If it seems like I'm sinking
And I'm talking to the back of my hand
It's because I've been drinking
'Cos I don't understand
Why I'm out of my depth here
And I'm out of my mind
No one showed me an out door
And I didn't come in here to die

Made of rats
Made of rats, yeah
Made of rats

I got no silver lining
I've got holes in my shoes
I'm so tired of whining
All these downtrodden blues
Yeah, my head's a volcano
That's about to explode
And my brain's made of chalk, yeah
Now it slowly corrodes

Made of rats
Made of rats, yeah
Made of rats

I got no silver lining
He's got holes in his shoes
I'm so tired of whining
All these downtrodden blues
And I'm out of my depth, yeah
And he's out of his mind
No one showed me an out door
And we didn't come in here to die

Had enough isolation
Ain't in tune with no lord
Hope they bottle salvation
'Cos it's all I can afford
It's no long-term solution
We got no future plans
So for now, sit here drinking
As we talk to the back of our hands

Made of rats
Made of rats, yeah
Made of rats
Yes I was, fuckin' made of rats
Yeah, fuckin' made of rats, yeah
Made of rats
Made of rats
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    General CommentI am not sure about what this song means because my english is not so good. I do not know what the expression "made of rats" does mean but I think this song is about an alcohol addicted bum with no "future plans" full of desperation and without any future, getting slowly crazy - shizophrenic. He starts to "talk with the back of" his "hand" and in the end of the song he starts to talk in plural "we" about himself.
    This is Doom by its finest!
    roboknobon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti never realy thought of orange goblin as doom. they seem more like stoner metal. any way I like john garcia's guest vocals, he has the best voice in heavy metal.
    insane metal fanon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's Stoner Rock, but Stoner heavily influenced Doom. I love their sound... even when you listen to something that sounds grungy like Kyuss or hell, Nirvana this sounds so fucking heavy.
    Cramon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOrange Goblin's doom influence was actually best heard in their The Big Black album, especially during the titular track and part of Hot Magic, Red Planet.
    Psicofreak667on November 03, 2009   Link

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