"IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" as written by and Peter Thomas Steele....
It's been doing some thinking
And felt fair that she should know
All actions in which partake
Are far beyond Its control
Whether It was born or bred
(Genetic, Environment)
I wouldn't bother to ask It why
Simply concentrate on when

It lies awake, yes, quite obsessed
Making plans but It won't tell
So longs to hear her final words:
"I brought this on myself"
The theory of futility
Now you'll learn, so be prepared
Enemies are equal to
Wrath times the speed of fright squared

If you don't kill me
I'm going to have to kill you.. you-who

My God helps those who help themselves
Of thus, she shan't be ashamed
Crawl into line and wait your turn
Remember Jesus slaves
Department of Probation:
"Legally It can't be blamed,
Held therefore unaccountable
Since It's clinically insane
- what a shame again"

If you don't kill me
I'm going to have to kill you.. you-who

You must decide
We're out of time
No place to hide
Your choice, not mine!


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"IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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    General CommentWild guess:
    IYDKMIGTHTKY - If You Don't Kill Me I'm Going To Have To Kill You.
    raiseyourvoiceon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite TON song. I listen to it when i work out and always lift better. when pete says "IYDKMIGHTKY" I am always looking in the mirrors at the gym cause im a self loathing asshole.

    I think the song is about a psycopath stalker who is after a girl he obsesses over - "it lies awake yes quite obsessed." Obviously the killer must be killed to be stopped; hence, "IYDKMIGHTKY."

    I think he ends up killing her, and goes to trial for his crimes - "dep't of probation" - but since he is insane he doesnt go to jail, "what a shame".... haha

    idk what the "gimme that" is about... perhaps sex.
    Philosowulfon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am pretty sure this song has some references to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.
    HellforgedXon November 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like this song

    but can someone tell me what IYDKMIGTHTKY means?
    the_white_stripeon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^^^I'm the same way - I listen to this a lot while working out, I get a feeling of "killing my current self" and replacing it, to be overly introspective and pompous.

    The "Gimme That" thing is just the usual Type O goofiness to go alongside the morbid stuff.
    KaneRoboton March 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe theory of futility part is funny.
    ajax151on February 25, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionif you dont kill me then im going to have to kill you, an acronym [IYDKMTIGTHTKY] and a metaphor. imo it stands for cause and effect, anything you do [even if its nothing] has some sort of outcome.
    "you must decide, your choice not mine"
    IZFERNORon April 27, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationto me, as a big type o fan for over ten years now, i think that this song is about doing something that you regret, but you're glad you did it. does this make sense? being so frustated with someone/something that if it doesn't kill you, you will have to kill it.
    crownvic313on May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is an updated version of 'Der Untermensch.' Same idea, of the sub-human social parasite (Gimme dat, infers an alien parasite)
    How the scum keeps building up in society, and people's (by & large) 'whatever is trendy now' moral code.
    He's trying to turn us listeners into conduits for positive, effective, fact-based (over the prevaling emotion-based) change. I mean by that, the 'bad guys' get society to accept detrimental changes to their environment, by appealling to your (missplaced) empathy, for a creature that would (without hesitation!) stab you in the back for your tennis shoes. The media has made dupes out of everyone, except the few who are to be labeled as 'insane.' Effectively nullifying our FACT-based arguments.
    Medionon April 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's about addiction.

    The title stands for "If you don't kill me I'm gonna have to kill you". The idea being that if the addiction doesn't kill the person, they're going to have to kill the addiction.

    The "it referred to is the addiction. "It's been doing some thinking. . ." "whether it was born or bred, genetic, environment" i.e. was the person born with a personality to be addicted to alcohol of drugs or was it acquired through the environment?

    "So longs to hear her final words, I brought this on myself". Addiction leads to death- a favourite Type O theme.

    Then quite possibly my favourite lyric ever "The theory of futility, now you learn, so be prepared- Enemies are equal to wrath times the speed of fright squared". It's a parody of Einstein's theory of relativity- Energies are equal to mass times the speed of light squared- (E=mc^2). You can't run away from an enemy that is a part of you- it's effectively a universal constant.

    Department of Probation, legally it can't be blamed- you can't lock up addiction- it's just madness.

    The "Gimme that" is what the addiction makes people say. The outro "no place to hide, your choice not mine" is what confronts every addict.

    I think the track's very cool. While addiction from the drug's point of view has been done before (Master of Puppets), not many people have Pete's turn of phrase, or cynical humour.
    gattion December 24, 2016   Link

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