Hole up, kid, there's a storm coming down
Work those fingers to the bone
You got grit, that's a fact
You build 'em up just to knock 'em all down

Dig a hole that goes down deep in the ground
And when the time comes crawl in
As the earth all shudders
At the pounding of the feet of the four horsemen

You aren't safe under the earth
Hiding your actions covered in dirt
Like a snake shedding its skin
If you fess up you can start all over again

And the whirlwind lifts you up to the ceiling
The balconies pass
But you don't even see them
As they go by
And it whips your bodies higher and higher
When your lips lock
You both catch on fire
The crowd covers their eyes

You've forgotten everything but yourselves
You don't really even matter to each other
It's the rush that you get when you know you've done wrong
As you bake your bodies separate
But you never notice that the other is burning
You just pity yourself

You aren't safe to sit on this earth
Hiding your actions covered in dirt
Like a snake shedding its skin
If you fess up you can start all over again

And the whirlwind lifts you up to the ceiling
The balconies pass
But you don't even see them
As they go by
And it whips your bodies higher and higher
When your lips lock
You both catch on fire
The crowd covers their eyes


Lyrics submitted by SoakedinMercury, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Magnifico

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    General CommentFrom the site:

    "Anyway the next song is called "One More Notch" and was inspired by the 2nd circle of hell in Dante's inferno. It is about a love affair that shouldnt exist, and how the characters are hiding their relationship from the public, but in the end they should not be together and they are dealed out a pretty serious punishment. The song talks about how even after the characters are dead they will still be in hell, echoed in the line "you aren't safe under the earth, hiding your actions covered in dirt" but then, it offers a less cruel option for those who catch themselves early enough and says "like a snake, shedding its skin if you fess up you can start all over again", suggesting that those who confess to the ones they have hurt will be forgiven. As for the narrative, they are dancing in a ballroom and a whirlwind begins to sweep them off the floor- at first it seems romantic and magical but then they begin to spin out of control and at the peak of the dance they burst into flames. The thing is, they are so greedy and self absorbed, they don't realize the other is on fire so they frantically try to save themselves while their "lover" burns. Ahh sweet horrible terrifying justice."
    prayingmantis84on August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh Murder by Death is so brilliant!
    I do hope I get a chance to see them live sometime,
    fucking wonderful!
    som3wh4td4m4g3don July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably my favorite off of "in bocca al lupo". I love that it's based off of dante's inferno. Because when I read the lyrics that was the first thing I thought of. again he did an amazing job painting a picture within a song
    Despise13on November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song ! anybody know what the film they were playing with them on stage was for this song?
    cdomeieron July 03, 2011   Link

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