Torn from your body, removed while you scream
Dissect to collect, my blade now reams
Pieces of flesh lie side by side
Worn on my body or put on display

You mark your skin, it gives you pleasure
I take your precious art, it becomes my leather

Taking your hide before you have died

Decency defied

Crudely cut away
All are my prey
Tell me how it feels when your flesh is peeled
You are vain with your art
I desire it torn apart
With my insane hunting the removal of flesh now starts

You mark your skin, it gives you pleasure
I take your precious art, it becomes my leather

Taking your hide before you have died

Decency defied

To you a design
Now a trophy made mine
To you a design
Now a trophy made mine

I seek to find
To satisfy my fucked mind
I seek to find
To satisfy my fucked mind

Ignoring your cries
Exposing your insides
Violence defined

Torn from your body, removed while you scream
Dissect to collect, my blade now reams
Pieces of flesh lie side by side
Worn on my body or put on display

You mark your skin, it gives you pleasure
I take your precious art, it becomes my leather
Taking your hide before you have died

Decency defied


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    General Commentgood call. but your not fair enough...95% there songs are good. you just may not like them
    shitbombon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentah well. if you don't get or don't like corpse, more power to you (or, your loss). pretty damn good song, again. interesting band that i believe lost its drummer. not sure, don't quote me.
    grungemonkey1990on January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShitbomb, don't try to turn this into something that it isn't, I was simply stating my opinion on this song, I didn't even mention the rest of Cannibal Corpse's back catalogue (though why that should matter, I really don't know).

    "you just may not like them" - while the purpose of the site is purelly about opinion and speculation, I had already indicated that it was my opinion, there was no need to state this.
    quiffpornon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti´m not sure but i thinks that corpse don´t really mean what their are saying they just like to sing sick songs..but i´m not sure
    yay_metalon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, songs like this remind me how far Cannibal Corpse has fallen... i still think they're badass, but not as good as before. Before they would sing about shit like smashing people's heads in... now they TRY to be sick, but it's all old. I mean, killing girls for TATTOOS?! gimme a fucking break. same goes for Cyanide assassin. they're just making lyrics so they'll hav something to go with their music
    kill the absenceon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy first reaction when i bought The Wretched Spawn cd (my first Cannibal Corpse cd) was kinda like this: Shit man, these guys are fucking crazy, they are insane and ill. But then i watched the DVD and i saw that they are pretty normal.They are the best metal band ever
    mojo risinon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beutiful song. George Fishers vocalising is so fucking awesome and I put him up there with the other greatest vocalists ever:

    Jon Davis
    George Fisher
    Freddie Mercury
    Bob Marley
    Busta Rhymes
    Jimi Hendrix
    Zac De La Rocha
    Bon Scott
    Billy Joel
    Conner O'Bearst
    Corey Taylor

    These guys are awesome vocalists. Listen to their shit. I dont like Busta Rhymes he just is good at what he does.
    jesusatthepentagonon September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat about Layne Staley(AIC)? Do you know him?
    mojo risinon September 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyer this song is definitly about some insane dude who likes to skin the tattoo's off people. i dont know why everyone thinks its about only girls though...where does it say anything about girls???
    poisonhearton January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing, even though it is about some crazy man after tattooed skin. This video made my whole body hurt..but i enjoyed myself while watching it.
    You mark your skin, it gives you pleasure.
    I take your precious art, it becomes my leather.
    Taking your hide before you have died!!!
    i_rule_allon July 20, 2006   Link

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