[Intro]
Warm body
Hot cross
Wrong judgement
Cold grave

[Verse 1]
On the cross I lay now
They hammer the nails through me
The fire washes the soul clean
And what remains is a mouthful of
Ashes

[Bridge]
I will return
In ten days
As your shadow
And will hunt you

[Verse 2]
Secretly, I will be resurrected
And you will beg for mercy
Then I kneel down unto your face
And stick the finger in the ashes

[Outro]
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust


Lyrics submitted by John M, edited by helmethead, Mellow_Harsher

Asche Zu Asche (English) song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commenti love it when they play this song on the LAB dvd, how they are singing into the flaming mic's is really good... i think its about someone being crucified like jesus and coming back in 10 days, but as an evil incarceration... anyone else got any ideas?
    duffon March 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif i had to pin a meaning on it, id say this song could be about the use of the death penalty. Say someone got sentanced to death but they were innocent. In the spiritual sense, the people who made the decision to execute that person would get whats coming to them
    haveabananaon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its just Rammstein being Rammstein.... this was on Herzeleid which is Rammsteins first Album so possibly their artistic ability wasnt fully developed. But I do like the song, maybe in an opposite it is INCREDIBLY artistic and its metaphorical meanings go very deep.
    SilasMoon89on June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs...i LOVE the opening drums... i think the deep meaning might be that they knew somehow that people , especially the media, would take things out of context, and that in the end, the group would show them that they(the media) are wrong
    paxxaron April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheh. I love this song. one of mein lieblings (my favorite, for out international guests). I agree with silas. this was pretty early in their career...
    Tapposon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like a very twisted version of the ressurection story, only instead of forgiveness, the other person is totally screwed
    LadyMageon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got the impression that it was a warlock but anyways...

    also as for Jesus, it was 7 days
    reprecussionon December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI said twisted didn't I?
    LadyMageon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not a big fan of this one, personally. It sounds like what the Crazy Motorcycle Chase theme from FFVII would've turned out like if it had been made to accompany the Rob Liefeld comic in which Jesus takes on the Greek gods.
    Akakuroon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJesus came back in 3 days.

    I think that this is definetly a twisted tale of the resurrection. It's defiently one of my favorite songs of all time!
    rock_hawkon September 23, 2005   Link

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