Ohne dich

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"Ohne dich"
Single by Rammstein
from the album Reise, Reise
Released 22 November 2004
Format CD
Recorded El Cortijo Studio, Málaga, 2003
Length 4:32
Label Motor (Part of UMG)
Songwriter(s) Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Schneider
Producer(s) Jacob Hellner and Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Ohne dich"
"Keine Lust"

"Ohne Dich"
"Keine Lust"

"Ohne dich" (German pronunciation: [oːnə dɪç] "Without You") is a power ballad by German band Rammstein from the album Reise, Reise. It can be seen as expressing mourning over the loss of a loved person. It also has several references to the environmentalism movement, especially about longing to go into the woods (ich werde in die Tannen gehen) and the book Silent Spring which is about a future where the birds have died and the springs therefore are silent - "und die Vögel singen nicht mehr" (and the birds no longer sing). The song was released as the third single from the album on 22 November 2004 in Germany (peaking at #12), Switzerland and Austria. Other countries' releases followed up from that date. It follows a slow, even romantic ballad style. The central motif is 'Without you, I cannot be..., With you, I am alone also...'

Live story[edit]

The song debuted live in its beta version in 2000, in a concert just for members of the fan club [1]. After that, it was dropped during the 2001–02 Mutter tour. It returned to the setlists for the 2004–05 Reise, Reise tour, in which it was played in almost every concert, exceptions being festivals. Usually, sparks would rain over Till Lindemann during the final chorus. In those of the live shows that Apocalyptica was the support act, they played the cellos in the song. The song wasn't played in the Liebe Ist Für Alle Da tour, but it reappared for the Made In Germany 1995 - 2011 tour & Download festival 2013


The video was filmed in the Kaun Valley and on the Großglockner in Tyrol, Austria. It shows the band climbing in the mountains when Rammstein's vocalist Till Lindemann falls and gets badly hurt. In the night, while the band sits in the tent Till, with gangrene eating away at his injured leg, longingly watches up on a mountain peak. The music starts again as the band starts to climb the mountain, carrying Till on their shoulders. In the end, they reach the mountain peak, Till takes a look around and dies satisfied.

Track listing[edit]

CD Maxi-Single[1]
  1. Ohne dich (Album Edit) - 4:31
  2. Ohne dich (Mina Harker's Version) Remix by Laibach - 4:09
  3. Ohne dich (Sacred Mix) Remix by sven helbig - 4:34
  4. Ohne dich (Schiller Mix) - 5:22
  5. Ohne dich (Under Byen Remix) - 5:48
  6. Ohne dich (Beta Version) - 4:23
CD Single[2]
  1. Ohne dich (Album Edit) - 4:31
  2. Ohne dich (Mina Harker's Version) Remix by Laibach - 4:09


Chart (2004) Peak
Austria 38
Denmark 17
Finland 13
Germany 12
The Netherlands 30
Switzerland 42


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