meaning of the song- the struggle with the German identity
(0:10) Roman troops entering Germania and defeating the natives. these same troops later withdrew.
(1:05) space suits are a reference to the band’s song “Amerika”
(1:16) the woman seen both here and all throughout the video is a personification of Germany
(2:09) reference to the song “du hast” which has a double meaning of “you have” and “you hate”
(2:26) East Germany
(2:44) reference to ich will
(3:16) more “Amerika” references
(3:29) references the oppression against the Jews during WW2. (also ich will)
(3:49) touches on the horrors of the concentration camps and how they were a national shame.
(4:02) Pink upside down triangle= homosexual or sex offenders. Purple and yellow triangle= Jehovah’s witnesses or other pacifist religions of Jewish descent. yellow star= Jewish. red and yellow triangle= Jewish political prisoner
(4:19) could be a reference to Till’s schoolgirl drag in his song “Mathematik”
(4:38) reference to the face flamethrower that appears in “feuer frei” and most consorts featuring the song.
(4:39) Nazi book burnings
(4:46) reference to a scene in their song “Sonne” with the pose.
(5:16) A reference to the German dog breed ” Leonberger” which was thought to be extinct after both world wars. it has made a comeback both times.
(6:24) A reference to the songs “Engel” with the wings and the men on leashes like dogs is from “Mein teil”
(6:33) once again the Leonberger comeback after both world wars and also a symbol for rebirth.
(6:45-end) A piano cover of their song “Sonne”
The line of the song “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” is a reference to the verse once in the German national anthem, but was taken out due to it created by the Nazi’s during WW2. It was banned by the German government after the war.