"Death as a fetish" as written by and Keil Corcoran Joshua Hodges....
No shame, shame like a family
White trash hang from the christmas tree
Ghost dad, keeping the secrets and float the dead ones home
And I will never be good enough, quietly
And you will never be good enough just like me
And I will never be good enough, quietly
And you will never be good enough
Never be good
So cute, look what the maggots eat
Big heart, I wanna let it bleed
Ushers keeping the secrets, float the bodies home
And I will never be good enough, quietly
And you will never be good enough just like me
And I will never be good enough, quietly
And I will never be good enough
I will never be good enough (x3)
You're born, death as a fetish
Your sins, death as a fetish
Your smile, death as a fetish
Your plans, death as a fetish
Your music, death as a fetish
Your first kiss, death as a fetish
Your grand kids, death as a fetish
Your secret, death as a fetish
Your tiny feet, death as a fetish
(death as a fetish)
Your family, death as a fetish
(death as a fetish)
Your pretty eyes, death as a fetish
(death as a fetish)
Your perfect teeth, death as a fetish
Your money, death as a fetish
Your someday, death as a fetish
Your parents, death as a fetish
You're perfect
Death as a fetish


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"Death as a Fetish" as written by Keil Corcoran Joshua Hodges

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    My InterpretationI recently read an interview with Starfucker, about how the whole album of Reptilians is about death. Alan Watts talks about death throughout the entire album, but this song is definitely where those opinions about death are most prevalent. Reptilians was written after Josh Hodges grandmother died, and you can tell it's a lot less light and boisterous than their previous albums. Polyvinyl described Death as a Fetish as "the title becomes a liberating mantra sung over an immediately hummable keyboard-driven loop."

    Death as a Fetish is about exactly that, liberating. If I had to choose one song to represent Reptilians, this would be it. It's an entire album about death, but it's not sad. It's upbeat. Listen to what Watts is saying on the album, death is responsible for giving life meaning and purpose. This song takes that to an extreme, it's about how death is needed. The title isn't referring to a sexual fetish, look at the first definition of a fetish in the dictionary: a strong and unusual need or desire for something.

    Everyone, and everything perishes. This song is Hodges' acceptance of that. It's beautiful really. Suffering is caused by desire, and when we cease to desire to live for ever, we stop suffering when we don't.
    Poisonousson October 06, 2013   Link

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