"The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
The dark crow man sits and stares into the oblivion into cold into nothingness;
It's snowing in his mind.
He's created himself in his own image.
Lust held for him means naught,
A knock on the door brings no smile to his cruel lips;
The welcome in a woman's eyes holds nothing for him.
Alone on his haunches the hair raises on the back of his neck.
His dead eyes pierce the night.
As his gaze falls down on the city it fills him the method ascertained, conviction.
He knows what to do and moves to commit the deed.


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"The Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +1
    General Commentthen if it is so easy to figure out tell us what it means, smart guy.
    toolapcon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlright, Philly, let's see the biggest circle pit in Trocadero history! OPEN THIS MOTHERFUCKER UP IN A CIRCLE! Everyone get off your fuckin' feet and move it right now! Set it up motherfuckers! GO!
    windowpane8902on September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one is
    easy to figure out
    emo_isnt_a_fashionon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI am not so sure that there is a deeper meaning to this one, it seems to me, to be simply about a serial killer, preparing to murder his next victim.
    Of course, I could be wrong...
    quiffpornon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm... this song rules.
    staindfan37on May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok...take a look at the tittle and the first stanza...its so obvious its about murdering a muthafucker...but there are also hints about him being like, a serial killer-rapist...raping the men he kills...i dont know about the rapist part...it may just be the weed...
    Ruin_the_Religionon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda thought it had something to do with the movie (and Stephen King book) The Stand because the bad guy in the movie turns into a crow. I think it's about what he felt right before he cursed the town or whatever he did to release the virus. if you don't know hwat im talking about see the movie. its old but really good
    LambOfGodon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda thought it had something to do with the movie (and Stephen King book) The Stand because the bad guy in the movie turns into a crow. I think it's about what he felt right before he cursed the town or whatever he did to release the virus. if you don't know hwat im talking about see the movie. its old but really good
    LambOfGodon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim watching killadelphia right now and he is not saying any of those lines. in fact, i hear lines from pariah which was the last song in this song. hahahahahahaha im starting to think randy uses his ability to become unintelligable on stage to his advantage more than we may think.
    UncertainTeddion November 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell there is a video of them playing this song live.
    He says at the beginning "Think of someone you don't like personally."
    So I believe that it is about being really pissed off at someone and wanting to hurt them in the worst way possible.
    jafarhercon July 19, 2007   Link

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