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German song lyrics (first stanza)

I am reading the online translation of one of Rammstein's songs called Ich tu dir Weh and I'm trying to follow the word for word interpretation. In the first stanza, I can't make sense of the meaning behind "putting medals to the face" which is in line two. Does somebody know whether the original German means something different than like perhaps pinning studs onto one's face?
Nur für mich bist du am LebenYou’re only alive for me
Ich steck dir Orden ins GesichtI put medals into your face
Du bist mir ganz und gar ergebenYou are entirely devoted to me
Du liebst mich denn ich lieb' dich nichtYou love me because I don’t love you
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