Jeder lacht (song)

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Jeder lacht
Song by Rammstein
GEMA database ID: 4017326-001
ISWC: T-800.125.464-5
Working title(s): Tiefer gelegt
Tiefer
Composer(s): Rammstein
Lyricist(s): Rammstein
Recorded: 1994
Beat Studio, Berlin[1] Flag of Germany.svg
Producer(s): Rammstein
Mixed: Rammstein
Released: 30 April 1994
Length: 04:01
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 105
Key: D minor
Live debut: 2 July 1994 (first known time)
Last played: 15 December 1995 (last known time)

Jeder lacht is an unreleased song by Rammstein.

Information

Background

  • Jeder lacht was one of the first four songs written by the band, having existed even before Flake joined the group.[1][2]
  • The first three lines were later re-used in the chorus of the song Adios.
  • The first part of the guitar solo in this song bears resemblance to the guitar solo in Adios.
  • The working title of this song was Tiefer gelegt, often shortened by the band to simply Tiefer.[1][3] This was unrelated to the lyrics and actually referred to the song’s Drop D guitar tuning.[2]
  • A full studio demo version of the song leaked online in 2019. Until then, all that was available to the public was a single live bootleg (a second appearing only in 2018) and a short low quality snippet of the studio demo that cut off after the first chorus.

Recording

  • The earliest known version was recorded for the 4-Track Demo[1] under crude conditions, and sent in as part of the Metrobeat competition, which the band went on to win.
  • Following the success at Metrobeat, the later demo version present on the 5-Track Demo was likely recorded at Beat Studio.[1]

Hoaxes

  • German tribute band Betonengel made a full cover version of the song,[4] which many fans mislabeled as being an official Rammstein demo.
  • A fake studio demo has been circulating for years, made from a short looped snippet of the real audio with additional drums recorded over it.
    • Similarly, a certain percentage of fans believed the real studio snippet, from which this looped hoax was created, to itself be a complete fake.

Versions

Studio

Title Release Length Recorded Released Notes
Tiefer gelegt 4-Track Demo 1994 19 Feb 1994 Demo version
Jeder lacht 5-Track Demo 04:01 1994 30 Apr 1994 Demo version
6-Track Demo 1 1994
Jeder lacht 04:30 GEMA database

Live

Variations

Type Description First played Last played
Intro Alternative synth intro 02 July 1994 02 July 1994
Intro Studio synth intro followed by guitars 03 Dec 1994 03 Dec 1994
Intro Alternative synth intro 31 Dec 1994 31 Dec 1994

Professional recordings

Date Type Location City Country Notes
2 Jul 1994 Video Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin Germany Flag of Germany.svg Two singlecam recordings exist.

Lyrics

Demo version

Nichts ist für dich
Nichts bleibt für dich
Nichts war für dich
Niemand braucht dich
Buff!

Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Über dich (Tier)

Keiner liebt dich
Keiner hört dich
Keiner versteht dich
Niemand braucht dich
Buff!

Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Über dich (Tier)

(Tier, Tier, Tier, Tier,
Tier, Tier, Tier, Tier,
Tier, Tier, Tier, Tier,
Tier)

Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Jeder lacht (Tier, Tier)
Über dich (Tier)

Live version

Nichts ist für dich
Nichts war für dich
Nichts bleibt für dich
Keiner braucht dich
Ha ha ha ha!

Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Über dich

Keiner versteht dich
Und niemand hört dich
Keiner braucht dich
Doch jeder missbraucht dich
Ha ha ha ha!

Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Über dich

Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Jeder lacht
Über dich

Trivia

  • A version of the song with a length of 04:30 is listed in the GEMA database, and remains there to this day. It is currently unknown which version of the song this is.
    • It is possible, though unconfirmed, that this is a more finalized recording of the song created during the Herzeleid studio sessions.
  • For many years, it was not known that Tiefer gelegt actually referred to Jeder lacht, and its then-unknown identity was one of most infamous mysteries within the fan community.
    • The fact that the band based the working title on the tuning of the song implies that Jeder lacht may have been the first Rammstein song to use Drop D tuning, which would go on to become one of their most common tunings.

Media

  • An explanation of the infamous Tiefer gelegt / Tiefer mystery, now resolved, in the order that events unfolded.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Private mail conversation with RammWiki staff
  2. 2.0 2.1 Heute hat die Welt Geburtstag, page 193
  3. Handwritten setlist for the 15.12.1995 concert
  4. The RammWiki team knows the band privately