Put the collar on me
Then I will go on my knees
and start to bark
The pain is great like never before
Open the cage
and I'll be amongst the stars

There where stars once were
Firewheels are turning
We celebrate a passion
The pain is great like never before

Come slowly
Put the chains on me
and pull the knots hard
So I can laugh
Come and open the cage
and I'll be amongst the stars

There where stars once were
Firewheels are turning
We celebrate a passion
The pain is great like never before

Put the collar on me
Then I will go on my knees
and start to bark
The pain is great like never before
Open the cage
and I'll be amongst the stars

There where stars once were
Firewheels are turning
We celebrate a passion
The pain is great like never before

There where stars once were
Firewheels are turning
We celebrate a passion
The pain is great like never before


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    I will be the first to say I LOVE RAMMSTEIN, LIKE MAN ALIVE I HAVE ALLLL THEIR SONGS. ALL THE SECRET ONES and stuff. But this song isn't so hot, sounds like they didn't really clean it up on the recording I got and it's all screwy..... but lyrics are cool.

    SilasMoon89on June 29, 2003   Link
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    suck on your daddy SilasMoon89, this song rocks

    Homeslice92on October 20, 2004   Link
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    Homeslice92, WTF!?

    anyways... S&M peoples

    reprecussionon December 03, 2004   Link
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    oh hell yeah s&m and after seeing the keeringa or however its spelt mag shoot I got some messed up images in my head with that song

    LadyMageon December 08, 2004   Link
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    I agree with SilasMoon 89. This does seem that it was never really released (only on a fan edition of Engel, I believe), so naturally the recording is not perfect, like Shwartzes Glas. But yeah..."S&M" pretty well sums up this song. Oh, and the translation is a bit strange in one part, sorry to whoever did it. It is not "The pain is great like never before". "Der Schmerz ist schön wie du" is pretty obviously "The pain is beautiful like/as you". I'm not the only one who thinks so...Just a suggestion.

    freakishfaeon March 28, 2006   Link
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    It's plain to see, what's Feuerräder about: S&M Music sounds pretty, but lyrics... Maybe Till likes S&M

    Methicaon January 03, 2008   Link
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    Actually freakishfae, the translation is, "The pain is great like never before." In the German version of the song, the first couple of repeats of the chorus say, "Der Schmerz ist schön wie nie," where "wie" means the comparative "like" and "nie" means "never." Putting the two together, thus, makes "like never before." But you're right on the part where the end of the chorus goes "wie du" instead of "wie nie" a few times.

    As for the song itself, it sounds a little creepy in parts, but in a way that I like! I find it very hard to not like Rammstein because even their worst stuff (if there's such a thing) has a lot of things that I like! Speaking of which, in response to SilasMoon89's comment about the sound, it does sound a little unclean at first, but as the song continues, I feel as though the fact that the sound isn't all cleaned up just adds to the song. And yes, this song is quite obviously about S&M.

    KageAmaya491on October 12, 2008   Link

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