"...A Dish Best Served Coldly" as written by and Peter Thomas Steele....
What makes you think that you have won?
When the battle has only just begun
Let the punishment fit the crime
Bad things come to those in all good time

My mistake was to put you first
Deceitful bubble was so soon to burst
I asked you - believe in just us
Now my faith lie in mine own justice

How many times must I say I'm not sorry?
And how many ways can I show I don't care?

Rotting bodies of enemies
Cannot smell sweet enough to me
What is the price of a friend
Who would carry out revenge?

In this bleak world of absent laws
One in which the just are whores
An honor to die for the truth
Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth

How many times must I say I'm not sorry?
And how many ways can I show I don't care?

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"...A Dish Best Served Coldly" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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    General CommentI think it is about revenge. About getting back at an Ex that really did you wrong and crushing them.
    MoStylzon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst time listening to this song, actually. Love it.
    Lateralus518on March 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow can no-one have commented on this. Ah well, i guess it's up to me to start it off. I know that sometimes youshouldn't take songs literally, but this is just up front, 'i hate you' to another person. I think that this is about fighting a war, how brutal it can get and how lost the world becomes when it all happens
    and for the love of god, someone needs to answer this to tell me where i'm going wrong

    The Jambo
    Jamboon January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcheers MoStylz, you are the master
    Jamboon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthorrible song... very good
    necrophageon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Type o songs; a national anthem for self vindication. Not only for cheating lovers; but deceitful friends and traitorous famiy alike. Absolutely brilliant.
    SamuraiWolfon March 27, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionto me at least, this song is pretty straight foreward. either extream dislike for someone else, or yelling this song at the mirror works
    hell, we all have 'multiple personalities'. its not like were not allowed to hate one part of ourselves, we dont have to hate everything about us
    but i degress, this helps in times of a loved one leaving you for someone else. least it did for me.
    thanks TON. a negative+negative=positive, least for me
    IZFERNORon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this song,helped me through when my ex was being fucked up (still is). it was my BIG mistake to put him first...

    any ways,great song,think he is talking about an ex-lover.
    love peter steele =]
    marleyjones19on May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    QuestionWhat does the title of this song mean ? Any Idea's ?
    Newday55on December 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure Ive got the meaning of the song ...There is a few things going on ...But does anybody have any idea's on what the title of this song means ?
    Newday55on December 04, 2016   Link

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