"Virally Yours" as written by and John Kempainen Brian Eschbach....
The sound of vomiting, to my ears like singing, now I'm beginning to become erect. With illness I am obsessed, in the beds of the fallen I rest. A fixation amplified, the smell here is what I like best.

Feverishly combing the buckets of waste, wrapping myself in the filth-ridden sheets. Raping the souls of the comatose to fulfill my needs. Photographing bedsores, cultured by my sick neglect. It's more than a job, it's a love for me to walk this close with death.

When you hear a flatline, you know surely I'll be near. To when the reaper's sickle is drawn, I am ever aware. I wish I could pull these strings. In death there are finer things. Malpractice forever be my bitter name.

How quickly life does fade away, but a flip of the river man's coin could send you screaming to your grave.


Grief-stricken family watches on, ceaseless prayers for an only son, I'm afraid that nothing can be done. His moment has finally come. The wrath of God exemplified, to the pearly he'll soon arrive. To leave here his husk in this room of white, I'm quivering at the thought.

Pull the plug (I'm begging you), take the ride to the cold and blue. The reaper's yellow lichen finger aims ever so true. The origins of disease I have witnessed in my dreams. The flooding of the blackest blood to quench my fetid needs.

I wish I could pull these strings. In death there are finer things. Malpractice forever be my bitter name. I wish I could pull these strings. In death there are finer things

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    General CommentBasically a man works at a hospital. He loves his job, but for more than just the pay. The lyrics mention this man laying in the beds of the dead, loving the "hospital smell", raping coma patients, and taking pictures of wounds. One part implies that he likes to watch people die because he knows death is near.

    Another very well-written song by The Black Dahlia Murder. I can't get enough of these absolutely ridiculous lyrics, lol.
    Catacombon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the rape part was to be taken literally, might be though.

    But Trevor said Virally yours is about " A man who works in a hospital because he likes to watch people die - He likes Illness."
    I think it's obvious though
    MyOwnBloodon October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with MyOwnBlood... Trevor did exactly state that...

    He also stated how he was trying to find ways to shock people with his lyrics...
    I believe this ones one of his greates
    born_betrayeron October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are right, I think its about a coroner who gets off on the fact that hes surrounded by death/sickness that leads to death. Or its about a doctor who enjoys the aformentioned death and sickness but also chooses to let them die/become even more sick for his own pleasures. TBDM are amazing, in more ways then one.
    rebelrebirthon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how delightfully discusting TBDM are;

    I thought it was about a guy who works at an old peoples home
    as they'd be closer to death
    and like gets off on death and suffering and illness n that like

    even though the concept is terrible,
    i think its fuckin funny =D

    Im sure its "..Raping the SHELLS of the comatose"

    Nocturnals my new favourite album
    Fantastic_Stuon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"The sound of vomiting, to my ears like singing" makes me think of how his vocals, and most death metal vocals in general, sound like vomiting, hence 'the sound of vomiting to my ears like singing'

    I want to say this song is a metaphor for people who like this type of music; the lyrical content (gore, death, non-mainstream topics, etc..), the fashion in which the music is presented (fast-paced, heavy, loud and raucous).

    Before you jump on me, I totally see the meaning that is apparent (a person who works in a hospital in order to be closer to the dying and the dead) however, I believe there is an underlying meaning that exists as well as what is right in front of you.

    "in death there are finer things" = in death metal, there are finer things

    something to think about
    salvatorevalestraon December 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics but I don't find the song great. These are the only songs in the Nocturnal album that I listened the most: Warborn,Nocturnal,What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse,Deathmask Divine,and Everything Went Black.
    tsupolon February 26, 2011   Link

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