I heard he dabbled into witchcraft
I heard occult
Oh, they're pretty much the same

I guess he was adopted
or raised by wolves
That's ridiculous to say

I heard he boiled over
cursed the town
had the touch
so nothing grew

I heard that too
It's true

(That's a lie!)

I heard he spoke in tongues
You're crazy
I heard he was a refugee

I heard he was a monster
a scary ghost
Oh you know there's no such thing

I heard he boiled over
cursed the town
had the touch
so nothing grew

I heard that too
It's true

(That's a lie!)

We're left with some stories and dirt
But this is the part that will hurt

And nobody learned
And now nothing grows here

Always a shy unremarkable man
Then one day he'd had it
And threw up his hands

He filled up his lungs
And he pulled at his hair
And he curled up his lips
And he bellowed:
"You'll never know!
How sorry you'll be!"

I heard he dabbled into witchcraft
I heard occult
Oh, they're pretty much the same

I guess he was adopted
or raised by wolves
That's ridiculous to say

I heard he boiled over
cursed the town
had the touch
so nothing grew

I heard that too
It's true

(That's a lie!)

We're left with some stories and dirt
But this is the part that will hurt

Nobody learns
Now nothing grows

Always a shy unremarkable man
Then one day he'd had it
And threw up his hands

He filled up his lungs
And he pulled out his hair
And he curled up his lips
And he bellowed:
"You'll never know!
How sorry you'll be!"

The looks on their faces
You'd swear they were dead
It finally sunk into their bones
what he said:

"The seed will be bitter!
The harvest will crumble!
Your fields will lay fallow for years
and nothing will grow!"

People will speak of him
once in a while
As legend would have it
You'll hear it for miles

He'll curse up a blue streak
Add lead to the earth
And stink like all manner of things

And nothing will grow.


Lyrics submitted by RitualDevice, edited by eightball666

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    General CommentI'm like 85% confident of these lyrics. They're WAY closer than the ones posted all over the net on the big lyrics sites. The last 8 lines or so are pretty hard to make out. And the "remarkable man" line might not be right.
    RitualDeviceon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics appear to be right to me, thanks for posting them!

    I think this song is pretty straight forward in it's meaning and I believe it is meant to be a story in general, whether it is a metaphor for something else is up to the reader as it could have several meanings.

    Big business rocks, I saw them live and they rocked! Especially 'Shields'.
    jamez5000on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure Coady sings 'Prepare to die' instead of what you wrote ('That's a lie')

    I saw them live a few weeks ago, and it looked more closer to that.
    Dr_Colossuson October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely "That's a lie", at least on the album. If he feels like singing it different live, then it's his song.

    I agree with all of the lyrics except, as you said "always a sign of remarkable man". I'm pretty sure it's "always a shy, unremarkable man". Otherwise, pretty damn good.
    CaptFamouson October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Captain Famous. Also, its "Your stables will burn, And your harvest will crumble, Your fields will lay fallow for years"

    This album is about mental illness, superstition, death, savagery, hardship and other such rottenness that one faced in the old west.
    underthemoochon January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh it's a shame, a remarkable man;
    That one day he'd had it, and threw up his hands...

    ... People will speak every once in a while...
    Me1on November 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe 2nd line is "I heard a cult"
    The rest is close but its still off
    someawesomeguyon February 26, 2011   Link

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