Sweet baby Jesus on fire
I'ma need a damn lawyer and a miracle to pull my ass outta this
Devil kept poking the bull, so I shipped her ass to Mozambique
'Cause I was over it

Shoulda dumped my gat into the Verde
But what if she's a zombie or a Dracula, I better hang onto this
Lordy, with my hand upon the bible, swear I shot the damn devil, not a bitch,
But the popo don't give a shit

Lordy, won't you show a little mercy,
I've been on the straight and narrow since the judge and the warden done parole'd me
Rat poison, devil kept poking, so I shipped her ass to Mozambique
'Cause I was over it

I lost my head a bit
Please get me outta this

Goddamn judge found me guilty of public intoxication
Public urination and parole violation, but the CSI couldn't find the body to corroborate my bullshit story
Sweet Jesus don't let the judge release me
What if she's a zombie or a Dracula and tries to fucking eat me?
Devil walked away from a bangin' trip to Mozambique

Help me outta this (x4)



Lyrics submitted by DAMtastychicken, edited by princessfaldor, Mellow_Harsher

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  • +12
    General CommentI think all of you are really over thinking this.

    The story to me is as follows. He's out on parole, gets belligerent hammered and is convinced he kills something evil and gets rid of the body. He is so convinced that his victim was evil incarnate and might return from the dead so he keeps his gun. Then he probably blacks out, pisses somewhere in public, and gets arrested. Note they make no mentions of how he has ended up with the cops, just that he has, so that is an assumption on my part, based on the charges laid against him.

    While he's in the jail cell, they ask him about the gun he has on him and he confesses to the murder. However, when he tells them where he stashed the body, they don't find it, so they assume he was just wasted and didn't actually do anything, just made the thing up, maybe hes just crazy. Meanwhile, he's truly convinced it happened and is now terrified to leave jail for fear of his undead victim returning to haunt him.

    I don't think there is any hidden cryptic anti-religious metaphors here, just a humorous story about a drunk. Just because Maynard has written incredible, deep, poetic lyrics that have multiple hidden and different personal interpretations in all of his projects, alot of Puscifer has been much more straightforward in the lyric department, still wonderfully put together and poetic, but not so much dark, cryptic meanings. That's just my opinion at least, I don't know what he was thinking when he wrote it so I could be wrong, but I think it's a solid one.
    zsbrownon December 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionI've been listening to this for several days and here is what I have for the lyrics. A few differences from above, especially the last verse.

    Sweet baby Jesus on fire
    I’ma need a damn lawyer and a miracle to pull my ass outta this
    Devil kept poking the bull, so I shipped her ass to Mozambique
    'Cause I was over it

    Shoulda dumped my gat into the Verde
    But what if she’s a zombie or a Dracula, I better hang onto this
    Lordy, with my hand upon the bible, swear I shot the damn devil, not a bitch,
    But the popo don’t give a shit

    Lordy, won’t you show a little mercy,
    I’ve been on the straight and narrow since the judge and the warden done parole me
    Rat poison, devil kept poking, so I shipped her ass to Mozambique
    'Cause I was over it

    I lost my head a bit
    Please get me outta this

    Goddamn judge found me guilty of public intoxication
    Public urination and parole violation, but the CSI couldn’t find the body to corroborate my bullshit story
    Sweet Jesus don't let the judge release me now
    What if she’s a zombie or a Dracula and tries to f***ing eat me?
    Devil walked away from a bangin’ trip to Mozambique

    Help me outta this
    Help me outta this
    Help me outta this
    Help me outta this

    I think Penguinchao has the basic meaning correct. Mozambique seems to be slang for shooting someone twice in the chest and once in the head (urbandictionary.com/…). He never says he killed her, though, just shot her. Also the rat poison could mean he tried to poison her first, but she "kept pokin" so then he shot her. That last verse says she "walked away", so I think he shot her three times but can't find the body. Which means either his story is bullshit or she's the walking dead.
    brucewon November 04, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationTo me this might be some sort of ass-backwards, dyslexic jab at christianity. Every line has some reference to Jesus or God.

    When he says
    "Goddamn judge found me guilty of a public inoxication"
    I hear public toxication instead of INtoxication.
    Now jumble the sentence up like your dyslexic, or rather slexdysic. Lol
    If I use my selective dyslexia it seems like public toxication could be reversed to toxic pulication, ie the bible. That's backed up by the line that says
    "But the csi couldn't find the body to corroborate my bullshit story."

