"10,000 Witnesses" as written by and Neil Fallon Michael Schauer....
After defying the grip of the hangman's noose
And recovering my cognisance
Spun a compass north by northwest
And took levity out for a long slow dance

Took a good look around, what did I see?
A big red tent and people comin' in like the tide of the sea
I ducked in to catch the shade
Preacher jumped up all ablaze

They say this year rock is comin' back jack
White gnashing teeth like wolves in a pack
Carnivorous, no mercy hon'
There's plenty here for everyone, so come get ya' some.

Ten thousand witnesses
Show 'em how it's done, son
Fist full of cottonmouth
Rock that podium
Walk on the ashes
No half-steppin', kid
Their fans are flashin', in expectation
Alright now

They say this year rock is comin' back jack
White gnashing teeth like wolves in a pack
Carnivorous, no mercy son
There's plenty here for everyone, so come get ya some.

While livin' on the lamb, it all cut loose
No more of the saints march on in
Gonna find my executioners
And show 'em exactly what it mean to live

Ten thousand witnesses
Show 'em how it's done, son
Fist full of cottonmouth
Rock that podium
Walk on the ashes
No half-steppin', kid
Their fans are flashin', in expectation
Alright now

They say this year rock is comin' back jack
White gnashing teeth like wolves in a pack
Carnivorous, no mercy hon
There's plenty here for everyone, so come get ya some.

They say this year rock is comin' back jack
White gnashing teeth like wolves in a pack
Carnivorous, no mercy hon
There's plenty here for everyone, so come get ya some.


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"10,000 Witnesses" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General Commentthis song is clearly a referance to rock making its comeback after rap and hip-hop and their stint as the dominant genre. just look at the chorus.

    look at the opening line - "after escaping the hangmans noose

    and regaining my cognisance"

    he is refering to someone being hanged, the "noose" is the rope. so, rock escaped death, and after being a little shaky, finally got got back into some good styles.

    "gonna find my executioners and show them exactly what it means to live"
    is clearly a sign that clutch would be changing their style, even just a little bit, which they did.
    I Wear Pants 06on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so fun.
    Lionboyon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like part of it's to do with those theatrical preachers who waved snakes around while doing sermons.
    carrio110on December 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI know a guy who got one of those internet ordainment certificates by saying his religion was "The Church of 10,000 Witnesses." "It's based loosely on the teachings of Clutch," he said.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBut he only got the ordainment so he could easily visit friends in prison. I forgot that part.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 14, 2011   Link

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