With these milky lips
We’re kissing violence
On these loving tongues
we burn up kings

Turn your fucking cheek
I’m gunna drive the knife through
Your stench of deceit
Before you get a chance to


Your sharp intellect
With crippling silence
Slip between the sheets
Stealthy compliance

Den of lying snakes
2 faced junky social mores
Mandrake concentrate
I’ll give you fucking sores

Shadow whisper breaking chalice
Burning candle blackened malice
Casting circles weeping callous (don’t get mad)
Voodoo pinning devil jealous (get even)

first light a fire
next wicked speak
burn singe the hair
vex seal with spit

I am your sweet regret
With protective shell
Gently drag you down
though this dirty hell

Blood brothers, narcissism
Duplicity isn’t new
spit sisters, egotism
Watch me while I throttle you

Full of frailty
Growing desperate
To insanity
Pervert flesh on a plate

Scream out treachery
Everyone likes to look
They just want to see you
Dancing on a meat hook

Dance of darkness beats
Spent words misconstrued
Under dermis seethes
Entertainment for the few
Mouth loaded with a gun
Trap door with vocal chords
God puppet beats a drum
Entertainment for the bored
Zombie doll with wings
Feasting on rot
Evil siren sings
cast the fat lot
Vulture rip away
Scavenging parasite
Full blown soul decay
Under the silver knife



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    General CommentAvess_the strange,
    put on a pair of headphones, and listen closely, while it can be mistaken for violets, when you listen close, you can clearly hear violence.

    This song isn't about a single act of revenge but a greater scale. They are talking more about anarchy, and social revolution. The witchcraft references the inquisition, fight the oppressors, the likes.
    Ikthielon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure DestroyX says "we're kissing violets" but this song fucking RULES. Sounds like witchcrafttt
    Avess_thestrangeon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it does seem a abit like witchcraft.

    A relationship gone sour and the singer feels a curse is needed for revenge.
    Tushon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE ANGELSPIT! But that's not the point. This song to me is about someone dating some one else, and thier significant other cheated on them. so instead of getting mad, she wants to get even. so to give the song a new outlooks instead of seeming just like every other cheat/hate song, and ramble on about how much they hate the other, they add a satanic ritual feel too it.
    Needon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE ANGELSPIT! But that's not the point. This song to me is about someone dating some one else, and thier significant other cheated on them. so instead of getting mad, she wants to get even. so to give the song a new outlooks instead of seeming just like every other cheat/hate song, and ramble on about how much they hate the other, they add a satanic ritual feel too it.
    Needon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Duplicity isn’t new"

    I think this is the key line.

    Notice the blatant reference to Christianity "Turn your fucking cheek"
    Generally this is supposed to suggest humility, forgiveness, perhaps supplication. This act of humility, it might be hoped, serves to show your enemy the error in his ways. Let God 'whisper in his ear' in a sense.

    But it also suggests that certain things must be 'left to God.' In this second vein one can see it as turning away from a situation that is slapping your proverbial face. Like when the TV is showing starving children in Africa or enslaved workers in China which might make us think twice about buying that diamond or ipod.

    "With these milky lips
    We’re kissing violence
    On these loving tongues
    we burn up kings"

    In our quest to satisfy the flesh--ironically considered secondary to the spirit in (much) modern Christian theology btw--we facilitate the violence that the satisfaction perpetrates. (I'll speak for America because that's what I know about the most. Though I'm sure Australia has its parallels.) Columbia and Mexican gangs murder each other and any inconvenient civilians for the privilege of supplying us with our drugs. Communist fascists enslave their people pushing them to suicide to supply us with our ipods, ipads, and ifucks.

    This isn't Illuminati, this is all below the surface. Perfectly. Normal. Human. Nature.

    "Turn your fucking cheek
    I’m gunna drive the knife through
    Your stench of deceit
    Before you get a chance to"

    Notice the interrupt at the end? That's us. We've stopped listening. They aren't talking to some anonymous 'Other'--not some "Them" over there but US right here. We deceive ourselves with religion, our 'opiates' and yes, music. There is a frustration here, I think, because music is their (AS's) medium. They want to shout out the truth, drive a knife through this cloud of deceit but there is perhaps also a fear that they are contributing to it.

    (Aside: I saw an interview with these guys on Youtube and the interview compared them to Lords of Acid (with songs like, 'Let me see your pussay'--which is fun for an escape but that's about it) and I got the sense that they were offended. I'm sure they aren't looking to shit where they eat but a lot of their songs are about the 'fad' direction goth/punk is heading. Back in the day punk was rebellious, yes, but it was also political, critical and uncompromising. There is a sense that that has been lost when people care about--for example--whether DestroyX is getting a little 'chubby'. I even saw a poster on youtube moan, 'I miss her!' in reference to her weight as if she'd gone somewhere. She wasn't this intelligent, amazing, powerhouse. She's just a collection of body parts subject to 'innocent' comments about her weight)
    Time for bed. Maybe I'll finish this. Probably not
    grammarsaladon July 18, 2012   Link

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