"Surgery" as written by and Michael Allen Patton....
Coming back from surgery,
Coming up on seventeen,
Some kind of plasty or maybe a lobotomy.

Coming back from surgery,
Coming up on seventeen,
I don't remember how I looked
Before he got to me.


Coming up on twenty-three,
Cut a piece of skin for me,
Never have to wait in line; he
Never seems to know it's me

And he's standing over me,
Wide awake and clenching teeth,
"Now it's time," he says "for you
To open up so I can see."

Caked... all...
Caked all over...



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"Surgery" as written by Michael Patton

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    General CommentIt's about plastic surgery. Being caked all over in blood, collagen, and fake parts. "Never have to wait in line they never seem to know it's me" Now that she looked different she didn't have to wait for anything, they didn't know it was the same old ugly person underneath the new face.
    SnowNinjaon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont get the caked all over part? i dont understand...
    daniellereneeurieon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think caked all over means that the blood is caking over the person who had undergone the surgery.
    tastefuldeathon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure shes singing about being at the dentist... jus what i gather from it and for the above comment "caked all over" if lookin from a dentist point of view is prob all crap she had on her teeth.. who knows maybe she ate a lot of junk food when she was younger and has a fear of the dentist cuz of bad experiences so she made a song about it
    floorpeeon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentComing back from surgery,
    Coming up on seventeen,
    Some kind of 'oplasty or maybe a lobotomy.

    Coming back from surgery,
    Coming up on seventeen,
    I don't remember how I looked before he got to me.

    Coming up on twenty-three
    Cut a piece of skin off me,
    Never have to wait in line; they never seem to know it's me

    And he's standing over me,
    Wide awake and clenching teeth,
    "Now it's time," he says "for you to open up so I can see."

    Caked... all...
    Caked all over..

    ====Ive got this lyrics from some blog and the blogger said she caught this from BODOG,,,
    ====Anyhow, it makes more sense that it used "-oplasty" to generalize plastic surgeries. I don't think oralplasty is a word anyways.
    tastefuldeathon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto tastefuldeath:

    "ORAL-PLASTY" with the hyphen or space is a word. Just not connected without space like the original poster had written it.

    But, to me oral-plasty makes better sense than oplasty (general surgery) because it sounds like the speaker is one confused individual.

    A lobotomy is frontal lobe surgery, which would indicate something significantly wrong with the speaker's brain on a physical level.

    The cutting of skin and not having to wait in line is really confusing however. It sounds like it could be plastic surgery, but I'm not so sure. I don't know what she means by "they never seem to KNOW it's me".

    Really strange, that stanza right there. I'd guess that maybe the surgery she underwent at age 17 was pretty traumatic. It could be that her family doesn't really seem to recognize her anymore.

    But, the CAKE part is pretty obvious, obviously she's woke up during the middle of surgery and she's freaking out! lol.

    The doctor is standing over her, is the first thing she sees.

    Suddenly, she finds herself WIDE AWAKE, clenching teeth from pain of surgery. Next, she hears the doctor say something to her sort of but not really as he isn't expecting her to be conscious to hear him say it.

    So, after she hears her doctor say 'open up!' she see's her own (I'm going to take guess based off of the LOBOTOMY statement) BRAINS covering her body.

    She sees her own brain tissue covering her body, and is likely horrified by it. Also, she said she doesn't remember what she looked like before he got to her, might have to do with the lobotomy. Probably, when her brain surgery treated her, by cutting out the target brain tissue she can't remember squat anymore.
    michinobu_zonedon May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWOW!!!

    Get this everybody, AT AGE 23, ROSEMARY KENNEDY (sister of late President John F. Kennedy) had a lobotomy because her father complained about her "moodiness". Unfortunately, the lobotomy ruined her mental capacities and she couldn't talk anymore, use the bathroom anymore. The poor girl was reduced to an infantile state of mind.

    As a result, her and JFK's dad hid Roesemary's accident with surgery for years. So sad! Kind of messed up.
    michinobu_zonedon May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWOW!!!

    Get this everybody, AT AGE 23, ROSEMARY KENNEDY (sister of late President John F. Kennedy) had a lobotomy because her father complained about her "moodiness". Unfortunately, the lobotomy ruined her mental capacities and she couldn't talk anymore, use the bathroom anymore. The poor girl was reduced to an infantile state of mind.

    As a result, her and JFK's dad hid Roesemary's accident with surgery for years. So sad! Kind of messed up.
    michinobu_zonedon May 08, 2008   Link

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