"The Haunting" as written by Jerry Caiafa, Paul Caiafa, David Calabrese and Michael C. Emanuel....
The darkness bleeds violent sights
It purges from within
Death, it holds you in its arms
And kisses you goodnight

Oh, oh, oh, the darkness comes
Oh, oh, oh, I feel its bite
Oh, it purges from within

It's over, it's over
This haunting, it's over
They cut my wrists, and watch me bleed
Inside a dream

It's over, it's over
This haunting, it's over
They cut my wrists and watch me bleed
They stop haunting me

The darkness bleeds violent sights
It purges from within
Death, it holds you in its arms
And kisses you goodnight

Oh, oh, oh, the darkness comes
Oh, oh, oh, I feel its bite
Oh, it purges from within

It's over, it's over
This haunting, it's over
They cut my wrists, and watch me bleed
Inside a dream

It's over, it's over
This haunting, it's over
They cut my wrists and watch me bleed
They stop haunting me


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"The Haunting" as written by Jerry Caiafa David Calabrese

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    General CommentMost likely refers to 1963's The Haunting
    LilVolcomon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them
    Berserker644on April 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them
    Berserker644on April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe darkness bleeds violent sights
    It purges from within
    Death, it holds you in its arms
    And kisses you goodnight


    I think that means that everything is so messed up we see fucked up shit and finally death has us in its arms meaning youre ready; to die ..then kisses you goodnight means its finally the end and death is done with you.

    Oh, oh, oh, the darkness comes
    Oh, oh, oh, I feel its bite
    Oh, it purges from within
    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    They cut my wrists, and watch me bleed
    Inside a dream

    I think that means a nightmare youre seeing what is going to happen and youre so scared and you can feel it within youreself and youre getting cut and there watchign you bleed while you sit there in the dream.

    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    They cut my wrists and watch me bleed
    They stop haunting me

    The dream is over and finally this all stops


    I love this sogn its all abotu a nightmare i think
    cryandsmileon August 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe orginal version goes like this Misfits THE HAUNTING (demo Version) lyrics

    Misfits lyrics

    Misfits THE HAUNTING (demo Version) lyrics




    Misfits THE HAUNTING (demo Version) lyrics Misfits THE HAUNTING (demo Version) lyrics


    The darkness bleeds violent sights
    It purges from within
    Death, it holds you in its arms
    And kisses you goodnight
    Oh, oh, oh, the darkness comes
    Oh, oh, oh, I feel its bite
    Oh, it tears from within
    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    take my life, just cleanse my sins
    they're all I see
    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    oh dear god just set me free
    They stop haunting me
    The darkness bleeds violent sights
    It tears from within
    Death, it holds you in its arms
    And kisses you goodnight
    Oh, oh, oh, the darkness comes
    Oh, oh, oh, I feel its bite
    Oh, it tearss from within
    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    Take my life, just cleanse my sins,
    they're all I see
    It's over, it's over
    This haunting, it's over
    oh dear god just set me free
    stop haunting me
    ezekielragemisfitson September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTO ME THIS IS ABOUT SORFT OF HAVING IMSOMNIA, AND HOW HE IS AFRAID TO SLEEP CAUSE OF THE NIGHTMARES THAT MIGHT KILL HIM AND THE CHORUS COULD MEAN HE FINALLY FELL ASLEEP AND DIED IN THE NIGHTMARE, YUP
    FRANK IN STEINon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. Definitely one of my favorites from The Misfits with Graves.
    I randomly get this song stuck in my head even when not listening to it for weeks!
    I think this song is about going crazy, which ties in what FRANK had said. It is actually a pretty terrifying song, if you look at the lyrics.
    What kind of escape does he dream for?
    dusgistadon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am having for a thing for this at the moment i play it over and over again. All the songs I hear from The Misfits just catch on to me and I always get them stuck in my head, I have only recently listen to their songs and I already like them heaps
    LILbabyGon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah the misfits have rythms that are either bad-ass or melodic
    Citizen of Evilon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSomeone's being haunted, possibly by violent visions and darkness that don't go away...In the end the haunting fades away because, after all, it's only in a dream...right?
    Your Guardian Angelon March 05, 2008   Link

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