"Unfinished Sweet" as written by Bob Marlette and Alice Cooper....
Candy everywhere , got chocolate in my hair
Aching to get me
Stickly sweet suckers in the Halloween air
Aching to get me
Saint Vitus dance on my morals tonight
Aching to get me
Aching to get me, get me oh
Take it to the doc, I guess he ought to know
La, la, la, da
Which ones can stay , which one gotta go
He looks in my mouth and then he starts to gloat
He says me teeth are O.K.
But my gums got to go
Oh oh
I come off the gas but I'm still seeing spies
Aching to get me
I can see them all through a glassy pair of eyes
Aching to get me
De Sade's gonna live in my mouth tonight
La, da, da, da, da
And the rotten tooth fairy is satisfied
La, da, da, da, da
Aching to get me, get me oh

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    General CommentI think you guys are taking the meaning to literally. This song seems to have more meaning than just a trip to the dentist. He uses the want for candy as a metaphor for the want of vices. The line "Saint vitus dance on my morals tonight" refers to sydenham's chorea which is a disease which has symptoms of the loss of motor skills, lowered cognition, and twitching of muscles. Alice seems to be saying that his morals have this disease, in that they are not clear and twitch from place to place depending on which vice he is after. He goes to the "doctor" to see which views are good and just, and which he needs to be rid of. The "doctor" tells him that his teeth are fine, or in other words his views, but his gums got to go, or in other words his morals. Basically that his views will straighten out if his morals are corrected because they are the root of all our thoughts. He tries to get his morals straightened out, but in the end he wakes up "still seeing spies." The line, "De Sade's gonna live in my mouth tonight" is the most telling. De Sade was a French aristocrat that believed one should live without morals and justice. This shows that Alice has been won over by vices. This is complimented further by saying that "the rotten tooth fairy has been satisfied"

    Of course this is just my interpretation of the song.
    OvertheTop01on August 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA nightmare visit to the dentist - that drill sound does my head in, & is followed by a horrible "pop" as the rotten tooth is extracted. (I don't think you get drilled for an extraction, but let's not split hairs - maybe it's a really long session with fillings & all). I know my dentist would love to tell me that my teeth are OK but my gums gotta go; I just hope he doesn't listen to this song & get ideas.
    morbid moragon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentObviously about the worst thing that could happen at a dentist's office. Why a dentist's office you ask? That's not rock and roll? Well think about how nervous you get when you go, wondering "am I gonna have to get a tooth pulled? do I have cavities?" etc. It's the worst case scenario, what's the worst thing that could happen? The dentist will rip out your gums! Now that's a horror story.
    Alice Cooperon January 04, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis obviously has to be about a trip to the dentist. Right?
    jordand33on May 17, 2008   Link

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