"Happy Birthday" as written by and Michael Rainbow....
I think my friend said, "I hear footsteps."
I wore my black and white dress to the
Birthday massacre, birthday massacre, birthday
I wore my black and white dress

I think my friend said, "Stick it in the back of her head."
I think my friend said, "Two of them are sisters."
"I'm a murder tramp, birthday boy", I think I said
"I'm gonna bash them in, bash them in", I think he said

Then we wished them all a happy birthday
We kissed them all goodnight. Now he chases me to my room,
Chases me to my room, chases me
In my black and red dress

I think my friend said, "Don't forget the video."
I think my friend said, "Don't forget to smile."
"You're a murder tramp, murder tramp", I think he said
"You're a murder boy, birthday boy", I think I said


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"Happy Birthday" as written by Michael Rainbow

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  • +2
    General Comment"so is this an extended version or what? why are these lyrics different than all others?"

    The version you posted is a fanfic (using lyrics from the song) by Living Evil over at SilentHillForum.

    The song is obviously about invading a families house after they have celebrated someones birthday and then killing them all in their sleep. It seems they are relishing the fact as they are chasing each other around the house and seemingly videoing the massacre aswell (I think my friend said, "Don't forget the video."
    I think my friend said, " Don't forget to smile." )
    darklotuseggon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I heard this song I thought that the lyrics were happier then they actually were. As I began to listen to it more and more I relized that the lyics were darker then they sounded.

    I love the song totally and completely, from tune to lyrics!
    LadyLuciferon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSince it was asked, they're from Canada. Awesome song and definately an awesome band.
    darkereflectionon May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo I work at Hot Topic, and hear alot of crappy music all the time, but this group was different.
    I was sitting behind the cash register, and then I heard this sweet, candy voice of a seemingly little girl, and later found her lyrics even more intense. Half way through the album I just abandoned my post for a corner with a speaker.

    This song I think is the pinnacle of this album, the sound is wonderful and the lyrics just amazing; I cannot help but fall into a trance when I hear it.
    It almost holds some sick, perverted facination to it for me.

    I think that the lyrics are very self-exclaimatory, though I would ask that you take a different take on the song. Why not take the already disturbed message further?

    I think that this little girl, who is wandering around killing everyone, is actually schizophrenic; the male's voice is in her head telling her to do these things.

    I just love to picture something like American McGee's Alice as the little girl, and the house like from Saw II. Now, just add some children, one with mental instability and an extra personality, and you have this horrible heroin daze covered in a spray of blood that is this song.
    Aeternus_Noctison January 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so amazing, it's one of my favorites by TBM.
    guitaresson November 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho cares, this song is like auditory heroin.

    Seriously, I heard this song looking for something along the lines of MDMFK, and I was shocked to find this band. The lyrics and her voice is almost hypnotic. The tunes are catchy, and it has the perfect balance of real instruments and electronic ones.

    PS- Thank god she doesn't scream... that's why I can't stand Cradle of Filth.
    IVIoI3iuSon April 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbefore i listened to them, i thought they were some shitty death metal band. but i think i got them confused with tea party massacre or something.
    skylineson April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always wondered why she whispered at the begining it's not like they could hear her since there all dead exept for her and the boy ... or maybe there might be someone else still alive i don't know ... but to me i think this song kinda tells a story .... either way i love this song ... but blue is my favorite song by them.
    AcrossTheDarkenSkyon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of this song isn't so literal. The way I see it, it's using metaphors to describe a situation of blind faith. More specifically, doing a bunch of horrible stuff because your "friend" tells you to. And in the end, you find out they never were really a friend and just using you, and then they turn on you in the end.

    Makes me think of a lot cliques in high school and such where some poor kid will do anything to get into a group, and they basically just use them for their own sick amusement. Make fun of them and such. And the person's so blinded by their desires to be accepted, they don't realize what they're doing and that they're gonna end up in a similar situation if they continue to follow out with these people. I've actually seen this happen with one of my friends, it was horrible.

    The birthday party scene gives it a kind of false innocence, much like a lot of teasing and bullying might be viewed by some kids. They don't see anything wrong with it because they're just "playing around" and "having fun", but it can be extremely harmful, like a massacre.

    So that's just what's always come to mind when I hear this song. Awesome music.
    EdwardElricFangirlon August 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always picture it that she is at the party and some of the guys she invited start killing people. They chase her to her room and she acts like she is into it so she can get away (or that she likes this guy).
    agibson95on October 18, 2010   Link

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