"Rocket Skates" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
You're red, soaking wet.
I'm right next to you.
You're red, soaking wet.
Lets writhe, let me see you trip.
One move that will keep you wet.
Lets fall in a long sadistic trance.
Put the keys in our hands.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives

You're red soaking wet.
I'm right next to you.
You're red, soaking wet.
Lets sail in this sea of charms.
Lets drown underneath the stars.
Lets drink with our weapons in our hands.
Lets sleep in this trance.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives

You're red soaking wet.
I'm right next to you.
You're red soaking wet.

Guns. Razors. Knives.
(Fuck with me)
Guns. Razors. Knives.

You're red soaking wet.
I'm right next to you.
You're red soaking wet.
I'm right next to you.
You're red soaking wet.


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"Rocket Skates" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +8
    General Commentits about being in a long term relationship with someone, and having a mutual dislike for each other:


    [You're red, soaking wet
    I'm right next to you
    You're red, soaking wet]

    Since you cant stand each other, you just do all these things to piss each other off

    [Let's writhe, let me see you trip
    One move that will keep you wet]

    because they know each other so well, and give each other their deepest vulnerabilities,

    [[Let's fall in a long sadistic trance
    Put the keys in our hands]

    They have an assortment of things they can threaten to say to seriously hurt each other emotionally:

    [Guns, razors, knives
    Fuck with me]

    and with knowing how to piss them off, they also know how to charm each other like no one else can; something special and romantic for them is being under the stars together, and all the fighting and negatives feelings wash away:

    [Let's sail in this sea of charms
    Let's drown underneath the stars]

    So they continue being together and do the things they both enjoy doing, like drinking, partying, whatever, and mutually know they want to always be together in this 'trance' even if they have to up with the guns, razors, and knives:

    Let's drink with our weapons in our hands
    Let's sleep in this trance
    themightyspoonon March 27, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Comment(You're red,soaking wet
    I'm right next to you
    You're red soaking wet)

    This part reminds me of the song "Your Skull Is Red" by Team Sleep, which talks about (in my opinion) how as he kills this person, they are becoming red, and he feels gold, which is saying that he feels good about what he had just did. So this is maybe like how whoever this person was is dying in his arms, he's right next to them. But so far you don't know what happened, if he had killed them or if something else had happened.

    (Let's writhe, let me see you trip
    One move that will keep you wet
    Let's fall in a long sadistic trance
    Put the keys in our hands)

    Writhe, refers to violent motion or twist, any movement that happens while your in pain. let me see you trip, it could be a drug reference. the next line can be taken in a sexual manner. third line is a bit confusing, since sadistic is usually a negative word, which brings the word violence to mind. Put the keys in our hands, seems to refer to putting their fate in their own hands.

    (Guns, razors, knives
    Fuck with me
    Guns, razors, knives)

    The more I look at this the more I get the feeling that the song is about two people fucking, and the guy is just trying to find something to provoke her so they have a fight, he wants to be fucked with because he has violent thoughts running through his mind and wants to let it out.

    (Let's sail in this sea of charms
    Let's drown underneath the stars
    Let's drink with our weapons in our hands
    Let's sleep in this trance)

    First line might be about how he used charisma to pick her up at a bar or something, and the other lines talk about how he drinks with the thought of murder in his mind. To her it will all seem like a trance.

    I'm probably wrong about it but that's my thought, some guy goes to a bar, picks up this chick and kills her while they fuck.


    Misanthroperofhateon March 01, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is all about rough/violent sex and this guy pretty much propositioning this girl to have a wild time. "You're red, soaking wet" is him saying, "I know you're as horny as I am" (red, soaking wet = aroused vagina...think about it). "I'm right next to you" is him saying "I'm game for some fun".

    The chorus is pretty much just a representation of violent, pain inflicting devices to show this girl that he's down for the rough stuff.

    The other verses are just pretty much suggestions on what they could do together should she say yes.

    Pretty simple. The guy's super horny, thinks the girl is too and wants to a wild time.
    morodrimon April 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWen I first heard the live version, all I could hear was "soaking wet" so I assumed it was about sex. Then someone suggest he said razors, and I thought "violent sex, awesome". Now that I've heard the studio version...yup, that's what I'm thinking it's about.
    TheShade1989on February 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's simply finding pleasure in self-injury (or of each other). Pleasure to the point of giddy trancelike states, much of it sexual energy.

