|Song by Rammstein from the album Reise, Reise|
El Cortijo Studio, Málaga
Toytown Studios, Stockholm
Masterdisk, New York City
|Released:||27 September 2004|
|Live debut:||11 Oct 2004|
|Last performed:||2 Nov 2004|
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|Reise, Reise tracklist|
Dalai Lama is the third song on the album Reise, Reise by Rammstein.
- The song is inspired by the ballad "Der Erlkönig" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
- Dalai Lama's instrumental was finished as the first, during the recordings for Reise, Reise. But the lyrics for the song took a long time to finish, which resulted in the song being the last one to get lyrics. The song took so long to get a text, that it was nearly ditched from the album.
- Dalai Lama was actually the working title of Flugangst, but the band decided to go with the working title instead.
- Airlkönig was not really a working title for the song, but more of a short-lived idea by Till, which the other band members strongly disliked.
- Schneider: From an arrangement point of view, this song is definitely different to other Rammstein material. Our songs usually have a more pop arrangement, which is guitar riff, verse, guitar riff, chorus, etc., but the structure here has more in common with a hip hop track; it keeps coming, it keeps coming, it keeps coming, and then there's almost two different choruses, it's a new thing for us.
- Richard: There was one thing that was unique about this song; it was the first time we recorded a piece of music where it wasn't possible for us to change anything, so Till wrote the lyrics exactly in line with the arrangement like Christoph says, it almost has a hip hop/rap mentality to it, and for some reason it all fitted perfectly. The music and the lyrics just blended together, it was unbelievable, and it's something we’re all very proud of.
|Dalai Lama||Reise, Reise||05:39||2003||27.09.2004|
|Dalai Lama||XXI||05:39||2003||4.12.2015||2015 Remaster.|
|Dalai Lama||04:20||2003||GEMA database|
|Type||Description||First played||Last played|
Ein Flugzeug liegt im Abendwind
|ダライ・ラマ (Official Japanese translation by Makiko Shimada)|
|Released:||22 May 2009|
|Price:||25.00€, 21.00€ (LIFAD)|
|Lyrics on back|