"Curse of a Fallen Soul" as written by Ken Casey, Rick Barton and Matthew Edward Kelly....
Another Wake,
Another Time,
A Premature Goodbye.
I've watched you go and seen you pass,
I always knew it wouldn't last.
Together now we mourn the loss, and remember all the fun.
We'll Drink the beer and hang out where death took another son.
So all for one and one for all, do we ever wonder why.
Though the reasons clear, this friend so dear was taken before his time.

[Chorus]
So may this round be on the corpse of a dead man,
With a toast that tells of a love you never shared.
So as we dance on the grave of the misbehaved
Raise your glass!
And sing the praise of a fallen soul.

Many bow their heads for this man they know so well,
With solemn thoughts they'll drink and drug for a resurrection.
(Facing death we fear no danger)
While Mothers shed their tears through a Vail of desperation
These fiends of a vicious breed raise holy hell.

[Chorus]

How many times can fate be changed,
The dice be rolled is there no path of least resistance,
For the bold (It's never sought and rarely taken)

[Chorus]

Many bow their heads for this man they know so well,
With solemn thoughts they'll drink and drug for a resurrection.
(Facing death we fear no danger)
While Mothers shed their tears through a Vail of desperation
These fiends of a vicious breed raise holy hell.

[Chorus]


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"Curse of a Fallen Soul" as written by Matthew Edward Kelly Ken Casey

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    General Commentwhen friends die....
    TheDudeSkinheadon March 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best DKM song in my opinion....Raise your glass! And sing the praise of a fallen soul.
    takingbacktheusedon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes this is one of the first of their songs i heard, and i still love it, just a great, jumping around type song..wahoo
    opivybombshellon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is about losing a friend to alcohol or drugs and then everyone just mourns and then goes back to drinking their beer and living there life like they always did before the person's death.
    Madcappunkon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLove this song..It's lyrics and rythm and everything about it.
    _MissVicious_on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's just about untimely death...there's nothing in the song that even alludes to the death being related to drugs or alcohol.
    MadWorldon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti had a friend who died last year and everytime i hear this song i cry because it makes me think of him. also one of the first murphys songs i heard. and the person who left a message before me is right it doesnt even mentiont hat this person died due to drugs and alcohol. and it certainly doesnt say that they go back to just drinking beer and living life as it is after their death. if anyhtin it says that they remember them by drinking.
    seen the murphys 7 times now and they get better every time.
    idseverthestarson June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI did a presentation on this song for my English class a few years ago and this is what I got.

    "So may this round be on the corpse of a dead man." Literal meaning- Round of drinks on his corpse. Non-literal- A toast to him for his life.

    "These fiends of vicious breed raise holy hell." Literal meaning- the little devils are causing a lot of trouble. Non-literal meaning- the person's friends are mourning through the means of sin.

    "Love him now he lives no longer" -It's a huge contradiction to the third stanza "this friend so dear..."

    "But you never tell the tales [...] On this friend who never found his..." They aren't mentioning the things they did (or didn't do) that caused him to become a "fallen soul." (2nd stanza, last line)

    This song is basically about how friends can be superficial by pretending that they care when they are around other people, but when they are alone, they don't care.
    JewelBlueIbanezon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJewelBlueIbanez got it totally wrong. They do care about their friend, they just aren't going to let their his death get in the way of life. It's less about mourning and being solemn ("While Mothers shed their tears through a vail of desperation...") and more about celebrating the time they had with him by doing what they did best together: Drink and have a good time ("...these fiends of a vicious breed raise holy hell"). "These fiends" refers to the singer and his friends.

    The chorus is in regards to the unspoken love men share between one another. No guy ever says they love another guy, it's an unspoken kinship ("...with a toast that tells of a love you never shared"). When they talk about "may this round be on the corpse of a dead man" they're saying that the dead guy is going to pay for their drinks, because they know the dead guy isn't going to protest. It's a joke.

    I hope my brothers play this song at my death and mosh on my grave.
    Taltoson July 29, 2005   Link

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