"Return Of The Phantom Stranger" as written by and Rob Wolfgang/humphrey Zombie....
Shape shifting high and a haunting eye
Falling plastic and paper demons!
No trace of time I'm branded sly
I am you ghost master baby free me!

All you know is alone
You see a Phantom Stranger!
All you know is alone
You see a Phantom Stranger!

My sinister sounds sweep the grounds
Still born I lie beneath it
I throw it away the freaks all stay
Deformed and laughing screaming!

All you know, is alone
You see a Phantom Stranger!
All you know, is alone
You love my Phantom Stranger!

A wretched heart in the dark decay, dominate forever
Destroy the things you and see if I remember

All you know, is alone
You see a Phantom Stranger!
Down you go, all alone
You love my Phantom Stranger!


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"Return of the Phantom Stranger" as written by Rob Wolfgang Zombie Rob Zombie

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song's got something of a B-movie vampire fest feel to it. The vampire's all out to seduce this sweet young gal and when she succumbs to his/her? evil ways, she in turn destroys everyone she once loved.
    murasaki_vchan21on December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite Zombie song. :)
    redshiftdazzleron December 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe more I read the lyrics to this song, the more I think it is about a character in the Dragonlance series of books. His name is Raistlin Majere, and the references to being sly, destroying things that are loved, and the freaks (Live Ones) really fit him.
    Room217on August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile I don't think the song was meant to be about Raistlin, I kind of agree...it would seem like the song way be about him in an off sort of way...
    Eternal_Darknesson September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould be that last one (Rob doesn't strike me as a Dungeons and Dragon kinda guy, cool as that idea is), though looking at it he could be writing about himself. "Shapeshifting high and a haunted eye" if you've ever seen Rob's artwork, both of those lines apply to it, usually strangely metaporphosed demons and other haunting figures. The second verse speaks of sinister sounds sweeping the grounds (which Rob does indeed make) though he's not really famous. A lot of people know his name, but he doesn't get mobbed like Ozzy or KoRn, so he kind of lies beneath his own fame. He throws away everything that made him famous, but still his fans stay. This is kinda repeated in the third verse, where he destroyed the things we love (White Zombie and their musical style), but sure of his fans loyalty ad his own skill that he won't need to cling to his old glory, or "see if I remember".
    Minister Wightyon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am not sure what the song is about but I just found out the other day that The Phantom Stranger is a comic book charachter I think you can find it on wikipedia
    petesmazdaon March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what the latin in the very beginning means? If indeed it's latin at all? I've always been curious about that.
    Zekon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe part in the beginning is indeed Latin. I'm not sure of what it says, but I do know that it is a funeral rite performed on one's grave before being buried.
    The Vampiric Oneon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRob Zombie not a D&D kind guy?
    LOL!
    Frankenstrat_5150on January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beginning of the song is a 300+ year old Latin requiem read durning the burial of murder victims:

    Latin:

    Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
    et lux perpetua luceat eis.
    Requiescant anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordium dei requiescant in pace.

    English:

    Rest eternal grant them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    To rest the being and the soul, wholly faithful in death, in the prescence of mercy may they rest in peace.
    ajdimarcon February 01, 2008   Link

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