Punish me
punish me
Straw is gold
And gold is stone
Your greatness make me small
You're the one who will make me crawl
ja...

The lord does take
The lord does give

Punish me
punish me
You say yes
And I say no
Lock me in all you worship
Before the wind's cold hand grips

Your greatness make me small
You're the one who will make me crawl
You're the one who will make me crawl

You greatness, make me small
You're the one who will make me crawl
Your greatness makes him small
You will be punishing me for it all
The lord does take
The lord does give
Does he give only
To those whom he loves?

Punish me (8x)


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    General CommentThis is such a cool sounding song. I listen to it over and over again.
    Jester89on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me to a degree of the lament of Job, who as most Jews or Christians will know, was deprived of all that the Lord had given to him in order to test his faith when Satan challenged him. Job ultimately succumbs to the temptation to question God (though he is forgiven and all his possessions are reinstated) ... perhaps that is the perspective from which this song comes?
    MadTomon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNo, Till Lindemann (lead singer) said the entire band is against one religion in which you have to completely devote yourself to it. Therefore, they're most likely athiests.
    Jester89on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThat's my point ... I see it as a criticism of God's actions.
    MadTomon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how Till's father use to abuse him
    Ichbingottloson January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's kinda of funny because if you ask people they're religions and they say atheist, you kind of consider it a religion....Or I do...I dunno. But it's a really good idea of a song, the lyrics are amazing. This is what I mean about Rammstein, not exactly gothic lyrics but in German they sounds so evil just because German is such an amazing language...
    vampirella666on February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwas lament of job that guy who god killed all his family and stuff to test him? id b so pissed.
    This song does sound kinda like that story but.
    =Filth=on May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentno no and no. till's father did not abuse him. and this song is only a joke.it's not serious at all. Till said that in an interview.
    shallow&profoundon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt always sounded a little sexual to me.
    Anyway, I seem to think that every song is about sex... so just ingnore it.
    Frauon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaheheh, good point sorta like the second person version of buck dich eh? i'd suppose it's about how the pain doesn't matter as long as they care enough to do it, stockholm syndrome in a way, but i love the line "you say yes, and i say no" such emotion in till's voice...
    invisibleman54on December 27, 2006   Link

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