smell like cigarettes creeps softly through the vents
the room is filling up with smoke and little bodies
tell all the boys and girls from school to
keep breaking all the rules
to let their parents know they're individuals

datura flakes off from your lips
you've lost the swagger in your hips
your eyes are turning blue to gray
your skin feels soft and sagging down
your arms drag across the ground with each step you take
and they fall from the jungle gyms
and they fall
and piss away each night among the sound of bodies crawling round the room

I can smell their flesh on everything left in this room
chalk and scattered crayons on empty desks for weeks
finding clumps of unwashed hair caught between the vents blowing

carry their little bodies
to the cemetery
so gently

please don't let their necks crook towards the ground.

Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Killbot 2000 Lyrics as written by Sarah Jackson Balliet Matthew Taylor Armstrong

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    From the site: "KILLBOT 2000 is about the plagues that the devil brings down on the city. We had to tie in zombies SOMEHOW, because zombies are so so sweet. The song begins like many classic zombie movies; a strange smoke/fog begins to disperse itself throughout a building (in this case, an elementary school) and people begin to breathe it in. The sickness begins to come on, and their bodies begin to deteriorate. The line "Datura flakes off from your lips" is one a lot of people cant figure out what I'm saying- Datura is part of the typical zombie poison that causes delusions, mental confusion, disorientation, amnesia and an impenetrable stupor, all typical characteristics of zombies. The chorus is pretty self explanatory- "And they fall from the jungle gyms and piss away each night among the sound of bodies crawling round the room". We're talking zombie children here. The second verse is simply background- rotting flesh, dead kids, hair falling out, all the things that make zombies great. The big climax is simply about the parents carrying the corpses of their children to the cemetary and burying them. Nobody can seem to understand what I'm saying at the very end of this song, but the line is "Carry their little bodies to the cemetary ever so gently, please don't let their necks crook towards the ground." As you can see, this song is pretty self explanatory"
    prayingmantis84on May 07, 2004   Link
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    Murder by Death is awesome. This is the first song I heard by them. It's about zombies. All the song meanings for this album are pretty much posted on their website though.
    SolidSteakon April 09, 2004   Link
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    Yeah... I'm going to get around to putting up all their comments on the songs at some point. But yes. They are awesome... anyone with a song about zombies is cool. :-D
    prayingmantis84on April 16, 2004   Link
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    the song is about zombies in elementary schools.. and we've pretty much established that already.. i love mbd. everyone must see their live performance. they're amazing.
    badsrx7on May 04, 2004   Link
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    If you listen carefully you can hear Geoff from Thursday doing background vocals on this one
    unionpunkgirlon May 26, 2004   Link
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    Not to be an ass or anything... but you're wrong. They say the whole CD "Who Will Survive..." is one story, and the song is about the kids literally turning into zombies. It's on the site.
    prayingmantis84on June 04, 2004   Link
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    I mean, yeah, you can interpret it any way you want, but the song is about kids dying and turning into zombies.
    prayingmantis84on June 04, 2004   Link
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    because "zombies are so so sweet" i love concept albums
    molarbearon June 10, 2004   Link
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    Geoff does really good backup in this song. I didn't realize until recently but it really sounds good with the singer's voice. This song is so cool. I love the last minute or so.
    xthursdayxallxweekon February 22, 2005   Link
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    this song, along with the entire album, is beautiful.
    Loveisbriefon January 23, 2006   Link

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