"The Poison Woman" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
The seed of the apothecary
An heir to aided ends
She loves the sound they make
As they expel
A breath
The soul from the chest

She laughs a little
But never makes a sound

She swears she's offering you something savory
So take a drink of product number one
And now it seems a smooth intoxication
Well, just one drop is more than enough

She never dwells on penitence
Advancing in a haze
Besides the fast of incompetence

She laughs a little
But never smiles

She swears she's offering you something savory
So take a drink of product number one
And now it seems a smooth intoxication
Well, just one drop is more than enough

She has her superstitions
They've got their rationale on call
[They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]
Shes got a new tradition
(...?)
[They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]
She has no apprehension
Habit sustains her wickedness
[They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]

[Repeat: x2]
With the weight of the world
On her shoulders
She don't want none
Of the sins
As they unfurl
In her palms,
In her palms

[Repeat: x6]
Take this bottle


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"The Poison Woman" as written by Casey Blue Crescenzo

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    General CommentI don't know what you guys are talking about? 'The French part?' I don't hear any French...
    JankyHooptyon July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe seed of the apothecary
    An heir to aided ends
    She loves the sound they make
    As they expel
    A breath
    The soul from the chest

    She laughs a little
    But never makes a sound

    She swears she's offering you something savory
    [What lies she tells]
    So take a drink, her products number one
    [Right down the hatch?]
    And now it seems a smooth intoxication
    Well, just one drop is more than enough

    She never dwells on penitence
    Advancing in a haze
    [A million men have reached an end]
    A side effect of incompetence

    She laughs a little
    But never smiles

    She swears she's offering you something savory
    [What lies she tells]
    So take a drink her, products number one
    [Right down the hatch?]
    And now it seems a smooth intoxication
    Well, just one drop is more than enough

    She has her superstitions
    They've got their rationale on call
    [They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]
    Shes got a new tradition
    Involving ethylene glycol
    [They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]
    She has no apprehension
    Habit sustains her wickedness
    [They never saw it coming, they never stood a chance]

    With the weight of the world
    On her shoulders
    She don't want none
    Of the sins
    As they unfurl
    In her palms,
    In her palms
    [x2]

    Take this bottle
    [x6]
    JankyHooptyon July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Habit sustains her viciousness' - viciousness sounds like wickedness to me.
    sirensflashingon June 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"ethylene glycol" is very sweet, but toxic in large quantities
    and I'm having trouble with the french part, wtf ? all the poison isn't something
    yeah, meaning's somewhat obvious; reminds me of a saloon for some reason
    devinxdisasteron June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably "apprehension" not "appichension"
    jeannieanlineon July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Take this bottle..." From what I gather the Boy later feeds that bottle of poison to his father (in the song 'Father')
    peacegrrlon August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is supposed to represent the decieving side of war, and is also parallel to the pimp and the priest. They both seem like something pure, and then end up being bad people, hence the lyrics at the end when the background singers and yelling "let them fold, let them fold"
    uiop21on August 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was conflicted as to why The Dear Hunter ever ended up with the apothecary in the first place. I mean, what would've prompted him to seek her services? This question plagued me until I realized that the apothecary is not a poison maker, it's a medicine fabricator. You can get all kinds of drugs from those sorts of people. So, maybe he ended up with antifreeze because his war buddies were using it recreationally and the apothecary let them know that a single drop is more than enough, telling them to not overdo it or they'll die... I suppose...
    mIKAIKAgon February 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the dear hunter and his army buddies at the apothecarry somewhere trying to find something to get high off of to forget about the war, it was maby cheaper or stronger than booze at the time or something.
    the apothecary is sly and deceteful in her selling of her drugs, this seems to parallel with how people were signed up to the army
    "she swears shes offering you something savory"
    like the war enlisters promising glory an that.
    also the lines
    "a million men have reached and end
    a side effect of incompetence"
    she is talking about how many people have OD'd on drugs and died through incompetence, it also parallels with the millions of people who have died in wars because they have been tricked into joining or something and were to incompetent to see through the offer of glory.

    perhapse the apothecary herself is hinting in a desceptive way that they are the victims of the reruting techniques.
    jpainsworthon October 09, 2010   Link

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