for this girl even climbing to the top of the highest mountain just to get her a single red rose.Plus the band fucking rock.
    Aresoron December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, and the video, well, it´s kinda wird, but yet beautiful. I like this new Rammstein style. (Or what I´ve heard of it). See, i bought the cd about three weeks ago, but cannot open it til Christmas. Im dying. :,(
    I thin I just get the chorus, it´s nice, if she wants it, she gets it!!
    Frauon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The video is great, but it is weird too. I don't understand it because it doesn't have much to do with the song. Instead of the guy climbing a mountain to get a rose for the girl, he goes and murders someone for her. But then she set him up and gets him burned at stake.
    I also read on herzeleid.com that this song is based on a story by The Brothers Grimm.
    I can't wait to get this CD
    GuitaristMatton December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, that was graphic thank tou very much.
    Frauon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrammstein.. rule.. as alwayz! deep meanings.. nd tills amazing deep voice.. make this quite a catchy song.. once uve heard it :) rock = rammstein!
    alx161on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looked it up and it said that it was a poem by goethe, I really don´t know, i´m getting confused.
    Can somebody tell me wether it was inspired by Goethe or Brothers Grimm?
    Frauon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd say it's based on both. The first line is basically identical to the first line of the Goethe poem (Röslein auf der Heiden, since no one has mentioned it yet - sometimes also called Heidenröslein), and that connection is probably the first thing that comes to mind for anyone who knows of the poem. The flow of the story in the song itself is very typical of German literature - allowing for Rammstein's twisting everything :P - though offhand I don't recall which Grimm story, if any, the song could claim as inspiration. But if you ever read any of the original Grimm stories (and not the Disney/etc versions), you'll see that screwy ideas like the song and the video are rather common.

    Does anyone know the specific Grimm story that this song borrows from? (if any)
    Turtl3on January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthink it´s "SchneeweiBchen un Rosenrot"...Don´t ask me what it´s about.
    Frauon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, the guy does kill her parents, and the...well, there should be a link to the meaning of the song and video on rammstein's wikipedia page
    the Edgeon January 10, 2006   Link

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