We've drained full confession booths;
Polluted drinking wells with our
repentances and then stood,
grinning with our arms around the shoulders of a rotting child.
Hold that pose.
Provisional, arrogant little pigs who devour their siblings

Shoot that dog if we can't afford to feed
Shoot that dog if we can't afford to feed

Famine fathered a moth
Famine fathered a moth
that begot our fathers

Keep your voices down, I'm sneaking out
Hey! What's the big idea?
Keep your fucking hands off the insight
That rat has got it's mothers eyes
That rat has got it's mothers eyes
breeding ad nauseam, they are throwing themselves into the sea.

Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.
Stop. Theif.

Leave your drunken accident at the prom
It'll grow to mend your broken heart.
Don't sign the dotted line
(Every house is a little bit of hollywood)
The world is too incredible
to bring such ugliness into it
The artist is sneaking down the hall
to impregnate the last of it's kin.
Indescernible muse in a swarm of derivatives

And i deny any part
I deny any part of a

deadbeat godfather
Deadbeat godfather.
Deadbeat godfather.

Bite your tounge.
Who taught you those words?
Blaspheme!
When you are under my roof.
Don't ever say rock n' roll
Don't ever say rock n' roll.


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No Son of Mine song meanings
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    General CommentOK, so in the aforementioned context.. The first part refers to bands helping promote other bands to the public when they don't actually like them, just for the sake of building the "scene." Of course Keith won't stand for that.

    "Keep your voices down, I'm sneaking out
    Hey! What's the big idea?
    Keep your fucking hands off the insight"

    This is Keith getting away from those generic bands, and warning that if you can't be original and creative, music is not for you.

    "That rat has got it's mothers eyes
    breeding ad nauseam, they are throwing themselves into the sea."

    Casts the blame for the state of music scenes on the bands that came before the and helped them come up. Says bands just jump into music blindly, and then are buried in a sea of soundalikes.

    "Stop. Thief."

    Accusing bands of stealing sounds.

    "Leave your drunken accident at the prom
    It'll grow to mend your broken heart.
    Don't sign the dotted line
    (Every house is a little bit of hollywood)
    The world is too incredible
    to bring such ugliness into it
    The artist is sneaking down the hall
    to impregnate the last of it's kin.
    Indescernible muse in a swarm of derivatives"

    This part is important. To paraphrase, 'we don't want to hear your juvenile lyrics. Don't sign a record deal, just quit music. The world is too good for your crappy songs. You'll just perpetuate the problem. How can we tell what inspires your music when it's all so derivative?'

    That's my take, based on what Microman said
    chaesXcoreon March 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentkieth says "
    Bite your tounge
    who tought you those words
    BLASFEMEE when you are under my roof
    don't ever say rock n' roll and i think this song is about there struggle to make it and there parents approval and just growing to handle it
    jake34on July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the heavy intro....
    youxknowiton August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely blaspheme
    halko120on August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm if you mean the spelling.. its blasphemy
    kaityangston August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's BLASPHEME. not blasphemy. not blasfemee. Blaspheme- It's a word. And that's what he says, like halko said.
    cavETIDon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy apologies-i commented before i listened to the song, and i figured that was just a spelling mistake.
    kaityangston August 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFailed the father in law
    yeah we've got our fathers

    Keep your voices down, we're sneaking out.

    We're at the end of the world
    They're pouring themselves into the sea.

    Stop, theif!

    Don't sign the dotted line.
    Every house has a little bit of Hollywood.

    The artist is sneaking down the hole.


    I think.
    D4ncingP3nguinon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWE’VE DRAINED FULL CONFESSION BOOTHS;
    POLLUTED DRINKING WELLS WITH OUR REPENTANCES AND THEN STOOD,
    GRINNING WITH OUR ARM AROUND SHOULDERS OF A ROTTING CHILD.
    HOLD THAT POSE.
    PROVISIONAL, ARROGANT LITTLE PIGS WHO DEVOUR THEIR SIBLINGS.

    SHOOT THAT DOG IF WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FEED.
    SHOOT THAT DOG IF WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FEED.

    FAMINE FATHERED A MOTH. FAMINE FATHERED A MOTH
    THAT BEGOT OUR FATHERS.

    KEEP YOUR VOICES DOWN I’M SNEAKING OUT.
    HEY! WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? KEEP YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF THE INSIGHT
    THAT RAT HAS GOT ITS MOTHERS EYES.
    THAT RAT HAS GOT ITS MOTHERS EYES
    BREEDING AD NAUSEAM, THEY ARE OURING THEMSELVES INTO THE SEA.

    STOP. THEIF.
    STOP. THEIF.
    STOP. THEIF.
    STOP. THEIF
    STOP. THEIF
    STOP. THEIF
    STOP. THEIF

    LEAVE YOUR DRUNKEN ACCIDENT AT THE PROM. IT’LL GROW TO MEND YOUR BROKEN HEART.
    DON’T SIGN THE DOTTED LINE (EVERY HOUSE IS A LITTLE BIT OF HOLLYWOOD).
    THE WORLD IS TOO INCREDIBLE TO
    BRING SUCH UGLINESS INTO IT.
    THE ARTIST IS SNEAKING DOWN THE HALL TO IMPREGNATE THE LAST OF ITS KIN.
    INDESCERNIBLE MUTE IN A SWARM OF DERIVATIVES.
    AND I DENY ANY PART. I DENY ANY PART OF A
    DEADBEAT GODFATHER.
    DEADBEAT GODFATHER.
    DEADBEAT GODFATHER.
    BITE YOUR TONGUE. WHO TAUGHT YOU THOSE WORDS?
    BLASPHEME! WHEN YOU ARE UNDER MY ROOF
    DON’T EVER SAY “ROCK AND ROLL”
    DON’T EVER SAY “ROCK AND ROLL”
    junx2on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about "cookie cutter" bands that have show up on the scene lately and is Keiths way of saying that he dosent want those kind of bands to be his so called "son" or offspings to the scene

    I think this is pretty right considering i heard Keith himslef say it on Stevens Untiled Rock Show
    Microman230on September 05, 2007   Link

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