"Scarecrow" as written by and Al/barker Jourgensen....
Staring in the face of condemnation
Laughter fills the sky instead of rain

Live my life alone in resignation
Arms outstretched for those who cannot see


Crucified and left in isolation
Pictures of our lost morality


Eyeless stares invite this whole damnation
Rotting corpse of inhumanity


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"Scarecrow" as written by Alien Jourgensen Al Jourgensen

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    General CommentThis song is about feeling isolated, condemned, forgotten, sad, sorrowful, etc, etc, etc...
    Pyrrhonon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe once I saw (but never bought) a the t-shirt of this song, and it pictured a cross-like scarecrow. From that view and the lyrics, I'd say it's an ironic commentary about Jesus in the cross, putting it like if is nothing more than an icon of a society with a false morality.
    Alienoon December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentled zeppelin when the levee breaks is the basis or this song... just thought I'd point that out to make myself feel superior...
    Dressed2Depresson March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"led zeppelin when the levee breaks is the basis or this song... just thought I'd point that out to make myself feel superior..."

    It does sound very similar, but did they do that on purpose as an homage, or is it just a coincidence?
    samwaltonon April 18, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI always felt this song was about the American Dream being a farce. The scarecrow represents the ideology of Jesus Christ out in the middle of the corn field in the midwest. The image of America's morality and all that it stands for. Progress, growth, migration. Nothing but a false decree. Just my two cents.
    mwanteroon August 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the creepiest Ministry tracks.

    Freaks me out to this day...

    Just. Brilliant.
    ktulu211212on April 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it couldnt have been said better than how alieno put it ...
    poopytheclownon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit also sounds EXACTLY like Razor's Edge. A revolting cocks song.
    slevletteon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe basis of the song is when the levee breaks... thethe guitar cords and i think even the drums are a slowed down version of when the levee breaks... and revolting cocks was a side project of al jourgenson so that would explain the simularity...
    gdawg31on June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI attended a Ministry show in Atlanta in 1996. Before performing "Scarecrow," I remember Al Jourgensen stating that the song was about the AIDS virus. This revelation led to one of the weirdest vibes I've ever felt at a show. No one seemed to know what to do.

    Awesome song! One of my favorites.
    jkmaxwell76on May 16, 2014   Link

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