"17 Year Locust" as written by Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey and John Lowery....
Electric black night crash, hunger on your face
Opium heat rash, suffocate this place
Well I see the sun burning in your eye
I see the sun call a suicide (come on)

17 year locust
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?

Tombstone eyes roam up and down your skin
Assassinate the mind frame nothing left to win
I see the sun burning in your eye
I see the sun call a suicide (come on)

Seventeen year locust
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?

Enchanted on the highway, all the freaks collide
One minute longer, you start the slide
Well, I ain't the one burning in your eye
I ain't the one call a suicide (come on)

Seventeen year locust
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?
If not now, when?


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"17 Year Locust" as written by Rob Zombie John Lowery

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    General CommentWIP lyrics.

    I know there wrong parts

    You are welcome to provide your input on correcting the lyrics
    deviationeron March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentElectric clad night crash, hunger on your face
    Opium heat rash suffocate this place
    Well I see the sun burnin' in your eye
    I see the sun call us to die
    Come on

    17 year locust
    We don't know when (4x)

    Yeah
    Tombstone eyes rome up and donw your skin
    Assassinate the mindframe, nothin' left to win
    Well I see the sun burnin' in your eye
    I see the sun call us to die
    Come on

    17 year locust
    We don't know when (4x)

    Yeah
    Speedin' on the highway, all the freaks collide
    One minute longer, you start to slide
    Well I ain't the one burnin' in your eye
    I ain't the one call us to die.
    Come on

    17 year locust
    We don't know when (4x)

    That's what I got. I'm not too sure about 'speedin' there in the third verse, but I can't figure out what else would be there.
    Minister Wightyon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthanks. I posted yours but I'm not sure about the "I see the sun call us to die" mainly because I don't hear a "D" from rob. But hopefully someone will post the correct lyrics from the liner notes like they did for american witch
    deviationeron March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe liner notes:

    Electric black nite crash, hunger on your face
    Opium heat rash, suffocate this place
    Well I see the sun burning in your eye
    I see the sun call a suicide (ome on)

    17 year locust
    If not now, when? (x4)

    Tombstone eyes roam up and down your skin
    Assassinate the mindframe nothing left to win
    I see the sun burning in your eye
    I see the sun call a suicide (come on)

    17 year locust
    If not now, when? (x4)

    Enchanted on the highway, all the freaks collide
    One minute longer - you start the slide
    Well, I ain't the one burning in your eye
    I ain't the one call a suicide (come on)

    17 year locust
    If not now, when? (x4)
    Minister Wightyon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFound this in the booklet from the album:

    Seventeen=Year Locust, the cicada septendecim, whose life cycle occupies seventeen years beneath the ground with only a few weeks above the earth. the female lays her eggs in the bark of shrubs and trees, the young hatch, drop to the ground, and burrow under for 17 years, during which time they live on roots. Because of their periodic appearance above the ground their appearances can be predicted and protection against their ravages prepared.
    unoriginalname16on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he's useing the 17 Year Locust as a symbol of the world. We're taking all this time to devolop into an understanding intelectual society that the mistakes we've made in the past are unfixable. So when we do finaly come to understand and accept completely, we will be soon to die from our past mistakes. Much like the 17 Year Locust developes underground for 17 years but then only acctually live for a few weeks. Also the lines
    "I see the sun burning in your eye
    I see the sun call a suicide (come on)" and
    "Well, I ain't the one burning in your eye
    I ain't the one call a suicide (come on)"
    mean that he sees whats causing your death, and it isn't him. Many people think that the violence in the media and rock stars are the ones to cause for all the violence, and of course Rob Zombie is a heavy metal, and somewhat violent rock star. So he's saying it's not his fault. Sorry for such a long speech.
    Nihasaon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Sun may also represent the White-light, or left hand path. If he's a satanist, or holds modern satanic beliefs, then this would make more sence.
    Nihasaon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorection: Right-Hand Path
    Nihasaon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure you were right the first time. The goat (Satan) sits on the left hand of God and the lamb (Jesus) sits on the right. Unless I've fogotten what I learned in Bible school all those years ago.
    prayingmantis84on October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah. Satan is on the left. So the white-light would be the right.
    Nihasaon October 06, 2006   Link

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