|Song by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht|
Temple Studios, Malta
|Released:||25 August 1997|
|Live debut:||27 Sep 1997 (first known time)|
|Last performed:||4 Jun 1999 (last known time)|
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- The song uses a drum sample from the 15th track on the "Datafile Three" sample library by Zero-G.
|Klavier||Sehnsucht||04:22||1996||25 Aug 1997|
|Klavier||Sehnsucht (Instrumentals)||04:22||23 Feb 2001||Instrumental.|
|Klavier||XXI||04:22||4 Dec 2015||2015 Remaster.|
|Sehnsucht (XXI Vinyl)||8 Dec 2017|
|Sehnsucht (Anniversary Edition Vinyl)||9 Jun 2023|
|Klavier||Sehnsucht (Anniversary Edition CD / Digital)||04:22||2023 Remaster.|
|Klavier||XXI - Klavier||04:03||4 Dec 2015||Instrumental piano version.|
|Klavier||Live aus Berlin (2CD)||Audio||04:50||22 Aug 1998
23 Aug 1998
|Wuhlheide, Berlin||30 Aug 1999|
|Live aus Berlin (VHS / Censored DVD)||Video||04:48||14 Sep 1999|
|Live aus Berlin (Uncensored DVD)||04:49||27 Mar 2020|
In 1997, the song's performance would start off with a short synth intro before Till would start singing the first verse. His singing tempo and style would be very slow and timid, while it would become a lot more powerful during the chorus. Schneider would carefully hit the hi-hats of his drum set during the verses, while Olli, Richard and Paul would be playing in a crouched position during this time. All of them would stand up during the first chorus, get back down during the second verse and remain standing normally after the second chorus. After Till sang the line "sie spielt für mich allein" of the second chorus, a break would follow and two green fires would get ignited at the back of the stage, while two red ones would be ignited at the front.
In 1998, the song would only be played three times in August. On 22 and 23 August, Till would start the song off by picking up his microphone stand and slinging it away. The manner of performance stayed the same as the previous year, but at these dates, there would be numerous female fans stationed on three levels of a backstage catwalk. During the song's performance, these women would all be holding small spotlights, which they aimed at Till during the first verse. The spotlights no longer get used after this point of the performance. There were also no colored flames ignited during the break in the song.
In 1999, the performance would once again remain mostly the same. The fires from 1997 returned during the break, although now all four of them would be green. Till would now also wear the robe previously used in Tier during the entire performance. The robe would not get "used" during this song, but rather during the intro of the next song on the setlist, Stripped.
|Type||Description||First played||Last played|
Sie sagen zu mir
|Piano (Official English translation by Rob Hoare)|
They say to me
|ピアノ (Official Japanese translation by Kayo Suzuki)|