Desires in conquest to
Murder her maim her
Progress possession in blackmail entrails to
Pursuit your end for
Regret with shame no end to shade
Bait her in comfort complete
Then move to kill
Red ink
Spills from her veins
Your quill still draws her in
Red ink
Spills from her veins
In curses, in cursive

This is regret in it's purest
A simple plan here
Your on the trail of the
Hunted, haunted now
Smiling and nodding
She'll go without a fight (without a fight)
To your delight
She's unaware
She's helpless in your sights

Though brief
Murdering heaping
The coals, the heat
Surgery pending
The king
Of cavity quenching by
The tips
Of fingers across the

I know
You ache
But she is alive
I know
You ache
But she's more than a story

Your entries made public
Your journals in crimson
Her veins filled with red ink
Your quill spills in crimson

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"Cavity King" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General CommentIt means the pain of sexual sin. I know this because andrew said it himself. But I have no idea what sexual sin and red ink and a quill have to do with it...
    5letterwordon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthere's how i see it. red ink would signify passion/lust since passion is usually represented in red. the quill is probably the words that the man uses to entice the girl in this song (quills were used to write back in the day)
    latinorockeron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about how guys bait girls with talk of love when all they really want is sex. "Bait her in comfort complete then move to kill"

    The red ink is the girl's love, which is compared with blood in the song as the guy is bleeding her dry, drawing in all her love when he does not return it. The quill is the guy's lust, taking the love and turning it into "curses in cursive."

    The last part of the song "I know you ache but she is alive" is a cry out for those guys to stop doing it.
    Skillet7on January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood one skillet
    5letterwordon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea, very nice.
    I love me a good Project song.
    BrokenParadiseon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood stuff. I heart P86. Excellent live band
    adam1986on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that it means for guys to stop doing it. I think that it means, despite what has happened to her, she's strong enough to get through it.
    Geeraffon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think skillet pretty much got it, but there's more to be explained. Yes, the man takes the red ink(love/blood) from here with his lust (quill). The end is really important. The title "cavity king" is revealed here. "The king Of cavity quenching by inching the tips of fingers across the Forbidden" The man is empty so he is "cavity quenching". Schwab understands the man aches but the girl is human and doesn't deserve this. THe man then brags to his friends about his conquest. THen it goes to say..."Your entries made public
    Your journals in crimson
    Her veins filled with red ink
    Your quill spills in crimson"
    THis means that the man now filled with her love(red ink), only contains "crimson" to write with. Crimson not being as pure. So the man has something much less pure. The overall moral is to chose love over lust as it is more pure.
    deathlessoneson October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnice work on the red ink= love and quill= lust.
    the song makes way more sense now. i love it
    goody2sandalson April 21, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationOutstanding song. I agree with much of what has been said about the song so far, but one thing I haven't seen much said about is the actual title of the song: "Cavity King." I think the brilliance of this title comes from the multiple things it says with only two words:

    1) The man is on a quest to have sex with women for selfish pleasure and for "bragging rights" with his friends.... he wants to become "king" of the female "cavity." Many guys today falsely believe that sleeping with women is what makes one a man and this guy is one of those types.

    2) Doing this makes him completely empty and decayed person that passes his decay onto every woman he fools into sleeping with him.... a "cavity king."

    I also really appreciate these acts being shown for exactly what they are: acts of violence. Sexual sin is probably the most harmful, devastating sin one can commit. It haunts the victims and can very likely destroy their (and their family's) lives. What the "Cavity King" is doing is rape. He's stealing love from women and exploiting their bodies for pleasure with no intention of giving them a lifelong commitment or anything in return other than pain. He's stabbing, maiming, murdering them.... and enjoying it while he does it.

    Schwab closes the song perfectly noting that we all have sexual desires "I know you ache...," but calls all of us men out by stating that we absolutely cannot act like this because "she is alive... she's more than a story." This is definitely one of my favorite Project songs because of its great sound, lyrical depth, and very strong message.
    ChristFlame3on August 19, 2009   Link

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