"Dragula" as written by Rob Zombie and Scott Humphrey....
Superstition, fear and jealousy

Dead I am the one, exterminating son
Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze
Dead I am the sky, watching angels cry
While they slowly turn, conquering the worm

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dead I am the pool, spreading from the fool
Weak and what you need, nowhere as you bleed
Dead I am the rat, feast upon the cat
Tender is the fur, dying as you purr

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Do it baby, do it baby
Do it baby, do it baby
Burn like an animal

Dead I am the life, dig into the skin
Knuckle crack the bone, twenty one to win
Dead I am the dog, hound of hell you cry
Devil on your back, I can never die

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Do it baby, do it baby
Do it baby, do it baby
Burn like an animal

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!

Dig through the ditches
And burn through the witches
I slam in the back of my
Dragula!


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"Dragula" as written by Rob Wolfgang Zombie Rob Zombie

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  • +3
    General CommentKick ass song! Meaning? I agree with PapaRoacher_5k.
    I think it's talking about Rob's days in drag racing, and Dragula was the name of his dragster. This song was basically about the adrenaline rush and power he felt while driving "Dragula".
    Mheadon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLittlegothdoll makes me sad. "I'm offended. No, I'm not, but I am. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! I'm just so FREAKY!" Jesus. I'm sick of Wiccans getting all huffy about "the burning times" relating it to the holocaust. The vast majority of the people burned weren't even witches or wiccans or wytches or whatever spooky-hippie name you want to be called. Wicca's not part of your heritage, it's a teenage phase. I respect it when the people involved are respectable. Oh, and by calling yourself "goth" you automatically aren't. Pretentious snooty goth rule number one.
    ModernDandyon July 20, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think that the song is about the death of entire populations of people.
    "Dead I am the one, Exterminating son
    Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze"
    I think this is about the atomic bomb, since there is a scene about it in the video. Also Oppenheimer said "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds." and he was the one who invented atomic bomb.
    "Dead I am the sky, watching angels cry
    As they slowly turn, conquering the worm"
    I think this is about seeing the even unfold post-death, watching the angels turn their backs leaving us to our own destruction. By killing the worm so to speak with radiation we essentially salt and burn the landscape.
    "Dig through the ditches,"
    For some reason I think of mass graves, like the pictures of the holocaust.
    "Burn through the witches"
    Also the killing of a group based on culture, at least that is what the burnings were colloquially, despite the actual events.
    "I slam in the back of my
    Dragula"
    Because of the musters I took this to be the sudden status as a monster tat lives a normal life. I took this to be a jab at the citizens who just let horrendous events occur, and still just go on with their lives. I think he is saying that no matter how normally you try to live, in that moment, you became a monster.
    Dead I am the rat, feast upon the cat
    Tender is the fur, dying as you purr
    I took this to be a mention of the black plague, the rats living on to eat the still living flesh of animals that can't defend themselves die to crippling illness.

    I doubt I am very spot on with this because I cannot really apply my framework to the other verses. This is just what I took it to mean.
    absentshadowon March 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'll go along with the last one...for those who don't know, the "Dragula" was the name of the gold coffin-hot rod that Grandpa Munster Drove.
    ApollyonCrashon April 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOh my god. The majority of you are idiots. There were a few good posts. Absentshadow had an interesting take. Though, while Rob Zombie is a brilliant mind, I'm not sure he takes his writing so seriously. References to freedom may be a better bet. And as far as the description of Rob Zombie's music being metal, or 'techno-metal': the genre is called industrial. White Zombie leaned more towards a metal groove, not Rob's later persona. People really shouldn't post on music sites if they know nothing about music. As far as you people and your bickering about witchcraft, first of all, this site is not about religion, so go find some wicca forum. Secondly, Rob isn't speaking of Contemporary Wiccans, or Witches. If anyone has ever seen 'Horror Hotel' (which, yes, is where the opening line "Superstition, Fear, and jealousy" came from) you would know that that film had much to do with witchcraft. Albeit a terrible take on what Witchcraft is truly about, but it dealt with it nonetheless. Since there is no one interpreted meaning to a song, other than that of the writer's, I think the song (apart from the obvious Munsters reference) is about a liberty and larger than life feel that one may recieve when you grasp something you've wanted for so long. Our values, depending on the guage can become an empowering force when achieved. And we all know Rob's love for old horror movies and almost unnoticable trinkets and quotes from them.
    And for those of you who say "This song has no meaning" or "Who gives a fuck what it means": Every song has a meaning. And obviously you should, otherwise why are you on a site called 'songmeanings.com'?
    Reptile_Houseon April 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Dragula' was Grandpa munster's gold coffin hot rod. we all know that rob zombie has a fasination with horror movies and the munsters was a tv show in the 60's with characters from horror movies. i wouldn't be suprised if it was his favorite show ad thus he wrote a song about the super fast, ultra cool drag car.

    ps. the car in the video is the munster mobile, herman's car. the dragula was grandpa munster's and was shaped like a coffin.
    Levitator89on February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis goes to all you fuck-offs who are saying shit about Wiccans. Goth Doll is NOT a true Wiccan. I am. This song is about his drag car. I knew this. I am a Wiccan by heritage, and I am damn proud of it. I am not offended by this song. As a matter of fact, this song is pretty damn good. If you knew a real Wiccan from a bullshit poser Wiccan, you would understand this song isn't offensive. But, so many Goths try to use that bullshit persona of Wiccans and Witches being scary. We're all around you! We're normal fucking people, and we live normal lives, but what we choose to believe is what we choose to believe. We don't go around calling the bible a "Bullshit Fairytale" or call Buddists "A bunch of pathetic fatass monks" do we? No. Some Wiccans are actually true to our religion, we were from a heritage of it, and we know what we are talking about. Learn something about goddamn Wiccans before you run your mouth.
    The_Sweet_Reliefon May 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionomg why the hell does everyone have to freak out when some one says that they hate rob? seriously thats their own opinion so theres no reason for anyone else to get pissed about it. also why does everyone keep telling half their life on here thats what myspace was created for.

    but i think Rob is awesome. and i definatley love this song. the video was pretty cool to. you just gotta love the munster car.
    Nex1323on March 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDig through the ditches,
    Burn through the witches
    I slam in the back of my
    COROLLA!!!
    TkrBon June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is kickass no matter what you dumbasses think it's about!!!
    gogogirlon October 07, 2011   Link

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