Some people call me the Creeper
'Cause they don't know my name or face
I got 'em running in circles
Because a homicidal genius never leaves a trace
I'm a lonely hunter
City full of game
Walkin' in the neon lights

[Chorus:]
Chop, chop, chop, engine of destruction
Chop, chop, chop, a perfect killing machine
Chop, chop, chop, it's a symbiotic function
Chop, chop, chop, I keep the city so clean
Chop, chop, chop

Some people call me the Ripper
Stole my modus operandi from the movie screen
She's just a celluloid stripper
Just another bloody player in my splatter-filled dream
Women on the streets
Want money when we meet
I take them for a little ride

[Chorus]

She was standing on the corner
With her bright red lips
Her face was so white and pale (so pale)
She had a black leather skirt
That was tight to her hips
And an anklet with a name
It spelled M-A-R-Y... Gail
Gail, Gail, Gail, Gail
Gail, Gail, Gail, Gail


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    Does nobody else care that this is the catchiest song about a serial killer ever? One of my favourite Alice songs, I often get it on the brain & start singing "Chop, chop, chop, engine of destruction" in highly inappropriate places. He really is a homicidal genius, look at all the long words - "modus operandi" (that's Latin!), "symbiotic function". I had to look that one up - it's when two organisms have a beneficial mutual dependence. I think he's saying that these women need him as much as he needs them, which is kinda sick when you think about it. On the album it's part of a prolonged psychotic episode & the songs segue into one another, all about murdering women. At the end of the song he makes it clear that in his mind he's killing the same woman over & over - Gail, who is already dead. Did he kill her? Probably. A great song by itself, but even better when listened to with the others as intended.

    morbid moragon April 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I agree with Morbid. Great song from my favorite Alice Cooper album. I think it's about a murderer who kills prostitutes, hence the line "I keep the city so clean", and the fact that the victim in this song was wearing a tight, black leather skirt.

    It's also obvious he's completly insane... my friend and I were listening to this in my car once, and when it started on the "It spelled M A R Y... Gail" part, neither of us thought it was weird. His first victim was probably a girlfriend or something called Gail who he had an obsession with, a bit like that Steven King short story about that guy who kills women with a hammer, I think.

    Such a great song anyway, love the words.

    jlb1987on September 03, 2008   Link
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    By "neither" of us, in the last post I meant "both".

    jlb1987on September 03, 2008   Link

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