|Song by Marilyn Manson
|October 8, 1996
|1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
|Industrial rock, Alternative rock
|Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy
|Marilyn Manson, Sean Beavan
"Kinderfeld" is the eleventh track on the 1996 release Antichrist Superstar. Its lyrics were inspired by Manson's discovery as a child that his grandfather would masturbate in his basement while his toy train set would be running ("When he turns the trains on he unties all of the strings").
In the album booklet, the lyrics are strangely indented, while all other songs lyrics are typed in a typical fashion.
- Kinderfeld — Appears on Antichrist Superstar.
- Kinderfeld (Live) — Appears on Dead to the World.
- Smells Like Children — A song performed live on the Smells Like Children tour that eventually evolved into Kinderfeld. A demo version appears on Antichrist Final Songs.
he lives inside my mouth and tells me what to say when he turns the trains on he makes it go away the hands are cracked and dirty and the nails are beetle wings when he turns the trains on he unties all of the strings the worm: "tell me something beautiful, tell me something free, tell me something beautiful and I wish that I could be." (then I got my wings and I never even knew it, when I was a worm, thought I couldn't get through it) jack: (not spoken) come, come the toys all smell like children and scab-knees will obey i'll have to kneel on broomsticks just to make it go away. [the inauguration of the worm] (then I got my wings and I never even knew it, when I was a worm, thought I couldn't get through it) a voice we have not yet heard: "because today is black/because there is no turning back. because your lies have watered me/I have become the strongest weed" weed... through jack's eyes: the taste of metal disintegrator three holes upon the leather belt it's cut and swollen and the age is showing boy: "There's no one here to save ourself." the disintegrator: (to himself) this is what you should fear you are what you should fear
- The Jack mentioned in "Kinderfeld" refers to Manson's grandfather, Jack Warner.
- The lyrics "This is what you should fear/You are what you should fear" also appear in "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes".
- It is one of the few songs to be written in and recorded using the Eb Standard guitar tuning.
- During live performances, Manson plays a pan flute.
- The song features a passage containing the same lyrics as heard in "Wormboy": "then I got my wings and I never knew it/when I was the worm, thought I wouldn't get through it..."
- Chris Vrenna played live drums on "Kinderfeld".
- The title "Kinderfeld" likely refers to the American Kinderfeld in Frankfurt, a cemetery where many stillborn infants were buried.