"Evil Thing" as written by and Danzig....
I serve my perdition
In this private hell
A thousand angers
Have kept me alive
Carve a hole in your distorted soul
I'm here to bang it
Yea

The blessing is a curse
Seduction and thirst
Feeds the hunger

Take a little caution
When you look my way
See the emptiness in my eyes
And the evil thing
That I bring
Soulless light
Yea

Warning is come upon your heels
Feel your dreams slip away
Take a little caution
In the dead of night
Let the darkness rise again

Want the needing
Want to feel you near

Want you
Need your
Life
Want you, need your
Life
Feed it to me

Yea
Blessing is a curse
Seduction and thirst
Feeds the hunger

Take a little caution
When you look my way
See the emptiness in my eyes

Yea
Yea
Want the needing
Want to feel you near
Want your soul

Want your
Need your
Life
Want you, need your
Life, yea


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"Evil Thing" as written by Glen Danzig

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    Song MeaningThis song summarizes what Danzig's entire debut has been about: a man who is not a scumbag or a con-artist, but truly evil. He is interested in the morality of his actions to a certain degree, or rather in the exact nature of his inborn sociopathic nature. All of the tracks on this initial album are investigations of desire when it becomes overwhelming and is enmeshed, almost indiscernible, from violence and destruction. He is vaguely aware of how the "blessing is a curse", which I see as a particularly telling line. He puts the "blessing" first, whereas most of us would, when writing about an evil man contemplating the nature of his deeds, turn this line into a stereotypical moment of clarity: "This curse is a blessing..." for whatever reason, e.g. it allows him to learn some lessons about the nature of morality and how deeply man struggles with it. Here, he seems to just be considering his violent streak a curse, and only very briefly at that. The curse seems to be simply that "Seduction and thirst/ Feeds the hunger", and he's insatiable. He's mostly preoccupied with the "thousand angers" that obsess him and, most likely, cause him to act out in such a pessimistically destructive way. He is even sarcastic to the target of his aggression, reminding her to "take a little caution... see the emptiness in my eyes". Most aren't mind readers, unless his eyes are burning coals, and his "take a little caution" returns, mid-attack, as an evil "told you so" moment. He ends the song with a variation on "Want you" romantic tropes that one can find in the songs of crooners a la Sinatra. Danzig, who sounds like an evil, psychotic Sinatra, is speaking romantically and we see that he "want(s) the needing/ Want(s) to feel you near". This is the last sinister joke on the album; while he does want to be near her, he is mocking the terms of endearment that she might long to hear from someone. He wants her near to kill her, because what he "Need(s) your life". His is simply fundamentally different, and he brings the "evil thing", that "soulless" element that makes him desire destruction and blood at his hands. His ability to turn this into black humor and his ability to articulate, without remorse, what happens when he meets you, show that Danzig's character is one of pure evil. It's up to the audience: does pure evil exist?
    This song is one of the more modern metal sounding songs on the album, where many of the others are slower variations on blues/metal. Not the greatest hook, but a pretty brutal song. I always thought "End of Time" should have closed this album. This works, though.
    Placing this song last hints at some later straight metal tracks that he will create, and is general enough to serve as the perfect closing song for an entire album about immorality. After listening to this batch of songs, it's clear to me that this dude, or collection of dudes that comprise these ten song/monologues, are not fucking around. They are truly hell born, if such things exist. Otherwise, they are supreme chemical and behavioral aberrations from the norm.
    palekingon April 30, 2013   Link

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