"Body Snatcher" as written by and Billy Idol....
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    General CommentWhat I have seen in this song is that basically every line relates to Celtic Mythology. Some are more loose, such as reading the signs or the full moon's glow stealing the light. Technically those could be related to other things. Then there are terms like "Headless Horseman" which is just another name for the Dubhlachan (Dullahan), who was created by Crom to hunt down select people (Catholics) in Ireland. Crom is mentioned himself, Crom's name means "The Dark One" or "The Dark Bent One". Banshees are harbringers, messangers of death from Celtic Folklore. The line "The Gods have now been swayed" is also specific in Celtic Mythology. The lable "Demon of Destruction" was a common term for The Morrigan among crusaders. This may not have been the intention, perhaps he was just specifically liking of celtic folklore, but the song actually makes sense in celtic religious belief. That is one of the reasons that I am so fodn of it. Anyhow, the Celtic influence in the song cannot be denied.
    The-Dullahanon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe-Dullahan is right. I think Mr. Idol just wanted to have a lot of fun writing a song, so he threw mythology and fantasy into it. Humans have a need for enchantment that they satisfy with things like religion, reading, movies, etc. Mr. Idol did it here with music. This is a freaking AWESOME song! The way he sings it, you can tell he feels so free.
    RedDollShoeson September 09, 2010   Link

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