"The Scorpion Sleeps" as written by Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey and John Lowery....
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Midnight candy four cups of coffee
I ate my breakfast with a side of eggs
I saw something in the jungle
Low in gear black mud on my legs

She was something stretch before me
Her arms into wings into pillbox heads
Can the side show wherever you go
Two naked figures in my breath

Can you see it?
If you feel it
The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
A poison dealer
An evil wheeler
How can I make you understand?

Can you see it?
If you feel it
The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
A poison dealer
An evil wheeler
How can I make you understand?

Yeah alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright

Alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright

A blue light shindig well I'm addicted
Killing black kettle is what they saw
I feel like something in the congo
Dead were the women not the warriors

Last great road show a canvas tilt go
Arms into wings into pillbox heads
Creep the high-go and keep the down low
Into the mind of a melting man

Can you see it?
If you feel it
The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
A poison dealer
An evil wheeler
How can I make you understand?

Can you see it?
If you feel it
The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
A poison dealer
An evil wheeler
How can I make you understand?

Yeah alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright

Alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Can you see it?
If you feel it
The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
A poison dealer
An evil wheeler
How can I make you understand?

Yeah alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright

Alright
Said it's alright
Yeah alright


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"The Scorpion Sleeps" as written by Rob Zombie John Lowery

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    General Commentwha? no comments yet? ok, this definetly isn't as heavy as his other stuff but i still thinks its awsome.
    unoriginalname16on May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG! Anyone think of KISS when you heard this song? Anyway, it's a Zombie song, so if there's a meaning it's REALLY cryptic. I think it's just to say how badass he is. But I also think it's probably got to do with his car too, with Zombie anything is possible.

    I love the Educated Horses CD, it's a nice change. This is my favourite track, it's so catchy and fun to dance to!
    Philemon_Crowleyon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes! The very beginning of this song totally reminds me of KISS! I don't understand what the lyrics mean, but it's still awesome. And I like the revised Rob Zombie too. The whole educated Horses CD rocks! By the way, does anyone know what a pillbox head is?
    Canrockon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan you see it?
    If you feel it
    The scorpion sleeps right in my hand
    A poison dealer
    An evil wheeler
    How can I make you understand?

    This song is most probably about drug addiction.
    Heroin addiction in particular. Scorpion meaning a needle, which sits in his hand. And this addiction judged by many, however no one really understands it. Then he injects himself:

    Yeah alright
    Said it's alright
    Yeah alright

    A blue light shindig well I'm addicted
    Killing black kettle is what they saw
    I feel like something in the Congo
    Dead were the women not the warriors

    Maybe this addiction is a product of PTSP (post traumatic stress disorder) common with frontline soldiers. - Killing black kettle... Who saw something very disturbung. - Dead were the women...

    The drugs are giving an uplift but it is burning up days and night and draging him into the black mud.

    This one as you said is very cryptic and I am certainly wrong. But I gave it a shot! :)
    polaristhe2on June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, talks about a dangerous lifestyle in general. The ultimate embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll!

    Midnight candy four cups of coffee,
    I ate my breakfast with a side of eggs,
    I saw something in the jungle,
    Low in gear - black mudd on my legs

    Here he's obviousely talking about the nightlife. Nocturnal habits and a particularly primal nature.

    She was something stretch before me,
    Her arms into wings into pillbox heads,
    Can the side show - wherever you go,
    Two naked figures in my breath

    Continuing the primal lifestyle, this verse is about random sexual encounters. Likely while under the influence of an intoxicant of some sort. He might even be cheating on a significant other.

    A blue light shindig - Well I'm addicted,
    Killing black kettle is what they saw,
    I feel like something in the congo,
    Dead were the women not the warriors

    This is probably something about a bar, although I can't help but imagine him wandering a Wal*Mart at 1:00AM in a drugged stupor. "Killing black kettle" could be how people see him and how he views others (calling the kettle black). The second part of this verse reinforces the primal instinct theme.

    Last great road show - A canvas tilt go,
    Arms into wings into pillbox heads,
    Creep the high-go and keep the down low,
    Into the mind of a melting man

    He's feeling the consequences of a drug-riddled lifestyle and probably has LSD flashbacks. Sounds like he's going for that one last big party. It also slightly aludes to Zombie's childhood and influence for the album.

    Can you see it?
    If you feel it,
    The Scorpion Sleeps right in my hand,
    A poison dealer,
    An evil wheeler,
    How can I make you understand?
    Yeah alright - Said it's alright - Yeah alright

    This is most likely a reference to intravenous drugs, though the first time I heard it I imagined the stereotypical Scorpio personality; passionate, irrational, and intense. Probably trying to convince some random encounter against her will.
    LucesDarknesson December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, talks about a dangerous lifestyle in general. The ultimate embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll!

    Midnight candy four cups of coffee,
    I ate my breakfast with a side of eggs,
    I saw something in the jungle,
    Low in gear - black mudd on my legs

    Here he's obviousely talking about the nightlife. Nocturnal habits and a particularly primal nature.

    She was something stretch before me,
    Her arms into wings into pillbox heads,
    Can the side show - wherever you go,
    Two naked figures in my breath

    Continuing the primal lifestyle, this verse is about random sexual encounters. Likely while under the influence of an intoxicant of some sort. He might even be cheating on a significant other.

    A blue light shindig - Well I'm addicted,
    Killing black kettle is what they saw,
    I feel like something in the congo,
    Dead were the women not the warriors

    This is probably something about a bar, although I can't help but imagine him wandering a Wal*Mart at 1:00AM in a drugged stupor. "Killing black kettle" could be how people see him and how he views others (calling the kettle black). The second part of this verse reinforces the primal instinct theme.

    Last great road show - A canvas tilt go,
    Arms into wings into pillbox heads,
    Creep the high-go and keep the down low,
    Into the mind of a melting man

    He's feeling the consequences of a drug-riddled lifestyle and probably has LSD flashbacks. Sounds like he's going for that one last big party. It also slightly aludes to Zombie's childhood and influence for the album.

    Can you see it?
    If you feel it,
    The Scorpion Sleeps right in my hand,
    A poison dealer,
    An evil wheeler,
    How can I make you understand?
    Yeah alright - Said it's alright - Yeah alright

    This is most likely a reference to intravenous drugs, though the first time I heard it I imagined the stereotypical Scorpio personality; passionate, irrational, and intense. Probably trying to convince some random encounter against her will.
    LucesDarknesson December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfixed
    deviationeron January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo one's really said anything about this in years and all and even though the argument is now utterly invalid, no. I don't hear KISS. I hear Alice Cooper and The Ramones more so than anything else.
    deadweatheron November 30, 2010   Link

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