"Tools Of The Trade" as written by and Bill Steer Jeff Walker....
Steel skin clips,
Forceps, grooved awl, retractors, needles
Gouges and saws,
Intestinal clamps, blunt dissectors,
Scalpels, pins, toothed directors.

Tools of the trade, forceps and blades
Skillfully lathed, for us to maim.

Bone levers, spikes, malleable scoops,
Plates and chisels, screws and spoons,
Drills, respatories, files and durettes,
Guillotines, gags and compression forceps.

Tools of the trade, ripping the rib-cage,
To remissly lustrate, so pleased to maim.

Retractors, mallets, rugines and benders,
Chisels, rods, sharps and catheters,
Trephines, undines, irons and styrups,
Depressors, tongues, sterile catgut.

Tools of the trade, stainless steel blades,
Painstakingly lathed, we're so pleased to maim.

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"Tools of the Trade" as written by Jeff Walker Bill Steer

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    General CommentThis song is a classic,Probably the best to appear on Wake up....which is where i have it.Its a song about the tools that are used to mutilate.Jeff is taking on the role of a sadistic torturer.He talks of his plesure at maiming his victim (Painstakingly lathed,we're so pleased to maim).This also documents his Necrotism style swing on the lyrics,in that he uses obscure non medical vocabulary as well as his ever pleasing scroll through a medical dictionary.
    Razormasticatoron June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwrong. this song is about the tools used in autopsy. some or most of the band is actually educated in the stuff they write about. They know what ther talking about. Im pretty sure this is the meaning.
    shitbombon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhile the rest of the song points to it, being about a straight forward autopsy, the final line, indicates (at least to me), that the victim is still alive...
    quiffpornon January 06, 2005   Link

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