    Whoever tthis song is about, he killed, and is back alive. Thus the line "what if she's a zombie or a dracula"

    There's other things too, like he he shot the devil not a bitch, maybe that's a slight at jesus, calling him a bitch, or maybe bitch jokingly refers to the feminine mother earth, which could mean he killed an evil person, rather than harming mother earth

    When he says he shipped the devil off to mozambique, I didn't quite understand, but I did some googling on mozambique. They are a predominantly christian nation, plagued by famine, frewqquent natural di sasters, civil war, and floods, a third world country to say the least. Not a nice place. Hell? Maybe.

    Maybe I'm overthinking this, but I'm sleep deprived right now and that's what makes sense. Not all of it makes sense, but then again this is maynard, so you can't expect it to all make complete sense, especially with puscifer.

    Great song, even if I'm completely missing the point.
    etxzombieon October 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOk, So it basically sounds like he is someone who was on parole, and messed it up because he killed some girl for a reason that he believes is justified (Think Johnny Cash and Cocaine Blues).

    "Imma need a damn lawyer and a miracle to pull my ass out of this"
    -Basically means that he was found out about what he did

    "Devil kept pokin' the bull
    So I shipped her ass to Mozambique
    'Cause I was over it"
    (AND "Rat poison devil kept pokin'
    So I shipped her ass to Mozambique
    'Cause I was over it")
    -She (whom he refers to as a devil), kept "pushing her luck with him" and he had enough, so he killed her (Was over it).

    "Shoulda dumped my gat into the Verde
    But what if she's a zombie or a dracula
    I better hang on to this"
    -I should have gotten rid of my gun (ditch the evidence) but this chick is so evil she could be a zombie or something, I may need it.

    "Lordy with my hand upon the Bible
    Swear I shot the damn devil, not a bitch
    But the po-po don't give a shit"
    -I would swear upon the Bible that I didn't murder someone, I killed something straight out of hell instead. But the police could care less about that.

    "Lordy won't you show a little mercy
    I've been on the straight and narrow
    since the judge and the warden done paroled me"
    -God, please show me mercy and let this all come to pass; I haven't done a single thing wrong ever since I was put on parole.

    "Goddamn judge found me guilty of public intoxication
    Public urination and parole violation
    But the CSI couldn't find the body
    to corroborate my bullshit story"
    -I was found guilty of being drunk in public, pissing in public, and violating my parole
    -Ok, so this line (CSI...BS story) could mean two things 1) that they could not find him a good enough lawyer to help him come up with a BS excuse to get him out of it. 2) They could not find the body of the girl he killed, so they had nothing to go on, all they could do is press him for the drinking, pissing, and parole violations. The second one would help explain the next section.

    "Sweet Jesus, don't let the judge release me
    What if she's a zombie or a dracula
    I tried to throw it in there
    Devil walked away from a plane and jumped to Mozambique"
    -Maybe I am better off in jail where she can't haunt me


    There is also a possibility that when he says he shipped her off to Mozambique he means it literally; as in sent her out of country to get her away from him. And that he is afraid of the possibility of her returning sometime.
    Penguinchaoon October 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSimple. It's about a guy who kills his wife ("ship her ass to Mozambique" is a reference to the "Mozambique Drill", as suggested by the above poster), but ends up being released because they can't find the body. I'm thinking he didn't have the time to properly dispose of the body, so he knows the only reason the cops couldn't find it was because she somehow got up and left. And now he's scared of his undead wife taking revenge on him once he's set free.

    Cool, modern-day trailer park ghost story. A bitchin' tune to boot.
    Tenuaron November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
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    Mozambique Drill : 2 shots to the chest, one to the head:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    futantson November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is "public toxication."

    As for the lyrics, I think you guys are over-thinking it a bit. I think it's pretty much just a random story Maynard had to involve Puscifer a bit. She is a devil after all.
    AdrianHDon November 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhite trash trailer park mullet man did too much meth and shot his old lady cuz he was paranoid and thought she was a demon. He was so high he can't remember what he did with the body or that he did something with the body and thinks it just disappeared so she must be supernatural, confirming in his mind that the paranoid delusion is real.

    He tries to confess to police out of paranoia but they think he's crazy and a meth head and making the story up but they get him on a parole violation.

    He's so afraid that he'd rather stay in jail. Cuz that woman vampire demon is out there... waiting.
    Reptile_brainon March 06, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI vote for the Succubus theory. I've known one or two in my day; they're quite evil.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston October 26, 2011   Link

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