To the one true God above:
here is my prayer -
not the first you've heard, but the first I wrote.
(not the first, but the others were a long time ago).
There are two people here, and I want you to kill them.
Her - she can go quietly, by disease or a blow
to the base of her neck,
where her necklaces close,
where her garments come together,
where I used to lay my face...
That's where you oughta kill her,
in that particular place.
Him - just fucking kill him, I don't care if it hurts.
Yes I do, I want it to,
fucking kill him but first
make him cry like a woman,
(no particular woman),
let him hold out, hold back
(someone or other might come and fucking kill him).
Fucking kill him.
Kill him already, kill him.
Fucking kill him, fucking kill him,
Kill him already, kill him,
Just fucking kill him!


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  • +2
    General Commentactually, it's pretty obvious that he has some remorse for her, since he said she can go quietly, which is understandable, he loved her. however, he want the guy to do and for him to suffer.

    this song is really powerful, and i fucking adore it.
    chloroformxxperfumeon August 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really beautiful. It does a great job portraying how the mother-daughter bond can triumph over adversity.
    Expeditionoskion September 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI adore and praise this man!
    Foodforweakon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, the singer's wife cheated on him. He was not pleased, apparently.
    illcutyouon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes. and rockout chloroform. it's so powerful. first song i ever heard by shellac and it was accidently. so, my amazement was. achk. can't describe it. he's beautiful.
    metalhearton October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery emotional song, love it.
    Ritesofspringon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis a very emotional song, the first i heard from these guys. it is exactly the way i am feeling right now. i love the end when he is just pleading for god to kill him
    littlelostemoboyon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol
    friendsforfebruaryon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsteve albini's a genius.
    kyasarinon June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. It is also the first Shellac song that I listened to and I immediately had to get everything else they did. I was totally amazed.

    For those who misunderstood the lyrics, read them again and find the song somewhere and listen to it. It is truly amazing.
    mafiachuckon May 24, 2004   Link

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