"Ich Tu Dir Weh (English)" 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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    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
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    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
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    Song Meaningyour right about it being soul and body related. look at the video. the way light pours out of tills mouth. its suppose to be the soul speaking. there all dead like in the video. the white skin. tills pale blue (dead looking) eyes. the video is trying to make you see soul and body not just as one. 2 seperate things with wants and needs.
    tjs2021on April 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually think its a song about a master and slave relationship. The master decides what he can do with the slave. And even though the masters only interest is hurting this person and therefor pleasuring himself the slave still loves him. The things done to the slave in this song might be really extreme, though. But i guess that this is just to show how much control this master actually has over this slave.
    Melvarkieon July 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the people that say that the song is about the relationship between a body and a soul. People hate their bodies and they hurt it to glorify their souls or something to that sense. Here are my interpretations for the song.

    "Only for me you are alive"
    The body exist solely to be occupied and used by the soul.

    "I pin medals to your face"
    I think this implies piercings and similar stuff. Medals represent achievements and people get piercings because they think that the fact that they got them, increases their appeal. Also, the act of wearing medals is like wearing your achievement(similar to wearing a piercing), I think piercings and medals are similar in this sense.

    "You are devoted to me"
    You love me 'cause I love you not"
    The soul acknowledges that the body is completely devoted to the soul and even though the soul hates the body, the body does everything so the soul can do what it wants and keep on doing what it wants. To show the sense of what it means, here are examples; the body heals wounds, fights sicknesses, and does everything(that is not under the control of the soul) to stay alive.

    "You bleed for the salvation of my soul*
    A little cut and you get horny"
    Again, the soul enjoys hurting the body. People hurt themselves to feel some sort of excitement or fulfillment. (trust me i know what im talking about)

    "The body totally blemished
    Never Mind - anything goes"
    The body does not live up to the expectations of the soul and it is full of imperfections. The body does its best to give the soul what it wants but it couldn't. The soul acknowledges that neither it, nor the soul can do anything to give what it wants. This I think leads to frustration and eventually to the point where the soul hurts the body as like a punishment for not being able to give what the body wants.

    "I hurt you
    I'm not sorry
    It serves you well
    Hear how it screams"
    Because the body could not live up to the expectations of the soul, the soul hurts the body as if the body deserves it.

    "With you I'm spoilt for choice
    Barbwire in the urethra
    Lay your flesh in salt and pus"
    The soul cites the many ways it can hurt the body as if to threaten the body.

    "First you die then you live on"
    The flesh 'dies' after it is abused but it heals and lives on.

    "Bites, Kicks, hard punches
    Tong, stump saw"
    Again, ways to hurt the body

    "wish for something, i won't negate"
    The soul asks the body what way does the body want to be hurt.

    "And insert you rodents"
    seems like an extreme way to hurt the body, till escalates.


    "You are the ship, I am the captain"
    The soul is the one that thinks and decides. The body is the mere instrument the soul uses.

    "Where should this journey go"
    What should I do with this life.

    "In the mirror i see your face
    You love me 'cause I love you not"
    The person sees himself in the mirror and the soul does not like what he sees.

    The bridge is definitive proof that this is about an abusive relationship. The true meaning of a song would usually manifest itself in the bridge. There are no sexual or abusive implications the bridge, therefore this song is not about an abusive relationship.

    For the video for this song, till actually bore a hole in his left cheek so that he can insert a wire that would power the bulb in his mouth. This adds alot of artistic sense to the video. As tjs2021 has mentioned, the light in his mouth gives a hint that the soul is speaking and till hurts himself just for this effect(emphasizing the theme of this song). Such an amazing man. Till is a true artist.
    SirAndraxTheNaughtyon August 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHow many of you birds know anything about Rammstein? Not much with this BS about souls.

    1) NONE of the Rammstein members are highly religious. In fact two or three of them thinks that such is a waste of time or are highly suspicious of religion itself.

    2) Have anyone of you watched the video?


    melvarkie is the ONLY one of you noodle-kneed clowns that got it right.

    The title speaks volumes
    Ich Tu Dir Weh - I HURT YOU.

