Hands on the Bible
Scared like a child
God holds you liable
For what you've done
Homicidal
Stare down your idols
Pretty baby
Never born
You can't believe it
You didn't mean it
But they saw you do it and they know your name
Rats in the attic
Toys in the cellar
She's an addict
And he wants to learn
Hands on the Bible
Egomaniacal
As you screw yourself into oblivion
Worn and faded
Stoned and jaded
You'll have to face it
On your own
Smashed on the pavement
Stunned in amazement
Everything you make comes crawling back to you
You can't believe it
You didn't mean it
But they saw you do it and they know your name
So hands on the Bible
Scared like a child
God holds you liable
For what you've done
Homicidal
Stare down your idols
A pretty baby never to be born
You can't pretend that you don't know the reason
For the the repent that you saw
Hands on the Bible (x4)


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  • +1
    General CommentI am forced to disagree. I believe that this song is about using religion as a justification for ruining peoples lives
    Bulkyoneon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, this song is so... what's that word?.... it's just amazing! i love it, what's it about tho? ,....... if anyone knows, feel free to email at adema60090@yahoo.com. Damn, i love this song!
    adema69on May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with the abortion thoery behind the meaning of this song.
    xxbrybryxxon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a very deep song that about a number of things... I read it as diatribe against issues like abortion (Pretty baby / Never born), the disinigration of the family (Rats in the attic / Toys in the cellar), promiscuity (Egomaniacal, As you screw yourself into oblivion) and the shock one feels when they look at a disturbed world in which they've played some role in creating (You'll have to face it / On your own / Smashed on the pavement / Stunned in amazement / Everything you make comes crawling back to you / You can't believe it / You didn't mean it / But they saw you do it and they know your name). Very powerful song that, once again, can be read many different ways.
    PoizonComeUndoneon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree soma as well as PoizonComeUndone. . you said it. . this song fuckin rocks, why have only a few people commented?!
    JessicaLynnon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmm, well hands on the bible suggests testifying. Again, I go with the abortion theory. Except it seems like the criticism is not towards the person having the abortion, but towards all those who judge her for it ("god holds you liable for what you're done" has a distinctly sardonic tone)
    The idea is generally that if you get pregnant, you have to face some sort of consequence, but society judges you for keeping it and for having an abortion even more. Perhaps the message is: USE PROTECTION!
    anomalous3on September 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentC'mon Bulky, that only works if you don't pay attention to the lyrics. It's a really sarcastic song about abortion, with some scathing lyrics that come across so heavy-handed you can't take it seriously. It's a chick coming to terms with an abortion, or being forced to. Whatever.

    It was on Here Comes the Zoo, which was the last album the original Local H had.
    Blind Opiuson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, Here Comes the Zoo was the FIRST album without the original H.
    Stoneyon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with anomalou3 and Blind Opius. It's about religion and abortion. The girl has been persecuted for having an abortion by the "bible thumpers" and now she is turning and putting her "Hands On the Bible" because they have used those scare tactics so much that she has given in to their ways. The message I get is: Don't put your hands on the fucking bible, regardless.
    absynceon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeveral months later and I realize how stupid I was when I typed that. I meant to say that, Stoney, I really did, and I hope my apology comes through in beautiful shining colors.
    Blind Opiuson February 10, 2005   Link

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