"Necromancer" as written by and Thomas Decarlo/burton Callaway....
Wake up, wake up, wake up,
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,
Ah ha
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,

It's naughty
Very naughty
Without a care
I'm compassionate about killing her
I'd have my way with what's left of the will in her
Cosmopolitans and cocaine and an occasional pill in her
When she spoke
I saw a spark
But it was dark so
I drove her home
When she died
Sexy suicide
Sweet nothings for the Nam
You feel where I'm coming from
Have no fear
Everything's is fine
My girl parties
All the time

Did you hear what I said
With this ring I do wed
A body in my bed
She was cool when I met her
But I think I like her better

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

The production is progressive
But the reason is retro
The cause of cold blooded murder
I named it neo-necro
I whisper in her ear
To hear an echo
Echo, co, co
I keep her
It's cheaper
I love too much to let go
We discussed over dinner how she would die
Before the day was done
So I caught her just in time to have a little fun
And you could use a little sun
So scream and holler
Run and play
Wish you could die
Another day

Come back to see this house
Done what I could to revive
My soft side survived
Thought you was alright
And she was alive


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"Necromancer" as written by Thomas Callaway Brian Joseph Burton

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    General CommentCee-Lo to MTV News: "That song is about this figment of my imagination. This woman, in her spare time, only complained about the life she wasn't living. After she picked her poison, whether it be a drink, smoke, et cetera, she becomes more bold, more outspoken, more sensual, funny, charming. All these different things."

    He went on: "She realises everyone is more receptive toward her. She wants to be like that every day. So there goes your habit. So it's storytelling, not so literal. A lot of the album is true to life, but a lot is this vivid imagination I have and good clean fun."
    ExLoveron May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Sweet nothings for the numb
    Feel where Im coming from"
    "I whispered in her ear to hear an echo"

    Those two lines had me convinced he was talking about necrophilia.
    Hmm. I like how he thinks; how he surprises people.
    reptar barson September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way the chords of this set the mood
    i think we all know the meaning...
    agneishdon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm... I wouldn't have thought that at all. I was thinking this song was about date rape pretty much... all these mentions of how I like her better dead (unconcious) that "I caught something in her eye (most stalker types think there victims secretly love them)" and all the mentions of necrophilia giving off how creepy and disgusting date rape really is. However I can see where Cee-lo is coming from too on this one too.
    galactoron August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgalactor...

    i would suggest that he uses date rape and necrophillia as a metaphor and as a vehicle to express what ExLover was talking about
    vieireson October 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with galactor. =D

    Great song.
    fxcking_turtleon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbefore i heard that cee-lo interview, this song gave me a nasty case of the willies. every time i hear it, i shiver a little, what with all the necrophilia and such.
    worsethansexon January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny to hear my friends take this so literally. They now think Cee-lo is a dead people loving weirdo. But anyway, in Shakespearian times, dieing was a metaphor for an orgasm. =3
    TheObsessoron February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted this song as Gnarls expressing his views on woman today. Many obsessed about image and ego are effectively 'braindead' and when he takes a young girl home, he feels as if he is having sex with a dead person.

    From what I have observed in Gnarls' music is that he is always singing about deeper issues, and there are many different perceptions of his songs, but there is also a level of truth to his music.

    In another song, "Its deep that you can be so shallow" -Who Cares.

    These songs are linked in a way.
    Ascendanton June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAscedant- i was thinking he meant the reverse.

    The girls want so bad to be a part of the party, to be alive and attractive that they have to get into drugs and shit to be alive.
    "I think i like her better dead"
    spamer2212on August 09, 2008   Link

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