vague men tied to a stake
gather round your little ones
feast your eyes, steady your aim, behold!


we hit shore dragging miles of verse
poisoned food on the line
we're throwing it back.
thought the meat of this kill would feed starving artists for centuries.


skin him! gut him!
this is not what we bargained for
he is worthless unless he is whole.
make bait, food for thought
spit back every hound
spit back every hound


all that we hunt for, we are
plastic rabbits and white elephants
an unclothed singularity is the fox that the dogs couldn't reach


skin him! gut him!
the contaminated repast for the head of the bachelor band
make bait, food for thought
you have no idea what you're up against
you have no idea.


chewed off my very own head to get me out of this trap


bring me the tongue
everything else is fat
salvage the tongue
discard the rest of him


bring me the tongue
everything else is fat
bring me the tongue
bring me the tongue
bring me the tongue
throw back the rest of him


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A Gentleman's Sport song meanings
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    General CommentKiller song! is the guy that is being hunted for only being hunted for his tongue?
    Pointofgravityon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe only wants the tongue as a trophy. a symbol of his bravery if u like. the song's a statement of how hunter's only hunt for there personal pride, not for anything beneficial to anyone else.

    "chewed off my very own head to get me out of this trap" - great line. this is an expression of the cruelty of the sport reckon.

    "a gentlemans sport" being keith's usual brilliantly sarcastic self. such a hero.

    thats my opinion anyways...
    joelc12on January 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI actually think it's about Muscians, mainly lead singers how they're only really wanted for their fame, and hunted by fans like animals.
    xMattyohhxon January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about owning what you say while not hiding under a cloak of anonymity. But I also agree with what JoelC is saying. Also the line about baiting is interesting.
    Arachidamiaon April 05, 2010   Link

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