Dr. Suess is dead
We await... life
Dr. Suess is dead

A cloud of flies obscure the sun
A stone is dropped
A dream undone
Ripples grow and ride the tide
The dead things crawls from deep inside

With it's dying
Sour breath
The burning smell of insect flesh
Hungry things in circles crowd
Around t.v.'s turned up too loud

We are the dead next door
Turned up to loud
Where the dirty needles shine and litter the floor
It's too fucking loud
Taste the light, inject the lord
It's too fucking loud
I cut my self again because I'm so fucking bored
It's too fucking loud
We are the dead next door
It's too fucking loud
Where the dirty needles shine and litter the floor
It's too fucking loud
Taste the light, inject the lord
It's too fucking loud
I cut my self again because I'm so fucking bored
Motherfuck yeah!

We await...life
Dr. Suess is dead

The dream is swirling
I'm alone
Where the streets are paved with bone
Buildings with a hundred eyes
Watch me through the swarming flie

Behind shade pulled down tight
Things are growing without light

Hungry things in circles crowd
Around t.v.'s turned up too loud

We are the dead next door
Turned up to loud
Where the dirty needles shine and litter the floor
It's too fucking loud
Taste the light, inject the lord
It's too fucking loud
I cut my self again because I'm so fucking bored
It's too fucking loud
We are the dead next door
It's too fucking loud
Where the dirty needles shine and litter the floor
It's too fucking loud
Taste the light, inject the lord
It's too fucking loud
I cut my self again because I'm so fucking bored
Motherfuck yeah!

The dream sea has been poisoned
Stoplight flashes me red
Innocence sufficated in it's sleep
Dr. Suess is dead
The dream sea has been poisoned
Stoplight flashes me red
Innocence sufficated in it's sleep
Dr. Suess is dead
Dead
Dead
Dead
He's fucking dead


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  • +1
    General CommentTry actually reading the song lyrics before you make assumptions. This song shows no disrespect towards Dr. Seuss...

    "the dream sea has been poisoned"
    "innocence suffocated in its sleep"

    The death of innocence, poisoning of creativity and dreams... doesn't sound like disrespect to me.
    Namtaruon March 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is about the loss of innocence for a person
    yo leninon October 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDid you guys know that alot of the lyrics of this song are taken almost directly from a swamp thing comic book?

    AB lyric: a cloud of flies obscure the sun
    ST line: The light changed, as if a cloud of blowflies suddenly obscured the sun.

    AB lyric: the burning smell of insect flesh
    ST line: ... a sudden scent of smoldering insect flesh

    AB lyric: a stone is dropped a dream undone ripples grow and ride the tide the dead things crawl from deep inside
    ST line: ..then someone dropped a dark and polished stone into her dream pool, shattering the image with ripples like conjurers hoops

    AB lyric: dead things crawl from deep inside
    ST line: from deep inside her the bad thing starts to crawl towards the light

    Anyway I always thought the song was about the loss of innocene as well but he does say its about death on the dvd.
    hydro123456on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUhm... disrespecting Dr. Seuss in death is not cool at all.
    Moulingaletteon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLol, I totally didn't know Dr. Suess was dead until I heard this song. Shows how much outta the loop I am. I love this song though. XD Acid Bath kicks ass.
    Anyway, yeah, this song is obivously about the loss of innocence and the corruption of purity and all that's right and good with the world. The things it describes -- "flies", "insect flesh", "needles", "paved with bone" -- it's all negative imagery that is associate with not-good things.
    And by talking about the death of Dr. Suess, that even furthers the image of dead innocence because when people think of Dr. Suess, they generally think of all his children's books, which many Americans hold fond in their memories.
    However, after hearing this song, I did a little research on Dr. Suess and found out that he had what you might call a "dark side". During World War II, he drew political cartoons and some of them depicted Japanese Americans as traitors. I know when I found that out, I was a tad shocked. I always imagined Dr. Suess as this warm fuzzy guy who loved everyone.
    Lol, so, in a way, this song destroyed part of my innocence.
    Jerilon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the Acid Bath Double live bootleg dvd right before they play this song, Dax says "this song is about death"
    shadwofthereapron January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm..taking this all in..makes me think its about pop culture...dr sues ..the reference to comic books...famileys watching t.v....maybe its saying media causes people to grow up to fast..(btw dax mentions he finds the writters to certain comic books like swamp thing to be very poetic)
    poopytheclownon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the death of innocence, just like he said it's about death on stage.
    QOTSAEnthusiaston March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat issue of Swamp Thing are the lines taken from?
    mad-seasonon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Dr Suess' sounds sounds somewhat like 'Jesus' at times.
    joeisthemanon September 03, 2012   Link

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