hunter of tears, relative pain
half of this world is dark with the stain
the stain of unknowing
the dead flower buds,
on smiling lips is innocent blood

the corpse of your god can only rot and grow cold
now promise me you'll kill me before I get old
I hear you on the telephone
moaning my doom
a cold woman will kill me in a darkened room

just enough, a heart attack
seal up my black body bag
take me home and hate me, love
bite the hand of our lost love
take your time and take your life
amputate with this dull knife
heaven's meat is on the stick
stir my pain with an ice pick

the chain-saw smile of the mortician shines
I still got all my fingers but somewhere I lost my mind
I can smell abortion on you
I can see through
I take the gun out of my mouth and point it at you


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    General CommentEerieOompaLoompa... I didn't realize some acid bath fans were such dicks. I mean, seriously, there aren't many people who have any great appreciation for this band. those that do... well, it'd be nice if you had some respect for their personal opinions of the songs. Especially since I think the abortion theory makes a lot of sense.

    Acid Bath may not be "pro-life", but that's really just a bullshit title people give themselves anyway. You don't have to agree or disagree with abortion to accept the fact that it is indeed a fairly dark and disturbing situation to find yourself in. I mean, playing god by deciding whether another life will continue on or not even before it fully develops is a strange thing. Acid Bath touches on many different ideas on the subject of death that others rarely consider, and I think that's what makes them so... well... poetic. In an admittedly disturbing way. I dunno... thought I'd share with the class.
    Nightshade_Eclipseon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree, first off your assumption makes absolutley no sense, Acid Bath do not seem to be the type who are pro-life, considering much of their lyrics (unless Acid Bath has actually said that they are Pro-Life, I don't know if they have). It seems more likely that the song is about euthanasia, but I don't know because the lyrics are a bit too sinister for that to make perfect sense.
    EerieOompaLoompaon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the pointlessness of life, and it's done artistically.
    hellheadedon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, yeah. Also, in the demo, the song says "God gave me this scar that you can never undo, I take the gun..." etc. Maybe we're better off being born dead? Think abooot it.
    hellheadedon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always assumed the song was about how people make money off death..
    poopytheclownon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot to sound cliche - or critical, because I think Dax Riggs is a genius - but I dont think a lot of his lyrics mean anything concrete. They talk about death, evil, psychedelia, nature... all in different ways. he is one of the most uniquely talented and gifted songwriters around today.
    Tig45on June 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIf abortion is the core of the song, I think the perspective of a survived abortion attempt could make sense.

    I've still got all my fingers but somewhere I lost my mind.
    I am still alive and whole... But knowing I was born already wanted dead has left me somewhat estranged from reality to a degree.

    Just a thought
    waynesideshowon April 23, 2018   Link
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    General Commentsince no one seems to have any ideas, i guess i will put in the only thing i can make of this song. which by the way i think is about abortion, as is several other acid bath songs i think.

    "hunter of tears, relative pain
    half of this world is dark with the stain
    the stain of unknowing
    the dead flower buds,
    on smiling lips is innocent blood "

    thats saying so many people in the world have abortions which is the "stain" or possibly the "dead flower buds" also the "innocent blood", an unborn innocent child so to speak.

    "the corpse of your god can only rot and grow cold
    now promise me you'll kill me before I get old
    I hear you on the telephone
    moaning my doom
    a cold woman will kill me in a darkened room"

    here could be the unborn child sarcastically saying "now promise me you'll kill me before i get old" and hearing the mom on the telephone complaining about wanting to get rid of him, and "a cold woman will kill me in a darkened room" could be the unborn child saying how he is going to be killed in his moms stomache a "darkened room".


    "just enough, a heart attack
    seal up my black body bag
    take me home and hate me, love
    bite the hand of our lost love
    take your time and take your life
    amputate with this dull knife
    heaven's meat is on the stick
    stir my pain with an ice pick"

    this could be the guy who got her pregenant being spite-full and expressing his feelings about the abortion.


    "the chain-saw smile of the mortician shines
    I still got all my fingers but somewhere I lost my mind
    I can smell abortion on you
    I can see through
    I take the gun out of my mouth and point it at you"

    the second line "i still got all my fingers but somewhere i lost my mind" could be the baby sayin they took his mind in other words they killed him. and the rest could be the guy who got her pregenant and was so upset about the abortion, blaming himself for helping create the baby that innocently lost its life, he had the gun in his mouth then he realized its not his fault so he turns the gun on the mom.

    i dunno how close i am or anything. its just the only thing i could come up with. any other views?
    shadwofthereapron January 13, 2005   Link

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