With my perceptions in a mix,
down 20 miles to the sticks.
To the clouded town of Hellview: population 96.
Excessive vacancy, well maybe,
in the shadow of an eye.
All the strangers passin' through it,
where the rules just don't apply.

At the fork turn left, a store,
but on the right stay free from sight.
'Cause 96 Quite Bitter Beings
like to stack the bodies high.
The only way to ever leave
is overflooded by the storm.
And entanglement in Hellview
bring you fear in 50 forms.

They've deleted all the tourists
at the bottom of the lake

And not one supports the cause
to leave the blood stay in the veins.

Here three miles back is where we are.
All we ever wanted was an answer.
The civilized are close yet way too far.
All we ever wanted was an answer.
Footprints giving clue to where we are.
All we ever wanted was an answer.
The civilized are close yet way too far.
All we ever wanted....


Lyrics submitted by knate15, edited by slamking, lauling, blacksabbath66

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    General Comment"both songs are based off of the fictitious town of hellview. "96..." is about 2 strangers that drive through the town, get trapped there because of a flood, and spend the night fleeing from the 96 segregated outcasts that live there, who are not happy with their new inhabitors. "
    Darkness_5555on April 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentself-explanatory "think horror movie" great lyrics, great riff, great song.
    JCsExploderon January 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am so sick of people calling this "the jackass shopping cart song"
    shadow8985on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song laid the groundwork for CKY's next masterworks, Flesh into Gear and Escape from Hellview. which in turn lead into the album Carver City, the entire story is resolved in the song End of an Era.
    willharrowon September 05, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song; different sound, different lyrics.
    Elion November 28, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentderon miller is a huge horror movie fan. i believe it was actually inspired by a movie, however, i'm not sure about this.
    DrivenInHiFion March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthands down, best song on the album...its cool when it kicks in at the beginning
    sebe17on April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell sry to say i never heard of em till THPS3. Then i was like weel damn might as welkl go out and but the disk and i did.
    Bryan21on April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the MTV show jackass everytime they do those shoping cart thing this song plays in the backround
    ORANGE-tommorrowon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinately agree with JCsExploder in that it is horror movie inspired. Sounds like a vampire movie ("And not one supports the cause To leave the blood stay in the veins")
    supernaut1978on May 01, 2002   Link

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