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“Mutter” (German for mother) is a song by Rammstein on the album of the same name.

The lyrics tell the story of a child not born from a womb but in an experiment, thus having no true father or mother. The song was confirmed by Till Lindemann and Richard Kruspe to be a reference to their unhappy childhood relationships with their own mothers. The decidedly depressing lyrics describe a character’s plan to kill both the mother “who never gave birth to him” and himself, which he carries out. But ends instead with him still being alive and no better off than before; begging, possibly praying, for strength. The song is similar to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, in that the character takes revenge for his misfortunes on his ‘parent’, and then ends up no different than he was before the ‘parent’ died.

The video for Mutter follows the storyline of the song, whereby the character kills his mother and then dumps her body in a river, ending with the character in a cage or dungeon that is set into the ground.

The single includes an instrumental song, 5/4, that was played as intro for live shows since 2000, but wasn’t released until 2002.

It debuted on April 2000 in its demo form, in a concert exclusively for members of the fan area. The only difference between it and the final release was that the demo version was less orchestrated. During the Mutter tour, it was played at every concert, and played in select concerts in the Pledge of Allegiances tour in North America. Mutter didn’t make it into the Reise, Reise tour’s setlist.


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Die Tränen greiser Kinderschar
Ich zieh sie auf ein weißes Haar
Werf in die Luft die nasse Kette
und wünsch mir, dass ich eine Mutter hätte

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  • sh0nzy

    Mutter...mutter...mutter?...MUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [5]

    7 May 6:29pm Reply
  • yahishot

    Mutter...mutter...mutter?...MUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [4]

    6 May 4:38am Reply
  • Cure1980

    Barden Rock Metall Midage,.,..-.-

    11 Apr 11:13am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Wenn deine Mutter alt geworden, und älter du geworden bist, wenn ihr, was früher leicht und mühlos, nunmehr zur Last geworden ist, wenn ihre lieben, treuen Augen, nicht mehr wie einst ins Leben seh'n, wenn ihre Füße, kraftgebrochen, sie nicht mehr tragen woll'n mein Geh'n, dann reich ihr deinen Arm zur Stütze, geleite sie mit froher Lust, die Stunde kommt, da du sie weinend zum letzten Gang begleiten musst. Und fragt sie dich, so gib ihr Antwort, und fragt sie wieder, - sprich auch du, und fragt sie nochmals, - steh' ihr Rede, nicht ungestüm, in sanfter Ruh! Und kann sie dich nicht recht verstehen, erklär ihr alles frohbewegt, die Stunde kommt, die bitt're Stunde, da dich ihr Mund nach nichts mehr frägt.

    1 Apr 11:49pm Reply
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    21 Mar 8:03pm Reply
  • DreamyGirl-

    Mutter...mutter...mutter?...MUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [3]

    5 Feb 4:13am Reply
  • RJules3

    This is the ultimate song, if you are looking for the best anti-lullaby.

    3 Jan 5:13pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    amazing song, wish the lyrics were more positive.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • papercut_live

    Gib mir kraft

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • zowen

    гитарное соло аж до костей пробирает

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zowen

    Mutter...mutter...mutter?...MUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [2]

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zowen

    In ihren Lungen wohnt ein Aal Auf meiner Stirn ein Muttermal Entferne es mit Messers Kuss Auch wenn ich verbluten muss

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Marucchi3

    I'm obsessed with that song!

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AmazingRock

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Saifar

    garbuh, моя ситуация один в один

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • rymowanka_

    Ich weine jedes Mal, wenn ich dieses Lied höre.

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TheGodDead

    havent found one bad song from them great band

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • True-Villain

    Tu przeczytasz moją recenzję tego utworu -

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Schwarzohr

    MUTTER !!!!!!

    26 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Samael_Tragedy

    Till,i love you so much......

    24 Jan 2014 Reply
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