"Child Killers" as written by and Pollock Henderson....
Lately days all seem the same since I lost my brain
Golden nights will see you through
Darker days need glue
How can I find what's right
In truth our love was the night
What's the point to you?

Goodbye wonder, Goodbye brain
This life is insane
No one here gets out alive
Not for life you'd like

How can I find what's right
The truth is our lives were shite
What's the point to you?
Come down, down, down
We have the only gack in town

Understand that it's here that I'm coming from
If I'm wrong or I'm right
Maybe soon we'll find peace in another one
Say goodnight

Eyes of black and lips of grey
When do I get my say?
Hard to come and easy go
Is the life I know

How can I find what's right
The truth is our lives were shite
What's the point to you?
Come down, down, down
We have the only gack in town

Understand that its here that I'm coming from
If I'm wrong or I'm right
Maybe soon we'll find peace in another one
Say Goodnight

Understand that its here that I'm coming from
I don't mind if you're right
Maybe now I'll find peace in another world
Andy goodnight


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"Child Killers" as written by Pollock Henderson

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    General Commentif my memory serves me correctly, this song is also about the 2 singers and their choice to abort their child 'andy.' very, very sad song. but escaflowne, you are sadly mistaken if you think this is one of the worst songs off hate. it is one of the best songs off this album.
    snoop9606on February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no ones commented this song yet, its amazing. Great song to listen to when you're in a shite mood. I think its generally about life being hard, how our only escape is the inevitable (death)
    mogwinon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. I think it's one of the greatest Delgados songs. I believe it's about life and relationships crumbling under the weight of drug addiction (gack). Hence their love was the night since all that they shared was the drugs. Yet, as with all great Delgados songs, optimism shines through at the end with 'I'll find peace in another world'
    tooloudon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally,one of the worst songs of Hate. :/
    Escaflowneon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it's about the child as "We have the only gak in town" comes from the Dr Seuss kids book "One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish"
    bellenduoson April 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGood call bellenduos on the Dr. Seuss reference...

    For some reason, this whole album reminds me of the science fiction from the 50's - 70's I love so much, weird, and I really have no idea what that correlation means.
    grenon September 03, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionUnderstand that it's here that I'm coming from
    If I'm wrong or I'm right
    Maybe soon we'll find peace in another one
    Say goodnight

    Understand that it's here that I'm coming from
    I don't mind if you're right
    Maybe soon I'll find peace in another world
    Andy goodnight

    These last two chorus are slightly different as you can see ("If I'm wrong or I'm right" -> "I don't mind if you're right"), ("Say goodnight" -> "Andy goodnight")...

    The last chorus should read "Maybe NOW I'll find a peace in another world" not "Maybe SOON" as the other chorus' list.

    grenon September 06, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAn interview did confirm that "gack" referred to the Dr. Seuss quote, which was about a game children played. They also said the song is about "a section of society where children are denied a childhood." This sounds to me less like the abortion idea than about a situation of poverty and crime.

    In a literal sense, there's a clear implication of death. "Lips of gray" describes a corpse, and phrases like "our lives were shite" suggest that he knew the person for a long time. I believe he's mourning the death of a brother or childhood friend.
    spectator_ionon October 04, 2012   Link

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