Rosenrot (song)

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"Rosenrot"
Rosenrot single.jpg
Single by Rammstein
from the album Rosenrot
Released December 16, 2005
Format CD
Recorded Teldex Studio, Berlin, 2005
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal
Length 4:24
Label Motor (Part of UMG)
Writer(s) Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Schneider
Producer(s) Jacob Hellner and Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Benzin"
(2005)
"Rosenrot"
(2005)
"Mann gegen Mann"
(2006)

"Rosenrot" (German for Rose-red) is a song and single from the album of the same name by the German band Rammstein.

The "Rosenrot" track was highly anticipated by fans of Rammstein, as it was first hailed in February 2004 to be the first single from the band's fourth studio album, Reise, Reise (the song "Mein Teil" took the honour instead). In the end, "Rosenrot" didn't even make the track list of Reise, Reise, a move that the band's management claimed "left them speechless."[citation needed] The single was released in Germany on December 16, 2005.

Content[edit]

The lyrics tell of a man who is asked by his lover to retrieve a rose from a mountain, and falls to his death .

The lyrics contain elements from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem "Heidenröslein" (while his poem "Erlkönig" similarly inspired the Reise, Reise track, "Dalai Lama"), and the story "Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot," from the Brothers Grimm. Till also seldom uses his trademark curling of 'R's in the song.

The song features riffs used previously in "Stein um Stein".

Video[edit]

The video was filmed at Fundata (nearby Brașov), Romania and portrays the band as travelling monks who have come to a small village. The main story of the video shows one of the monks (played by vocalist Till Lindemann), falling in love with one of the local girls (played by then-14 year old Romanian model Cătălina Lavric), whom he met during a feast. At her request, he enters her house and murders her parents. As he leaves the house, the girl briefly smiles at him before she alarms the villagers who grab him and burn him on a stake. These scenes are intercut with the other monks engaging in flagellation as an act of contrition.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Rosenrot (Single Edit) - 3:47
  2. Rosenrot (The Tweaker Remix) by Chris Vrenna - 4:34
  3. Rosenrot (Northern Lite Remix) by Northern Lite - 4:45
  4. Rosenrot (3am At Cosy Remix) by Jagz Kooner - 4:50
  • Two 2-track CD's were released, featuring slightly different track lists:
    • "Rosenrot (Single Edit)" and "Rosenrot (Northern Lite Remix)"
    • "Rosenrot (Single Version)" and "Rosenrot (Northern Lite Remix)"

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