"Abigail" as written by Chris Cerulli, Richard Allen Olson, Angelo Joel Parente and Joshua Joseph Balz....
Burn baby burn
She's a witch, she's a witch and I'm a heretic
So, learn baby learn
She's a witch, she's a witch and I'm a heretic so, learn

Oh Abigail how could you do this to us?
You were a product of lust (Product of lust)
And now this rope on my neck stopped all the blood to my head
So, now Salem please save me (Salem please save me)

Wish upon the stars, but they won't save you tonight
God has forsaken thee to hell, we're going to hang from the sky
Feel the weight of the stones crush hard on your chest
Confess, confess before you run short of breath
Confess, confess here for your sins

Burn baby burn
She's a witch, she's a witch and I'm a heretic so, learn
Oh Abigail how could you do this to us?

Oh Abigail how could you do this to us?
You were a product of lust (Product of lust)
And now this rope on my neck stopped all the blood to my head
So, now Salem please save me (Salem please save me)

"It's not on a ship we'll meet again Abigail
But, in hell, I say God is dead"
I'll see you when we both meet in hell

How could you?
When we both meet in hell


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"Abigail" as written by Chris Cerulli Angelo Joel Parente

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    General Commentthis song is about the salem witch trials. those who have read the crucible know that abigail williams had an affair with john and falsley accused johns wife as a witch so abigail could have him for herself. more stuff happens but this song is about abigails part in it(duh)
    good song
    xXCryingAngelXxIfallon March 16, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe basic meaning of the song has already been posted, but ill go into greater detail.

    If you haven't read the play or seen the movie, heres a very very very basic summary so you understand the origin of the song.

    It takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. A woman named Tituba, who was a slave to Reverend Parris, Takes many of the girls into the woods to conjure up spirits. Back then, if you were caught in the woods, it meant you were associated with the devil. Reverend Parris hears whats going and walks into the woods to find the girls "dancing". Since they were in the woods it is assumed that they were associated with witchcraft. The trial starts up and instantly everyone is being blamed for witchcraft including Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctors wife. She is accused by Abigail Williams, because Abigail wants John Proctor, who had an affair with her. Another important part mentioned in the song is when a man named Giles Corey is accused of witchcraft. If you admitted to being a witch, you would live because it was thought that your soul needed to be cleansed. If you denied it you were hanged for being a liar, no matter what. But either way if you said yes or no, your land was taken and put up for auction, which led to some people being accused so that their neighbors could get their land. Giles Corey knew this, but he wanted his land to go to his sons, so he refused to respond to his accusations and was pressed to death but giant boulders for contempt of court. In the end John Proctor is hung for witchcraft because he refuses to lie and admit to the accusations. I left out like 99% of the story so if you want to hear the rest read the play or watch the movie.

    The song is written in the perspective of John Proctor. The intro, "Burn baby burn, She's a witch, she's a witch and I'm a heretic, So, learn baby learn, She's a witch, she's a witch and I'm a heretic so, learn" Is talking about Abigails accusations of witchcraft and how he himself is a heretic because he admits he doesn't believe in witches.

    In the chorus, The first line is pretty obvious; it basically like the whole village of Salem asking why she would kill so many innocent people and ruin the village simply because of her desire for John Proctor. In the play, it talks about how not only were many people killed, but the village became basically trashed because so many people were also in jail. There were cattle running free in the streets, children without parents, and not enough food because some of the farmers were sitting in jail. The next line, "You were a product of lust", refers to what her desire for John Proctor turned her into. The "product" being a murderer, she started up this giant shitstorm just so she could have John Proctor, and when it didnt work out, she stole some money and bailed out on the next boat out of Salem. The last half of the chorus basically goes back to what i just said. Since Abigail bailed out and was never seen again there was nothing that could save him so he was pretty much begging for mercy from whoever could help him. (Which is sort of an inaccurate line. In the play and movie hes pretty chill with being hanged.)

    The next part is from the part in the story where Giles Corey is pressed to death for refusing to respond to accusations.

    The last part is from a scene shown in the movie but not written in the play. It shows Abigail coming to John just before she leaves asking him to meet her on the ship out of Salem the next day. Its actually audio from the movie where he tells her that they wont be meeting on a ship, but in hell, because she will be going to hell for what she's done to Salem, and he will be going for what i think would probably be adultery, since he isnt actually a witch. And then the line "god is dead" is from earlier in the movie. He says this referring to all the corruption in the village

    I hope this helps break down each part, and hopefully its accurate. Everything came from memory.
    iankuon October 28, 2012   Link

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