"Donaukinder" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Doom Schneider....
Donau quell dein Aderlass
Wo Trost und Leid zerfließen
Nichts Gutes liegt verborgen nass
In deinen feuchten Wiesen

Keiner weiß was hier geschah
Die Fluten rostig rot
Die Fische waren atemlos
Und alle Schwämme tot
An den Ufern in den Wiesen
Die Tiere wurden krank
Aus den Augen in den Fluss
Trieb abscheulicher Gestank

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weißt was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen

Mütter standen bald am Strom
Und weinen eine Flut
Auf die Felder durch die Deiche
Stieg das Leid in alle Teiche
Schwarze Fahnen auf der Stadt
Alle Ratten fett und satt
Die Brummen giftig allerorts
Und die Menschen zogen fort

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weißt was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen

Donau quell dein Aderlass
Wo Trost und Leid zerfließen
Nichts Gutes liegt verborgen nass
In deinen feuchten Wiesen

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weißt was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen


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"Donaukinder" as written by Doktor Christian Lorenz Christoph Doom Schneider

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    General CommentWhy no comments? Amazing song off of the deluxe edition of Liebe Ist Für Alle Da. My German isn't great, but I believe it translates into "Danube Children", and directly refers to a flood-related disaster on the Danube River in 1999 or 2000. Heavy rains caused a dam rupture, which triggered massive flooding of local townships and a nearby mine. Toxic materials from the mine were swept into the river, which contaminated water supplies and poisoned much of the area wildlife. Just a guess, but I'd interpret the 'kinder'/children in this song to be the fish and other creatures around the river. Given Rammstein's proclivity of airing out disastrous events, including that of their namesake (the Ramstein Air Show disaster), I think it fits.
    Speak Eazyon November 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Speak Easy.

    i think it has much to do with the flood in january 2000 in Baia Mare. a dam broke and some thousand of cyanide-polluted cubic meters of water spilled first in some small river, then in Somes and Tisa, river tributary to the Danube. the cyanide concentration reached levels as high as 2mg/l, that being more than 20 times higher than what the scientists consider to be the lethal dose for humans. of course one could see dead fishes floating on the surface of the water.

    i'm not making suggestions of any kind, but i know i would like to know what they could make out of the image and the mood one experiences when coming in contact with the city of Copsa Mica. the story remains mainly the same - death in the name of industry. the ways of killing differ, but the image is still very plastic...

    for now i can only hope they'll make a video for this song. the story could be so rich!
    ereshkigalon February 04, 2010   Link

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