"American Witch" as written by Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey and John Lowery....
Body of a monkey and the feet of the cock
Dragged from her home on the killing rock
The lacked all died on the weather vane
The devil's in a cat in the babies brain

The end
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American
Witch

Yeah
Alone on the hill and ready to die
The kids of the darkness so black and high
Mark of the wolf and the sun and the cat
The Angels beat down above the rack

We all pray for
20 innocents
We all bow down
20 innocents
We all hang high
20 innocents
We all accuse
20 innocents

The end
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American
Witch

Do you want to know where the genes come from
Some showed faith and some showed none
Some showed faith and some showed none

We all pray for
20 innocents
We all bow down
20 innocents
We all hang high
20 innocents
We all accuse
20 innocents

The end
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American
Of the American

Do you want to know where the genes come from
Some showed their faith and some showed none
Do you want to know where the genes come from

The end
Of the american
Witch


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"American Witch" as written by Rob Zombie John Lowery

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    General CommentObviously, it's referencing the Salem witch trials, which were an atrocity to say the least. To me, this song sends the message that as a society, we have become too quick to judge and condemn people because of their beliefs or lifestyle..... and that's nothing new for America. It also makes the statement that we now have the legal freedom (while honoring those who died and helped earn that right for us) to be who we want, but that doesn't mean that society accepts us.
    darklordofsalemon August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWIP lyrics.

    I know there wrong parts

    You are welcome to provide your input on correcting the lyrics
    deviationeron March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBody of a monkey and the feet of the cock
    Dragged from her home on the killing rock
    The lacked all died on the weather vane
    The devil's in a cat in the babies brain

    Yeah Yeah
    Of the American (4x)
    Witch

    Yeah
    Alone on the hill and ready to die
    The kids of the darkness so black and high
    Mark of the wolf and the sun and the cat
    The Angels beat down above the rack

    We all pray for
    20 innocents
    We all bow down
    20 innocents
    We all hang high
    20 innocents
    We all accuse
    20 innocents

    Yeah Yeah
    Of the American (4x)
    Witch

    Do you want to know where the genes come from
    Some showed faith and some showed none (2x)

    We all pray for
    20 innocents
    We all bow down
    20 innocents
    We all hang high
    20 innocents
    We all accuse
    20 innocents

    Yeah Yeah
    Of the American (4x)

    Do you want to know where the genes come from
    Some showed their faith and some showed none
    Do you want to know where the genes come from

    Yeah Yeah
    Of the american
    Witch

    This one I'm even less sure of than 17 Year Locust, but I've made those corrections. It's clearly about the Salem witch trials.
    Minister Wightyon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBody of a monkey and the feet of the cock
    Dragged from her home on the killing rock
    The lacked all died on the weather vane
    The devil's in a cat in the babies brain

    The end
    Of the American (4x)
    Witch

    Yeah
    Alone on the hill and ready to die
    The kids of the darkness so black and high
    Mark of the wolf and the sun and the cat
    The Angels beat down above the rack

    We all pray for
    20 innocents
    We all bow down
    20 innocents
    We all hang high
    20 innocents
    We all accuse
    20 innocents

    The End
    Of the American (4x)
    Witch

    Do you want to know where the genes come from
    Some showed faith and some showed none (2x)

    We all pray for
    20 innocents
    We all bow down
    20 innocents
    We all hang high
    20 innocents
    We all accuse
    20 innocents

    The End
    Of the American (4x)

    Do you want to know where the genes come from
    Some showed their faith and some showed none
    Do you want to know where the genes come from

    Yeah Yeah
    Of the american
    Witch

    I looked the booklet for the CD to get the corrections
    Night_Fireon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops yeah the last "yeah yeah" is "The End" also
    Night_Fireon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for the correct lyrics. They have been fixed now.
    deviationeron March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou are right it is :D He picked up a book while in *or around* salem and the last chapter was called the end of the american witch *i just have no clue what book it was hehe*
    Stomper8on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRob zombie is awesome.. This song seems to have a couple themes to it, but I really like the part about the 20 innocents. Its so true, we pray for innocent people in wars.. And we accuse innocent people of crimes ect. Cool song.
    kabel_tvon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd say this song is about the salem witch trials.
    but i also agree with kabel_tv, it could also be about praying for/accusing the innocent.
    gastonreboredoon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentll the previous versions posted are wrong.
    These are the correct lyrics AS PRINTED IN THE CD:

    Body of a monkey and the feet of the cock
    Dragged from her home on the killing rock
    Black dog dying on the weather vain
    The devil's in a cat and the baby's brain

    The end - the end - the end of the American
    The end - the end - the end of the American
    The end - the end - the end of the American
    Witch

    Alone on the hill and ready to die
    Cancers of darkness - Blacken eye
    Mark of the Wolf and the sign of the Calf
    The Angels bleed down above the raft

    We all pray for - 20 innocents
    We all bow down - 20 innocents
    We all hang high - 20 innocents
    We all accused - 20 innocents

    The end - the end - the end of the American
    The end - the end - the end of the American
    The end - the end - the end of the American
    Witch

    Do you want to know where thier dreams come from?
    Some showed the faith and some showed none.
    fragmentationon August 30, 2006   Link

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