"Voodoo" as written by Salvatore P. Erna and Rob Merrill....
I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did I want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

Candles raise my desire
Why I'm so far away
No more meaning to my life
No more reason to stay
Freezing feeling, breathe in, breathe in
I'm coming back again

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

Hazing clouds rain on my head
Empty thoughts fill my ears
Find my shade by the moon light
Why my thought aren't so clear
Demons dreaming, breathe in, breathe in
I'm coming back again

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

I'm not the one who's so far away
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins
Never did want to be here again
And I don't remember why I came

Voodo, voodo, voodo, voodo
Voodo, voodo, voodo, voodo

So far away
I'm not the one who's so far away
I'm not the one who's so far away
I'm not the one who's so far away


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"Voodoo" as written by Salvatore P. Erna Rob Merrill

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  • +4
    General CommentI got a chance to catch Godsmack a couple years back when they were doing the acoustic tours. The venue held less than 500 so you could hear them talk all the way in the back so they took the opportunity to answer questions. One of the things they did was explain each song before playing it. "Voodoo" and "Serenity" were the only two songs he wrote that had no personal meaning whatsoever. Somebody yelled "Voodoo is about heroin addiction isn't it?" and Sully laughed and said "No, no, no, no, f*** no. It's about the movie 'The Serpent and The Rainbow' 100%. We all love that movie and I wrote the song while watching it so if you do the whole Pink Floyd-Wizard of Oz thing with Voodoo and that movie, the song explains its self to what is going on with the film.". He then explained outside of a drinking problem years ago, he never used heroin so he would have no idea how to write a song of its powerful addiction (even his recent autobiography confirms he has never used heroin).
    The bands name, according to Sully, was a story about making fun of a friend years ago with a cold sore or something on their lip. The next day, he woke up with one and somebody commented "It looks like God smacked you in the face for making fun of the other guy". But Robbie Merrill said he liked the name because of the Alice in Chains song "God Smack". But they both agreed the bands name wasn't about drugs, Satan, or anything else.
    sde034on October 27, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIT"S NOT ABOUT HEROIN! SULLY WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE VOODOO AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE "THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW" WHICH IS ABOUT VOODOO! Jesus people. I don't know what the fuck your obsession is about every song being about drugs!
    Rowenon August 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo he is not thinking about killing himself, you moron. Sully was inspired to write the song Voodoo after watching the movie 'The Serpent & the Rainbow' which is a story about Voodoo.
    Rowenon March 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWho cares what it's about? It's good. You druggy users think everything is about drugs.
    seelieon September 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwow

    I've been a godsmack fan for years... they've always been pretty open about the fact that they weren't too big into drugs... some even called them a "strait-edge" band, falsely so, but still.

    I know bands often lie about drug use... but the story behind the band's name, and the song, have always been the same, all members have concurred.

    They are influenced by AIC, but the name is from the cold sore incident...

    the song? it's a mixture of the movie and of sully's spirituality. he's wiccan, which is a peaceful religion (i myself was wiccan for years). he had a run in with voodoo, which welcomes black magick (not some shit where they're trying to kill everyone, or any david copperfield type shit, it just deals with making yourself better through sometimes shady ways) i don't have much experience with voodoo, just what i learned from a high priestess at a pagan camp, but i've read up on santeria (the two are very similar, the different name is just because they come from different areas) there are spiritual rites that involve chemicals, more commonly referred to as "drugs" but they aren't used in a recreational way (much like peyote being legal for members of the native american religion, but illegal for anyone else). there are also many mentions of snakes, and snakebites and snake's skin and snake's venom... mostly because the areas voodoo (and santeria) come from are quite infested with venomous snakes, and the people always found meanings in deaths/illnesses/any affect of these snake bites.

    THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT HEROIN.

    but it's clear that it can be interpreted that way... so, maybe word your posts as "i relate this song to heroin" not "they wrote it about heroin"

    go fuck yourselves and have a nice day
    believe25on April 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentya dumbasses! he talking about why did he come back!
    the snake bit killed him and then he came back and he didn't want to
    Shaddai_is_back!on May 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit fuckin rules!!!!!!!!! thats all i know.
    unreal46176on October 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt could be about any additio (such as young girls), although the title would indicate it's about H.
    UseSomeoneElseon May 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about getting lost in the other Realms after a powerful Calling during a ritual, as is shown in the video.
    mewgirlon January 03, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about getting lost in the other Realms after a powerful Calling during a ritual, as is shown in the video.
    mewgirlon January 03, 2013   Link

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