"Headstones and the walking dead" as written by Bradley James Fafara, Rayna Foss, Miguel Rascon and Mike Cox....
All of the pain, and all of the games
I hope you all feel the same
I gave you the good
You gave me the bad
I'll give you the hurt today

(Chorus)
You're all headstones, headstones now
I'm the one left, the walking dead (x2)

Remember the house that rock and roll built
Where four people lived?
That house, it took it's toll
For some of you this heartfelt
May be heartfelt, for me
I sold my soul

Have fun now back in the real world
all curled no one to hear your cries
and unheard prayers
I'm the one, you made me
Pirate, poet, kind of despair

All of the pain
and all of the games
I hope you all feel the same
I gave you the good
You gave me the bad
I'll give you the hurt today

Chorus(x2)

And they shall know no good or peace
Nor shall their suffereing ever cease

Until they humbly come to me and beg for mercy on their knees
Which I may grant, if I should please

This is the worst, yet the best
For my vengeance, for the rest
Vendetta

Chorus(x2)

You're all headstones(x4)

Giving the devil his due(x4)
Headstones, headstones, giving the devil his due

His due, is you


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"Headstones and the Walking Dead" as written by Miguel Rascon Bradley James Fafara

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    General CommentThis song was actually recorded for their first record but vocals where never added. Later, Dez recorded the vocals and they released it for "Giving the devil his due".

    I think it's about the band actually, "the house that rock 'n roll built" could symbolize the band, "I sold my soul", Dez left his wife to be able to stay in Coal Chamber. "All of the pain blah blah blah" could be about other people not beliving in Coal Chamber but they got signed and are now recognized as one of nu-metals inventors.
    maggotfaceon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually I think the lyrics to this song were recorded during Dez's DeathRide (now DevilDriver) days
    DevilDriven666on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very cocky song. The lyrics were recorded long after the band wrote the music, and I think Dez is kinda saying "fuck you" to the rest of the band, now that he has a new band and the rest of them are MIA.
    "And they shall know no good or peace
    Nor shall their suffering ever cease
    Until they humbly come to me and beg for mercy on their knees
    Which I may grant if I should please"

    This is kinda like a curse, he is putting on the rest of the band, saying they will suffer for eternity, unless they come crawling back to him and ask for forgiveness. He has issues...I'm telling ya.
    sailingallaloneon May 16, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIf you know the history and really listen to the lyrics, I think that it's pretty obvious what the song is about. Yes the song was recorded during the Coal Chamber days, but the lyrics were added later by Dez. If you listen to the Coal Chamber albums...each album does get heavier. Both musically and in singing style. That was Dez's direction. The band wanted to go a little lighter, mix it up, some mild, some clean singing, and Dez wanted to stay heavy, and that was the "musical differences" that was responsible for the band's demise. Take a listen to Devildriver. It's all heavy, all fury, all speed, all metal, all of the time. So the song is about the band, the breakup, and the aftermath.
    "I gave you the good, you gave me the bad."
    Just how he put forth his best, and the didn't.
    "Remember the house that rock 'n roll built where four people lived?
    That house, it took it's toll
    For some of you it was heartfelt... maybe heartfelt
    For me, I sold my soul"
    Similar thing. He gave it his all, wanted more, wanted harder, and they didn't. He did it because he wanted to, because he believed in it, and they did it for the money, the fame, for whatever...not for the music and the love of the music.
    "You're all headstones, headstones now
    I'm the one left - the walking dead"
    Even the chorus. Saying they're all headstones as if they're dead. You don't hear anything from anyone else in that band. He's the last man standing a.k.a. "the walking dead"
    It's just a great song. Just a big middle finger to the band who had so much potential and was heading in the right direction before they all wimped out. But Devildriver picked up where Coal Chamber left off and never looked back...and they are superior in every possible way.
    dfsroadieon August 01, 2010   Link

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