Meaning of Frau & Mann by Lindemann & The Story

Hidden meaning of the album Lindemann – Frau & Mann. German vocalist Till Lindemann and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren in a joint project  Lindemann  released a second album called  Frau & Mann , written in the best traditions of the band  Rammstein . It has everything: human suffering, blood, fetish, unhealthy desires. In general, welcome to the world of Till Lindemann!

1.  Steh auf  (Get up)

The Frau & Mann album opens with   Lindemann’s deep emotional experience. Shortly before the release of the album, the author posted a touching photo on the social network with his elderly mother Gitta. Steh auf is also dedicated to  her . It is really hard for Till to look at a sick mother confined to a wheelchair. The son is unable to help.

Warum muss ich immer warten?

Why do I always have to wait?

Warum immer wineen?

Why must you always cry?

Fine weather is not able to raise Gitta, as it was in Till’s bright childhood. It becomes even more painful for him, he remembers his childhood and a walk to the circus, asks his mother to get up and have fun as before:

Steh doch auf, wir haben Spaß!

But she lies with a sick look, black injection marks on her hands. A very touching performance by a brutal musician.

2.  Ich weiß es nicht  (I don’t know anything)

An indirect analogue of the famous  Rammstein song  –  Mutter . To understand the meaning, listening to the song is not enough, you must definitely watch  the Lindemann video  for it. The video sequence was made using modern GAN neural network generation technology. The main character is the neural network itself. A modern machine fails from an overabundance of the amount of information entering it, and is unable to cope with the breakdown on its own. She does not understand who she is, where she comes from and why she is needed, like a baby abandoned by her mother in the song  Mutter .

3.  Allesfresser  (Omnivore)

The main meaning of the song lies in the words  Jeden Tag jüngstes Gericht  (Every day is the Last Judgment). The author recognizes gluttony as his mortal sin and is not afraid of God’s Terrible Judgment, because his vice is so loose that every day is a terrible judgment for him.

4.  Blut  (Blood)

A rather depressing story  by Lindemann  about the main life-supporting fluid, which contains the hard fate of the hero: he sometimes feels blood, sometimes he doesn’t. In case his strength is completely weakened and life loses its meaning, he always has a knife ready.

5.  Knebel  (Gag)

The song about the relationship between a woman and a man refers to the title of the  Frau & Mann album . The hero likes a girl with a gag in her mouth, and his relationship with her develops normally as long as there is this gag. As soon as he is gone, the girl can speak, but problems arise due to misunderstandings. Perhaps that is why, in the duet  Frau & Mann  (woman and man), the author gives the first place to a woman. Most likely, obedient and patient women will play a dominant role in Lindemann’s relationship. Indeed, in this case, they will hold on to women’s patience and make sense.

6.  Frau & Mann  (Woman and man)

And again about the relationship between the two sexes. There is no deep meaning in the song from the album of the same name. The key phrase here is  “Gegensätze ziehen sich an” , which means “opposites attract”. Such different women and men love each other no matter what. It is noteworthy that in the  Frau & Mann video, the  role of Lindemann’s lover for me.

7. Ach so gern (Oh, how willingly)

Continuation of the theme of relationships and Lindemann’s ardent confession to all lovers, for whom one passion was not enough. As a result, the author asks:

“Soll damit sie glücklich sein?”

Should that make her happy?

Is attraction alone enough? Does it make any sense at all?

8.  Schlaf ein  (Go to sleep)

Perhaps the most unexpressive track on the  Lindemann album . A lullaby for a child, performed in the author’s classic slightly creepy style. Content without any deliberate words, that tomorrow will be a new day again and everything will be fine.

9.  Gummi  (Rubber)

Recognition of the hero in a passion for “rubber” fetishism. In the song, Till lists various tight, rubbery objects of his sex drive.

10.  Platz Eins  (Number one)

The author’s chanting of his own greatness. There is only one motive here – Till Lindemann number one!

11.  Wer weiß das schon  (Who knows?)

A fitting Lindemann conclusion   to the whole album. Another depressive study with an even more tragic meaning from  Lindemann  , following the gloomy  Steh auf ,  Ich weiß es nicht ,  Blut  and  Knebel .

Ich liebe das Leben

I love life

Das Leben liebt mich nicht

But life doesn’t love me

Es tritt mich mit Füssen

tramples feet

Und schlägt mir ins Gesicht

And punches in the face

Ich liebe die Sonne

I love sun

Die sonne liebt mich nicht

But the sun doesn’t love me

Verbrennt mir die Seele

Burns my soul

Der Tag ohne Licht

All the days without light

Perhaps the heaviest lines in the album. Wer weiß das schon  collected all the weight of emotional experiences from the album: pity for the mother, problems of personal life, a state of despair. It’s not for nothing that the name of the Lindemann album   is  Frau  & Mann . Lindemann wonders if his heart is so open and his soul is so naked because of these sufferings. In the album, Till appears entirely by himself: eccentric, passionate, harsh, vulnerable, and most importantly, real and loved by  Rammstein fans for many years .

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