This is an advertisement for the skin machine.
Paid for by the people that supply the lash for these pointless acts of self-flaggellation.
The vultures are made up like mockingbirds and they're circling.
It is very important I make for a thin chalk outline.

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Snuff Film At Eleven song meanings
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    General CommentThis very well could mean what the previous two users have mentioned, but I view these lyrics at a different standpoint.
    To myself, this song states you are nothing until you die. No one will care about you until you're dead. You'll be remembered when you're dead, not when you're alive.
    It is very important I make for a thin chalk outline.
    filmat11on May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems to be about media culture, as well as corporate music/culture. The 'skin machine' is the machine that creates façades, false exteriors, i.e. media advertising, music made for money, etc. The 'self-flaggellation' continues the skin metaphor while expressing the idea that this kind of fakery is in fact damaging to oneself.

    Perhaps the 'vultures' 'made up like mokingbirds' are corporate execs, talent scouts, whatever, 'mokingbirds' because of their love for imitation, 'vultures' because, well, they circle, looking for fresh meat!
    Marshaulon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWith this interpretation, the title would likely be implying that advertisements, corporate films (or music) are, in fact, "snuff," because the souls of those involved are destroyed in the process, in a sense filming (or otherwise recording) the very act that leads to your "death," which is, of course, the literal definition of snuff film.
    Marshaulon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with filmat11.

    bear_hug20on June 28, 2008   Link

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