With my perceptions in a mix
Down twenty miles through the sticks
To the cloudy town of Hellview
Population 96
Excessive vacancy, well maybe
In the shadow of an eye
All the strangers passing through
And where the rules just don't apply

At the fork turn left, a store
But on the right stay free from sight
'Cause 96 quite bitter beings
Like to stack the bodies high
The only way to ever leave
Is overflooded by the storm
And entanglement in Hellview
Brings you fear in fifty forms

They've deleted all the tourists
At the bottom of the lake
And not one supports the cause
To leave the blood stay in the veins

Here, three miles back is where we are
All we ever wanted was an answer
Civilized are close but way too far
All we ever wanted was an answer

Footprints giving clue to where we are
All we ever wanted was an answer
Civilized are close but way too far
All we ever wanted

Lyrics submitted by knate15, edited by slamking, lauling, blacksabbath66

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  • +4
    General Comment
    "both songs are based off of the fictitious town of hellview. "96..." is about 2 strangers that drive through the town, get trapped there because of a flood, and spend the night fleeing from the 96 segregated outcasts that live there, who are not happy with their new inhabitors. "
    Darkness_5555on April 23, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Comment
    I am so sick of people calling this "the jackass shopping cart song"
    shadow8985on April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    self-explanatory "think horror movie" great lyrics, great riff, great song.
    JCsExploderon January 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    on the MTV show jackass everytime they do those shoping cart thing this song plays in the backround
    ORANGE-tommorrowon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    this song laid the groundwork for CKY's next masterworks, Flesh into Gear and Escape from Hellview. which in turn lead into the album Carver City, the entire story is resolved in the song End of an Era.
    willharrowon September 06, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    great song; different sound, different lyrics.
    Elion November 28, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    deron miller is a huge horror movie fan. i believe it was actually inspired by a movie, however, i'm not sure about this.
    DrivenInHiFion March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    hands down, best song on the album...its cool when it kicks in at the beginning
    sebe17on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Well sry to say i never heard of em till THPS3. Then i was like weel damn might as welkl go out and but the disk and i did.
    Bryan21on April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Definately agree with JCsExploder in that it is horror movie inspired. Sounds like a vampire movie ("And not one supports the cause To leave the blood stay in the veins")
    supernaut1978on May 01, 2002   Link

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