I was born in a hospital
that was very big and white
The hands of a male doctor
pulled me into the light
My grandmother cut
the umbilical cord
and I took my first breath
in a maternity ward

They gave me food and shelter.
they gave me clothes and things
I was allowed to go to school
and I was encouraged to sing
I was healthy,
I was a privileged soul
and I am lucky today,
and thankful on the whole

I am called Scorpio,
if they got the date right
I cannot transcend this caste
even if I tried

I hope to kill
a great lion someday
and I will because with
work ethic I was raised

Fire, Water, Earth, Wind have gone
to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

Elements are assigned.
Stars given names.
Baseball on T.V., pictures in frames
I am still hunting
for the hide of such sheen
My hair is still curly
and my eyes are still green

Stick a needle in my eye
I'm middle class 'til the day I die


Lyrics submitted by RaineBM1185

Lionkiller song meanings
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    General CommentTo me, Lionkiller has always been about Cass himself, which is rare since he rarely sings about himself. To me this is one of the few exceptions.

    I know Cass must be somewhat of a Hank Williams fan since he referenced Lovesick Blues as a "foundational.... thing" in his Guitar Moves video. "My hair is still curly and my eyes are still green" is clearly a reference to "My hair is still curly and my eyes are still blue" from Why Don't You Love Me by Hank Williams. It seems to be the perfect example of how he references other artists and media but modifies it to make it his own.
    PoprocksCkon June 02, 2015   Link

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