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You have
You have me

You have me to say
You have me to say
And I did not obey

Will you until death does sever
Be upright to her forever


Will you 'til death be her rider
Her lover too, to stay inside her


* 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."

** 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.

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    Amanda WilliamsFeb 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    It's funny. As an American teen, I fell in love with this song, but was a bit let down by the translation. As a thirty-something adult, the lyrics are so much more sinister and meaningful.
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    Darrel WinertApr 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    Been listening to this song for several months and only just last night had time to actually listen to it. In the German, if you listen, you will hear that in the first du hast, Till draws out the s. But in the second he doesn't. So despite how the lyric is written, he is actually singing du, du hasst, du hast mich. You, you hate, you have me.
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    JayLandeauSep 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    I agree with oni102, it could mean you have or you hate in the beginning but go to an online translator and put in Du hast mich gefragt, und ich habe nichts gesagt... ull come out with you have asked me, and i said nothing. I found a build up online from another person who pointed out a very good point about the song. He/she said:

    The build-up of the first portion of this song goes as follows:

    "Du hast" = Means "you have", but sounds the same as "Du hasst" or "you hate", so at this point you don't really know which of the two is meant. A wordplay.

    "Du hast mich" = Means "you have me", but sounds the same as "Du hasst mich" or "you hate me", so it could still go either way. Still a wordplay.

    "Du hast mich gefragt" = Means "you've asked me", so by now there's more information, but there is still the possibility that a "Du hasst" was purposely a prelude to the overall negative sentiment later in the song towards long-term commitment...
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    Tarah FlynnAug 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Michael Rivera but math doesnt convey emotional meaning of the same depth to as wide an audience as what music does.
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 2:16 am
    You you you hate you hate me to say and i did not obey, until death does our love sever you and i are one forever, never. It's a play on the german wedding vows "until death does our love sever you and i are one forever" or "willst du bis der tod euch scheidet treu ihr sein für alle tage"

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