Bück dich (song)

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Bück dich
Song by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht
GEMA database ID: 4017329-001
ISWC: T-800.125.458-7
Recorded: 1996
Temple Studios, Malta Flag of Malta.svg
Producer: Jacob Hellner
Mixed: Ronald Prent
Released: 22 August 1997
Length: 03:23
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 149
Key: D minor
Live debut: 5 June 1996 (first known time)
Last played: 1 August 2013
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Sehnsucht tracklist
  1. Sehnsucht
  2. Engel
  3. Tier
  4. Bestrafe mich
  5. Du hast
  6. Bück dich
  7. Spiel mit mir
  8. Klavier
  9. Alter Mann
  10. Eifersucht
  11. Küss mich (Fellfrosch)

Bück dich is the sixth song on the album Sehnsucht by Rammstein.

Background

  • Rammstein performed the song in the unreleased movie The Debtors.

Versions

Studio

Title Release Length Recorded Released Notes
Bück dich Du hast
Sehnsucht
Original Single Kollektion
03:23 1996 18 Jul 1997
Bück dich XXI 03:23 1996 4 Dec 2015 Remastered

Live

Title Release Type Length Recorded Released
Bück dich Live aus Berlin Audio 05:57 22 Aug 1998
23 Aug 1998
Wuhlheide, Berlin Flag of Germany.svg 31 Aug 1999
Bück dich Live aus Berlin (2CD) 06:03
Bück dich Live aus Berlin (Uncensored) Video
Bück dich Ich will (DVD) 00:30
Bück dich Rammstein: Paris Audio 07:55 6 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012
Palais Omnisports, Paris Flag of France.svg 19 May 2017
Bück dich Rammstein: Paris Video

Remix

Title Release Length Remixed by Released Notes
Bück dich (Cover by Battery) Feuer frei! 03:39 Battery 14 Oct 2002 Cover version

Live

Live performance

Herzeleid Tour

During the Herzeleid tour, the song would start without the normal intro spoken by Till. Instead, the synth used for after the spoken intro would start the song, albeit sped up. Flake would lead a crouched Till by his microphone during the first verse. The song's overall structure was different and featured different synths, some of which were also used during the 1996 performances of Feuerräder. The guitar riffs for the song's bridge and outro were also different, but Paul and Richard did already provide background vocals for the "Bück dich" yell.

Sehnsucht Tour

While the song's structure now remained the same, many different intro types were tried out for the song. On 17 Aug 1997 a synth buildup intro was used, followed by drums. Not even two weeks later, on 30 Aug 1997, another intro was used, this one being a drum intro with occasional use of synths. During this time, the song's well-known stage act also debuted. At the beginning of the first verse, Flake, on a leash and with a ball gag in his mouth, would walk over to Till on all fours. Till would grab the leash and pull Flake around, sometimes kicking him, before Flake returned to his usual spot. At the beginning of the second verse, Flake would return to Till, who would unzip his pants and pull out a squirting dildo. He would spray on Flake, himself and the audience before removing the dildo from his pants.

On September 3 & 6 of 1997, the band performed in the USA and used an entirely different stage act for the song. Very similar to 1994 performances of Feuerräder, Till would be the one with leash, and Flake would ride him throughout the song's performance. He would also smash neon lamps against Till's back until they broke.

Later in September 1997 another new intro debuted, this one being an acoustic and sampled drum intro followed by sampled drum sequences and synths. This new intro went along with a new stage act, where Richard would be performing it on a flaming keyboard. Till would appear next to Richard to start singing before the keyboard was put out. The same intro would be steadily used until the end of November, with one exception being 3 November, where the acoustic drums would not be followed by synths. Another change is that Flake and Till would now actually engage in simulated anal sex on a platform at the center of the stage.

In December of 1997 the band combined the earlier stage acts, with Flake being the one leashed again, but still breaking neon lamps on Till. After this the pair would perform the simulated sex with Till squirting liquid everywhere.

In April and May of 1998 yet another keyboard intro debuted, still being performed by Richard on the flaming keyboard. One known deviation was played on 1 May. Later in May, the intro was changed again, this time to include different synths for audience participation. This intro would remain the longest and would be used until the very end of the Sehnsucht tour in 2001.

