"Sodium Pentathol" as written by Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, John Robert Bush, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
If one day you'd backed up a promise you made
We'd have to make it a holiday
'Cause we both know that day would never come again
If one day your word was as good as gold
It'd be too late cos I'd be too old
I don't think a human being could live that long

I never gave a damn
I was never even a fan
The only thing that makes me smile is your pain
I don't even care
When did you treat anyone fair?
To say I'm not enjoying this would be insane

Sodium Pentathol was an idea I had
But what does the truth mean now
To all the lost souls you've grabbed
A mass delusion, there's no confusion
Just a hypocrite
Who'd never cop to it

You're in total control and you're still a liar
I can't drink from the cup
I question your authority
You gotta 'fess up
You're in total control and your faith is tired
I can't drink from the cup
Where is truth in the trinity
You gotta 'fess up

If the affects you it's hard to tell
You spent too many cold days in your cell
Never been one to admit that something, might be wrong

I never gave a damn
I was never even a fan
The only thing that makes me smile is your pain
If I ever had the chance
I'd kick out your chair just to watch you dance
Irrelevant, your vanity prevents change

Sodium Pentathol still sounds great to me
An imitation of life buried in theology
A mass delusion, there's no confusion
Just a hypocrite
Who'd never cop to it

You're in total control and you're still a liar
I can't drink from the cup
I question your authority
You gotta 'fess up
You're in total control and your faith is tired
I can't drink from the cup
Where is truth in the trinity
You gotta 'fess up

Cop to it
You're in total control and you're still a liar
You're in total control and your faith is still
I can't drink from the cup
'Fess up


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"C11H17N202SNA (Sodium Pentathol)" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General CommentBobby is definitely on the right track here. However, I think specifically this song is about religious leaders that spread lies and deceit to retain power.

    There are certain repeated lines in the song that I think point to this. First of all, all the language in the song makes it obvious this is about someone that (a) lies and (b) has power. Sodium pentathol, by the way, is a anesthesia most notably used in interrogations. It's sometimes called "truth serum".

    There are several lines though that also point towards religion.

    "To all the lost souls you've grabbed" Saving "lost souls" is a common theme in many religions, mostly Christianity.

    "A mass delusion, mass delusion" Religion is often called a mass delusion.

    "I can't drink from the cup" This reminds me of two things. First, the wine used in Christian communion. Second, the Jonestown massacre in which people drank poisoned Kool-Aid. Both involve liquid and run with the theme of control through deceit.

    "..and your faith is tired" Obviously, faith is a common tool of religions.

    "Where is truth in the trinity?" The Trinity being a central aspect of Christianity, this could easily be a questioning of the truth of religion here.

    Finally, "An imitation of life buried in theology" I can't think of anything other than religion that involves theology.

    I'm somewhat leaning towards this being specifically about the Pope and the atrocities he's committed, but that's just my theory. And admittedly, I am pretty anti-theistic, and am therefore more disposed towards these interpretations than most people, so there you go.
    i8luigion October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about someone who lies alot
    BobbyjointRitualon July 02, 2008   Link

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