    You're red, soaking wet (bloody and aroused)
    I'm right next to you (reassurance and sharing the experience)


    Let's writhe, let me see you trip (writhing in a trip of enjoyment)
    One move that will keep you wet (double meaning - another nick that bleeds and she gets off on)

    Let's sail in this sea of charms
    Let's drown underneath the stars (enjoying the ride)

    Let's drink with our weapons in our hands
    Let's sleep in this trance (getting lost in it)

    Guns, razors, knives
    Fuck with me (remember he's only NEXT to her, not on top of...fuck WITH me, not fuck me. It's like mutual masturbation except with weapons)
    Guns, razors, knives

    apeirophobiaon September 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom the first time I heard this song, two things were obvious: it was pure fucking magic, and also probably about a very dysfunctional, yet very addictive relationship with a shitload of drugs and dirty sex thrown into the mix. She's "red soaking wet," and he's "right next to" her because she is injured, and he caused it (she abuses him, too, when he says, "Guns, razors, knives, fuck with me." Probably meaning she has more than one way to hurt him)..."Let's writhe, let me see you trip," has several meanings. First, it is obviously sexual. Second, it is obviously drug-related. Third, it refers to the endless cycle of argument/violence in their relationship, and wanting the other person to be wrong, or "trip." The lyrics that follow in that stanza also have the same double and triple meanings as above. A love-hate relationship topped with a heroin-cocaine-soaked cherry....Mmmmmm!!!! That sounds like a wholesome evening! When he says, "Let's drink with our weapons in our hands," that's like saying, we're gonna get fucked up and everything will be fun for a temporary period, but the rage/dysfunction/hatred is still right there underneath the surface, and it's only a matter of time before it explodes again. BUT, we will fuck each other rotten after our violent fight (notice how he says, "Fuck WITH me," as in "hurt me," but then later says, "Fuck me," as in, "fuck me." Hey, I don't represent the shit, I'm just breakin it down for ya.). Watching the video later only further affirmed what I thought this song was about all along. Copyright Leah White, bitches!
    theyreallgonnalaughatyouon November 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnot saying this is what the song is about, but this song actually reminds me alot of donnie darko. just wondered if anyone else got that from this song?? lol
    senoritanachoon April 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about rape.
    With the "red soaking wet" thing I'm thinking he's talking about very rough sex. The girl is wet but she is also bleeding.
    He is saying things to calm her down the whole time and try to convince her to go with it like
    "Lets sail in this sea of charms.
    Lets drown underneath the stars.
    Lets drink with our weapons in our hands.
    Lets sleep in this trance."
    But the several references to guns razors and knives remind me of threats. Like he is saying if she calls the police then he will hurt her.
    delrem8on July 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationUmmmmm............. with this interpretation i'm just scrachin' the surface so i might be wrong, but anyways i think this song has sourt of the same meaning as beware on saturday night wrist, even though he explains the drugs nd stuff as something gratifying (Let's fall in a long sadistic trance, Let's sail in this sea of charms, Let's sleep in this trance, etc)i think that when he says: let's drink with our weapons in our hands he's reffering to the drugs. The lines which says let's writhe let me see u trip one move that will keep u wet i think that since writhe means to twist painfully or somethin like that he's reffering to how a person would try to get out of being an addict (which is painful) but then seeing him trip (which would be not going through with it) nd lastly the line: one move that will keep u wet reffers to how trippin' will keep u in that same state u were in before (which is an addict) nd since being wet is being reffered to as being fuked up then i think that explains the chorus. Another line which he says: put the keys in our hands i think he's reffering to the drugs as being the keys so he could open up that state of euphoria that he explains. finally i think the line which says: let's drown underneath the stars he is reffering to dying while being fuked up. Oh! nd i'm not sure wat he means by Guns, Razors, Knives, fuk wit me..... but like i said i only scratched the surface i wouldn't be suprised if i got it wrong so feel free to correct me........................ anyways cant fukin wait for 5/18 to come!!! the first time i discovered the deftones is like i finally found a missing piece of myself they r fukin great!=D
    Labiaon February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know whether it says "you're red" or "you're wet" ...
    minutemanon February 23, 2010   Link

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