The crowd roars
It's deep and so unhealthy
The rest you know
I feel the hands that felt me

Cold hands
Your hands
Cover my mouth
While I'm staring into bright lights


The crowd roars
The gurgling and the groping
The rest you know
Ten lovers violating

Reach back inside

Knuckle white
Ruffle white

The crowd roars
They've ruined and repaired me
The rest you know
The hands removed the bad thing


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by UnjlyIrish

Malpractice song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentjimbombjoe just wrote down Patton's answer when he was asked about the meaning of his song... so Patton just gave a funny "fuck-off" answer to his questin. as usual :)
    to me this song is clearly(omg isnt it soo clear?!?!! the title, the lines???!!) about malpractice(anything you do wrong in life) and how there will always be people preying on you..... idiots!

    deliibrahimon May 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song FactI vaguely remember a very early interview with FNM where the guys are talking about each others contributions and one of them describes Malpractice as being about a person being partially awake during surgery and becoming sexually aroused and obsessed with the idea of their surgeon and the team working on their insides. If you read it that way you can see that it's pretty straightforward.
    SpasticMinnowon July 11, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStems from Bill Goulds and Mike Pattons love for dodgy grindcore bands, especially DM pioneers Carcass. It's there take on DM lyrics.
    Punchbearon July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm suprised there aren't any more comments on this one, I think it's a FNM classic, even though the lyrics are pretty bizarre, the music is awesome. The Dillinger Escape Plan have played it live with Patton too.
    donniedarko28on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking incredible work by the whole band... i think jimbobjoe is on the right track
    so eery sounding
    necrophageon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI watched a thing on Youtube about the making of the album, and it showed Mike Patton playing the bassline for Jim. He said he wanted a "Godflesh machine thing going" in the song.
    Kapilaon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjimbobjoe has a pretty damn coherent theory, except for one thing. maybe the girl isn't liking the fact that the surgeon's hands are 'violating' her.
    GotMeNowon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard it I thought it was about getting molested by your dentist whilst under anesthetic. But now I think it's about someone who derives sexual pleasure from being operated on.
    KidPresentableon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment???cool discharge, reach back inside???? i swear that it says that before the mellow part... or something along those lines.. anywho one of my fave fnm songs
    necrophageon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcold discharged rather...
    necrophageon September 18, 2008   Link

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