"Sidewinder" as written by and Matthew Charles/sullivan Sanders....
I slide through the wasteland that's my world
My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me alive, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

Can't you feel the poison rising out of the morning and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you straight to the heart from the venomous bite

That's right I shed my skin tonight but my fangs are hard to hide
And you know that you're going to die, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty to me

I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
That burns and never dies, wrapped around I'll bury my fangs inside

Making my way through the night you're still in my sight
You're runnin' away buy ya know you can't hide
My instincts are cold blooded hate; to you I'm the bearer of fate
Wrong place and now the wrong time, now terror is all that you'll find

Stay inside tonight, you're out there all alone
Vanish from my sites, venomous control
You can't make it right, my appetite has grown
Lost your final fight, no love will be shown


Lyrics submitted by TheLoveBelow19, edited by NinjaObsession, Mordiggan

"Sidewinder" as written by Matthew Charles/sullivan Sanders

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    General CommentBecause of the bands tendency to use blibical storys and the refrence to adam and eve in the following song THE WICKED END i think this song is about the serpent or snake that would have been satin. when he says hes sheds his skin but fangs are hard to hide. thats a disguise but you can still tell its him if you get what i mean.


    and by the way the double bass is awesome at the part when he says "Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me"
    ZombieAutoPiloton July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdespite what everyone thinks, i think this song is about a person, althoguh he considers that person to be a parasite, hence why everyone thinks that the song is about vampires, because they are human parasites

    in the song, "my hunger takes your life' preyed on to keep you alive" this to me means that he made someone commit suicide, just by using someone for his own enjoyment so he doesn't get bored (being a parasite)

    the last few verses are most likely about the person trying to escape but he isn't letting them go anywhere because he needs them so he doesn't become a lifeless person, hence "making my way through the night, your still in my sight. your runnin' away but ya know you can't hide."

    the outro seems to be about him leaving this person alone because he needs more than they can give him, hence "vanish frmo my sites, venomous control. you can't make it right my appetite has grown"

    this is just my feelings however, seeing as a parasitic human is much more believable than a vampire...
    a7xaretherealgodson February 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIts about a psychopath/sociopath, if you want to specific the person views himself as a snake, everything falls in line once you think of it that way.
    Tmwaywardon February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song feels very... western? More so like a demon gunslinger in the Wild West, or at least something similar. "I slide through the wasteland that's my world
    My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me alive, yeah
    Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me," just feels like the old west, but it most likely bound to the bible in some way, shape, or form-- just as The Wicked End does-- and just as the rest of their songs do.
    Mordigganon April 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's pretty obvious what this song is about. the acoustic solo is fantastic.
    meddlehead40on June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, the acoustic stuff throughtout is awesome. It really puts me in mind of a lot of films which have spanish-classical influences (think Antonio Banderas in Once Upon A Time In Mexico). I think possibly this song is written from the point of view of a character like that, a "bearer of fate"- someone who has the power to take life. A parallel I did, notice, though I doubt it was intentional, is the name- 'Sidewinder' was the codename for Michael Madsen's character in Kill Bill, and he's also a Desperado-sort-of-chap. Thats what makes me think maybe it's about that sort of person, metaphorical-ised (I dont think thats a word but hope you understand) as a snake,hence the murderous lyrics. Among the best songs on the album.
    fearon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBecause of the bands tendency to use blibical storys and the refrence to adam and eve in the following song THE WICKED END i think this song is about the serpent or snake that would have been satin. when he says hes sheds his skin but fangs are hard to hide. thats a disguise but you can still tell its him if you get what i mean.


    and by the way the double bass is awesome at the part when he says "Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me"
    ZombieAutoPiloton July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe "guitarwork" as its refered to here, is done by Gates' dad... Brian Haner!

    He's fucking AMAZING!!!!

    brianhaner.com

    His mom is also a hypnotist!

    Rad!

    -Ace
    TheMaNamedAceon August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShit! That's not the right url... its

    carneyman.com

    Enjoy!
    TheMaNamedAceon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay im agreeing with whats been said but im gonna try something in a completely different direction okay..vampires? just looking at the lyrics, it kinda gives me a vibe about killing but with the fangs bit and the "Stay inside tonight- your out there all alone" it makes me think thats what uts about...but i could be completely wrong.
    bassige_girlieon August 26, 2005   Link

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