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kiss kiss, bang bang
gotta tug on the hanging man
suck you clean
turn the penile into pentane
flee your cell
because I could chop it down
you can't disappear
because you're already gone

no trumpet sounds when I am coming
no drum beats as a mourning ear
I'm standing on the roof of the world
mayday..

you won't be saved
from the builder in the morning sun
you won't be spared
from cheating at your solitaire
keep all that soul
put the freedom in past form
the joke's on you
but now you're laughing at me

I'm putting in my two weeks' notice
as of two fuckin' weeks ago
I'm not in your army anymore
mayday..


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    General CommentThe lyrics for this song are as such

    Kiss kiss, bang bang
    Got to have the hanging man
    Shock you clean
    Till the penal hits the pentane
    Free yourself
    Because I could shock you down
    You kill yourself please?
    Because you're already gone
    Now in time it seems like I am coming
    No drone that says I'm already there
    I'm standing on the roof of the world
    Mayday
    You won't be saved
    From the builder in the morning sun
    You won't be spared
    From keeping at your solitaire
    Keep all that soul
    Put the freedom in past form
    The jokes on you
    But now you're living in vain
    I'm putting in my 2 weeks notice
    As of 2 fucking weeks ago
    I'm not in your ranking anymore
    Mayday
    Molon_ukon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you kill yourself please" is "you cant dissapear"
    and the "jokes on you, but thyre all laughing at me"
    Skeezaon December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with skeeza, love that chorus
    MikePattonRuleson January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a cool, catchy song, I wish there were official Tomahawk lyrics somewhere!
    donniedarko28on February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the chourus always sounded like:

    "Now the trumpets say that I am coming
    --- the ----- says I'm --------in
    I'm standing.."
    shibeyon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKiss kiss, bang bang
    The jive talk of the hanging man
    Shock you clean
    Till the penal hits the guillotine
    Free yourself
    Because I could chop it down
    You cant dissapear
    Because you're already gone
    No time --- I am coming
    No jury says I'm ---
    I'm standing on the roof of the world
    Mayday
    You won't be saved
    From the bullet & motar son
    You won't be spared
    From cheating at your solitaire
    Keep all that soul
    Put the freedom in fast forward
    The jokes on you
    But now you're living in ----
    I'm putting in my 2 weeks notice
    As of 2 fucking weeks ago
    I'm not hanging 'round here anymore
    Mayday
    beerson June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed -
    "The jokes on you
    But now they're laughing at me"
    beerson June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Kiss-Kiss" Baby,
    Can't tug on the hangin' man.
    They'll shock you clean,
    A jalapeno in the guillotine.
    Spoonmanon April 01, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionlisten to the studio version - read these lyrics - think about it

    Kiss kiss, bang bang
    Feel the tug of the hanging pole
    Shock you clean
    should have been in a guillotine
    Free yourself
    Because I could chop you down
    You cant disappear
    Because you're already gone
    No trial because I am coming
    No jury cause I'm already there
    I'm standing on the roof of the world
    Mayday
    You won't be saved
    From the bullet in the morning sun
    You won't be spared
    From cheating at your solitaire
    Keep all that soul
    Put your fate in fast forward
    The jokes on you
    But your all laughing at me
    I'm putting in my 2 weeks notice
    As of 2 fucking weeks ago
    I'm not hanging around here anymore
    Mayday
    numinouson November 12, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning-------------------------------------
    kiss kiss, bang bang
    gotta tug on the hanging man
    shock you clean
    turn the penile into pentane
    free yourself
    because I could chop it down
    you can't disappear
    because you're already gone

    no trumpet sounds when I am comin'
    no drum beats as I'm (something)
    I'm standing on the roof of the world
    mayday..

    you won't be saved
    from the builder in the morning sun
    you won't be spared
    from cheating at your solitaire
    keep all that soul
    put the freedom in past form
    the joke's on you
    but now you're laughing at me

    I'm putting in my two weeks notice
    as of two fuckin' weeks ago
    I'm not in the running anymore
    mayday..
    -------------------------------------

    This song is similar to God Hates A Coward in the sense that it's spoken by a similar voice. It is the voice of the illuminati... of the occult (hence the chorus, informing you that his true presence/knowledge is generally hidden.. i.e. no trumpet plays to let you know he's arrived).
    When he says "gotta tug on the hanging man", he's referring to the folklore surrounding mandrake and terminal erections (also known as "angel lust"). When a man is hanged, he will typically get a post-mortem erection and ejaculate. It was/is believed that this process would stimulate the growth of mandrake on the ground beneath (hence the line "turn the penile into pentane", which is a reference to this type of alchemy and also to the album title itself: Mit Gas).

    So starting with that idea in mind, the meaning of the song becomes clearer. This is a wizard/magician/illuminati member/whatever-the-fuck taunting you and explaining how you should do what he's doing, and get down with magic/spells so you can "free yourself" and become a living god (that's why he's "standing on the roof of the world"). He's also warning you that if you DON'T do as he is doing, you're going to die with the rest of the common people when the New World Order takes over and bankrupts all the nations of the world. When he says "you won't be saved from the builder in the morning sun", he's talking about Lucifer (who is sometimes referred to as the "morning angel".. the giver of light... the one who illuminates man and gives him special powers). But it can also be read as "you won't be saved from the builder in the morning, son" as if he's speaking to you like you're a child. Patton uses lots of double entendres like that, so it's difficult to really sum up songs like this. But hopefully this helps :)
    rejesterdon September 09, 2011   Link

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