Thou shall not
Thou shall not want
Thou shalt not
Thou shalt not want
Any or all that you feed so kindly

Thou shalt not
Thou shalt not break
Thou shalt not break
Any or all that you feed so slowly

But in the morn' there’s a holy dove
And it comes ripping through the trees
You're the one I love
But I'll kill all that I see

I just want my arsenic and clover
No matter what the heathens say
I just want arsenic and

Thou shalt not
Thou shalt not fear
Thou shalt not
Thou shalt not fear
Any or all that you see so kindly

But in the morn' there’s a holy love
And it comes ripping through the trees
You're the one I love
But I'll kill all that I see

I just want my arsenic and clover
No matter what the heathens say
I just want arsenic and

I just want my arsenic and clover
No matter what the heathens say
I just want arsenic and

I just want my arsenic and clover
No matter what the heathens say
I just want arsenic and


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Arsenic and Clover song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about the time when Chad got sick over in Africa and the small village he was in, treated him with a old practiced religious remedy for his illness. So when he says "i just want my arsenic and clover, no matter what the heathens say" means he'll take their medicine, because it seems to be working, even if others would say not too, since it's unsafe. A heathen is a person who discounts every religion out there, except for the major three, so I think he's pretty much saying "I don't give a shit if the heathens say this remedy won't work, I'm using it, I believe in it"

    This song is so catchy, one of my favorites on the album.
    madisonron November 08, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI can't say I agree with the message. I wouldn't take arsenic without good scientific reason. But it's a catchy song that makes you think. Those are rare nowadays.
    Sharpon November 13, 2009   Link

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