Crawling in the slime
Dirt infested minds
Always second best, leader of the rats
Spreading their disease

Hiding behind trivial cyncism
Venomous tongues spitting forth lies
So quick to criticize the life of others
Who are you to judge us

On a higher plain
Our art lives on forever
You are the scum beneath us
Fighting your pathetic battle

Anonymous animosity
Dirt infested minds

You hide behind trivial cynicism
Venomous tongues spitting forth lies
So quick to criticize the life of others
Who are you to judge us

Laughing right into your face
As we watch your infantile behaviour
Love us or hate us - we don't care
We never aimed to please you

Anonymous animosity
Dirt infested minds
Anonymous animosity
Spreading their disease

Always second best
Leader Of The Rats
Spreading their disease


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    General CommentCrazyness- no one commented on this song! I love it! Well, i love all of their songs really but..im just surprised no one commented on this one
    fading_insanityon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCrazyness- no one commented on this song! I love it! Well, i love all of their songs really but..im just surprised no one commented on this one
    fading_insanityon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta question: WTF does she growl like, right before the guitar solo man!? it\'s not listed in the lyrics anywhere, and I\'m begining to think that she\'s no really saying anything specific, perhaps she\'s just straight up growling...

    it\'s the only part of the song I don\'t understand and it\'s pissing me off. help?
    tuls_de_natason April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt dosnt mean anything man. Live with it and dont start spreading you theory what it means cause it dosnt have to mean anything and it does not mean anything.
    Just a growling like in many other songs.
    So dont be pissed because of something as silly as that.
    Songs is totally great. The band is unique...for a while atleast. But it is for now. The singer is amazing. If you see her live you wont belive you eyes how beutiful she is..and agressive.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about people who have nothing better to do than criticise others, and contribute nothing of their own to society.

    Oh yeah, Arch Enemy are amazing! I saw them a couple of years ago and I'm hopefully seeing them again this September in London. It's funny because her live voice is even more ferocious, when she's just this pretty little blonde woman amid 4 huge long haired typical metallers!
    Timmy Boyon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about music critics who constantly belittle artists while contributing nothing worthwhile to the world.

    The lyrics remind me of Virus by Iron Maiden.
    paulothemanioon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyour not alone 'satan slut'- i think she says sumthing there too. i dont know what. but it probably isnt important. it sounds like "RIGHT!" if that makes you feel any better.

    and does this song remind anyone of those old movies Willard and Ben?
    Willard was about sum dude who controlled the rats and had them kill people.
    At the end of Willard.... willard dies. Killed by the leader of the rats: Ben.
    And in Ben- the sequel- Ben finds this kid he likes and starts killing ppl who mess w/ him. It didnt really have a point like the first one did.

    Anywho... I always thought Ben to be the leader of the Rats in this song.
    rammsteinlollipopon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is anti-government ill tell u why

    Laughing right into your face
    As we watch your infantile behaviour
    Love us or hate us - we don't care
    We never aimed to please you

    Its talking about politicians on TV 'as we watch your infantile behavior'

    'Fighting your pathetic battle'= the "war" on terror

    'Anonymous animosity, dirt infested minds' Dirt = oil

    This is just my opinion...
    seekaural10on July 12, 2010   Link

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