"They called me the Leather Apron
They called me the smiling Jack
They prayed to the heavens above
That I would never ever come back"

Can you hear how the children weep?
Chills of fear like a sawblade cutting deep

Once again there is pain
I bring flames - I bring cold
I'm the Blood Red Sandman coming home
On this unholy night I will make you my own
Blood Red Sandman
Coming home again

Red drops stain satin so white
"The way I sign my name"
The neighborhood's pretty dead at night
"And I'm the one to blame"

Scream all you want you won't wake up when you scream
"No-one leaves
The Monsterican Dream"

Lyrics submitted by angels_fall_first

"Blood Red Sandman" as written by Jussi Antero Sydanmaa Erna Inari Kaarina Westerlund

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentOk right..im really not sure what the song means, hence y i check this page out too see if anyone else does this is what ive got from the first verse though,...

    they call me the leather apron, they called me smiling/violent? jack...

    This verse appears to be reffering to Jack The Ripper, who was also reffered to by many at the time as The Leather Apron befor The Murderer gave himself the name of 'Jack the Ripper'

    this is what i know for certain, basing my ideas on this i will continue to lookm at other sections of the song...:

    Chills of fear like a sawblade cutting deep

    Well make yyour own conclusion here...

    "On this unholy night I will make you my own"

    Jack the Ripper murdered prostitutes at night,hed pay them and then brutally murder them...

    "The way I sign my name"

    Jack the ripper signed his name in blood, he would write letters to the detectives responsible for his capture. he also wrote a a note on a wall one night.

    "The neighborhood´s pretty dead at night
    And I´m the one to blame"

    Londons east end tended to become silent and dead at night. people were too afraid to go out and prositutes too afraid to work the streets!

    "Scream all you want you won´t wake up when you scream
    No one leaves"

    No one ever heard the screams of Jacks Victims! ever!

    i think thats about it... you can reply and ask me more Qs bout jack if u like, this is just a brief outline.

    Oh and about the refernce that some of you have made to hell...Jackthe ripper sent a parcel to the chairman of the Mile End Vigilance Committee, the organisation offering a reward for the rippers capture, containing half a human kidney. The parcel had -"From Hell" written on it (for more on the note thatwas also included ask)

    Metal Godon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentk another thing i was just thinking- sandmen traditionally bring sleep and dreams. blood red sandmen- jack the ripper brought sleep to his victims- blood red and everlasting.
    hyper_skittleson May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou know I never really thought of the song like that but now that you mention it...it makes sense. Damn....I love this song even more now. Ive been really interested in any Jack the Ripper case. I love Portrait of a Killer. I suggest anybody to go read it. Lordi kicks ass!!! SPREAD THE WORD OF LORDI!!!!!!
    tjLPunkmaster69on July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe explanation by Metal God seems to be right, but what about the line:
    "Can you hear how the children weep"?
    Fallenfiveon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell the sandman is a term thats used when you sleep, so a blood red sandman must be the guy who gives you nightmares.
    Axhallon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the Whitechapel murders, Jack the Ripper.
    From an official Police Report:
    "That's Leather Apron getting 'round you."
    The first line is
    "They called me the leather apron."
    Smiling Jack- Jack the Ripper.
    "The neighborhood´s pretty dead at night
    And I´m the one to blame"
    When he commited his crimes no one saw or was near, when he left everyone there(i.e. he victim) was dead.
    Kahuna382000on June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about Jack the Ripper, though the video really doesn;t seem to have anything to do with Jack the Ripper. I think it's just a generic scary murderer type.

    The murder killed many young people, the people killed him and pray he never returns, but he does return and he kills some more. In the video the kids in the old house turn on a tape player, and then he shows up. Probably trapped in the song that thing plays.
    Psychomanon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJack the Ripper is a good guess, but personally I think it's about Freddy Krueger.

    Reason I think so is because sandmen bring sleep and dreams, right? Freddy Krueger kills his victems in their dreams, like a blood red sandman.

    Second reason is the part about the children weeping, Freddy Krueger, before he was killed, was a child molester. Now whenever he is in his victem's dreams, the children sing that creepy song about him.

    Last reason is that Freddy can do anything in the dream world, like bringing flames or cold.
    Gaidokuon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthonestly i think its about jack the ripper and i know this'll sound weird but freddy krueger the ledgend of the sandman is that he comes to help u sleep well in my oppinion a "blood red sandman" is someone who kills u while ur sleeping thus the conclusion freddy krueger not to mention the line about "can you hear how the children weep?" freddy was a child killer
    UltimateLyricGuruon March 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentok so heres the thing....your very right about jack the ripper the song has to mainly do with him. however the music video is "evil dead" with bruce campbell if you have ever seen evil dead you would know.
    lordifanon November 18, 2010   Link

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