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Single by Die Ärzte
from the album Die Bestie in Menschengestalt
Released 1994
Genre Punk rock
Length 4:00
3:56 (album version)
Label Metronome Musik GmbH
Writer(s) Rod Gonzalez & Farin Urlaub
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
"Mach die Augen zu"

"Friedenspanzer" (in German: Peace tank) is a punk song by Die Ärzte. It's the thirteenth track and the third single from their 1993 album Die Bestie in Menschengestalt. This song is about a war machine, that spreads peace, love and solutions for problems in the world, and helps people. "Friedenspanzer" and "Schopenhauer" on the maxi single are actually the same versions as on the usual single.

The opening lines "Ich möchte eine Welt, in der Würmer und Insekten endlich wieder schmecken. Ich möchte eine Welt, in der ich aus einer Toilette trinken kann ohne Ausschlag zu kriegen." (I want a world, where insects and worms are tasty again. I want a world, where I can drink out of the toilet without getting a rash.) are samples from the end of the German version of the film "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear".

The video[edit]

The video features the band performing live and in between showing clips of scenes in a bathroom, where the band members and groupies at different times are, later having all the band members and a whole lot of groupies singing in there.

Track listing[edit]

2 track CD/Vinyl single[edit]

  1. "Friedenspanzer (Neue Super-Fassung, ehrlich!)" (González/Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Schopenhauer (Auch neu, auch super, auch ehrlich)" (Urlaub) - 3:06

5" Mini CD[edit]

  1. "Friedenspanzer" (Gonzalez/Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Die Wikingjugend hat mein Mädchen entführt" (The Ramones/Felsenheimer) - 2:28
  3. "Stick It Out/What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body" (Frank Zappa) - 3:08
  4. "Die Allerschürfste (Outtake)" (Urlaub) - 1:30
  5. "Schopenhauer (Neu)" (Urlaub) - 3:06



Year Country Position
1994 Germany 32