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Du hasst = you have or you hate, it's vague on PURPOSE
So basically, it's about a woman who tries to get friends of her lover to kill him. What she doesn't know is that he already suspects possible foul play, so he arms himself beforehand. Some debauchery takes place, and eventually they do try to kill him by lighting him on fire (the truly uncensored video has close up shots of the drummer, Kristof, walking once he's doused with gasoline and set ablaze...but anyway..). Outdoor shots show the woman either: worried, or happy that her lover got killed. The establishing shots show at the end that he has not died and emerges from the incident unscathed, and instead ignores her on his way away from the house where all these events take place. The fire should be understood as a "resurrection" or "cleansing epiphany" where he realizes (?) her original intent and escapes. The car the woman is standing next to blows up and (i assume) she dies. Hence, the title, DU HASST (you have, or you hate) that is to say: you can interpet it from the protagonists point of view as "you have (me under your control because I'm blinded by love)" or "you hate" (me and that's why you wanted to do this to me)" A rocking video from my favorite germans, 2 of which arose from working as peat farmers to being the founders of my favorite german industrial metal group.....RAMMSTEIN (yeah baby does fire make you horny?)
Radialblas, im glad u liked the song but ur way off.
This is what happens when u translate stuff thru the net. To fully understand this song (like most others) you must speak fluent German, and kno some of the slang. 1st of all, its not you hate, that would be du hasst. It means you have, which sets up the rest of the song "you have asked me and I have said nothing," it wouldnt make sense with you hate. Next, the rest of the song is a pun on the German wedding vows, "Willst du...." that ends with him saying "nein" or no. That leads me to believe that the vid is about 2 ppl getting married, but the guy has some unfinished business, that turns out to be his friends just wanting to throw him a batchelor party. While they're partyin, she is worried, imagining what they might do to him (poisin him, set him on fire, etc). His friends finally convince him marriage is a big mistake (as evident in the lyrics "Willst du bis zum Tod, der scheide sie lieben" or do you want till the death of the [female genatalia] to love her), so he walks on the wedding, and leaves that chapter in his life behind (hence the blowing up of the car). All in all its a cool song and an even better video.
its YOU HAVE, not YOU HATE.
Just to straighten it out, 'du hast' means 'you have'. The verb 'to hate' would be spelled 'du hasst', with TWO esses. 'You have' doesn't make sense now, but in the song they finish the sentence by saying "Du hast mich gefragt und ich habe nichts gesagt", or for those who need help, "You HAVE asked me, and i've had nothing to say". and yes, i do speak German.
Formed: January, 1994 in Berlin, Germany
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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- Genre: Rock
- Released: Nov 18, 1997
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