Meaning of the song “Sonne” by the rock band Rammstein

Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko once asked the Rammstein band to write a song to which he could effectively enter the ring in official fights. He was not familiar with any of these musicians, so someone from his team approached them. The Klitschko brothers are very popular in Germany, so the members of Rammstein happily got down to business and composed a composition with the working title Klitschko, which was later replaced by Sonne (“The Sun”).

But here’s the bad luck: Vitaly rejected the song. According to one version, it seemed to him too heavy (it is not clear what he expected from Rammstein?). According to another, he did not like some images from the text. In general, the elder Klitschko decided that the track The Best (“Best”) performed by Tina Turner would be more suitable for such a “garner lad” like him. Under it, he continued to clobber opponents, and Sonne remained out of work.

The history of creation and the meaning of the song Sonne – Rammstein

It is difficult to say how the history of the Sonne song would have developed if Vitali Klitschko had liked it, but even without that, her fate was successful.

It was released as the first single from the album “Mutter” and became one of the most popular Rammstein compositions, which the band performs at almost all concerts.

Clip Sonne – Rammstein

A spectacular clip was filmed for Sonne, in which the musicians appear as dwarf miners worshiping the arrogant and cruel Snow White. They came up with the idea for the video when an old Disney cartoon was playing on TV in the studio and Sonne was playing in the same room.

At the same time, there were several dozen other topics for the video for the song Sonne. In one version, the band members were supposed to appear as the crew of the American Enola Gay aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. But still they decided to stop at the original interpretation of the fairy tale about Snow White.

Paul Landers explained their choice:

The image of several outrageous and arrogant guys was fixed behind us, therefore at least once to appear before the public not in the form of criminals, but in the role of victims was a good idea.

And Christoph Schneider described the idea this way:

We decided to show the dark side of this fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, because it is, in fact, quite dark and cruel. We play the roles of dwarves who both worship and admire this woman, but also hate her, because Snow White forces them to work and get drugs for her. The price for us is the opportunity to admire its beauty.

As you understand, given who Sonne was written for, it is not worth looking for a connection between its text and the plot of the video. However, many music lovers, judging by the reviews on foreign music sites, have succeeded in this.

After the release of the Sonne video, the Rammstein group was accused of promoting drugs, about which Till Lindemann said:

Here it was just shown how the use of all kinds of filth can end. Drugs are glasses that a weak person puts on when he is afraid to face the difficulties of life.

And now we are watching a wonderful video clip of Sonne and once again enjoying a great song.

Interesting Facts

  • In the original version, the song “Klitcko” differed significantly from the final version, which was called “Sonne”.
  • The role of Snow White was played by Russian model Yulia Stepanova. However, in fact, a tall basketball player was filmed, and Yulia’s face was superimposed later using computer graphics.
  • There is also an extended version of the video for “Sonne”.
  • Till Lindemann claims that this is his favorite Rammstein video.

Sonne Lyrics

Eins, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs,
sieben, acht, neun, aus

Alle warten auf das Licht
furchtet euch furchtet euch nothing
die Sonne scheint mir aus den Augen
sie wird heute Nacht nicht untergehen
und die Welt zählt laut bis zehn

Eins
Hier kommt die Sonne
Zwei
Hier kommt die Sonne
Drei
Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Vier
Hier kommt die Sonne

Die Sonne scheint mir aus den Handen
kann verbrennen, kann euch blenden
wenn sie aus den Fäusten bricht
legt sich heiss auf das Gesicht
sie wird heute Nacht nicht untergehen
und die Welt zählt laut bis zehn

Eins
Hier kommt die Sonne
Zwei
Hier kommt die Sonne
Drei
Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Vier
Hier kommt die Sonne
Funf
Hier kommt die Sonne
Sechs
Hier kommt die Sonne
Sieben
Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Acht, neun
Hier kommt die Sonne

Die Sonne scheint mir aus den Handen
kann verbrennen, kann dich blenden
wenn sie aus den Fäusten bricht
legt sich heiss auf dein Gesicht
legt sich schmerzend auf die Brust
das Gleichgewicht wird zum Verlust
lässt dich hart zu Bodengehen
und die Welt zählt laut bis zehn

Eins
Hier kommt die Sonne
Zwei
Hier kommt die Sonne
Drei
Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Vier
Und wird nie vom Himmel fallen
Funf
Hier kommt die Sonne
Sechs
Hier kommt die Sonne
Sieben
Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Ah, neun
Hier kommt die Sonne

Sonne Lyrics

One two three four five six,
Seven, eight, nine – all

Everyone is waiting for the light
If you’re afraid, don’t be afraid
The sun shines from my eyes
It won’t come in tonight
And the world counts out loud to ten

One
Here the sun rises
Two
Here the sun rises
Three
It is the brightest star
Four
Here the sun rises

The sun shines from my hands
Might burn, might blind
When it breaks through the fist
Gets hot on the face
It won’t come in tonight
And the world counts out loud to ten

One
Here the sun rises
Two
Here the sun rises
Three
It is the brightest star of all
Four
Here the sun rises
Five
Here the sun rises
Six
Here the sun rises
Seven
It is the brightest star of all
Eight nine
Here the sun rises

The sun shines from my hands
Might burn, might blind
When it breaks through the fist
Gets hot on the face
Lies down with pain on the chest
The balance to be lost
Make you fall to the ground
And the world counts out loud to ten

One
Here the sun rises
Two
Here the sun rises
Three
It is the brightest star of all
Four
And never fall from the sky
Five
Here the sun rises
Six
Here the sun rises
Seven
It is the brightest star of all
Eight nine
Here the sun rises

Song quote

… he is stupid. This is a very beautiful song. He should have taken it.

Christoph Schneider, Launch.com

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