"Dave Goes To Hollywood (Vice Campaign)" as written by and John Kempainen Zachary Gibson....
We of blood frozen so thick it cannot thaw
Joints lubricated by sweet alcohol
Liver dissolving, eyelids but heavy sheets
Ignorant bliss and the bloodshot secrets it will keep

Pills, if you wouldn't mind
Clouds of vapor to stretch out the miles
Hungover, we'll greet a certain death
With a flash of chipped tooth smile
Each cities' demons buried beneath
In this campaign of vice
Our drinking song, a reprise

A slow blur existence
Wading knee deep in sin
Clutch at the ulcer
Acknowledge the frailties within

At dawn we begin again

You who have never seen your breath, are you alive?
This mitten clenches in a fist to kiss this fucking world goodnight

Destroyer, my only keeper
I kneel unto your amber gates
(And) pray you'll kill the ugliness that sleep won't take away

Free drinks, they shall not kill us
They only warm our fucking bones!
But late at night, I can't forget your laugh
And everything I used to know

But I've never seen so many faces
But I've never felt this all alone
But I guess this is what I've always wanted,
A four-wheeled coffin to call home

I will not ask another name
Disappearing faster than they came
Are you having fun?
Are you entertained?

Another heart-shaped bruise,
Another friend back home I'll lose
Am I missing something?
What is left to prove?

Another heated first-name fuck
Another stroke of dead man's luck
Another year I can't replace
Another tear sent down her face

At dawn we begin again,
'Till our deaths shall bring an end

You who have never seen your breath, are you alive?
This mitten clenches in a fist to kiss this fucking world goodnight

Destroyer, my only keeper
I kneel unto your amber gates
(And) pray you'll kill the ugliness that sleep won't take away

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"Dave Goes to Hollywood" as written by David Lock Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentTis about driving drunk and getting in a car wreck.
    WakeToLifeon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah I think its about drinking to cure depression and ending up dying by it (alcohol poison or a car wreck) either way its a bad ass song
    disasterpiece1989on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit feels as if he's purposely getting drunk to commit suicide with no hesitation.
    B12on June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the riff at 1 min 3 seconds into the song. it gets ur head banging
    halfpunkhalfjockon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, it seems to me as though its about the band's life on tour. Read it again and you'll see.
    060606on February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI maintain it is about drunk driving suicide. Offer proof otherwise, and you may convince me.

    WakeToLifeon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about decadence on tour. It's a vice campaign in that the vices of self-destruction, drinking, and abuse are being brought from city to city. It's about a band, evidenced by the use of words like 'us' as in "They shall not kill us". He also refers to all the people he's met and seen, how he feels so shitty that it's like he's gonna die, etc. This is a recurring theme on Miasma, and IMO is weak when compared to the imagination of the first album.
    anarkiskaon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnarkiska is right about this one... its about decadence on tour, and what the touring life is really like behind the perfect image that every idiot kid has of a travelling musician. It talks about neglecting the life you have always known to go out and live like a dog, and how easy it is to lose everything you had back home (friends, lovers).

    Anything about being cold or frozen; and seeing your breath is about being from Michigan. The reference to the 'mitten' in the chorus is also to their beloved state.

    The second half of the chorus is an acknowledgment of an alcoholic nature... he thanks beer ("amber") for making his adventure in loneliness more tolerable.
    jonestownon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep...it's about the Campaign of Vice that was their near-constant touring after Unhallowed.

    I personally disagree with Anarkiska that it's "weak when compared to the imagination of the first album," however.

    Obviously, it's not nearly as openly creative, but I think it's admirable that they would write so passionately about what they learned and experienced living the "rockstar life". Personally, I enjoyed it, as the lyrics were written very, very well.

    This is merely personal preference, and is NOT an attack on Anarkiska's, or anyone else's opinion, just so we're clear...I'm simply making my diverging opinion known.
    StephenKimon September 23, 2007   Link
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    StormEagle42on January 03, 2008   Link

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