"Killer" as written by Vincent John Cusano and Gene Simmons....
What did I do to deserve such a fate
I didn't really want to get
Involved in this thing
Someone handed me this gun and I
I gave it everything
Yeah, I gave it everything

I came into this life
Looked all around
I saw just what I liked
And took what I found
Nothing came easy
Nothing came free
Nothing came all until they
Came after me

Yeah-hey, yeah

I didn't really want to get
Involved in this thing
Someone handed me this gun and I
I gave it everything
Yeah, I gave it everything


Lyrics submitted by sofa king cool

"Killer" as written by Michael Bruce Dennis Dunaway

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    General CommentIt's Latin - I think maybe the Lord's Prayer? When they had public hangings, your blue-blood criminals might have had prayers said for their soul as they walked to the gallows. This obviously isn't some aristocrat from way back when, it's a young punk with a gun - I think Alice just wanted the atmosphere laid on really thick. That trapdoor clunking open makes me jump every time. I suppose the weird noises at the end are the moment of death when the brainwaves turn to static. Powerful song!
    morbid moragon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti got these lyrics off of a google search... they all said basically the same thing. i really want to know the lyrics to the "(chanting?)" part. it is not in english and i can't find it on the web. help? thanks.
    sofa king coolon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe ending was awesome. One of his best on the album i think.
    bluefuzz09on October 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthanks morbid morag i figured it was latin. i think your analysis of this song is the best i'm going to get. i agree, this is powerful which is why it's still in my regular rotation 2 years after my first comment
    sofa king coolon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the killer is executed by state justice at the end of the song. The slow part is him walking on deathrow hearing the prayer from the priest. And then the noise is the electric chair.
    Cucrapokon July 11, 2013   Link

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