Du hast is the fifth track of the album Sehnsucht. It has become one of Rammstein's most popular songs, and can be heard in the soundtrack of The Matrix, as well as in American radio and television. At one time, the single was charted 20th in the United States, the highest a German-language song has ever ranked in the country.
Lyrics & TranslationEdit
1 When Till is just saying "Du hast," it sounds as if he could either be saying "Du hast" (you have) or "Du hasst" (you hate). This is to give the song a double meaning, even though the official lyrics say "Du hast."
2 There is another sort of double meaning here. If the line is read as "Tod der Scheide" it would be "until the death of the vagina" and not "until death, which would seperate" ("Tod, der scheide"). The whole song is a play on German wedding vows (Wollen Sie einander lieben und achten und die Treue halten bis dass der Tod euch scheidet? - Do you want to love and respect each other and to remain faithful, until death seperates you?). Instead of answering with "Ja," Till says "Nein," finally answering the question he said nothing to in the beginning.