"Mother Knows Best (Take 1)" as written by Alice Glass and Ethan Kath....
She's as high as corpses low
Love to love or make her crawl
Iron fist, iron heart
She was made to tear apart

She's as pure as blackened smog
Thou should be closer to God
Fucking tramp, have you seen her
Tried to love but now I'll beat her
H.E.R.P.E.S. I can smell through her dress
H.E.R.P.E.S. That's a fact, mother knows best

Disease dug through her
Horrid bolts, I'll chew her up
She's the one who brings me to life
When I stab her with my hunting knife
Fucking tramp, have you seen her
Tried to love but now I've beat her
Wait till death, it's not over
She's my bloody four leaf clover


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Mother Knows Best (Take 1) song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about a very bloody, violent relationship and Alice is singing the part of a enraged male who rapes, abuses, and murders a woman. "she was made to tear apart" like she was made for him to "tear" like she is an object to him. "stab her with my hunting knife" and "fucking tramp" definatley gives us the sense of how violent the narrator of this song is. i definatley think the song tells a story.
    KEEPLIVINGITon July 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "iron fist, iron heart", instead of "I am fierce, I am hard"
    Cam-winon July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's as high as corpses low
    Love to love or make her crawl
    I am fierce, I am hard
    She wants me to tear her apart

    She's as pure as blackened smog
    She should feel closer to god God
    Fucking tramp, have you seen her
    I tried to love but now I'll beat her
    H-E-R-P-E-S, I can smell through her dress
    H-E-R-P-E-S, that's a fact, mother knows best

    Disease dug through her
    Horrid bolts, I'll chew her up
    She's the one who brings me to life when I stab her with my hunting knife
    Fucking tramp, have you seen her
    I tried to love but now I've beat her
    Wait till death, it's not over
    She's my bloody four-leaf clover


    anddd i think this song is about a female sleeping with a guy, (verse 1) then her mom finds out and beats/hurts her. (verses 2,3) cause everyone keeps saying its about a girl cheating on her husband, and him beating her after. but then why does alice put mother knows best in it. :S

    anywho. enjoy! :)
    CANNIBALEATERon July 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to think it was

    "I am fierce,
    I am hot,
    She wants me to
    Tear her apart."

    Lol.

    And later, it sounds more like,
    "Thou should be closer to God"
    not "She should feel closer to God".


    Still, I like the other version better.
    The "c-c-c is for cunt" line was the best part of the song.
    vivalapandabearon December 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"She's my bloody (fon-lic, it sounds like, but that's not a word) lover"

    I definitely hear "lover" in the last word, and four-leaf clover just seems a bit... odd, after the rest of the song.
    polkadot.peekabooon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that "iron fist, iron heart" are more powerful lyrics.

    Also to me this song is about sleeping with someone who has nasty S.T.D's and they haven't told you. The lyrics have a lot of anger so I am assuming it's someone the lyricist once cared for, perhaps a partner and they were sharing their private parts around.
    Louiecampbellon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is not about STDS LOL!!! its about a mother who is convinced that her daughter's a slut and wants to beat on her as punishment for simply having sex in high school. ergo she must have herpes. Thats why she says iron heart, and, theres a sickness inside she needs to hunt, tried to love her now i'll beat her..its the mother talking and shes justifying putting her hands on her daughter by assuming that shes a slut because she probably had sex which is why her dress smelled afterwards, but to Alice, I would assume that she sees this treatment as unfair especially considering she was in high school at the time. having sex would have been par for the course. We know shes in high school because she mentions a football field.
    charredon July 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionReminds me of Carrie's mum.
    olephantieon January 08, 2011   Link

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