"vulture" as written by and Alexander Wilke Patrick Wolf....
vulture
down
down

losing my head to hollywood
my liver to london
my youth to tokyo
still on with the show

on
and on
and on
on

it's a
hard
lesson
but let me learn...

and the big wheels turn, turn
all your forest fires burn
and all my dead meat yearns
for the vulture's return

take this
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
my
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
your
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
my
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat

coming down
vulture
coming down
down
down
down

down in santa monica
suicide motel
one date with the devil
(satan)
seven days in hell
but mother don't worry
i said the boy is doing fine
home in a hurry
i'll be sane with good time

t-t-t-t-t-t-time, time

hard
lessons
let me learn

and the big wheels turn, turn
and all your forest fires burn
and all my dead meat yearns
for the vulture's return

take my
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
my
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
your
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
your
d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat

come on down
dead meat
vulture


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  • 0
    Song MeaningWatching the video makes it seem pretty obvious...

    "losing my head to hollywood
    my liver to london
    my youth to tokyo
    still on with the show

    on
    and on
    and on
    on"

    On tour, PW he went through depression and everywhere he went he felt less and less whole but he was still required to play.

    "it's a
    hard
    lesson
    but let me learn..."

    S&M big time. He's basically asking for punishment :-P

    "and the big wheels turn, turn
    all your forest fires burn
    and all my dead meat yearns
    for the vulture's return

    take this
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    my
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    your
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    my
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat

    coming down
    vulture
    coming down
    down
    down
    down"

    Again S&M but great use of imagery!

    "down in santa monica
    suicide motel
    one date with the devil
    (satan)
    seven days in hell
    but mother don't worry
    i said the boy is doing fine
    home in a hurry
    i'll be sane with good time"

    While on tour PW did experiment with satanic sex acts. This lyric is referencing to one particular occassion in Santa Monica where he temporarily was "demonized" for 7 days. He calms himself down by telling his own mother he's fine and will be sane soon.


    Patrick is amazing! This song proves his amazing ability to experiment with all themes of lyrics and music.
    interpolarityon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWatching the video makes it seem pretty obvious...

    "losing my head to hollywood
    my liver to london
    my youth to tokyo
    still on with the show

    on
    and on
    and on
    on"

    On tour, PW he went through depression and everywhere he went he felt less and less whole but he was still required to play.

    "it's a
    hard
    lesson
    but let me learn..."

    S&M big time. He's basically asking for punishment :-P

    "and the big wheels turn, turn
    all your forest fires burn
    and all my dead meat yearns
    for the vulture's return

    take this
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    my
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    your
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat
    my
    d-d-d-d-d-d-dead meat

    coming down
    vulture
    coming down
    down
    down
    down"

    Again S&M but great use of imagery!

    "down in santa monica
    suicide motel
    one date with the devil
    (satan)
    seven days in hell
    but mother don't worry
    i said the boy is doing fine
    home in a hurry
    i'll be sane with good time"

    While on tour PW did experiment with satanic sex acts. This lyric is referencing to one particular occassion in Santa Monica where he temporarily was "demonized" for 7 days. He calms himself down by telling his own mother he's fine and will be sane soon.


    Patrick is amazing! This song proves his amazing ability to experiment with all themes of lyrics and music.
    interpolarityon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAaah my heavens.

    This song is amazing. The video was ... stunning.
    ContraryMissMaryon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay for this song and battle
    He came into crowd for these two :D
    Grabbed my hand during Battle
    amaze!
    l6lVULTUREl9lon May 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit clearly is about some sex experiences he made in l.a. during his tour in the u.s.

    in an interview patrick wolf said
    "vulture collaburation between me and alec empire, alec send some beats and some synth noises. it was triggering this experience i had in l.a."
    before he ended up in this strange experience he "reached an american version of the all time low i was experiencing in london" before
    "and again like the moment the song was finished … i could just totally close that book - that time of my life"

    his answer to the question what he learned from this experience in l.a.
    "if you gonna sleep with dogs you gonna have flees — be careful who you end up in bed, kids"


    btw first the video seems to be really provocing but when i watched a few times i began to like it. it fits the song
    annasmton June 07, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thought that this was just generally about how whilst touring he was pretty wrecked and that the vulture(s) were people who wanted something for him. Satanic sex acts eh? Wow, I think that's weird on the basis that Patrick isn't at all religious. Still whatever floats his boat.
    ambrielon April 09, 2009   Link

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