This is a reckoning,
A cliched cut of lying tongue
Revenge never goes out of style

Gorilla honing trigger finger that makes gorilla man
Ingrained, there's hate within us all

Spiraling I've lost my footing once again
I'm flailing in a tantrum of disgust!

When life holds nothing sacred,
When the loveless turn to loathe
We'll witness this final threatened pose

Oh mother war,
I sleep in your arms tonight
I'm burning, I'm burning for your love

This juggarnaut of bronze and alcohol
Machines of vengeance now are born

Of vengeance we are born
To our graves these grudges shall be sworn

Behold the death of emotions never mourned
We'll die before we crawl

Twisted ministers of death, praying for a bullet

Hail, gorilla suffocate gorilla, maim
An education in howling
Ministers of death, we'll be praying
Praying for this bullet, hail

Gorilla suffocate
Gorilla maim
An education in complete misanthropy


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    the songs' true name is Statutory Ape and is just a play of words ; rape has nothing to do with it. And he probably believed it was Rape because on Limewire there are many files named Statutory Rape. But it should be changed.

    MyOwnBloodon May 26, 2006   Link
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    It is actualy called 'statutory ape'! it even says on the back of the album. although the real word is 'statutory rape', this song title is a play on words. This song is about gorila warfare and politics.

    The title 'statory ape' could refer to gorila warfare and how terorists and polotics are slowly fucking us all over... hense 'statutory rape'. well... thats what i get from the lyrics, i may be wrong... anyone else wanna help me out on this?

    blind_247on February 04, 2006   Link
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    Half you people are fucking retarded Statutory Rape what the fuck is this shit?!?! Its Staturory APE you fucking felcher. ANyway yeah who ever said this was an anti-war song go play on traffic your dumb. Do you people know what Band this is and what the hell they stand for?!?!? again half of you people are retarded!

    BlackdahliaFanXxXon March 31, 2007   Link
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    For one thing, its Statutory Ape....and for another thing...

    This song is about the hitler youth in Germany. The Hitler's youth were refered to as Ape's because of their bushy eye brows and dominant brow bones. If you've ever noticed, germans typically have more dominant eye brow bone structures. This is where the Ape part comes into play, the rest of the song is very self explanitory if you just think about it in this mind frame.

    dimmuphagist420on March 28, 2008   Link
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    its "ape" you retard why do you think they have an ape mascot?

    XjawnithynXon January 22, 2010   Link
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    Obviously it's Ape. They even have a dude in a gorilla costume at most of their shows.

    Personally, I think its meanings is more about the indoctrination of youth to be warmongers. Gorilla honing trigger finger that makes gorilla man. Although I generally support troops simply because they kill shit, I also see how silly it is that so many during and afterward define themselves as that killer. That's what makes them 'men'.

    Statutory rape is when you bang a youngun' so, even though soldiers are supposed to be at least 18, that's still very young, and so many lose their humanity from of it; the young are mindfucked to become apes.

    No idea if that's what he meant but that's what I think.

    metalhead fcon November 17, 2011   Link
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    It's Statutory APE!!!!!!!

    SuffocatingSight927on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Gorilla honing trigger finger that makes gorilla man Ingrained, there's hate within us all

    Oh mother war, I sleep in your arms tonight I'm burning, I'm burning for your love

    Its obviously an anti-war song out of its overall statement.

    HardcoreIsLifeon February 20, 2006   Link
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    Someone needs to change the title. It's one of the key metaphors in the song. And it is "Statutory Ape" whoever the hell barabbas is.

    I own your headon May 02, 2006   Link
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    ya even the adds on this web page are for sex offending right now, haha

    halfpunkhalfjockon September 19, 2006   Link

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