"Rosenrot (English)" 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

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


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

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  • +5
    General CommentI actually think the video makes perfect sense symbollically. Til was seduced by the girl to kill her family in the video, the girl knowing full well that he would be killed for doing so. She sent him on a suicide mission so she could get something that she wanted. Which is what happens in the song. A girl sends a boy up a mountain to get a rose, and a rock slipped and he fell to his death, just for something as trivial as a rose. In both cases the guy was just trying to please a girl. The song is about how blind some people can get when they fall in love, and it can actually lead to their demise.
    Cloudconnectedon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis lyric if you base it on the music vid, sort of doesn't make sense. cept' for the priest getting seducted by that one girl.
    iam guessing its talking about how boys do all these stuff or buy for those girls that want/want (them to do) this or that
    because the guy really likes her and crap..
    cheeza4uon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree i mean i havn't seen the vid yet but it show how us guys will do anything for a girl if we like them enough to be there slaves or pupets so and also the cuors or how eva it spelled (Deep wells must be dug if you want clear water) i think this mean deep relationships must dug for a clear trust
    xperamental2on July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's sort of a fairy-tale story of the prince questing for his lady love, but of course in the fairy tales they come through all their troubles. In real life and Rammstein songs, nothing goes so smoothly.

    The video fits well, but adds to it, as any good video should. It seems the girl had another man in mind -- maybe her parents didn't approve of the match -- so she came up with a plan to work things out to her benefit. Fairly straight-forward in that way. But the band being priests, the other band members are watching what is happening, and obviously worried about it, but they don't intervene when they could have probably stopped the relationship (of course, that would have saved Till, but I'll bet the girl would have found another patsy...). Instead, they go on with normal life, and just leave after the ugly business is concluded.

    With the video, I think it is about people giving up everything they have known and believed in throughout their lives for the promise of something they think they want now. It's like a man (or woman) who has been married for some time, and then has an affair. Or someone who has a good job, and then does something really stupid to screw it up. You've worked to build something over your whole life, but in a moment, you can destroy it over a stupid whim, a passing desire.

    In the song, it is the girl giving up her love over a stupid trinket, the rose, or it can be the man blindly giving in to something he shouldn't have bothered with, because of love, or lust, or whatever.

    And the well -- work hard, and keep working on what you have been working for. If you keep changing where you dig, you'll never get the deep well. Or something like that. :P Fits with the relationship thing, also it's just nice and poetic, and a play on the common phrase that "still waters run deep," which normally means that someone quiet may have hidden depths to them. Since it is the opposite (deep waters don't run still), perhaps it's a comment that things that have depth and meaning aren't necessarily going to be easy and smooth sailing...

    Ahhh, it's poetry, and a beautiful song, with a nice, unhappy ending. :)
    nadjacson August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not particularly happy with this translation... it gets across the message but its not literal.. more poetic.. (plus its taklen from hezeleid.com)..
    e.g. 'if he could fetch it for her' but the lyrics actually translate to something like 'if he can climb (for her.. not sure if this is meant to be in here)' but my german isnt briliant so i cant really say much ;)
    Camel45on June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWhat boys will do for girls.
    TedPikulon October 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf it adds any meaning to the whole thing, venturing high into the alps to fetch a flower for a lover was a very common thing in German tradition. Though it wasn't a rose, the flower they always went to retrieve was one called the Edelweiss, a beautiful white flower that grows only very high in the mountains. Prized for its rarity and the fact that even after being picked it holds its beautiful white color for years, many young men would dangerously venture high into the alps sometimes getting killed chasing this flower. Look it up, interesting part of German tradition. Hope this helped the whole thing make a little more sense.
    ragamuffinjordanon March 17, 2014   Link

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