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Feuer und Wasser (English: "Fire and Water") is the tenth track of Rosenrot.

OverviewEdit

The song is a monologue about a stalker's (hereto referred as "Till") hopeless-views on his relationship with a woman he loves. The track is notable for its imaginative usage of metaphors. Both the protagonist of the song's story and the woman are associated with fire and water, respectively, ergo the title of the song. In keeping with the theme, the woman moving - walking, perhaps? - past Till is said to be "swimming" past him.

The first verse starts with a mention of the woman right away. As she moves past ("swims") he describes her beauty, but takes note that it's not about specific characteristics like her breasts. He begins to follow her, describing her body further in the fire-related characteristics of sparkling-dust and a firework shooting from her loins. In the chorus, Till describes that the two cannot be together, because "fire and water don't come together". He is described as being "aflame", and sunken in the water", burned; this is a continuation of the first two lines of the chorus, demonstrating the consequence of their incompatibility - he has been hurt.

The second verse continues to describe her beauty, even though Till has already confirmed their incompatibility. He wants to "see her from behind". When "her legs open like scissors", it describes her genitals as a "flame [glowing] hotly" from their "hiding place". In the linking-verse, the woman is shown to be unaware of Till, and so unaware that she is being watched. Their relationship is defined as Till being the "shadow" to her, indicating that he is in fact stalking her. The next line defines his personal views regarding his actions, stating that he has no confidence, and his desire to form a relationship is hopeless.

Continuing from the second chorus is an apparent meeting between the two. Giving in to the temptation building up within, Till grabs the woman's hand - describing it as being as "smooth as a fish and [as] cold as ice" - but comes back to his senses, concluding once more that "she won't waste herself on [him]". The next line consists solely of "Ich weis" ("I know"). After the guitar solo, the chorus starts again twice more. This time, however, the words "kommt nicht zusammen" (do not come together) have been replaced with "kommt nie zusammen" (never come together), showing a much more definitive phrasing of Till's opinion of their relationship.

TranscriptEdit

Lyrics

Wenn sie Brust schwimmt ist das schön
dann kann ich in ihr Zentrum sehn
Nicht dass die Brust das Schöne wär
Ich schwimm ihr einfach hinterher
Funkenstaub fließt aus der Mitte
ein Feuerwerk springt aus dem Schritt

Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden; sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
Im Wasser verbrannt

Wenn sie nackt schwimmt ist das schön
dann will ich sie von hinten sehn
Nicht dass die Brüste reizvoll wären
Die Beine öffnen sich wie Scheren
Dann leuchtet heiß aus dem Versteck
die Flamme aus dem Schenkeleck

Sie schwimmt vorbei bemerkt mich nicht
Ich bin ihr Schatten sie steht im Licht
Da ist keine Hoffnung und keine Zuversicht denn

Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden; sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
So kocht das Blut in meinen Lenden
Ich halt sie fest mit nassen Händen
Glatt wie ein Fisch und kalt wie Eis
sie wird sich nicht an mich verschwenden
-Ich weiß

Feuer und Wasser kommt nie zusammen
Kann man nicht binden; sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
-im Wasser verbrannt

Feuer und Wasser kommt nie zusammen
Kann man nicht binden; sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
-im Wasser verbrannt

Herzeleid.com interpretation

It's beautiful when she swims the breaststroke
Then I can see into her core
Not that the breast is what's beautiful
I just swim after her
Sparking dust flows from the center
A firework shoots from her crotch

Fire and water don't come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
Burned in the water

It's beautiful when she swims naked
then I want to see her from behind
Not that the breasts are attractive
Her legs open like scissors
Then from its hiding place, the flame
glows hotly from her thigh-angle

She swims past and doesn't notice me
I am her shadow, she stands in the light
There is no hope and no confidence

Fire and water don't come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
Like this, the blood boils in my loins
I grab her with wet hands
Smooth as a fish and cold as ice
She won't waste herself on me
-I know

Fire and water never come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
-in the water

Fire and water never come together
Can't be bound, aren't related
Sunken in sparks, I am aflame
and am burned in the water
-in the water

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