(Like murder)
Stoned I awoke in your temple
To blackness above you
And death beside me
(Where)
Kitchen knives conspire
Razor blades make bloodless love
(Like murder)
The ghost of a pale girl is solemnly following me
Will she follow me into the sea?
I feel the flowers screaming to consume you
(Like murder)
Earth and sky your cradle, earth and sky entomb you
And death beside me
I burrow through the dust in your skull
But I cannot seem to find your soul

Bloodless and numb, we orbit the sun
Hungry, will this pale thing follow me into the sea
On the cold side of her face, the reptiles awake
Locusts swarm from open mouths that sing thy kingdom come
While blackness hums

Nothing is true and I'm tired of your sad today
You're screaming because there's nothing left for you to say

Bloodless and numb, we orbit the sun
Hungry, will this pale thing follow me into the sea

Stoned I awoke in your temple
To blackness above you
And death beside me
(Where)
Kitchen knives conspire
Razor blades make bloodless love
(Like murder)


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  • +1
    General Commentwow, it seems odd to me that no one has commented on this.
    this is my absolute favorite acid bath song.
    the lyrics in this song are fucking brilliant.
    to me, this is a fantasticly perfect love song...
    weather that is what it is intended to be or not.
    i'd let someone sing it to me. :)
    xheartbreakerxon January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'll sing it to you...
    nonesovileon February 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think upon reflection that its talking about dying, as in one day he wakes up and realizes he will die, euthenasia abortion etc, hes walking around with it following him, the pale girl, then he dies, theres no soul, bloodless and numb, image of the ocean, indicating a vast nothingness in death, then blackness hums You're screaming because there's nothing left for you to say showing how people cant accept death, the last stanza is him in death, i think it was placed at the beginning for some poetic reason that i dont know, but again, just me rambling...
    yo leninon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me it seems like hes talking about murdering himself, "Nothing is true and I'm tired of your sad today" when depression sinks in and the numbing emptyness is welcomed yet inescapable.
    "Stoned I awoke in your temple
    To blackness above you
    And death beside me
    (Where)
    Kitchen knives conspire
    Razor blades make bloodless love
    (Like murder)"

    and as he talks of this pale girl that follows and keeps him distressed (w/e shit may be going on with him) will she leave me in death. "follow me into the ocean"

    thats my take but they dont really give much to help with interpretation.

    porcupusmarauderon April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that some of you got it half right. this song is not just about death in general. its about a guy who wakes up to find his girl-friend dead beside him. "stoned I awoke to your temple of blackness above you, and death beside me, where kitchen knives conspire razor blades make bloodless love- LIKE MURDER" his reference to the pale girl is the memory of her, pale and dead, following him to the sea means it'll haunt him the rest of his life. its made even more obvious with the line "i burrow through the dust in your skull, but I cannot seem to find your soul... nothing is true and I'm tired of your sad today..." come on people she killed herself. Does the song make any better sense? pretty messed up isn't it?
    but awesome tho...
    lbgaddison February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe its talking about a love gone bad, such as on the cold face of her face .... and so on, asking if the love will follow him forever to death, youre screamin because there is nothing left to say, maybe a fight
    yo leninon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat do you mean, i'll sing it to you?
    abathaon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song, he must be off his head on drugs every time he writes a song they are so out there and very entertaining to read, i know people probably love what i write when im trippin out too haha
    ranger_tomtooth666on July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty easy to interpret Dax if you have all his work; especially his old, old poetry. Like: "on the cold side of her face the reptiles awake," refers to evil people waking once night descends. Get it?
    hellheadedon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. No idea what its about, but the sound is just so amazing that it doesnt really matter to me.
    prettylush5446on July 25, 2006   Link

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