"Sunshine The Werewolf" as written by and Greg Puciato Benjamin Allen Weinman....
Cry your eyes bloodshot
While there's still time
Cause soon it's gone
And you'll be so shocked
One queen-sized coffin
That was built for two
Is your death bed
It belongs to you
Tease me, baby, please me
With the fresh disease
Hope riding on a bullet
Alive tonight
You know we couldn't get it right
Come save your life tonight
You know we'll never get it right
Don't try to swim to shore
Because you can't go back
Say three words like
They're the last you'll speak
Curtains drop
Concealing appearances of heaven
Destroyer they'll be another
Just like you
You're not the only one
I'm not the only one
Watching the fallout fly back up
Walking where time stands still
See how our love kills
Dropping curtains down
Concealing appearances of heaven
Without my existence
You are nothing
Without my affection
You wilt
We fucked like a nuclear war release
Fuck off
See how I let you down
Watching fallout fly back up?

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"Sunshine the Werewolf" as written by Greg Puciato Benjamin Allen Weinman


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    Song MeaningI hope this doesn't ruin it for anyone (it's possibly my favourite song and I was a bit shell-shocked when I read what it was actually about!) but here's something Greg Puciato said recently about the meaning of Sunshine The Werewolf:

    "Greg, looking back on writing "Sunshine The Warewolf" did you imagine it would ever turn into your most passionate fans' favourite lyric to scream back "DESTROYERRRRRR!!!!" at you? What context/form has that lyric now taken on in your mind, if any?"

    "When writing the song? No. I had no idea. Shortly after we mixed the album though, and were listening back to it, I think we all realized that the “Destroyer” part was a “moment” so to speak…it definitely felt like it had an air about it. When the song was written, the lyrics were originally actually inspired by an article that Brian Montuori, the artist responsible for the “Miss Machine” artwork, had sent me. It was a perverse and disgusting article about a strange and extreme subculture of people who would deliberately “give” and “receive” HIV in order to romantically share an eventually fatal disease(queen sized coffin built for two). The lyrics were fiction, and written from the perspective of the “giver”, who then turned out to have tricked the smitten “receiver” into thinking their love was forever before instead moving on to someone else(there’ll be another just like you…you’re not the only one, etc), sadistically leaving the receiver feeling tricked and scorned…the receiver eventually repeating the cycle as a giver. HIV vampires basically. A metaphor for people passing abuse forward in relationships. Obviously the “Destroyer” moment in a live setting has become so much more than that, and now, to me at least, exists outside of the song as a whole, as a standalone moment. The word has taken on a different energy, a symbol of a feeling of triumph over adversity, of overcoming obstacles, of exerting power and relentless individuality and drive to succeed even in the midst of seemingly overwhelming indifference and disapproval. It’s a sentiment that we as a band relate to, having overcome countless opposition and setbacks as we’ve clawed our way to get to where we are, and continue to do so. When that part exists as a “singalong” at our shows, it feels to me like a coming together of people who all can relate to that feeling. It’s a group expression or rallying cry of “fuck you” to all of the opposition that we can all relate to in life, as individuals trying to succeed, but as a collective expression of power and defiance in that moment. I can’t imagine it ever not being a highlight to me of every single set we play."
    silverturnsgreyon December 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti feel like this song has a double-climax with the "DESTROYER" part and the "without my existence" part... in other words, fucking AWESOME

    o yea to monicamarie, some other sick DEP songs IMO are 43% Burnt, The Mullet Burden, Panasonic Youth, Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants, and Fix Your Face. i'm pretty new to them myself so i'm still tryin to get into their older stuff
    Fortresskezia8201on September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wish i could see them with less than 50 people this song is the best on the album.
    crumxcoreon July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow BRUTAL is this song? I love the violin part in the background. Oh my god I need to go punch things now.

    Dillinger has helped me through more than a few lady problems. And damnit how awesome is this vocalist now.
    shokknterroron October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo kidding. Those violins in the right stereo sound loud as fuck.
    clutchthefireon January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe 'destroyer' part makes me want to DESTROY kids faces. this song fucking rules.
    jawstoneon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Without my existence, you are nothing
    Without my affection, you wilt"

    Dunno why I love those lines so much...
    LurkerAbysson February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, when he yells "DESTROYER!!!!!" at that HUGE climax, i feel thats Dillinger's finest moment thus far. an immense song.
    Disposition_987on February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy take on it is that a girlfriend cheated on him, he was superpissed at her, and now he's saying that this is the only chance she ever had for happiness, and without him she is pointless. The violence is metaphorical, I think.

    "don't try to swim to shore
    because you can't go back"
    Those lines are probably my favourite in the song. He's saying how she chose to swim out there in the first place, and he is the shore, and she's not coming back to him.
    Conemanon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti saw these guys at a show with less than 50 people and it was the most fucking insane shit ever. their stage presence is amazing.
    deluxe93amstraton April 28, 2005   Link

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