Waidmanns Heil

Album: Liebe ist für alle da (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • The English translation of the song title, which kicks off with a blast of hunting horn is "Hunter's Hail/Greeting." "Waidmanns Heil" is a traditional German hunting greeting, which hunters would say wishing each other luck in their search for game.

Comments: 4

  • Lars from Germany@Nicolas from Belgium — "Kreatur" ("creature") is grammatically feminine, thus feminine pronouns are used. Grammatical gender very often does not overlap with real gender; for example, "Kind" ("child") is grammatically neuter and will be referred to with "es" ("it"). While this song can still be about sex, and probably is as pretty much all other Rammstein songs, the gender of the pronouns is insignificant.
  • Nicolas from BelgiumIf you look closely at the lyrics, you'll notice Till use female pronouns for the creature and talk about nuzzle a lot. This song is not about hunting, it's about rape culture.
  • Alex from GermanyNoteable fact:
    The song "Waidmanns Heil" is based on Till Lindemanns poem "Sautod" wich was released 2002 in poems book "Messer", the whole song is built from metaphors of hunters.
  • Janina from Colone, GermanyI love this song, it reminds me of my dad (hes a hunter) and my home..
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