    Last I checked the tooth fairy called "god" is all "forgiving".



    Ich Tu Dir Weh is about a MASTER and SLAVE relationship. As you would find in BDSM.

    More proof none of you have a clue about Rammstein. They almost always aim to be against the norm of society in their albums or songs.

    BDSM is considered unsavory by a lot of people.

    I advise you thumb-suckers with your "souls" and "god" to look into such a relationship cause if you did, you'd see the meaning as if your "god" etched it into the side of a mountain for you.
    Demon87on June 12, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about addiction and how it can let drugs control your life.

    Nur für mich bist du am leben

    From knowing an addict i can certainly say that they only live for the high that drugs give them

    Ich steck' dir Orden ins Gesicht

    Drugs are proven to be physically harmful to the person using them and in the case of people addicted to meth they sometimes pick at their faces which gives them the appearance that metals have been poked in their faces

    Du bist mir ganz und gar ergeben

    Same as the first line

    Du liebst mich denn ich lieb' dich nicht

    Addicts love the drug they are addicted to even though it is harming them

    Du blutest für mein Seelenheil

    A drug's purpose is to be used and metaphorically bleeding (or physically depending on the drug) will happen when the drug's purpose is fulfilled

    Ein kleiner Schnitt und du wirst geil

    The body starts to release chemicals as soon as the it knows the drug is entering the body to prepare it for the good feeling

    Der Körper schon total entstellt

    Most drug addicts such as meth addicts and crack addicts don't look after themselves and eventually look disfigured in a way

    Egal, erlaubt ist was gefällt

    Ich tu dir weh

    The substance is harming the user

    Tut mir nicht leid

    It has no feelings and cannot feel remorse for its harm

    Das tut dir gut

    Through all this physical harm, the user feels like they're on top of the world.

    Hört wie es schreit

    Some addicts who are off of their substance can compare the temptation of drug use to the drugs calling out to them, just asking to be used

    Bei dir hab ich die Wahl der Qual

    There isn't a drug in the world that doesn't have any bad effects that contrast the feeling the user feels

    Stacheldraht im Harnkanal
    Leg' dein Fleisch in Salz und Eiter

    These two general torture lines talk about how the substance is tearing apart the body of the user

    Erst stirbst du doch dann lebst du weiter

    Some drugs like cocaine or meth are known to cause people to OD through cardiac arrest, but if help arrives in time they'll be defibrillated

    Bisse, Tritte, harte Schläge
    Nagelzangen, stumpfe säge

    More torture

    Wünsch' dir was ich sag' nicht nein

    The drugs have no control over how they are used and won't "say no" to the "request" made by the user

    Und führ' dir Nagetiere ein

    Du bist das Schiff ich der Kapitän

    Drugs are usually the ones in control of the addicts life

    Wohin soll denn die reise gehn'

    The drug will take the user to whatever "high" they want

    Ich seh' im Spiegel dein Gesicht
    matthew24jon December 17, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentNegative... given the nature of many of rammstein's songs, Im gonna have to say its about him mutilating a body. In the mind of a psychopath, this body "loves him" and that this body wants him to do these things to it. I see you in the mirror refers to wearing that persons face. It does him/her good to have these things done to him/her.
    krankenschwester087on May 01, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSorry I think my previous explanation had some typos that might have caused some confusion(I probably got confused writing it xD). Anyway, I revised and updated it in a reply. :)
    SirAndraxTheNaughtyon September 12, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentRammstein has a lot of double meanings behind their music. Therefore, you can't explain their music very simply. This song was banned for a while because of its masochistic themes and like many have said, I believe it does have a lot to do with the soul and body relationship but I also beleive it compares said relationship to that of a couple, one being a masochist and the other a sado-masochist. The masochist (the body) loves to take the pain from the sado-masochist (the soul). The masochist loves the sado-masochist simply because sado-masochist doesn't love back ("Du liebst mich denn ich lieb dich nicht") but instead inflicts pain and suffering. Fairly disturbing lyrics but still an amazing and beautiful song.
    TillGoion November 10, 2012   Link

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