"At The Stake" as written by and Roger/crover Osbourne....
Maybe once and maybe came away
I took a quarter of your wishes
Fed them all aside
The weaker of the fortune's mystery
Hasn't yet all appeared to me
But then I never wanted more than 3

Shade's know any reason
Blame's are all I see
Her allergy's been forsaken maybe
Stir it all on at me

So it seems and so it's came away
Might be the voicings frighten
And so it's gotten me
The weaker of the fortune's mystery
Has finally pissed indeed
Indeed, made it for the eve

Shade's know any reason
Flames are all I see
Hala-tease been forsaken maybe
Stirin all on a lee
Now they're gonna burn me
Make all my flesh away'd
Real green turnin half ball shakin
Leave me, horror day.

Lyrics submitted by AAALEX1

"At the Stake" as written by Mark Deutrom Dale Crover

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the line here as "Has finally passed indeed" is actually "Has finally pissed it deep."

    There's a lot of occultic symbolism in this song, but I've never been sure what the song is about. Lots of talk of judgement. . .obviously, whatever has happened to leave who ever "she" is forsaken, the speaker thinks he's going to be blamed, physically, morally, and mystically.
    pentalarcon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that more than half these lyrics are not what Buzzo's actually saying.

    Unfortunately, I don't know what Buzzo's saying and I don't know any online site that has official lyrics. Usually I think Melvins songs aren't about lyrics just about the sound of the vocals. At the Stake is one of my favorite Melvins songs. The chorus is real heavy but the important thing is the way he draws in his breath before it begins.

    I guess it's probably about the general concepts of judgement and punishment.
    bigidioton June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentflames are all i see
    now they're gonna burn me
    make all my flesh away
    bigidioton June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow, 3 comments on such a great song? I love the guitar part at the end. The continuous riff. Such A good song.
    Chris Ron November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved this song, it was actually the song that got me to really look into the Melvins after having semi-listened to them a while. There's something about this song, a dark atmosphere, something beyond the lyrics when you just read them here. Read straight forward as the lyrics are here (if they're right at all) they seem to be about the burning of witches or something of the sorts, but i don't know, there's something more i think.
    D.B.on January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese are the wrong lyrics for sure. Buzzo enjoy's taunting us through riddle rather than mainstream
    SaviorSalvation213on December 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRead other Melvins lyrics.
    I agree with whoever else said it's not about the lyrics. HOWEVER.
    This song obviously talks about judgment and punishment... and centers around witches.
    I also hear
    Flames are all I see
    Now they're gonna burn me
    Take all my flesh away...

    BUT. I don't think it's so much he's shrouding the song in mystery as that he's just saying some minacing-ass stuff to lend to the furious/distraught nature of the song.

    Forgive my spelling.
    dojobugon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJoan of Arc burned at the stake.
    You're welcome.
    agonyburnsredon March 31, 2010   Link

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