"Cypress Grove" as written by and Neil Fallon Richard Timothy Sult....
Well alright
There are women
In Cypress Grove
And if they catch ya
You don't go home
So get to booking
And don't look back
A one-way ticket
On a two-way track
(Two-way track)

Now tell me,
Holy diver, where you at?
There's a woman on the hill in a wide brimmed hat
With a shotgun
44
And a big blood hound in the back of a jacked up ford

They say the water
Is cherry wine
And all them women
Drunk all the time
Sheriff Jackson
Went out the back
At night his daughters
All dress in black
(Dress in black)

Now tell me,
Holy diver, where you at?
There's a woman on the hill in a wide brimmed hat
With a shotgun
44
And a razor-backed boar in the back of a jacked up ford

Better keep on runnin' Bukkah
They're playing you for succotash
And your stash is gone

Now tell me,
Holy diver, where you at?
There's a woman on the hill in a wide brimmed hat
With a shotgun
44
And a black plastic bag in the back of a jacked up ford


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"Cypress Grove" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General CommentIt's about witches.
    In the chorus he is calling to a 'holy diver' cause there is a witch in the hills - "there
    s a woman on the hill in a wide brimmed hat", so the country bumpkin holy diver with a shot gun or 44 goes on the hunt with his blood hound in his jacked up (take it as beat up or as lifted suspension)ford, other choruses he's got different stuff in his truck, a boar, and plastic bag.

    at least that is what pops into my head when hearing it.
    nothing against all you lovely witches out there, please don't turn me to a newt. I just got better.
    qweruiopon December 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"...black plastic bag..." and "...big blood hound..." are supposed to be switched.
    division2roninon January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Holy Diver'

    A dio reference maybe?
    ytse-marmaladeon August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me want to dance.
    Lateral.Uson September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLateral...I hear ya. Clutch has gotta be one of the coolest friggin bands out at present time!
    Warlock451on October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seriously creeps me out. It makes me think of crazy, drunk women who lure innocent people to their backwoods compounds and then steal their stashes and hunt them down with dogs or unleash their 'pet' boars when they try to escape. Or they hide on a hill and try to shoot them during said escape attempt. Why else would there be a black plastic bag (body bag) in the back of a jacked-up Ford?


    Ominous lyrics aside, it might be my favorite Clutch song cause it's ultra groovy.
    rustedshuton March 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw a book at a library titled Cypress Grove, read the description, and thought maybe that's what this song was about. But, Amazon says the book was published in April 2004, and Blast Tyrant was released in March 2004. Which is pretty weird, unless a band member knows the author.

    And I'm still confused as to what a Holy Diver is supposed to be, except that he rides a tiger, and is a sole survivor :)

    Anyways, this song ROCKS.
    votewithabulleton March 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Witch theory seems appropriate. What comes to my mind are the tales of Sirens and other similar creatures (even faeries; look what they did to Rip Van Winkle). In this song, however it's modern...like a spring-breakesque city where faeries lure single men in and presumably kill them.
    craniiferon August 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about it like that...wow witches huh? I thought that basically they were just nymphs in a never never land! I kinda like that better though, sounds more fun. I wonder who Sheriff Jackson is supposed to be? I really love this site, this is my first time here. I will like the rest of the Clutch one's. They are hard but have deep meaning. Tough Dude Hymns is what I call some of their songs like Regulator, Ghost etc. I wonder if Cypress Grove is supposed to be a physical place or the Never Never Land I was referring to?
    Jackylon April 25, 2012   Link
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    Song FactCypress Grove is about Artemis and Actaeon
    ladylonglgzon June 12, 2015   Link

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