"Under A Killing Moon" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
The air my lungs first loved
Carves craters from my eyes
They said,"Breathe deeply son
Or be the next to die"

Beneath the falling night
And heaven's shutting gate
Pray keep your tongue held tight
Or suffer the same fate

The blood on our black gloves
It is none of your concern
If you want to call our bluff
"Get in line and wait your turn
And watch the witches burn"

Don't flinch when innocents
Are dancing with the flame
If they wanted to live
They'd learn to play the game

You can still walk away
If you just hold your tongue
If you'd just walk away
You'd live to seen the sun

Under this killing moon
Under this burning sky
The fire's shining groom
I hold my breath and close my eyes

The blood on our black gloves
It is none of your concern
If you want to call our bluff
Get in line and wait your turn
And watch the witches burn
We'll watch the witches burn

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"Under a Killing Moon" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commentdude "fadeofflashes" have you ever heard of there song under par. This is like perfect example of that song. You set your self up for thrice to be like perfect on "the artist in the ambulence" but it didnt meet your ecpectation. That doesnt mean the cd is not good, it just shows that you set the bar to high. Plus you have to think about the fact that this is only one of the songs, and not all of the songs on the enw cd. IT is only one of them. WEll yeah, furthermore, i think this cd will be great. Cant wait till it comes out.
    Alwaysonmymindon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am pretty disappointed.
    I mean, the music is good (notice how I did not say GREAT like I would about every one of their other songs.) But the lyrics do not touch their others. They would be impressive for another band, but seeing as how Dustin wrote songs like In Years To Come and So Strange I Remember You, this is not up to par. It seems like he unlearned everything he went to college for and is writing from a very simple position.
    fadetoflasheson June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is pretty good. It may not be as great as some of the others but I do like it. I can't wait for the album to come out.
    stargirlon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThink of it as 'The Red Death' of TAITA. I suggest you read 'The Crucible'.
    el3ment02on June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit isnt 'and watch the traitors die' it is'or be the net to die' listen to the song...

    i think this is a really good song to be fair...and yes it is absed on the salem witch trials..read the crucible
    satan_is_a_squirrelon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGood song basically dustin has a unique style of writing and his influences range all over...deal with it.
    aPart0fmedieson June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow guys...for those who just don't dig what you are hearing off their new album, I really can't immagine why. I've only heard three of their new songs, and so far I think their unbelievable. Easily some of the best thrice tunes I've heard, and this has got to be my favorite.
    DrugBuston July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentvery powerful, but i just can't quite grasp the meaning behind the song :x
    heartcoreon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits about the salem witch trials and how innocent people were accused of witchcraft and were burned...its in the lyrics...such an amazing song.. it got signle of the week for zane lowe on radio1 :)
    satan_is_a_squirrelon July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI duno guyz, obviously on a VERY VERY VERY surface level it is about the salem witch trials. Do you know any other thrice song that is this surface level? 20% is on the surface, but the rest is below. I dont think this song is any different. I think it is talking about the salem witch trials, but that the salem witch trials are an allusion so something else . . .

    Remember when the Communists were taking over the county during vietnam, I forget the term used. But everyone was being accused of being a communist, So that one dude released the film of the salem witch trials. It was the exact same thing, he was just relating it to something done in the past. I beleave this is no different, I just cant put a finger on it . . . maybe im looking to deep and it is just a surface level song. But anyhow, i think it is FRIGIN RAD!!! when the drums come in, you can't tell me you don't feeling it!!
    Inevon July 05, 2003   Link

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