"Hell" as written by Christopher John Thorn, Thomas Rogers Stevens, Brad Smith, Shannon Hoon and Glen Graham....
I have no fingertips
They were burned away from too many stove trips
Can't find no fingernails
I ate them off cause I was hungry as hell
Can't read, can't clear my mind
So here I go I've got to get into this lifetime
I think I'm gonna build a fence
To keep inside what little sense
The sense of taste
The sense of smell
The sense to sit here and feel like hell
To feel like hell

The sun, the moon, the stars
Is that what you're thinking that you are
As I'll disintegrate over time
If I expect my body to try and keep up with my mind
Today everything's mine
Today everything's mine
Today everything's mine

(That was fine)


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"Hell" as written by Christopher Thorn Brad Smith

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    General CommentThis song sounds to me like it was probably written about drug addiction. It sounds especially like a bad drug comdown inspired this song. Just the fact that he said "I have no fingertips...They were burned away from too many stove trips" is a reference to crack.
    bobilla123on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, defintely. I can vouch for amphetamine come downs, and this songs is pretty much along those lines. The last stanza is AWESOME. For so many hours, you think you're the sky, but over time, you just disintegrate, expecting your body, which hasn't slept in days, to keep up with your tweaked-out mind. Good stuff.
    Whiffeton February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti once had a friend who would make fun of my rodent like apperance. he fell off a cliff some time ago screaming "hell haf no fury like a rodent scorned" they where picking bits of that mother fuckers carcass for 3 weeks and i now believe he is nestled painfully in some cramp crevace of hell. his day of redemption had come. i have since forgiven my friend for his evil devil worshipping and have devoted my life to the lord, however if i were to see another individual as scummy as my friend i would smot them along the mountain side with a bible in one hand and crucifix in the other.
    mikus-fikuson June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmikus-fikus... HUH?? Anyway... Very very catchy song which is a bit disturbing considering what it is about! They sure had a way of turning something terrible into a catchy little tune you can't stop singing huh? So, whiffet i agree with you 100%. I've been there myself. The "I have no fingertips..stove trips" made me think of burning and blistering your fingertips on glass tubes that are still hot from the last go... And no fingernails.. well.. you're mind is not at all hungry but your body wants to eat, plus you're wired for sound so you just eat your fingernails to the nub until they almost bleed!! I agree about the disentegrate part too. It's like you just get to the point when you look back and you haven't slept in six days, your eyes are all bloodshot, and your speech is slurring. But your brain is still RACING. I don't miss that life, and I can tell by the lyrics of this song (which was one of the last that Shannon got the chance to write) that Shannon was tired of the game as well. He just couldn't get out by himself. Makes you want to scream at everyone around him to HELP HIM. Screw the Soup tour, do it later. He could've come out with so much more!!! :( RIP hoon. :(
    dontforkwithmeon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmikus-fikus... HUH?? Anyway... Very very catchy song which is a bit disturbing considering what it is about! They sure had a way of turning something terrible into a catchy little tune you can't stop singing huh? So, whiffet i agree with you 100%. I've been there myself. The "I have no fingertips..stove trips" made me think of burning and blistering your fingertips on glass tubes that are still hot from the last go... And no fingernails.. well.. you're mind is not at all hungry but your body wants to eat, plus you're wired for sound so you just eat your fingernails to the nub until they almost bleed!! I agree about the disentegrate part too. It's like you just get to the point when you look back and you haven't slept in six days, your eyes are all bloodshot, and your speech is slurring. But your brain is still RACING. I don't miss that life, and I can tell by the lyrics of this song (which was one of the last that Shannon got the chance to write) that Shannon was tired of the game as well. He just couldn't get out by himself. Makes you want to scream at everyone around him to HELP HIM. Screw the Soup tour, do it later. He could've come out with so much more!!! :( RIP hoon. :(
    dontforkwithmeon August 12, 2008   Link

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