"The Lords Of Salem" as written by Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey and John Lowery....
I speak the truth
I dare not tell a lie
One child is in fits
The other child dies
Now the yellow bird sits upon her finger
The yellow bird a specter lost to linger

God hates the lords of Salem
No can ever save them
God hates the lords of Salem
No one can destroy them

Do you think they suffered
Up on Gallows Hill
Burn me and hang me
And I always will
Tumble like a swine
A victim of the fury
Glory to the saint
Before you start to bury

God hates the lords of Salem
No can ever save them
God hates the lords of Salem
No one can destroy them

God hates the lords of Salem
No can ever save them
God hates the lords of Salem
No one can destroy them


Lyrics submitted by deviationer

"The Lords of Salem" as written by Rob Zombie John Lowery

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Lords Of Salem song meanings
Add your thoughts

15 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure it is actually "No one can ever save them".

    Anyway, this is another song about the Salem witch trials in America.

    "One child is in fits
    The other child dies"

    those lines are about how two girls were having seizures and they were blamed on witchcraft. So began the witch hunt that resulted in the killing of suspected witches. the second line implies that even childern were blamed.
    freelance_mercenaryon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreelance, you're right about the lyric. I just got off of a 30 hour train and listened to Educated Horses half the time while reading the lyrics in the booklet, but i think that the line "One child is in fits the other child dies" is symbolizing different types of people. The Christians were in fits and they blamed it on others, often named witches whether they were or weren't. But the song can also be a symbolization of human nature in all. Throughout history man has always blamed different men for his own misfortunes (i.e. KKK/nazis (or racism in all) and of course the Salem witch trials) and Rob Zombie used the Lords of Salem as a perfect example of human prejudice, fear, and religious misunderstanding/hatred. Also the line "GOD HATES THE LORDS OF SALEM" is the symbolization of how men have always used God's name to justify thier crimes against humanity, or to make their own humanity.
    Nihasaon June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNihasa, spot on... this is a great song.
    DarkAntiCristaon August 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. That last breakdown near the end after the vocals is fuckin amazing!
    blackhatpaton October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have recently read "the crucible" its set in salem during during the sixteen hundreds. Salem was a place in America before it was America i dont know where it still is though. anyway pretty much there were wild accusations and hanging of people for witchcraft. The yellow bird is brought up during the novel when someone pretends to see a yellow bird to accuse someone eles. i think it is a bird of death or something

    what nihasa said was true alot of the accusations were just a way of gettign revenge on ur fellow man

    zombie is good if i feel like listening to it but i can understand why people dont like it
    jake_333on December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso that it was christians that condemed and hung people for unjust reasons
    jake_333on December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's amazing. Also, opposed to Mel Gibson's view (ahem), Christians are responsible for all the prejudiced bullshit in the world! Not Jews... Geez. I know the last bit was totally irrelevent, but I had to say it. :P
    Marmalade_Chainsawon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaralade Chainsaw, I take offence to your comment. I'm Catholic and I have not contributed to anything that might have caused anyone harm in any way. I listen to metal, gothic rock, dakwave. All this so called "evil music" but quite alot of the bands I listen to talk about god and their relations with him. you can;t be so general, groups don;t cause shit, individuals do. If a Catholic killed some one, how am I to blame. just because I worship the same God means nothing.
    HearMeWhisperon March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.
    Rob's saying that the Lords of Salem are damned for the witch burnings.
    God hates them, no one can save them, no one can even destroy them and end their suffering.
    DrToxicophilouson April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthearmewisper, he didnt say all christians were responsible, he said christianity was responsible. which, by the way, is a known fact.
    Nihasaon April 21, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain