"Tier" as written by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Doktor Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Doom Schneider and Juergen Engler....
Was macht ein mann
Was macht ein mann
Der zwischen mensch und tier
Nicht unterscheiden kann
Was

Er wird zu seiner tochter gehen
Sie ist schön und jung an jahren
Und dann wird er wie ein hund
Mit eigen fleisch und blut sich paaren

Was tust du
Was fühlst du
Was bist du
Doch nur ein tier
Tier, tier, tier

Was macht die frau
Was macht die frau
Die zwischen tier und mann
Nicht unterscheiden kann

Sie taucht die feder in sein blut
Schreibt sich selber einen brief
Entseelte zeilen an die kindheit
Als der vater bei ihr schlief

Was tust du
Was fühlst du
Was bist du
Doch nur ein tier
Tier, tier, tier
Tier, tier, tier

Was tust du
Was fühlst du
Was bist du
Doch nur ein tier

Was tust du
Was fühlst du
Was bist du
Doch nur ein tier

Was, tier, tust du
Was, tier, fühlst du
Was, tier, bist du
Doch nur ein tier

Was, tier, tust du
Was, tier, fühlst du
Was, tier, bist du
Doch nur ein


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"Tier" as written by Paul Landers Richard Z. Kruspe

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    General CommentJager... you do realise that anti-semitism is against the law... now, shut the fuck up about jews!

    anyways... no. it's about a father who abuses his own daughter. though the second verse has me a bit lost...
    reprecussionon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWas macht ein Mann = what a man does
    was macht ein Mann
    der zwischen Mensch und Tier = between a human and a beast
    nicht unterscheiden kann = you can'nt tell the differece
    was

    Er wird zu seiner Tochter gehen = he will go to his daughter
    sie ist schön und jung an Jahren = she is bautiful and young
    und dann wird er wie ein Hund = and then like a dog
    mit eigen Fleisch und Blut sich paaren = will mate with his own felsch and blood.

    Was tust du = what you do
    Was fühlst du = what you feel
    Was bist du = what you are
    doch nur ein = but only an animal
    Tier

    Was macht die Frau =what does a women do
    was macht die Frau
    die zwischen Tier und Mann = between a beast and a man
    nicht unterscheiden kann = who can tell the difference?

    Sie taucht die Feder in sein Blut= she dips the feathe rin the blood
    schreibt sich selber einen Brief = and writes a letter
    entseelte Zeilen an die Kindheit = lifeless lin about her childhood
    als der Vater bei ihr schlief= when her father slepth beside her

    Was tust du = what you do
    Was fühlst du = what you feel
    Was bist du = what you are
    doch nur ein = but only an animal
    Tier


    YAY woh who I hope my german translating is ok !!
    Bucketon August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincest
    hooray!
    :)
    Jamboon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, here is how I interpret the song:
    (my line-for-line translation)


    What does a man do?
    What does a man do?
    The difference between man and animal, I cannot understand, WHAT?
    He is with his daughter, she is young and pretty,
    And then he is like a dog,
    mating with his own flesh and blood.

    What do you do?
    What do you feel?
    What are you,
    except only an animal?
    What does a woman do?
    What does a woman do?
    The difference between animal and man, I cannot understand.
    She dips the feather in it's blood, writing herself a letter.
    (she writes of the) lifeless lines of her childhood
    As her father slept by her.




    It pretty much says how humanity is basically as civilized as animals, because many still abide by only their primal impulses.. definitely everyone doesn't have incestuous relations with their parents, but we all have some aggresive, animal-like tendencies..

    (^_^) Hope that didn't sound too out of whack.
    wrong silhoueteon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is talking about how beastly and animalistic people are and can be. and I think how being treated by somebody in a beastly way, can make you that way yourself; in the first verse the father rapes his daughter and i beleive the second verse is talking about the daughter. "Sie taucht die Feder in sein Blut (she dips a feather in his blood)" the blood is that of her father and he is probably dead, she might have killed him because of what he did to her.
    star.fuzzon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell the translated lyrics are at herzeleid.com/en/lyrics/…
    but I am pretty sure that Tier means animal not beast, but I am with Star on this one about the meaning
    xXsingsorrowXxon October 17, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song is about a father that abuses-rape his daughter
    DMeisteron June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor man is more ape than the rest of the apes.
    Yes, it's about a man who sexually abuses his daughter, and she kills him and dips her quill in his blood and writes her story. A German "Janie's Got a Gun," but with a morbid twist.
    Warharton November 13, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTier = BEAST!
    Bucketon August 31, 2005   Link

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