"Spine Of God" as written by and David Wyndorf....
I just had to get nice last night
My mind is so free
You wouldn't believe
You wouldn't believe
I just had to catch a pig last night
My mind is so full
You wouldn't believe
Nature's got a way, brothers
Of scraping the bowl
Eye of the hurricane

I sold a hundred hits to a hundred heads
That will never come back
You know what I mean
Peace is what you get from the Chemical King
Yeah, yeah
You don't yank on the Spine of God
You get what you give, you know what I mean
Don't be surprised there's a bug in your eye

There ain't no pioneers
I just snort what I like
From what's already there
See Aggie, she's just a withered old hag now
Unreachable, unfuckable
So ride me, baby, in my bed of sweat and truth
And babble and groan words of praise and love
And fry like a pig
In the hart of the sun

I sold a hundred hits to a hundred heads
That will never come back
You know what I mean
Peace is what you get from the Chemical King
Yeah, yeah
You don't yank on the Spine of God
You get what you give, you know what I mean
Don't be surprised there's a bug in your eye

Why don't you see it for what it is, a fuckin' freak show
If you will take a lot it will kill you

The center of the universe
The center of the universe
I love everyone
I love everyone
Yeah everyone
I love everyone
I love everyone


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"Spine of God" as written by David Wyndorf

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    Song MeaningThis song is written as Charlie Manson. The biggest clue is referring to Susan 'Sadie' Atkins as a withered old hag, unreachable and unfuckable. Sadie was one of the families best girls and often had sex with Charlie. Manson also claimed to be the next Christ, so he would be the only one with a bed of truth. He preached that the entire world was fucking, which explains the sexual imagery. Then he says to 'babble and groan words of praise and love', which helps to reinforce the point of Manson as family leader and a Christ figure while fucking on drugs. The next line, referring to frying like a pig, along with one of the first lines, I had to gas a pig last night, refers to the Tate-LaBianca murders, in which Manson and his gang, including Atkins, wrote 'Pig' in the victims blood on the walls.
    Another telling line, 'There aint no pioneers I just smoke what I like'. This line refers to something Manson always preached - that the hippies were wrong, they were misguided and his family were called 'slippies', because they ate garbage, stole, hustled, and murdered for what they wanted.
    Next I refer the listener to the most prominent line, 'I sold a hundred hits to a hundred heads that will never come back'. The hits are both chemical and brainwashing. You can definitely come back from a bunch of cid but the documentary footage from even the 2000's show that the Manson family never came back from what Charlie told them on belladonna and acid and mescaline ad infinitum.

    There are other lines that help reinforce this interpretation, I think it's a lot more solid and interesting than another 'its about acid, man' explanation
    beyondapapermoonon August 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPeace, maaan! This song is trippy and awesome and just fucking rules. Definitely one of their best. Also, the lyrics printed here are incorrect in a couple of places, like it says 'I sold a hundred hits to a hundred kings' instead of 'heads', and it also says 'Peace is what you get from the time of stone age' instead of 'chemical change'. There are more, but I won't take the trouble to find them. Peace!
    NihilisticIdolon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTrip-inspired lyrics, of a kind only Monster Magnet would be able to write. The line ''you don't yank on the Spine of God" remains totally obscure to me, anyway.
    Marquezon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMarquez, I get the feeling that most of the lyrics are meant to seem obscure, that is what makes them great.
    quiffpornon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe Spine of God is the same thing as the Center of the Universe. Yanking on the Spine of God is what you do when you take acid. In other words, this song, like every other one on this album, is about apotheosizing oneself with drugs, and becoming at one with the universe.
    unorthodoxedon August 03, 2005   Link

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