"Ich Tu Dir Weh" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Nur für mich bist du am leben
Ich steck' dir Orden ins Gesicht
Du bist mir ganz und gar ergeben
Du liebst mich denn ich lieb' dich nicht
Du blutest für mein Seelenheil
Ein kleiner Schnitt und du wirst geil
Der Körper schon total entstellt
Egal, erlaubt ist was gefällt

Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit

Bei dir hab ich die Wahl der Qual
Stacheldraht im Harnkanal
Leg' dein Fleisch in Salz und Eiter
Erst stirbst du doch dann lebst du weiter
Bisse, Tritte, harte Schläge
Nagelzangen, stumpfe säge
Wünsch' dir was ich sag' nicht nein
Und führ' dir Nagetiere ein

Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit

Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit

Du bist das Schiff ich der Kapitän
Wohin soll denn die reise gehn'
Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht
Du liebst mich denn ich lieb' dich nicht
Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit

Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit

Ich tu dir weh
Tut mir nicht leid
Das tut dir gut
Hört wie es schreit


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"Ich Tu Dir Weh" as written by Doktor Christian Lorenz Christoph Doom Schneider

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  • +6
    Song MeaningDespite popular belief that this song is about torturing someone else, or being about a couple's relationship, it is describing self-mutilation, not mutilation of another person. Whether this is literal or figurative is debatable, but that the relationship is between the mind and body is not. The person is punishing his body for personal reasons, and Rammstein makes this clear several times throughout the song.

    Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht is probably the giveaway here. He sees his own face in the mirror.
    Du bist das Schiff, ich der Kapitän. The body is the vessel, the speaker's mind (also can be seen as the soul) is the narrator who is controlling what is going on.

    Some other wordplay that most people don't catch on to is "Tut mir nicht leid" means "I'm not sorry," but the words literally mean "It doesn't pain me," so basically hes saying "I do you harm, it doesn't pain me." Rammstein always has double meanings hidden in their work. It is what comes from having a true poet as frontman and songwriter. I love it.
    papageno19on December 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPlus the first line "Nur für mich bist du am Leben" (You're only alive for me). I really think it's a message from the soul to the body.
    EightThirtyon December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it!

    I think it's about an abusive, one way relationship, however, the line "Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht" (I see your face in the mirror) makes me think maybe it's abuse towards your own self.

    The line "Du blutest für mein Seelenheil" (You bleed for the salvation of my soul)leads me to believe it's the soul talking to the body. The soul hates the body so abuses it but the body still loves the soul? Not quite sure. I could totally be off it's just a guess. With people absolutely loathing everything about their bodies these days (how sad) it's totally possible this song is touching on that subject.
    EightThirtyon December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe soul-to-body message stands out distinctly to me. The lines during my favorite part of the song make this hypothesis plausible. "Du bist das Schiff, ich der Kapitän." means you are the ship, I am the captain. The soul is the captain of the ship that is the body.
    "Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht", I see your face in the mirror, also points out who he is addressing, the body he sees in the mirror.
    Neato9611on March 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningNot to seem crooked, but by my interpretation, the lyrics from the bridge are about intercourse in the doggy style position.

    "Du bist das Schiff, ich der Kapitän - You are my ship, I'm your capitain
    Wohin soll denn die Reise gehn' - Where do you want to go
    Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht" - I see your face in the mirror

    I mean, Till is on top as the dominant partner, he leads the other (the ship). Both are seeing forward, so he sees the face of the submissive partner in the mirror of the room.

    CPerfon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthey mean in chrous that during sex he f*cks her like an animal he doenst care but she gets pleasure and he loves to hear how she screams.
    as completely song about dominant male character. relationship is the the ship. till is captain :)
    maxsahinon February 11, 2014   Link

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