Rammstein/Tear Jerker

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This German metal band has a few songs that can make you cry.

  • Rammstein has some. Yes, it's a German band, yes, it's NDH, yes, the singer may be the scariest guy alive... But God, isn't "Ohne Dich" just...

"Without you I cannot be
Without you
With you I am alone too
Without you
Without you I count the hours without you
With you the seconds stand still
They aren't worth it without you..."

  • "Klavier" is one of the saddest songs, as it combines melancholic music with heart-wrenching lyrics, and Till sings it so emotionally, it's the perfect example of a Tear Jerker Song. Also, the lyrics do hint at a tragedy.
  • "Nebel". Oh God, "Nebel".

"The last kiss was so long ago
The last kiss
He does not remember it anymore..."

  • "Mutter" is pure horror and agony all in one, especially with the music video. The song is an anti-genetic engineering song, and the music video features the lead singer naked and bald in a concrete hole in the ground. Another person, presumably the singer's clone, is making an epic journey through a swamp and terrain to get to the hole, where he brings a bowl of water for the naked man to drink. The horrifying part is this - you have no idea whether the naked, imprisoned one is the clone, or if the well-dressed version is the clone, having replaced the original.
  • The music video for "Rosenrot" is about a group of priests (the band members) coming upon a village, where they are all enticed and utterly enchanted by a very young girl (Rosenrot). Every night, they gather together in a circle and flagellate themselves, likely for thinking impure thoughts about her. The lead singer ends up being totally seduced by her, and she manipulates him into murdering her parents. When he emerges from the house, she smiles, then shouts - and the entire town wakes up and realizes he's murdered her family. They burn him at the stake, and the girl is the first one to toss the torch onto the pile to set him aflame. AND she's hugging one of the other priests for support.
    • The song, however, is about a girl who makes her lover climb a dangerous cliff to retrieve a rose that blooms there. He does, because she wants it - falls to his death. Quite a sad story, and keeping with the theme of the video to a certain extent - of a man who loved a woman so much he died for her, when all she cared about was herself.
  • "Wo Bist Du". The lyrics about a person going into a downward spiral after a loved one dies and the end trying to commit suicide.

"The pretty girls are not pretty
The warm hands are so cold
All clocks have stopped
It's no longer healthy to laugh, and soon"
"I look for you behind the light
Where are you
I don't want to be so alone
Where are you
I look for you under every stone
Where are you
I fall asleep with a knife"

  • "Morgenstern". The song is about a girl who is so physically ugly that she hides during the daytime so that the light never has to shine on her face, but at night she pleads with the stars to "cast a warm light upon my frightening face/and tell me that I'm not alone." The way Till sings the chorus, injecting the words with just the right amount of loneliness and desperation...wow. Just wow.
    • In the song there's another person, somebody who sees the girl and is in utter despair because he finds her so ugly...and yet he can't stop loving her. So he, too, prays to the stairs for her to become pretty, asking them to tell her that she's not alone.

"And the star wants to shine
Onto the beloved of mine
It warms my chest and shakes
Where life beats
To see with the heart
She is beautiful."