Feuer und Wasser (English: "Fire and Water") is the tenth track of Rosenrot.
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.
Wenn sie Brust schwimmt ist das schön
It's beautiful when she swims the breaststroke