"Richard Hung Himself" as written by and Fredric Taccone Casey Royer....
Needles stabbed into the walls
The executioners curtain call
Fighting back he found his life drowning
And there was no way up

Cause Richard hung himself
Richard hung himself
It happened just the other day
Jesus caught and pushed him off the shelf
He thought he find a better way
With slashing, and stabbing, and manning and ramming

Death room with black curtains
Where his clothes once laid
The roof kicked out and the rope tied to the rafters
A quick kick of the chair
And it's all through
If Richie only knew

Cause Richard hung himself
Richard hung himself
It happened just the other day
Jesus caught and pushed him off the shelf
He thought he find a better way
With needles, injecting and shooting himself contagiously

His life suddenly flashed right before his eyes
What a swinging guy
Turning gray with mold
This is when he died

Give it up give up
Throw it all away

Burning acid bath
Pulmonary wrath
Feel the boiling surge
It won't let you go


Throw it all away [Repeat x2]
Throw it all a [Repeat x2]
Throw it all away

Swinging in his room
Richie won't come out to play
That poor bastard hung himself the other day
Oh how the years seem to fly by
Is death the final high

Cause Richard hung himself
Richard hung himself
It happened the other day
Jesus caught and pushed him off the shelf
He thought he find a better way
With slashing and stabbing and ripping
And stabbing and shredding and slashing
And shredding and stabbing and ripping
And tearing attacking and manning
And taking the body god gave to you

I gotta get out

Cause Richard hung himself
Cause Richard swung himself
Cause Richard strung himself
The needles stung himself
It pulled him off the shelf
Cause Richard hung himself


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"Richard Hung Himself" as written by Fredric Taccone Casey Royer

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    General Commentgreat d.i cover
    cheisgodon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have an Uncle, named Richard I wish Jesus Would Push him Off The Shelf..lol
    elasticinvertedon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis seems like its telling us that when you get tofar into drugs it seems theres only one way out.
    its also got a anti suicide pro god message for a slayer song:s
    xxxx
    lurking-pantheron April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that it's about how jesus got a hold of this guy and drove him into the ground leading to drugs and suicide, because anything is better than going back to jesus.

    It could alsobe that he was so tired of life and the drugs so he decided to kill himself becausethen he would get to hang out with jesus in the after life instead.
    (not all christians believe in hell, considering the whole suicide/sin relationship)

    What a swinging guy - I laughed so hard the first time I listened to this.
    Omena87on July 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you think Slayer have anything positive to say about religion you're really barking up the wrong tree with that and you should maybe try Amy Grant or Vengeance Rising or some bullshit like that. In this case they're just playing the cover like it was written. Don't expect punk bands to be the least bit consistent or coherent, ever.

    This song is about someone who went crazy from an addiction to religion, and then turned to heroin.

    These lines

    "Burning acid bath
    Pulmonary wrath
    Feel the boiling surge
    It won't let you go"

    are about heroin withdrawal.

    Sounds like he might also have been a murderer. Who the hell knows. This had to have been an Araya pick, he's always been all about serial killers, murderers and other filth.
    BloodReignon January 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song
    Terror44on July 10, 2017   Link

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