"Beating On Death's Door" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
She's a slack one, born of greed
Speaking endless words, long and empty
A beggar who still wants to choose
A dethroned queen still demands her due
If you want something for nothing you take what you get
A virgin whore in a dirty wedding dress

Scream for salvation, beating on death's door
But just be careful what you wish for

There's blood stain on the ceiling
But you're the only duck in the shooting gallery
Trying to look out a bricked-in window
Your destiny lies in the alley below
Trying to see yourself in a shattered mirror
When all else fails, she told you with broken arms
There's poison in her veins, but the bitch comes for free
A quick fix for all that you think that you need.

Scream for salvation, beating on death's door
But just be careful what you wish for
The patron saint of fools answers all your request
She's all yours now, so deal with it

There's no shoulder left to cry wolf on
You're tied in knots that can't be undone
No more warnings will fall on deaf ears
You lied too many times now no one cares
No one cares

An empty promise with a heart of tin
Her crooked smile beguiles and it draws you within
The hope for something more, all that you wish for
A kick to the head and a boot to the door
Chasing a dragon in a ladies clothes
A paper trail ends in choking smoke
But you know that you lit the match yourself
Play the burning cards you dealt

Scream for salvation, beating on death's door
But just be careful what you wish for
The patron saint of fools answers all your request
She's all yours now, so deal with it

Broken


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"Beating on Deaths Door" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentOriginally I thought this song was about someone who you think is soo great and perfect and all they do is screw with your head, leading you on, as they do with everyone else.
    "A virgin whore in a dirty wedding dress"
    "There's poison in her veins, but the bitch comes for free,
    A quick fix for all that you think that you need."
    "She's all yours now, so deal with it."
    "Broken"

    Dunno, thats just me, my ideas dont tie in well with the title and a few lines.
    Bloodhawkon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. One of my personal favorites from the new CD. The lyrics are good, plenty of metaphors and refrences. I can't understand every line, but the general idea to me seems to be about marriage, or maybe it has to deal with the end of a marriage. I can't tell for sure.

    Any ideas anyone?
    supergump88on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOriginally I thought this song was about someone who you think is soo great and perfect and all they do is screw with your head, leading you on, as they do with everyone else.
    "A virgin whore in a dirty wedding dress"
    "There's poison in her veins, but the bitch comes for free,
    A quick fix for all that you think that you need."
    "She's all yours now, so deal with it."
    "Broken"

    Dunno, thats just me, my ideas dont tie in well with the title and a few lines.
    Bloodhawkon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentguhhr she must have been a bitch.
    forever_hauntedon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, seems like my first guess was completely off. Chris Ryff pretty much nailed it on the head. This song is about heroin abusers. I saw Randy talk about it in an interview on ultimate guitar.

    If anyone wants to see the article, here it is.
    ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/…
    supergump88on October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChicks...This is about chicks that use you and always come back when they need someone.
    Ashes of the Wakeon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on this album, easily.
    csanchez76on February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song, and it is about herion junkies (says randy). The breakdown....it almost sounds like a strobe light of guitars...lol thats just what i thot when i firts heard it.
    PuppyButcheron March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSacrament is a tame and ball-less album.
    unrelasedon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo's your face!

    Seriously though, I really wouldn't go as far to say Sacrament is a "tame and ball-less album." Sure, they've changed a lot since their Burn the Priest days, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Personally, I think they've grown a lot since then, and I seriously hope they continue to grow.
    supergump88on April 25, 2007   Link

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