|Song by Rammstein from the album Herzeleid|
|GEMA database ID:||3796013-001|
Polar Studios, Stockholm
|Producer:||Jacob Hellner, Carl-Michael Herlöfsson|
Chateau du Pape, Hamburg
|Released:||25 September 1995|
|Live debut:||3 December 1994 (first known time)|
|Last played:||23 August 1998|
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- The lyrics of the song are based on a poem that Till found in his grandmother's attic. The poem is often used as a wedding vow.
- The basic riff of the song was used in an unreleased Feeling B song and later in John, the first track of the Magdalene Keibel Combo album Live im HDJT.
Trial By Fire
|03:43||1995||25 Sep 1995|
|Herzeleid||XXI||03:43||1995||4 Dec 2015||Remastered|
|Herzeleid||9-Track Demo||Rough Mix / Mix|
The earliest known appearance of that version dates from 1995.
|Video||27 Sep 1996||Arena Berlin, Berlin||24 Dec 1996|
|Herzeleid||Live aus Berlin (2CD)||Audio||03:57||22 Aug 1998
23 Aug 1998
|Wuhlheide, Berlin||31 Aug 1999|
|Herzeleid||Live aus Berlin||Video|
The song had slightly different lyrics, as well as a slightly different structure during 1994 performances. The 1995 and 1996 performances were identical. The song was now shorter, but still retained the same buildup intro as the 1994 performances. The 1995 and 1996 variation of the intro was slightly shorter. No pyrotechnics or stage acts were used during the song's performance. Till would instead make use of arm gestures after every word he sung. After the line "Denn wenn euch auch viele Jahre vereinen", Till would scream either "Eins" or "Ein". He would also scream the last two of the six times he says "Herzeleid". Flake would add one keyboard tap to the synth break after Till's screams.
From September to October 1997, the song would be performed after Spiel mit mir and Till would continue wearing the stage outfit for that song during Herzeleid, albeit without the usual laser goggles. Till also no longer screams during the performance. The "Eins" scream was replaced with Till saying the word normally followed by an echoing synth, and the "Herzeleid" screams would use playback.
In August 1998, the song was performed three times in the usual 1997 way, with the Spiel mit mir outfit and playback screams. The only difference being that Flake would add multiple keyboards taps during the break, rather than just one. On one occasion, on 9 August 1998, the song was performed with the normal stage clothes. Also, Flake did one tap for the break again.
|Type||Description||First played||Last played|
|16 Feb 1996||Video||Kulturzentrum Stern||Riesa||Germany||Sound replaced with the album version of the song on some versions.|
|27 Sep 1997||Video||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle||Hamburg||Germany|
|23 Oct 1997||Video||Philipshalle||Düsseldorf||Germany|
Bewahrt einander vor Herzeleid
|Live demo 3 December 1994|
Bewahret einander vor Herzeleid
|Live demo 31 December 1994|
Bewahret einander vor Herzeleid
|Poem Rammstein book|
Bewahret einander vor Zweisamkeit
|Maux de coeur (Official French translation by Mathilde Bonnefoy)|
Gardez vous bien des maux de coeur
|Heartache (Official English translation of the Rammstein book poem by Gert Hof)|
Keep one another from being a couple