"Cough/Cool" as written by and Glen Danzig....
This street we walk upon
This corner full of piss and fear

This street won't bear it long
It slants, it tilts, it's brought outside
Alive

Cover your face when you walk by
Drench your visions in darkness

Spit up blood when you cough
Cool, cool, cool
Cough, cool, cool, cool

We dine on visions with new eyes
Creep, creep, creep, creep
We cut our visions with two eyes
Cool, cool, cool, cool

This street we walk upon
This corner full of fear
This street we walk upon
This corner full of piss and fear


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    Song MeaningGlenn Danzig was a bit of a poet when it came to his early lyrics. He likes to paint a picture with his words rather than tell a story. He sets a mood, or attempts to put you in the shoes of a character. Cough/Cool is about a town terrorized by a vampire told from the perspective of the vampire.

    This street we walk upon
    This corner full of piss and fear
    (Piss and fear two things predators can smell)

    This street won't bear it long
    (Bear fruit)
    It slants, it tilts, it's brought outside
    Alive
    (A drunkard is thrown into the street, ALIVE PREY)

    Cover your face when you walk by
    Drench your visions in darkness
    (Vampires like Dracula pull their capes over their faces to hide from light or crosses)

    Spit up blood when you cough
    Cool, cool, cool
    Cough, cool, cool, cool
    (The bite causes you to cough BLOOD)

    We dine on visions with new eyes
    Creep, creep, creep, creep
    (Stalking dinner with your eyes)
    We cut our visions with two eyes
    Cool, cool, cool, cool
    (Double meaning of eyes, as in "eye teeth" or fangs)

    This street we walk upon
    This corner full of fear
    This street we walk upon
    This corner full of piss and fear
    (And once it's done the streets go back to normal)
    Laugher77on September 25, 2016   Link
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    General CommentMY FAVORITE BAND IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!
    TabuuDi26on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst song issued by Misfits, it sounds completely different from what will eventually come (the keyboards are much Doors' like)
    marxon March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song tons :)
    xbraindamageon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about some sort of gang or something like that.
    IAmARevenant92on September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea.

    I general feel of Pandemonium on the street (society).

    The year it was written might give some insight into it's message.
    Which is unknown to me.
    Scruffyon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCreepy as hell. Makes for sick horror punk. It also somehow reminds me of the Munsters theme song...anyway, very cryptic meaning, but still fantastic.
    gabbagabbaheygirlon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto scruffy: I think this song was written in '77
    TabuuDi26on November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI guess, it's about a gang beatin up a guy, til he spits/coughs blood. that cough('s) cool.
    Seems theyre a bunch of outlaws, hangin out in a "corner full of piss and fear", who are very bad company, and if you walk by without covering your face, you're gonna get it. Some kind of staredown - situation, I think.

    Love this band, Danzig was (!) a pretty good songwriter.
    engineshearton July 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCome on guys... It's about life.
    portheuson May 16, 2011   Link

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