You're gonna hang like Benito from the Esso rafters,
Hang like Clara with the skull caved in.
Hang like a cross around my neck.
You're gonna hang, you're gonna hang.

What's the best end you can hope for?
Pity fucks and table scraps.
Subterfuge and detachment,
A bullet in the head and a bullet in the chest.

What's the best thing you can hope for?
A blindfold and a ball gag.
Burned-out eyes, grotesque beauty,
A nail through the hands and a nail through the feet.


Lyrics submitted by AarnKrry, edited by goldfishlaugh

Osama bin Laden as the Crucified Christ song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentClara refers to Clara Petacci, Benito Mussolini's girlfriend, who was also executed.
    goldfishlaughon February 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe chorus (is it a chorus?) references the body Benito Mussolini hanging from the rafters at the Esso gas station on a meat hook after he was executed, and left to be abused by the public. I'm not sure who Glover was, but Ann Glover was the name of the last person to ever be executed as a witch in Boston.
    Tig45on February 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot to be "that guy", but...

    this is my favorite song on the album, but I have no idea what it's about.
    Tig45on February 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly thing i can think of beyond the literal is maybe it's about violence against the trans* community. would tie in with the rest of the album a little better?

    "What's the best end you can hope for?
    Pity fucks and table scraps."
    Chrissalixon February 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat makes a fucking hell of a lot more sense... when these lyrics went up, I was like... who the fuck is Glover??
    Tig45on February 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's comparing the treatment of trans* people to how war criminals like Bin Laden are treated.
    Crane42on July 18, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIN MY OPINION....
    The song is referring to Mussolini & his girlfriend. A metaphor relating to Obama "title" & how he is into everyone's business; locally & abroad. Clara obviously refers to Michelle who would be part of it due to the relationship with her husband. Subterfuge referring to the fact that he is always justifying his action "We, the American people" We the American people do not always agree.
    Ending with.... if you want to carry on like a God or a martyr you too will end up with a nail through the feet and a nail through the hands. Nah nah nah nah. :-)
    All songs are subject to interpretation from all who listen.
    The true meaning can only be told by who wrote the lyrics.
    eyesnwbrdon January 07, 2015   Link

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