"Stirb nicht vor mir" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Die Nacht öffnet ihren Schoß
Das Kind heißt Einsamkeit
Es ist kalt und regungslos
Ich weine leise in die Zeit
Ich weiß nicht wie du heißt
Doch ich weiß dass es dich gibt
Ich weiß dass irgendwann
Irgendwer mich liebt

He comes to me every night
No words are left to say
With his hands around my neck
I close my eyes and pass away

I don't know who he is
In my dreams he does exist
His passion is a kiss
And I can not resist

Ich warte hier
Don't die before I do
Ich warte hier
Stirb nicht vor mir

I don't know who you are
I know that you exist
Stirb nicht
Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier
Your love I can't dismiss
Ich warte hier

Alle Häuser sind verschneit
Und in den Fenstern Kerzenlicht
Dort liegen sie zu zweit
Und ich
Ich warte nur auf dich

Ich warte hier
Don't die before I do
Ich warte hier
Stirb nicht vor mir

I don't know who you are
I know that you exist
Stirb nicht
Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier
Your love I can't dismiss

Stirb nicht vor mir


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"Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Doom Schneider

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    General CommentI don´t really know what this song is exactly about, but the phrase "stirb nicht vor mir" is so nice, it reminds me of old love.
    Although Till´s voice is so calm, and it´s weird to listen to him with a woman on what it seems to me a love song...i just love it!
    Frauon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe phrase "Don't die before I do" has so much love in it. I think it's a fucking excelent song. You can see the translations at herzeleid.com
    erebusknighton February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking awesome song. thats all there is to it. its just fucking awesome.
    paranormalon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits beautiful ^_^ this song makes me cry every time i hear it
    sexymonk-eon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell done rammstein i love this song ,its so different to all of their other songs. when i hear this song it reminds me of old love but i also think that maybe this song has a few meanings.

    i think that some of this song is about a women with alzheimers who forgets 'I don't know who you are' and has forgotten who the man she loves , but then listening to another part of the song it makes me think of someone in a love-hate relationship that is violent but the women still loves the man and that is why she says dont die before i do
    rebekka_flemingon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is not a love song but in fact a very sad song of very sad people. it's about lonelyness. both the man and the woman feel like they are all alone in the world and that there's nobody who really loves them. All they can do is dream about that someday somebody will love them.
    sumkinda_monsteron June 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree with you sumkinda monster. this song just makes me want to cry, because i can definitely relate to the emotion till and sharleen project in their voices. just an absolutely beautiful song by them
    sokehlnikon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI say it's about a vampire. I see Till as it and Sharleen as his chosen.
    "Die Nacht öffnet ihren Schoß
    Das Kind heißt Einsamkeit
    Es ist kalt und regungslos
    Ich weine leise in die Zeit
    Ich weiß nicht wie du heißt
    Doch ich weiß dass es dich gibt
    Ich weiß dass irgendwann
    irgendwer mich liebt"

    This symbolizes how alone he is (because he is immortal) and how he's hoping someone will love him for who he is.

    "He comes to me every night
    No words are left to say
    With his hands around my neck
    I close my eyes and pass away

    I don't know who he is
    In my dreams he does exist
    His passion is a kiss
    And I can not resist"

    The first is where he is just using Sharleen to feed, and the second reveals that she is either in love with him or caught in his thrall.

    "Ich warte hier
    Don't die before I do
    Ich warte hier
    Stirb nicht vor mir"

    Vampires must rest in a coffin, in an almost death-like state. This could symbolize him telling her that he isn't dead, but she thinks he might be.

    "I don't know who you are
    I know that you exist
    Stirb nicht
    Sometimes love seems so far
    Ich warte hier
    Your love I can't dismiss
    Ich warte hier"

    Here she knows he is a vampire, but what she has been lead to believe in society is warring with what she knows is real. Till is still in the coffin.

    "Alle Häuser sind verschneit
    Und in den Fenstern Kerzenlicht
    Dort liegen sie zu zweit
    Und ich
    Ich warte nur auf dich"

    This could mean an immense passage of time and she is in a tomb, or that she has found another lover and Till still waits for her.

    Sorry that was so long =/
    Metzgermeisteron July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Alle Häuser sind verschneit
    Und in den Fenstern Kerzenlicht
    Dort liegen sie zu zweit
    Und ich
    Ich warte nur auf dich"

    "All houses are snow-covered
    And in the windows candle light
    There they lie in twos (together)
    And I
    I wait only for you"

    I love this song... It was introduced to me by a guy that was on my culinary team.
    blkphyshon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI much like the whole vampire idea... the only reasons I would have to disagree are that they never really make a referrence to any common vampiric stereotypes, they never mention how much time passes, and that they already have a vampire-based song =)
    Obviously it's a love song. They dream about each other every night, but they don't know who the other one is.
    Having one person singing in German and one person singing in English somewhat supports my theory for that the message is that there's someone for everyone, even if you have to go to another country to find them.
    Sargtlinon October 30, 2006   Link

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