[VERSE 1]
Scalpel separates the skin
Carbon loving act of sin
Drooling metal over bride
bionic phallus aborticide
Riveting dead flesh to stone
Stillbirth inside Prosthetic-tic womb
grafting Metal onto flesh
sever spleen my welt infest

[CHORUS]
nurse grenade (cut me)
take the blade (dagger)
make the metal sing
nurse grenade (enslave)
take the blade (scalpel)
separate the skin

[VERSE 2]
Kinder skewered in alloy cots
Matron droid milking the cogs
Hatred welds them back again
beating dead hearts though a glassy cage
voice of dog barking the hoax
inject acid tongue e-evoke
Brain dead machine drives the corpse
intravenous hell debauched

[CHORUS]
nurse grenade (cut me)
take the blade (dagger)
make the metal sing
nurse grenade (enslave)
take the blade (scalpel)
separate the skin




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    General CommentHe beginning sounds like "As It Is In Heaven" to me.
    metalspikes82on February 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commento_o Wow, kudos to you dear. I've been trying to pick apart these lyrics for a week now. The first verse was okay but the third verse was incredibly difficult. ^-^b Thank you for saving me all this work~
    HisEchoon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha! .. Okay, I just got them from the Angelspit site, but still.. Uhh.. Your welcome.. xD
    Garbage.Fairyon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the beginning and chorus it sounds to me as though a women is getting an abortion, and they describe her as dead and fake. Shallow. Obviously some one superficial. Some one who bathes in their own arrogance. The pursuit of oblivion. Overindulging in vanity, fame, or the pleasures of the flesh. A state of joy and abundance that is shallow and fleeting.
    Mononucleosison July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song *Might* be talking about suicidal tendencies. Notice all the lines that talk about being cut up? Almost as though that's what someone WANTS.

    However, it could be abortion. I might be wrong.
    HeartlessHatefulon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrightening medical imagery as someone cuts themself open literally, that's what I get.
    cruelarcadiaon May 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with a lot of the interpretations here--abortion, pseudo-masichism, etc. I'm also fairly certain that the second verse of the song is mostly about Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest." For those who don't know, Ratched was the cruel, manipulative head nurse in the novel's hospital who used electroshock therapy, water therapy, and lobotomy to torture and control patients instead of as *actual* therapy. Why I think this:

    "Matron droid milking the cogs"--Nurse Ratched put on a matronly (motherly) facade, and I believe this exact word is used in the books. The main character (a scizofrenic) hallucinated that there were cogs and machinery all over the institution, and that Ratched controlled them. This is a metaphor for her manipulation of the patients, nurses, and doctors in the hospital.

    "Hatred welds them back again"--may refer to Ratched's lackeys--for lack of a better word--the Black Boys. The main character describes how Ratched manipulates the Black Boys' hate to be used against the paitents.

    "Beating dead hearts through a glassy cage"--May refer to the broken-spirited patients "caged" in the hospital.

    "Voice of dog barking the hoax"--may refer to McMurphy, a new patient who sees through Ratched and tries to get the other patients to stand up to her.

    "Brain dead machine drives the corpse"--A patient after a lobotomy, literally brain-dead and somewhat robotic. Most likely refers to McMurphy after his lobotomy.

    Anyway, that's what I think. Sorry that was craptastically long.
    MorbidlyObscureon September 10, 2010   Link

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