Mein Herz Brennt


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"Mein Herz brennt" (German for "My heart burns") is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. The song first appeared as the opening track to the band's third studio album, Mutter (2001), and was used as the opening track for concerts during that era. It also appeared on the band's greatest hits album, Made in Germany 1995–2011 (2011), being the only song on the album that, at the time of release, had not been released as a single or had a music video. The song was released as a single in 2012 to promote the then-upcoming video collection Videos 1995–2012. A piano version of the song was released as a single on 7 December 2012. The song's lyrics involve a narrator describing the terrors of nightmares. The opening line of the song's intro and chorus (Nun, liebe Kinder, gebt fein Acht. Ich habe euch etwas mitgebracht, meaning "Now, dear children, pay attention. I have brought something for you") is taken from the German children's TV show Sandmännchen ("Mr Sandman"), which provided children with a bedtime story. The song's narrator appears as a darker version of the character. 


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Rammstein is a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band from Berlin, Germany. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). more »

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Song Details
1. "Mein Herz Brennt" is a song by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. 2. It was first featured on the band's third studio album, "Mutter", released in 2001. 3. The title of the song literally translates to "My Heart Burns".
Music Video
4. A music video for "Mein Herz Brennt" was released in 2012, more than a decade after the song was first published. 5. The video was directed by Zoran Bihac, who has directed several other videos for the band. 6. In the music video, lead singer Till Lindemann appears as an eyebrow-less, creepy character reminiscent of Nosferatu, emphasizing the disturbing nature of the song.
7. "Mein Herz Brennt" is believed to be about childhood nightmares, underlined by its music video featuring Lindemann as a menacing figure reading horrifying bedtime stories to abducted children. 8. The song's lyrics hint at themes of fear, pain, and terror.
9. For live performances of "Mein Herz Brennt", Lindemann typically wears a butcher's apron and uses a keyboard made to resemble a cooking pot, further enhancing the eerie aesthetics of the performance. 10. Several times during concerts, Lindemann has performed a piano version of the song, a different arrangement compared to the album's version.
Commercial Success
11. Despite not being released as a single on its initial release, "Mein Herz Brennt" still enjoyed popularity, and is often included in the band's setlists during live performances. 12. The song was later released as a single in 2012, accompanying the release of the video, and hit №77 on the German charts.
Cover Versions
13. The song has been covered by several artists, including German pop singer Nina Hagen and German punk band Die Toten Hosen, showcasing the song's versatility and widespread appeal.
Recordings and Releases
14. A piano version of "Mein Herz Brennt" was released as a single, featuring two tracks (piano version and a remix by Boys Noize). 15. This piano version was then included in the band's 2012 compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995-2011".

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