There exists a place of agony
Where children are held captive
Belt across the back, the nuns attack
Believe in god or be beaten to death

Work to earn your keep, no time to sleep
You better know the bible verse
Or go without and die of thirst
Resent your birth, thanks to god

At Father Baker's the pain is divine
If you are lucky you'll get out alive

Welcome to terror, you're where you belong
Father is waiting to show you your wrong
Learn early on to behave or you'll die
Live with his torture, no one to confide
Innocence lost by the rage he inflicts
Repent to god or the pain will persist

Kept inside a cage, humiliate
Till Father takes confession
Whipped unmercifully and left to bleed
And by the end to be one with god

Fast you into place, the final phase
Before you meet his maker
Do as you are told or you will go
And then you'll know what is suffering

Lyrics submitted by sean


Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Father Baker's song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment


    tenison January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    What a pile of crap.

    quiffpornon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    they take the most minute shit and turn it against christianity, they could at least tryattacking bigger things. this song reads like one of bentons pathetic memories, like hes trying to get back at everything by badmouthing it.

    Seraphim Belialon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    right.... FUCK YOU CHRIST! attack bigger things? like what?

    nederwiet666on December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think she meant things which are more relevant. Glenn Benton doesn't actually seem to believe in God, so why waste his time attacking him and the people who do believe?

    quiffpornon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "Glenn Benton doesn't actually seem to believe in God, so why waste his time attacking him and the people who do believe?"

    The christian church spends alot of time attacking heavy metal music and anything else they see as "satanic". So its kinda reasonable that musicians are fighting bak and giving there own opinion on the matter.

    matt55on January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    No, that is retarded, if you don't believe in something, why waste your time attacking it?

    quiffpornon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well unfortunately, many people do believe in Christianity or other religions. Only by debate do ideas ever progress. If you don't believe in Deicide, don't waste your time attacking them.

    Ad_Nauseamon December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Ok, so we hopefully know about Father Baker, I don't. :'c

    From what I'm estimating, Father Baker was a priest who used to abuse children within his church/orphanage/place of religious.....things...anywhore, it was either that or Father Baker used to brainwash children to believe that right-wing extremist Christian principles were good and should be preached into the community.

    Just an estimation, correct me if I'm wrong.

    FleshToDust96on August 26, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Spirit Within
Bertoldi Brothers
Warren wanted a Beach Boys thing for this one, and Carl Wilson and Billy Hinsche came in, with Carl arranging the vocal parts. The other harmony vocalists (credited as the "Gentlemen Boys") were Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Zevon's longtime backers Waddy Wachtel and Jorge Calderon, and Linda Rondstadt/Stone Poneys guitarist Kenny Edwards.
Album art
when rules change
Life in Your Way
High life
Album art
Both as a standalone and as part of the DSOTS album, you can take this lyric as read. As a matter of public record, Jourgensen's drug intake was legendary even in the 1980s. By the late 90s, in his own words, he was grappling with massive addiction issues and had lost almost everything: friends, spouse, money and had nearly died more than once. "Dark Side of the Spoon" is a both funny & sad title for an album made by a musical genius who was losing the plot; and this song is a message to his fans & friends saying he knows it. It's painful to listen to so I'm glad the "Keith Richards of industrial metals" wised up and cleaned up. Well done sir.
Album art
Standing On The Edge Of Summer
In regards to the meaning of this song: Before a live performance on the EP Five Stories Falling, Geoff states “It’s about the last time I went to visit my grandmother in Columbus, and I saw that she was dying and it was the last time I was going to see her. It is about realizing how young you are, but how quickly you can go.” That’s the thing about Geoff and his sublime poetry, you think it’s about one thing, but really it’s about something entirely different. But the lyrics are still universal and omnipresent, ubiquitous, even. So relatable. That’s one thing I love about this band. I also love their live performances, raw energy and Geoff’s beautiful, imperfectly perfect vocals. His voice soothes my aching soul.
Album art
Mountain Song
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell gives Adam Reader some heartfelt insight into Jane’s Addiction's hard rock manifesto "Mountain Song", which was the second single from their revolutionary album Nothing's Shocking. Mountain song was first recorded in 1986 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dudes starring Jon Cryer. The version on Nothing's Shocking was re-recorded in 1988. "'Mountain Song' was actually about... I hate to say it but... drugs. Climbing this mountain and getting as high as you can, and then coming down that mountain," reveals Farrell. "What it feels to descend from the mountain top... not easy at all. The ascension is tough but exhilarating. Getting down is... it's a real bummer. Drugs is not for everybody obviously. For me, I wanted to experience the heights, and the lows come along with it." "There's a part - 'Cash in now honey, cash in Miss Smith.' Miss Smith is my Mother; our last name was Smith. Cashing in when she cashed in her life. So... she decided that, to her... at that time, she was desperate. Life wasn't worth it for her, that was her opinion. Some people think, never take your life, and some people find that their life isn't worth living. She was in love with my Dad, and my Dad was not faithful to her, and it broke her heart. She was very desperate and she did something that I know she regrets."