"Death Rattle" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
Numbing rumble, countless medicine,
Depleted from years of abuse
Death rattle shaking
And there's no faking, undertaking

Pressure point, rigor mortis
Induce, grasp of poison hands
Death rattle shaking
From years of compulsive mistaking

Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes

Disease of eyes, the addict blindfold, reduced to
The realms of death
Death rattle shaking
Accumulating life it's taking

Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes

I've seen the end, and there is no light.
Like deadly snakes, death rattle shakes

Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes
Death rattle shakes


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"Death Rattle" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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    General CommentThis song is about Phil's post death experinces, all 3 of them, and why he died. "I've seen the end, and there is no light" is about he saw no heaven or hell, just darkness
    krazylarryon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey used this song in SpongeBob SquarePants, a little edited and re-named Pre-Hibernation
    Shadow of Oblivionon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, for those who doesn't know, the death rattle is that choking noise someone makes when they're dying.
    Shadowbitchon May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah... Gr8 song anyway...
    JtKon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDeath rattle is kind of the "primal concrete sledge" on the reinventig the steal album...
    JtKon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot steal... I meant STEEL!
    JtKon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol phil has died alot
    the_clairvoyanton July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be more about Phils damaged back which lead to painkiller addiction.
    johnnyespionageon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah when i heard death rattle i thought about a bottle of pills shaking
    lostinmetalon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Numbing, rumble, countless medicines, depleted from years of abuse' its about meds.
    The Medicine Manon October 11, 2007   Link

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