before you know i'm swept away
watching my shadow eat off my plate
and i went to sleep a shell of a man
i woke up the same so i slept in again

These eyes went bad
Trying to see light
God I'm drunk
And I fell on my knife

before you know these days are gone
a roman candle fired at dawn

it was accidently discovered
you had cold blood running through your veins
when you cut your punch on a broken windo
and the blood froze like frost on the shattered pane

and you had a hunger growing inside you
that only bloodlust could ever fulfill
you extricated yourself to the jungle
to try to temper that instinct to kill

bury deep in the hot hot sand a portrait of your mothe
take those hands and kill that man standing in the mirror

you were raised as a wild wolf cub
although it seems you sleep like a lamb
you don't know what to do with her love
it's like a live grenade in your hands

your father warned you about temptation
and all the wicked women that it breeds
but when you met her you knew live was over
her damnation is what your body needs

bury deep in the hot hot sand
a portrait of your mother
take those hands and kill that man
standing in the mirror

bury deep in the hot hot sand
a portrait of your mother
take those hands and kill that man
standing in the mirror

bury deep in the hot hot sand
a portrait of your mother
take those hands and kill that man
standing in the mirror

i was raised on wolve's milk
though it seems i sleep like a lamb
and i was raised on wolves milk
though it seems i sleep like a lamb


Lyrics submitted by shakeshake, edited by DarcDiscordia

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    General CommentYou're missing some lyrics between the first stanza and the second. They're a little foggy, but here's a shot:
    These eyes went bad
    Trying to see light
    God I'm drunk
    And I fell on my knife
    blurppion December 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeing somewhat of a romantic masochistic, I think I know where honus is coming from.
    We've all met those women we know are going to completely and utterly destroy everything in our lives.
    But holy shit, is it really, really fun.

    I don't know about whole Oedipus complex reference, but that's just me.

    God I love this band.
    punkonjunkon October 06, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionAhh I can't believe more people haven't commented this song! It's the first Man Man song I ever heard and I have quite an affinity for it for that reason- plus the fact that it's totally righteous. It pulls at a lot of different potential reactions; it's depressing and emotional, but violently sexual and angry. The unity of effect could be described as 'upsetting.'

    Righteous.
    kaylzazzon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a werewolf. The man is in love with a woman, but knows that the wolf will kill her. He cannot resist her so he visits perhaps a gypsy or voodoo practitioner to cure the curse who gives the advice "bury deep in the hot hot sand..."
    underthemoochon February 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line about burying a portrait of your mother is a reference to El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky. In the beginning of the movie El Topo orders his son to bury a picture of his mother as well as his favorite stuffed animal in the desert.
    senseofwanderon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song couldnt be any sexier, any darker. I am just absolutely in love with it.
    I love the female back vocals of the chorus. I don't think it's about a werewolf. I think that's a bit too literal. The werewolf imagry is (in my opinion) used as a metaphore to illustrate both the duality of man (righteousness vs. indulgence) and the animalistic way we act upon our urges toward the opposite sex. I love the theme of self-hatred.... ("your father warned you about temptation, and all the wicked women that it breeds, when you met her you knew life was over, her damnation is what your body needs") this man grew up as many people did - with the lie that sex was something evil. He's turning into a beast over the lust for a woman, and is willing to go to hell for it. He hates himself, but he can't help himself..... he will have her.... so sexy.
    kaotic73on March 22, 2012   Link

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