With exception of stage outfits, nothing would change in relation to the song's performance for the rest of the tour.

Mutter Tour

Bück dich got added to the setlist during the USA dates. From July 2001 until 18 May 2002 another intro debuted, this one being a sampled drum intro again. From 20 May until the end of the tour, a variation on this intro was performed, with drums added to the samples. Richard no longer performs the intro on a burning keyboard, it is instead performed by Flake at his normal spot.

Made in Germany Tour

For the entirety of the Made in Germany tour, a much longer intro was used. The song would be performed on the B-stage, a smaller stage in the middle of the audience. Richard would be the only member present on this stage at the start of the song and he would perform an extended synth intro with audience participation. While the intro was being performed, an airbridge lowered from the ceiling. Once the bridge was in place, Richard would stop for a short while. The other members would then start to crawl onto the bridge on all fours. All of them are leashed by Schneider, who would be wearing a women's floral print blouse, a blonde wig and lipstick. Olli and Flake would be the first pair, followed by Paul and Till. Flake would also wear his ball gag. Events could happen at random during this time. Schneider could hit some of the others with his whip, or kick either Paul or Till from the bridge onto the stage. Till sometimes started to hump Flake.

Richard would continue playing the keyboard until Schneider hit him with his whip. All members would then get to their normal instruments and the song would start. Till and Flake would engage in anal sex as usual.

At every show in the USA in 2012, Till and Flake did not do the usual stage act. Instead, Till would wear a metal headgear with a hose attached. When the band members left the bridge, Till would be on his knees waiting for his microphone, Schneider would then put the microphone into the headgear and Till would soon after start singing when all the other members had their instruments. Near the end of the second verse, Till would get down on his knees again while Flake put on rubber gloves. He would then grab a neon light and break it over Till's headgear. Near the end of the song Till would start squirting liquid out of the hose of his headgear.

On the 2013 leg the synth of Rammstein would be used as an intro during this tour. Paul and Richard would use the guitar-mounted flamethrowers whilst playing. At the end of the intro Till would come to the center of the stage, expecting the audience to yell "Rammstein!", once he got a response, the band started Bück dich whilst Flake would come on stage. The usual anal sex stage act would be performed during the entire tour.

Variations

Type Description First played Last played
Early version Slightly different structure
Slightly different synths
Different bridge & outro guitar riff
10 Jun 1996 10 Jun 1996
Intro Synth buildup intro followed by drums 17 Aug 1997 17 Aug 1997
Intro Drum intro with occasional synths 30 Aug 1997 30 Aug 1997
Intro Acoustic & sampled drum intro followed by type 1 sampled drum sequences and synths 27 Sep 1997 29 Nov 1997
Intro Acoustic & sampled drum intro 3 Oct 1997 3 Oct 1997
Intro Acoustic & sampled drum intro followed by synths and type 2 sampled drum sequences with occasional samples 26 Apr 1998 6 May 1998
Intro Synth intro followed by type 1 sampled drum sequences, acoustic & sampled drums 1 May 1998 1 May 1998
Intro Synth intro followed by type 2 sampled drum sequence intro, occasional samples and audience's participation 19 May 1998 4 Feb 2001
Intro Type 2 sampled drum sequence intro 14 Jul 2001 18 May 2002
Intro Type 2 sampled drum sequence followed by drums 20 May 2002 13 Jul 2002
Intro Long synth intro with audience participation and occasional samples 6 Nov 2011 25 May 2012
Intro Rammstein synth intro 14 Apr 2013 1 Aug 2013
Intro Rammstein drum beat intro 4 Jun 2013 4 Jun 2013

Professional recordings

Date Type Location City Country Notes
17 Aug 1997 Video Bizarre Festival Cologne Germany Flag of Germany.svg
29 Nov 1997 Audio Melkweg Amsterdam Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Broadcasted via radio.
18 Oct 1998 Video UNO Lakeview Arena New Orleans United States Flag of the United States.svg Recorded for release on a Tour DVD.
10 Apr 1999 Audio River Plate Stadium Buenos Aires Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg Broadcasted via radio.
17 Apr 1999 Video Autódromo José Carlos Pace São Paulo Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg Shown in the documentary Rammstein in Amerika.
14 Jun 1999 Video Fillmore Auditorium Denver United States Flag of the United States.svg Shown in the documentary Rammstein in Amerika.
26 Jan 2001 Video Big Day Out Sydney Australia Flag of Australia.svg

