"Scavenger Of Human Sorrow" as written by and Chuck Schuldiner....
What pain will it take
To satisfy your sick appetite
Go in for the kill
Always in sight-prey
The time always right-feast
Feed on the pain-taste
Sorrow made flesh-sweet
Live how you want
Just don't feed on me
If you doubt what I say
I will make you believe
Shallow are words from those who starve
For a dream not their own to slash and scar

Big words, small mind
Behind the pain you will find
A scavenger of human sorrow
Abstract theory the weapon of choice
Used by scavenger of human sorrow

[Solo: Schuldiner/Hamm]

So you have traveled far across the sea
To spread yor written brand of misery

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"Scavenger of Human Sorrow" as written by Chuck Schuldiner

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  • +4
    General CommentActually, about this song can be written a lot.It is a song, for my thoughts, written about people who hurt others, but they look as they could never hurt anyone.It can be used for description of people which are deeply evil, but look so soft and unable to hurt, or bring any kind of pain to others...That I think:)
    But also, we can use this song as a metaphor for feeling which is deep within us, and which is making us to hurt others.I think about that part of human being which we all have, some of it is evil and some of it is not...
    Leptospyrraon August 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWondeful song, but quite obscure meaning... maybe about people wo love to hurt other people.
    JSorelon February 23, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always figured it was about journalists who always focus on human suffering to boost their ratings. Or it could be about corporations who sell us things we don't need and are harmful (like cigarettes and fast food) and who rip off farmers in third world contries all for the own profit.

    The latter seems to fit well with
    "So you
    Have travelled far
    Across the sea
    To spread your
    Written brand
    Of misery"
    ed981on October 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningGuys, your on the right path I think.... Definitely about those who are sociopaths FOR SURE!
    The proof is in the pudding, such great lyrics!
    Its exactly the behavior that sociopaths emulate to lure you in! Everything in those lyrics
    is conducive to the attributes these types of fucked up people do! The similarities are very commom...... Also from this album "To Forgive Is To Suffer" and "Bite The Pain" follow the same footprints lyrically. What superbulicious by ole Chuck, may the gods of metal never take away his Jackson Warrior guitar and have it always cranked to 11!

    Reaching into the dark, retrieving light! a search for answers, on thee perennial quest! where dreams are followed, and time is a test!
    MisterBinkson January 23, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me a lot of the lines make sense if you look at it from the perspective of someone with a depression. Those people are in a sense "scavengers of human sorrow". They are stuck in their own misery and suck in those people around them that are trying to help. Always searching for the worst in things. The song is from the perspective of someone who is sick of depressed people using this mechanism.

    But I'm sure this is only one of the many possible interpretations :)
    Miohnon April 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFucking great song.

    Chuck's vocals are incredible.
    hellarack99on January 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about someone who wants everybody to feel sorry for them.
    "So you have traveled far
    Across the sea
    To spread your
    Written brand
    Of misery"

    Maybe this part means someone who says they have been through the worst stuff possible (when they haven't) and they tell other people so they can just "feed" off of their sympathy/empathy. But that's just my opinion.
    GuitarGuyManon November 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite possibly DEATH's most technical song, i love it
    Buckethead_ruleson May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about john lennon
    buttholesurfer69on June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDeath growls are very well executed in this one and the instrumental... well, amazing.
    VezzyRattleheadon May 14, 2010   Link

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