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Lead singer Maynard Keenan wrote this. It sounds kind of ridiculous because it is in German, but once you understand what he wrote it's quite funny and meaningful. The majority of people listening to this song are going to hear a passionate German speaker and an enraptured, cheering crowed, which they will automatically associate to Hitler his many public speeches. The lyrics, however, are nothing but a recipe for a dessert called "The Balls (Eggs) of Satan." Throughout the speech Maynard is heard saying the phrase, "Und kine Eier." Which means " And no eggs." This is where it gets confusing. Eggs actually DO represent the Jewish people. Eggs are an essential baking ingredient because they give the food it's fullness and texture. Historically, the Jews are known to do the same for any culture they integrated themselves into. Without eggs, a recipe is flat, and without Jews, a culture is flat. In the end it is a political statement, knocking Nazism (comparing Hitler's Jewless nation to the Balls of Satan - a recipe which fails without eggs), and a thumb at Americans, who will immediately associate a German speaker to Hitler, even without knowing the text. (thanks, Doran - Toronto, Canada)
This song is just a recipe for hash sugar cookies without eggs. The whole thing about it being in German and the chanting is just to screw with you. Most people only recognize 2 words in the title: die and satan. Just another one of Manyard's little tricks to screw with society. (thanks, Jacob - Boise, ID)
"Die Eier Von Satan" is pronounced "dee i-er von Satan." (thanks, lauren - dallas, TX)
The reason this appears on Aenima is so Tool could prove they weren't "Selling out, laying down, sucking up, to the man." They had to put some outlandish material on the album, and what is more outlandish than a German recipe for Hash Cookies? (thanks, Jonathan - Burton, MI)
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