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Rosenrot by Rammstein

Album: RosenrotReleased: 2005
  • The title of the song translated means "Rose Red." In the video we see the lead singer, Till, catch the eye of a lovely young lady. Through the middle we see him doing her bidding because he is so hopelessly in love with her. At the end, we see him murdering someone, apparently by the will of the lady (who here will be known as Rose, just for the sake of reference). As he comes out of the house of the victim, he sees Rose standing there with a smile. Then suddenly, she points at him and yells, and the whole town comes to him and seizes him, then sets him aflame. The song is basically about a man who spent so much of his life obsessing and bending his will to a woman, only to find out at the end it wasn't worth it and got stabbed in the back. Throughout the video, we see the members of the band standing in a circle, half naked, and whipping each other, implying that the lead singer in the story here is whipped by Rose. (thanks, Joseph - LA, CA)
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Comments: 11

The whipping is an allusion to flagellation in Europe. It's honestly a metric ton of genius on Rammstein's behalf.
Go read up on flagellants since it's a lot of information D=
Anastasia - South Jordan, Ut
Its spelled Schneewittchen...........heeheeJanina - Colone, Germany
This band is so kick ass. they are like the best german metal band...Ever.Avery - Bucksport, Me
oh and This song is based upon the poem "Heidenröslein" by Goethe and the story "Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot" from the Brothers GrimmJames Williams - Nowhere, Nm
OK ITS ABOUT THE MONK LOVES THE GIRL BLAH BLAH BLAH SAME THING JOSEPH SAID

EXCEPT THE WHIPPING IS FOR RELIGIOUS PURIFICATION LIKE BOBBY SAID

THE SHIP AARON WAS TALKING ABOUT IS ON THE COVER

THIS SONGS VIDEO WAS TO CONTROVERSIAL FOR GERMAN MTV SO IT WAS BANNED

ROSE RED REPRESENTS THE BLOOD AND POSSIBLY THE GIRL THE GIRL ORDERS HIM TO KILL HER FAMILY WHICH APPARANTLY DISLIKES HER. SHE WANTS FREEDOM FROM THEM I GUESS.

in the end "rose" represents the evil in the world


till wrote this for a girl supposedly

for his own thoughts about her just like the song
James Williams - Nowhere, Nm
Oh, and I forgot: he's found dead holding the edelweiss in his hand(covered in blood)...tragic ;)Kathy - Karben, Germany
There's a German folksong(not very popular), my granny used to sing it to me. And it's about a boy and a girl. The girl askes the boy to bring her an edelweiss. So the boy climbs on a mountain. but just shortly after he gets the flower, he falls from the mountain and dies. The girl then cries over(?) him.

Loved this song, well, it's quite similar to Rammsteins. :)

And about the whipping, it's quite similar to the monk's whipping in Da Vinci Code ;)

Great song!
Kathy - Karben, Germany
Rosenrot is a German Ship that was sent to America during the World War II.Aaron - Harrisonville, Mo
Somewhat the same as Bobby (TX), I believe that the other band members flog themselves to keep their own desires under control.Dan - Bethpage, Ny
In some ways..this song is right... you shouldnt obsesse over someone to long it waste your whole life away while others are out having fun and enjoyin themselves you gotta keep your realationship to miniuium when your young..I hope mine doesnt come back to bite me.Zach - Ladysmith, Wi
I think the band members are whipping themselves as a form of religious purification.Bobby - Fort Worth, Tx