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"Donaukinder"
Song by Rammstein from the album Liebe ist für alle da
Released 16, 2009 (2009-10-16)
Length 05:23

Donaukinder (English: "Children of the danube") is the eleventh and and second track of the special-edition bonus disk for the album Liebe ist für alle da.

StoryEdit

The story is set in the 2000 accident at Baia Mare, against the Danube river, where cyanide was dumped in the river during a mining operation. The mother-child relationship is a metaphor for the river and the fish; Baia Mare, in Germany is known as "Frauenbach" - the "Woman River". The fish and other animals living in the river are its "children". The question, "where are the children?", refers to the collapse of the fish population.

LyricsEdit

Donauquell dein Aderlass
Wo Trost und Leid zerfließen
Nichts Gutes liegt verborgen nass
In deinen feuchten Wiesen

Keiner weiss was hier geschah
Die Fluten rostig rot
Die Fische waren atemlos
Und alle Schwäne tot
An den Ufern in den Wiesen
Die Tiere wurden krank
Aus den Auen in den Fluss
Trieb abscheulicher Gestank

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weisst was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen

Mütter standen bald am Strom
Und weinten eine Flut
Auf die Felder durch die Deiche
Stieg das Leid in alle Teiche
Schwarze Fahnen auf der Stadt
Alle Ratten fett und satt
Die Brunnen giftig allerort
Und die Menschen zogen fort

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weisst was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen

Donauquell dein Aderlass
Wo Trost und Leid zerfließen
Nichts Gutes liegt verborgen nass
In deinen feuchten Wiesen

Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand weisst was hier geschehen
Keiner hat etwas gesehen
Wo sind die Kinder
Niemand hat etwas gesehen


Donau Spring your bloodletting/bleeding
Where comfort and sorrow dissolve
Nothing good lies hidden, wet
in your damp meadows

No one knows what happened here
The floods (are) rusty red
The fishes were breathless
And all swans dead
At the banks in the meadows
The animals became sick
Out of the meadows into the river
(the) stench (of) vile urge

Where are the children?
No one knows what happened here
Nobody saw anything
Where are the children?
No one saw anything.

Soon mothers stand at the stream
And cried a flood
On the fields through the dikes
The sorrow climbed into all ponds
Black flags on the city
All rats fat and satisfied
The wells where poisoned everywhere
And the people moved away

Where are the children?
No one knows what happened here
Nobody saw anything
Where are the children?
No one saw anything.

Donau Spring your bloodletting/bleeding
Where comfort and sorrow dissolve
Nothing good lies hidden, wet
in your damp meadows

Where are the children?
No one knows what happened here
Nobody saw anything
Where are the children?
No one saw anything.

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