"Theme For A Jackal" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
Dry drunk on a corner
Wet waste of a girl
Theme for a jackal

Play you death-song
You probably listen
Stand idly by as they rape your children
Like you do now
In fact you showed them how

All thoughts are in place
All deeds are complete
Play, theme for a jackal play

Die sweet prince
Meat tastes like mince
The jackal's eaten enough for today

Die sweet prince
Meat tastes like shit
Enough to make that jackal spit

Spit jackal spit
Spit and choke on the lives you've taken
You can't shake them loose

All morsels are gone, they're too small
Accessible from a source so tall
Little sister all of my love

Bitch
Bitch, she is
Cut her from the inside out

Dead daughter in the river
Entrance gained by her liver
Play, theme for a jackal play

They play you a death-song
You probably listen
Stand idly by as they rape your children
Like you do now
In fact you showed them how
Play, theme for a jackal play
Play, theme for a jackal play



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"Theme for a Jackal" as written by Glen Danzig

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick incident.

    "dead daughter in the river"

    Dry drunk on a corner
    Wet waste of a girl
    Theme for a jackal
    -Teddy (jackal) drunk off his ass driving off a bridge with a girl.


    All thoughts are in place
    All deeds are too
    -kennedy waited several hours to report the incident

    The rest is pretty self explanatory
    bluejacketon June 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere are references to Hamlet it seems.

    Wet waste of a girl/Dead daughter in the river - Ophelia

    Die sweet prince - "Good night sweet prince"

    Meat tastes like mince - Reminds me of how Hamlet described how a dead king's remains may go through the guts of a beggar.

    I think it would go with the opinions of you guys who think the song is about people who use their children to their own advantage, because that's what Polonius did to his daughter. And death was a huge theme in Hamlet, and I think the Jackal is a representative of death and how eventually it will consume you.
    DeepThinkingGirlon June 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rules for only having one chord in it with some feedback. great piano solo at the end too, lol
    perhaps my favorite Misfits song, the Misfits kick ass
    Metal wont dieon May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the few punk songs i can smoke weed to. i fuckin love it
    Crass_Adolescenton October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song...it gets stuck in my head...all the time.
    tylenol-addicton January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always liked this one. Lyrically, it's one of the most interesting Misfits songs. It seems to me a cross between the more typical horror inspired theme of the band and a brutal social critque.
    Agentlemonheadon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod danzig really is poetic at times.. morbid, sexual, satanic, but beautiful. to me its about hypocrisy of parents who train their daughters to be sex objects and reep what they sow when they are raped or send young boys to catholic school.. sad but true
    nogojournon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's hard to discern what Glenn was getting at when he wrote this, but it's an awesome tune; musically and lyrically.

    To me, it's unlike any other Misfits song and as odd as it may be of me to state, I was reminded of the Scarborough Rapist when I first heard it. Glenn couldn't have written this in recognition of such things, though, as the SR incidents happened long after the Static Age sessions.

    In any case, an awesome song.
    BetterDeadOnRedon September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song and halloween got me into them
    didnt lik it as much when danzig left...
    but stil, this is great [especialy wit the piano n stuf, good add]
    IZFERNORon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Stand idly by as they rape your children
    Like you do now
    In fact you showed them how"

    Society created the bloodthirsty, child-raping monster that is the Jackal.
    Willboeon July 13, 2011   Link

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