Creeping like frost
As slow as grave moss
Like drowning in dry oceans of bone dust
I taste the wreckage of crumbling faces
I know the pale thing in the darkest of places
I remember blood from the thighs of the mother
As everything is eaten by another
How much more must we bleed her
I cut their throats while they slept
I wept
I peel back my skull for you
Yes I do
Slow desolation like a funeral procession
The lovely one screams like she's caught between stations
I eat the razor, a mouthful of God's flesh
Sweating this blackness,
I am shitting this cold death
I remember blood from the thighs of the mother
As everything is eaten by another
How much more must we bleed her
I cut their throats while they slept
I wept I peel back my skull for you
Yes I do
DEAD VENUS BLUE
Love is rotting on the vine
Crumbling in God's sunshine
I am dying all the time
Point me at the sky... sky
How much more must we bleed her
I cut their throats while they slept
I wept
I peel back my skull for you
Yes I do
DEAD VENUS BLUE
How much more must we bleed her
I cut their throats while they slept
I wept
I peel back my skull for you
Yes I do
DEAD VENUS BLUE
I taste the wreckage of crumbling faces
I know the pale thing in the darkest of places


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Venus Blue song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentvenus blue = mother earth
    Neil27on March 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't really make the connection to the environment. To me the whole theme of the song, the lyrics and the dark despaired empty melody seems to fit more with just the illustration of a bad hallucinogenic trip and the emptiness that preceeds any drug use.

    The line "i eat the razor, a mouthfull of god's flesh" makes this even more clear in my opinion, since the common hallucinogenic mushroom was holy in south america, and the native american's called it "the flesh of gods". He's literally saying "i stuff my mouth with magic mushrooms to kill off the pain, like one would commit suicide with razors, except i eat my release instead"
    D.B.on August 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSounds pretty sad
    ALWAYSYOURS4EVERon July 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk maybe Venus represents both the planet, which I doubt somewhat, and the goddess. Venus was the goddess of sex, fertility, beauty, love, etc.. "Dead Venus blue" could be about how our, or the Earth's, beauty is dead due to our pollution, etc...Since Venus is also the goddess of fertility it makes me think that there's a connection with that and how the Earth gives us everything we need to survive, yet we destroy her. I think the "I peel back my skull for you..." means "I do everything I can" if you literally peel back your skull you see your brain, your control center. Of course, as with all Acid Bath songs, I get a sense of necrophilia. "I taste the wreckage of crumbling faces I know the pale thing in the darkest of places" Literally tasting a decaying face either through cannabalism or something more sexual, the pale thing is a body (caucasian) in a tomb/grave. Anyway, there's more to it than I'm ever gonna know, but that's some of the things that come to mind.
    Androgyneon May 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBone dust.
    Kyuss1on July 18, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's got me...Great song, though.
    wassonon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is all sorts of goodness
    xheartbreakerxon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I'm concerned, I think it's about nature as well. For those of you who haven't made the connection yet, Venus is relatively the same size of earth...but earth is blue as it has oceans and shit.
    mister_eckson September 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with this song. Beign about earth and how we dessecrate it. Especially the line "The lovely one screams like she's caught between stations" i always viewed this as beign caught between its own natural state and humans.
    danelectro9090on October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always envisioned this was a unrequited love song directed at a girl who's dead (i.e. the singer is at her funeral).
    graceMazinon December 13, 2012   Link

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