It's the night of the hunter
It's the night of the long knives
It's the night of the hunter
And you can justify all you like

Sleep tight, this snowy night
For spring, you will never see again
Say goodbye to your awful wives
Bid farewell to your awful friends

I'm twenty steps from the jugular
I'm twenty steps from the death
I'm twenty steps from the funeral
I'm twenty steps from your last breath

The shadow falls on the abbatoir gates
As you leave with the stench on your hands
I am here with a cigarette bait
I am here to asphyxiate

It's the night of the hunter
It's the night of the long knives
It's the night of the hunter
And you can justify all you like

The laugh you spew on this landscape
As you erase it of the gentle hare
Will be your last on this landscape
Will be your last anywhere

Matador, bear baiter,
Butcher, hare courser
Value your life while you can


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    General CommentAbbatoir gates - AKA slaughterhouse gates

    The Night of the Long Knives may be a reference to
    -The Nazi purge that took place between June 30 and July 2, 1934 in Germany when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders. Prominent conservative anti-Nazis (such as former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher and Gustav Ritter von Kahr, who had suppressed Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923) were murdered. At least 85 people died during the purge, although the final death toll may have been in the hundreds,and more than a thousand opponents were arrested. Most of the killings were carried out by the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the Gestapo, the regime's secret police
    hattusuason May 27, 2013   Link

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