"Eight Times Over Miss October" as written by and Fallon/sult/maines/gaster....
Once again I'm denied my choice.

Once around the stump, then twice across the ceiling,
Now eight times over Miss October's out for me.
Believe me when I tell you she's all about destruction.
It's just about enough to make a grown man cry.

Good God Almighty we was panning for gold
Down at the banks of mighty Colorado,
When all of a sudden came an awful sound;
Ten thousand buffalo were running us down.

Once again I'm denied my joy.
Sieves and peas, oh Lord, oh Lord!

Thunder and lightning at a feverish pitch.
Must be the workings of the Old West Witch.
I crossed her once when I was just a youth.
Been scared stiff ever since, to tell you the truth.

Once again I'm denied my joy.
Sieves and peas, oh Lord, oh Lord!

She went once around the stump, then twice across the ceiling,
Now eight times over Miss October's out for me.
Believe me when I tell you she's all about the voodoo.
And all the things I'm losing when I pay no mind.

Get off on the good foot and start another day.
Maybe head for Hazel, California.
Oh, but sooner or later she'll go to town
Sure as the Earth runs around and around.

Again I'm denied my joy.
Sieves and peas, oh Lord!

At the side of the road
A bundle of twine,
And on it I found a note.
It read, "You'll be running until the end of time."

She went once around the stump, then twice across the ceiling,
Now eight times over Miss October is Out for me.
Believe me when I tell you she's all About destruction.
It's just about enough to make a grown man cry.


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    General CommentAllow me to help you out as to what this song is about. In the CD there is a special feature containing notes about each song. This particular one is about a trip he (Neil Fallon) took when he was very young to Salem, Massachussets (sp?). He saw a lady dressed up in a witch costume who ran some sort of witch themed shop and creeped him out. Oh, and there is no such place as Hazel, California he thought it was a cool rhyme.
    Cape Kidon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont have the foggiest clue what this song is about but I love it...such great music and vocals!
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about a with like hunting him and how he has nowhere to run to... the witch story on Elephant Riders is just his inspiration, not what it was about exactly
    HolyDiveron January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah this is just a rich embellishment of an experience that Neil had as a kid. Neil typically embellishes history (and not his own personal experiences) for Clutch's songs (see Soapmakers, Elephant Riders, and I have the Body of John Wilkes Booth). At any rate, this song fuckin rocks.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 14, 2011   Link

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