Now dear children, pay close attention
I am the voice of the cushion
I have brought something along for you
Have torn it from my breast

With this heart, I have the force
To blackmail the eyelids
I sing until the day awakes
A bright light in the heavens
My heart burns

They come to you during the night
Devil's spirits black fairies
They crawl out of the cellar shaft
And see it become your bed

Now dear children, pay close attention
I am the voice of the kiss
I have brought something along for you
A bright light in the heavens
My heart burns

They come to you during the night
And steal your little hot tears
They wait until the moon awakes
And press you in my cold veins

Now dear children, pay close attention
I am the voice of the cushion
I sing until the day awakes
A bright light in the heavens
My heart burns

My heart burns


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    General Commentthis song is one of their best. as a psyche-up song it is excellent, mainly because of the sudden transition from quiet to v loud. having now read the what the lyrics mean in english has given a whole new meaning to the song, its like some sort of fairy tale warning to kids.... maybe some german tradition, i dont know. german is such an ominous language when spoken like rammstein speak. anyway, if you need a song to get u hyped up, try this.
    tonedefno9on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are really cool. I don't know if there's deeper meaning in them that I don't know about, I think there probably is. I think this song would go really well with an adventurous/eerie music video, but I'm always thinking of stuff liek that.
    Lorcadoon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have recently become a RAMMS+TEIN fan and I must say that this is probably one of their best songs ever. The song really has a foreboding/morbid theme to it. The guitar along with the orchestra give it more depth.
    Jester89on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of how nightmares were once thought to have been caused by demons or other malevolent spirits (I think the original root of the word ment a little demon jumping on your chest or something). Most of the songs on "Mutter" seem to be related to fairy tales anyway.
    freakishfaeon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes. origanally, this song was going to be about 'the little sandman' who comes and steals childrens scalps while they sleep, but ended up like this. Mutter is their best album besides Reise reise, because the words in the songs actually mean something. this is my favorite overall Rammstein song. a note to new fans- please learn a little German before posting about the lyrics. I myself am German, and these songs are a million times better in German if you understand them.
    Tapposon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah the classic boogyman song first started by metalica with enter sandman, between that and this I will never sleep again
    LadyMageon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthat and all the freddy movies I have seen :p
    LadyMageon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI feel that all of MUTTER is about Birth, and Childhood, in my eyes, I have to agree with everyone that this is about nightmares.
    oldskoolpunker23on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI allways imagine a man putting his children to bed. And he's trying to comfort them by telling them he'll protect them fromwhatever may come in the night.
    ShadeCharadeon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNightmares here as well
    slave2thewageon March 14, 2005   Link

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