I'm not awake
But I'm not dead
The drugs are late
Lost my money again

They never gave you anything
You'd think you get the fucking point
I'll laugh until I'm fucking killed
I see the point but I can't find a way
To get through this fucking mental hell!!!

I'm not alright, but I'm OK
[x2]

All hail the pessimist
All hail the anarchist
All hail the rest that never gave
A motherfuckin' shit

It's killing season
Time to celebrate
What better way than to
Rid the world of all the walking waste

Wanna see it
I'll show you something
A middle finger
With a barrel and it's fucking cocked

I got a new way
So you can fuck yourself
Kill the motherfucker - all that I think about, yeah!

I'm not alright, but I'm OK
[x2]

Sometimes
You gotta voice your revenge
Or you're better off dead
You'll lose your fucking mind
Sometimes
You gotta look at yourself
See the world inside out
And scream out loud

That motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
And that's all that I think about [x2]

That motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
Cause we all need to scream out loud

I'm not alright, but I'm OK
[x2]

I found the easy way to die
Just educate myself and pretend
All I've learned's untrue
And yeah, I know that
All I'll lose is you

Have you ever loved something
That never seemed to
Have a face at all
It just screams out loud.....yeah!

It always cures the pain that would never leave
Then causes even more
It just screams out loud
But never goes away!

That motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
And that's all that I think about

That motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker
Kill that motherfucker


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Murder Is Masturbation song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentuhm. no. i seriously doubt it has anything to do with war.

    All hail the pessimist
    All hail the anarchist
    All hail the rest that never gave
    A motherfuckin' shit

    the first comment seems closer.
    suckymusicsuckson December 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI can see the drug references in the song ... is "the motherfucker" that they want to kill their addiction??

    The song definitely seems directly referencing a particular "motherfucker". It isn't drugs / addiction is there a particular person the band would be referring too?? (President, Pope, an actual murderer, child molester etc.)

    It is hard to work out whether the song relates to metaphorically killing something (e.g. an addiction) or about someone actually killing the dregs of society and justifying it (well trying too).
    sokornyon September 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm... to me, this song is about all the ways people use to ventilate their emotions.

    "I found the easy way to die
    Just educate myself and pretend
    All I've learned's untrue
    And yeah, I know that
    All I'll lose is you"

    this is the only part that lost me, but i think i get it. A person masturbates to get sexual gratification without actually fucking. I think that this little bit right here means a lot. Murder is a form of masturbation for someone with suicidal urges. It allows them to relieve the pain without actually killing themself.

    "It always cures the pain that would never leave
    Then causes even more
    It just screams out loud
    But never goes away!"

    this part is about how all the different forms of "masturbation" ppl use to relive themselves don't really help, but only cause more pain.
    the whole being "not alright but ok" thing really shows this
    Sielenseon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about war - all the emotions one would feel in a war
    - the chorus is pretty self-explanatory

    'Murder is Masturbation' refers to when you kill someone in a war, the feeling is that of masturbation - pleasure...
    foffofon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with foffof
    n0kturnaldollon December 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"kill that motherfucker kill" just plain out awesome great shit.
    hemmorageon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i saw nothingface at the skeletons release party at flecthers in baltimore md. Matt said this song was about drugs. So that is what it is about.
    toolguy82on December 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can see what he's saying about drugs
    "it always cures the pain"
    and then
    "causes even more"
    like it gets you high in the moment, but fucks your life up beyond belief. Except weed. Weed is good :)
    Metallica4Deadon October 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song in my opinion is undoubtedly about drugs. Many references and some subtle. Obviously "The drugs are late, lost my money again." Then "They never gave you anything, you think you'd get the fucking point" meaning drugs never gave him anything. "I see the point but I can't find a way to get through this fucking mental hell" speaking of using. Second verse following "All hail" and up to "What better way to rid the world of all the walking waste" referring to addicts. "I found the easy way to die" and "Have you ever loved something that never seemed to have a face at all" also referring to drugs. "It always cures the pain that would never leave,
    then causes even more, it just screams out loud
    but never goes away" lastly in reference to drugs. So to sum it up, all about drugs.
    D.Anne Scotton June 13, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have found one interview with Matt where he actually says anything about his music. He said he writes in a perpetual rage. Except when he sings . Those are his moments of clarity. Ie.
    The drugs are late
    Lost my money again
    (Still his thoughts but sinister scolding not unlike hating your self for waking up with no drugs (they never *gave* you anything!)
    This structure is in every song but here and machination it's imo opinion absolute brilliance.... But first. Forget all that shit.

    And the MOST METAL FUCK YOU EVERYONE verse in history deserves its own stand alone recognition

    All hail the pessimest to the second I'm not ok

    I love much like the chorus for make your own bones he escalates 10x in myob he has the chorus then the "I'll tell ya something so hold your breath- sarcastic contempt

    Ya wanna see it? I'll show ya something a middle finger a barrel and it's fuckin cocked = bam fucking just I love it

    Essentially this song is about a jihad which most muslims will agree is NOT murder it is war but an internal one to kill yourself or rather the parts you need to to be a better person. 2md verse is pretty clear

    Then the greatest switcheroo since and In a way almost better but at least = tool aenima

    As In those few lines, in particular (and I relate but it could be an ideology or whatever--- but to me its drugs

    And connects to that sinister opening
    Then he basically points at those words during the most intense scream ever. Cuz a jihad is for life you will never reach perfection but never cease to try

    And says kill THAT not the but THAT MOTHER FUCKER WITH NO FACE THAT STARTED THE DISEASE IT CLAIMS TO CURE BUT JUST KILLS YOU MORE

    It's beautiful
    WorldWarZellaon February 28, 2021   Link

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