Son of Man
Rise up Son of Man
New York cities' Son of Sam
With a gun in hand
He reaps the women of our land

Blood and family does his death depravity
Keep out of his way
Live to lie another day

He picked up a .44 calibur gun
To shoot her down, down

He was told to kill
Dogs and Demons gave him will
Fear and roaming nights
Some remember hating life

Nobody wants him
He just stares at the world
Planning his vengance
That he will soon unfurl

Now the time is here
For Son of Sam to spread fear
Father holy ghost, wicked son who kills the most

Nobody wants him
They just turn their heads
Nobody helps him
Now he has his revenge

Down, down, down...

Gunshots full of lead
Fills his victims full of dread
Running as fast as they can
Son of Sam killed again!

Down, down, down...
Down, down, down...


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    General Commentanyone notice this is similar to Iron Man from Black Sabbath?
    Jackiepon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about David Berkowitz who was a serial killer in the 70's, born in Brooklyn, New York. He reffered to himself as the "Son of Sam"

    "He picked up a .44 calibur gun"
    - He used .44 calibur gun with his murders . . pretty self explainatory.

    "Dogs and demons gave him will"
    - reffers to a dog who he thought was 'possesed by an ancient demon' that was allegedly the one who 'issued him to kill'

    Name-wise 'Berkowitz' is the "serial killer" part of "Daisy Berkowitz's" name.
    xskunkxon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's similar to Iron Man. It's definetly about David Berkowitz.

    He was actually called the ".44 Killer" by police because of the weapon he used, but then he started leaving notes at the crime scenes, refering to himself as the "Son of Sam".

    "Dogs and Demons gave him will"
    He said his neighbor's dog was the one telling him to kill, but he later admitted that he only said that just to get attention.
    LPwnson October 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits manson's remake of iron man but its about son of sam.
    JustinGaffneyon February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDavid Berkowitz. Daisy Berkowitz is the Scott Putesky's stage name lol
    I had no idea that ".44 calibur" or "Son of Sam" bit had anything to do with David Berkowitz. I thought this song was talking about a young boy going threw tough times in life that had became an eager Satanist "dogs (or gods) and demons gave him will" wanted revenge on the world that frowned upon him as he stared at them with wanting of something from them but not recieving it....which shaped into hate and payback for whatever reasons. This song also reminded me of school shooting..such as columbine.
    RoZeCoRpZeon March 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentanother way to look at "dogs and demons gave him will" is....the dogs and demons could have been the people that hurt this person, which left him full of anger and a yearning for vengeance.
    RoZeCoRpZeon March 15, 2011   Link

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