We hide in the cupboards
And under the stairs
We poison each other
But we know that nobody cares

We look at each other
With a compound eye
See something that's nothing
And then start to cry

You made me
I am a part of you
You made me want
I am a part of you
I liked you once

Crawl quick past each other
The cord starts to break
I gave you too much
That's my big mistake

We look like each other
Sew you to my chest
Then say that I won't
Faithfully, as I fuck all the rest

You made me
I am a part of you
You made me want
I am a part of you
You loved me once

Help me shut out painful world
When insect boy becomes a girl

I am a part of you
You made me want
I am a part of you
I was you once

I don't want this
I want this
I don't want this
I want this

Cockroach will rise, will crash, will burn...


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Cockroach Waltz song meanings
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    General Commentlike one of the previous posters, i think it's about incest. her father. she says that she dropped her last name, fodera, because she isn't fond of the person it belongs to. and these lines:

    we hide in the cupboards
    and under the stairs

    see something that's nothing
    and then start to cry

    you made me
    i am a part of you

    i liked you once (until you started abusing me, maybe?)

    we look like each other
    sew you to my chest
    then say that i won't
    faithfully, as i fuck all the rest (the whole thing, like how fathers get all protective of their "little girls" when they get old enough to start having boyfriends and stuff. and the possessiveness that comes with incest, "no-one will ever love you as much as i do, and i'm going to prove it to you by having sex with you." but then the girl rebels and has lots of casual sex with people she doesn't care about because she's so messed up from the abuse.)

    i don't want this
    i want this
    i don't want this
    i want this (understandable confusion...)

    no clue what it means, but i love this line anyway:

    help-me-shut-out-pain-ful-world
    when-in-sect-boy-be-comes-a-girl

    this line. oh dear.

    cockroach will rise, will crash, will burn

    now this is probably totally weird of me to think. but has anyone read marilyn manson's autobiography, the long hard road out of hell? as you probably know if you're a spooky kids/jack off jill fan, manson was pretty involved with the beginning of jessicka's band. and in that book, he catches his grandfather masturbating, "i turned my head away, too late to keep from imagining the white pus squeezing out of his yellow, wrinkled penis like the insides of a squashed cockroach." ok, TECHNICALLY he's comparing the SEMEN to cockroach GUTS, not the actual penis to a cockroach. but still, it makes me think of that, "cockroach will rise" and i'll leave that to your imagination...and then whole situation blows up, "crashes, burns." like that other line, see something that's nothing/and then start to cry. like a family member maybe saw something suspicous and they tried to convince themselves it was nothing.



    anyway. it's a great song, one of their best.
    daisycakeon October 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcould be based on the relationship btw a child and parent. Perhaps the child is old now and is very distant, or minimally-emotionally-tied to the parent. When I read the lyrics I saw a person who remembers something good about this parent, but realizes he/she was really no good.
    That's how I saw it, but is not neccessarily how I would interpret it =P
    torturedsoulon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont see the reason for the lack of posts on this song. it may not be as deep as vivica or strawberry gashes but its still fucking great. very morbid. one of my favorite songs at the moment.
    misanthropyon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont see why either this song is one of the best!
    lollirot_86on October 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmm... Awesome song. Not sure exactly how to interpret it, though. It's definately about a relationship of somesort. Maybe I'll post something more after.
    wolfperson1on March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about needing someone and wanting them but she/you end up giving them to much and you both end up destroying each other.
    Kitty_Vomiton April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. One of my favorites. Best line "faithfully, as I fuck all the rest, you made me"
    I think this song is about a relationship and hating one another, so you go around with other people.
    KillMeFasteron May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship , but it doesnt always work that well between you and that person, you love each other but at the same time you also feel hate:

    "Crawl quick past each other
    The cord starts to break
    I gave you too much
    That's my big mistake

    We look like each other
    Sew you to my chest
    Then say that I won't
    Faithfully, as I fuck all the rest"

    You both know that the thing you have is something you cant keep.. it will always turn out wrong, even though you want it to be perfect:

    "see something thats nothing and then start to cry"

    You are destroying each other, because of the pain you both feel, it makes you fall apart.. you're feeling like a part of you is dying. I think they mean that with "I am a part of you"..
    With "You made me" they might mean that the other person made you love him/her (because he/she seemed so special but now you also know the badsides of the person) , but now everything changed and you just dont feel like being a part of his life anymore because the other person doesnt feel love for you anymore and you're just staying together because of what you once used to be:

    "You made me
    I am a part of you
    You made me want
    I am a part of you
    You loved me once"

    I really love this song, I love the lines and I love jessicka's voice, the song seems cute, but the lines are filled with sadness and I agree that it is a very good song, its not like the usual stuff.. its very special to me..
    Cerridwenon April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really want to hear this song.
    Can't download it anywhere, i tried limewire or kazaa, but the files in the results never have enough users.
    B12on September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about incest
    YoungxForxEternityon March 25, 2006   Link

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