Tier (song)

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Tier is the 3rd song on the album Sehnsucht by Rammstein.
Not to be confused with the 1994 song of the same name.

Tier
Song by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht
GEMA database ID: 4345666-001
ISWC: T-800.802.612-9
Recorded: 1996
Temple Studios, Malta Flag of Malta.svg
Released: August 22, 1997
Length: 03:48
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 95
Key: D
Live debut: June 5, 1996 (first known time)
Last played: February 10, 2001
Producer(s): Jacob Hellner
Mixed: Ronald Prent
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Background

  • The riff used in the song is almost the same as in "The Dawning Of Doom" by Die Krupps, because of this, Jürgen Engler is credited as one of the writers of the song.

Versions

Studio

Title Release Length Recorded Released Notes
Tier Sehnsucht 03:48 1996 August 22, 1997
Tier XXI 03:48 1996 December 4, 2015 Remastered

Live

Title Release Type Length Recorded Released Notes
Tier Live aus Berlin (2CD)
Trial By Fire
Audio 03:42 1998-08-22
1998-08-23
August 31, 1999 Recorded live at Wuhlheide, Berlin Flag of Germany.svg
Tier Live aus Berlin Video

Live

Variations

Type Description First played Last played

Professional recordings

Date Type Location City Country Notes
1997-05-15 Video Tor 3 Düsseldorf Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1997-05-19 Video Alter Schl8hof Wels Wels Flag of Austria.svg Austria
1997-06-12 Video Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1997-06-28 Video Wâldrock Festival Burgum Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1997-08-17 Video Bizarre Festival Cologne Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1997-11-29 Audio Melkweg Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Broadcasted via radio.
1998-05-06 Video The Roxy New York City Flag of the United States.svg USA
1999-04-10 Audio River Plate Stadium Buenos Aires Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Broadcasted via radio.
1999-04-10 Video River Plate Stadium Buenos Aires Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina

Lyrics

Album version

Was macht ein Mann
Was macht ein Mann
Der zwischen Mensch und Tier
Nicht unterscheiden kann, was?
Er wird zu seiner Tochter gehen
Sie ist schön und jung an Jahren
Und dann wird er wie ein Hund
Mit eigen Fleisch und Blut sich paaren

Was tust du?
Was fühlst du?
Was bist du?
Doch nur ein Tier
(Tier, Tier, Tier)

Was macht die Frau
Was macht die Frau
Die zwischen Tier und Mann
Nicht unterscheiden kann
Sie taucht die Feder in sein Blut
Schreibt sich selber einen Brief
Entseelte Zeilen an die Kindheit
Als der Vater bei ihr schlief

Was tust du?
Was fühlst du?
Was bist du?
Doch nur ein Tier
(Tier, Tier, Tier)
(Tier, Tier, Tier)
Was tust du?
Was fühlst du?
Was bist du?
Doch nur ein Tier
Was tust du?
Was fühlst du?
Was bist du?
Doch nur ein Tier
Was (Tier) tust du?
Was (Tier) fühlst du?
Was (Tier) bist du?
Doch nur ein Tier
Was (Tier) tust du?
Was (Tier) fühlst du?
Was (Tier) bist du?
Doch nur ein...

Beast (Official English translation by Rob Hoare)

What is a man
What is a man
Who's between man and beast?
Can't separate the man
What

He will go to his daughter so late
She is young and she's such sweet bait
Just as if he were a dog
With his own flesh and blood he will mate

What do you
Feel in you?
What are you?
You are a beast!

What is a woman
What is a woman
Inbetween beast and man?
Can't separate the man

She dips the feather in his blood
Writes herself so many lines
A lifeless letter from her childhood
As her father slept by her side

What do you
Feel in you?
What are you?
You are a beast

Sources