You fucking parasite
I'll beat you til you die
It hides inside me [Repeat: x3]
Sic semper tyrannus

Everyday you decay
In chains, dismayed
Broken soul, splintered bones
Ghost children
In their graves
Sold as slaves
Greedy flames
Life is a sacrifice
A 7 inch slice
The still-born waste
Of a suicide Christ

I'm learning to like the pain
I hope you die, we broken people [Repeat: x2]
It's hides inside me [Repeat: x2]

Everything is dead
Every day is black
Word becomes flesh
Bloodied, burned, and scratched
Everything dead
Every day is black
The face I wore was yours
As I launched this self-attack

In pain
A bullet in the head, a knife wound in the
I cried, as my innocence died [Repeat: x2]

Death will have mercy
I won't
Here in the serial killer holy land
It's not over [Repeat: x2]
We've only just begun
Like a fetus on the floor
Like an addict wanting more
Like a sex slave
Crying and sore
I want to smell the violence
I need to see you bleed
Take me inside your soul
And make it weep for me
I need to believe

I will sit, I will wait, I will make, no mistake [Repeat: x2]
From slave to master
I've become the hydra
More heads and venom
It hides
Hooks and splinters [Repeat: x2]
It hurts

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    General Comment"Nietzsche wrote, "All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity". For many of us, the choice to create or destroy becomes very difficult ... facing that decision can be devastating. While recording this song, I remember writing on a notebook, 'life hurts ... but I'm beginning to need the sting.'"
    -- Otep Shamaya
    darkspoton April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOtep is definetly back, and angry as ever. I think this song is about retaliation. Revenge. You know how it is, a little bit of "eye for an eye". Shadow Soldiers, get ready for the second wave attack.
    psychotic_oneon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell put psychotic_one. This is definately a song about retaliation. A kind of "in your face" to those that say you are nothing and will stay that way.
    leizure_fanon November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! Its exactly what I want to say to a certain someone :)
    Jacki_Diceon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it maybe about her being raped as a kid again? " i cried as my innocence died "
    bettiellamason June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds as if she was raped and got pregant
    ".IT HIDES INSIDE ME!" and i cried,
    as my innocence died.
    suttiecaton September 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMany of their songs are about the writer (Otep) being raped... Jonestown Tea is the one that comes to mind, along with most of the first album...
    Dutch Kidon March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me the song is about rising up against an oppressor.
    The line "SIC SEMPER TYRANNUS" is Latin and translates to "Thus always to tyrants" (its also what John Wilkes Booth shouted after shooting Lincoln). Then there are the lines "I Hope you die, We broken people" and "From slave to master".
    Basically talking about her rising up against a tyrant. Could even be taken as her revenge after being raped.
    DeadFatmanon October 20, 2010   Link

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