Lyrics

Album version

Bück dich, befehl ich dir
Wende dein Antlitz ab von mir
Dein Gesicht ist mir egal
Bück dich

Ein Zweibeiner auf allen Vieren
Ich führe ihn spazieren
Im Passgang den Flur entlang
Ich bin enttäuscht
Jetzt kommt er rückwärts mir entgegen
Honig bleibt am Strumpfband kleben
Ich bin enttäuscht
Total enttäuscht

Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Das Gesicht interessiert mich nicht

Der Zweibeiner hat sich gebückt
In ein gutes Licht gerückt
Zeig ich ihm was man machen kann
Und fang dabei zu weinen
Der Zweifuß stammelt ein Gebet
Aus Angst weil es mir schlechter geht
Versucht sich tiefer noch zu bücken
Tränen laufen, hoch den Rücken

Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich

Bück dich, befehl ich dir
Wende dein Antlitz ab von mir
Dein Gesicht ist mir egal
Bück dich noch einmal

Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich

Live demo 10 June 1996

Ein Zweibeiner auf allen Vieren,
ich führe ihn spazieren
im Passgang, den Flur entlang
Ich bin enttäuscht
Jetzt kommt er rückwärts mir entgegen
Honig bleibt am Strumpfband kleben
Ich bin enttäuscht
Total enttäuscht

Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Das Gesicht interessiert mich nicht
Bück dich

Der Zweibeiner hat sich gebückt
in ein rechtes Licht gerückt
Zeig ich ihm was man machen kann
und fang dabei zu weinen an
Der Zweifuß stammelt ein Gebet
aus Angst weil es mir schlechter geht
Versucht sich tiefer noch zu bücken
Tränen laufen hoch den Rücken

Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich
Bück dich

Bück dich befehl ich dir
Wende dein Antlitz ab von mir
Dein Gesicht ist mir egal
Bück dich noch einmal

Bend down (Official English translation by Rob Hoare)

Bend down I order you
Turning your face back from me too
I don't need to see it now
Bend down

A biped who is on all fours
I'll lead him down on the floor
In quick-step, we move along
I'm so displeased

Now crawling backward to meet me
Honey stains his tights so badly
I'm so displeased
Sadly displeased

Bend down
I've no interest in the rest

The biped stuttered a short prayer
In fear of what I couldn't bear
Tried to bend down more and more
Tears were running off the floor

Bend down

Bend down I order you
Turning your face back from me too
I don't need to see it now
Bend down, you know how

Bend down

ベンド・ダウン (Official Japanese translation by Kayo Suzuki)

ョつん這いになれ! と俺はおまえに命ずる
おまえは顔を俺からそらす
おまえの顔など俺は気にしない
四つん這になれ!

4 本の手足を持つ “二足獣"
俺はそれを散歩に連れて行く
通路を、手足を交互に前後させて進む
俺は失望させられた

それは今、後ろ向きで俺の方に戻ってくる
蜂室がガーターに付着している
俺は失望させられた
完璧に失望させられた!

四つん這いになれ!
俺は顔などに興味はない

その二足獣は四つん這いになり
だいぶ見栄えは良くなった
俺は二足獣に人が出来ることを知らしめ、
そして泣き始める

二足獣はどもりながら祈りを唱える

俺が機嫌を悪くしたのを恐れて
それはもっと深く身を屈めようとして
涙が背中のてっぺんまで伝っていく
四つん這いになれ!

四つん這いになれ! と俺はおまえに命ずる
おまえは顔を俺からそらす
おまえの顔など俺は気にしない
もう一度、四つん這いになれ!

四つん這いになれ!

Merchandise

Bück dich
Bück dich cover
Type: Soap
Origin: Rammstein shop
Bück dich
Bück dich cover
Type: Shortsleeve shirt
Released: July 1997
Origin: Rammstein mailorder


Sources