I cannot take the take, your condition was nod awake
A selfish crier, boldface liar, robbing all of what you could take in
Stabbed towards a death, a dirty smelling girl
Shit decisions, no provisions, filling veins with juice of chaos

Painted face, olive drab, swollen hole, empty bag, sunken eyes, whining dog
It's times like this you should pray for never
I broke your fucking mold, then threw away the cast
New religion and new provisions, it's amazing you're alive

Drop the needle and stop what you're changing into
Erase the end dissolving, disgrace is needed more
So I mended severed ties, through flesh we cauterized
The undeserving, sliming, writhing, I filled you up with watered promise

Painted face, olive drab, swollen hole, empty bag, sunken eyes, whining dog
It's times like this you should pray for never
Spitting teeth, oral lust, alley fuck, angel dust, anal whore, bleeding knees
It's times like this to pray for murder

So now I've seen it all
Hells' wrath
No man has greater glory, glory
Cause now, now, now, now you're living through me

So I'm done with saving you, a gift unto myself
A tired savior, a wasted favor, and I'm lucky I'm alive

Drop the needle and stop what you're changing into
I broke your fucking mold, then threw away the cast

Painted face, olive drab, swollen hole, empty bag, sunken eyes, whining dog
It's times like this you should pray for never
Spitting teeth, oral lust, alley fuck, angel dust, anal whore, bleeding knees
It's times like this to pray for murder

So now I've seen it all
Hells' wrath, Hells' wrath
No man has greater glory, glory
Cause now, now, now, now you're living through me


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Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath) Lyrics as written by Rex Brown Philip Anselmo

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    General Comment

    Ah come on this song is awesome, pretty cool lyrics whatever they mean.

    At the end he says somethin like "that fuckin faggot he better not snort that shit, you better get out of the house more, go to the doctor, smoke this"

    Muzzyon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    Song is about drug addiction .. "your condition was nod awake" is referring to nodding on heroin...because when you see someone nodding it looks as if they are sleeping but they are merely daydreaming..I know Ive been there

    Therion_1973on December 20, 2004   Link
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    I think it's more like about a prostitute addicted to drugs... especially considering the chorus and the 'second' chorus. It's a great song.

    Shadowbitchon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Does anyone know what is being said in the whispered part of the song? I've had the album since its release but I still haven't found the words for that part...

    Big Nihilon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    it starts out with a bunch of things that are hard to understand, but you can pick a few out, like "save your backwash...." "its a drag" .then it changes into more understandable things that are meant to be "inspirational", but up harming someones mental health in the long run, like "you should get out more.....You better think about your future....you should go to the doctor...." then repeats "smoke this" a few times and ends with "hand it over"

    MetalKing00on October 14, 2005   Link
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    Song Meaning

    It's about some guy who's trying to get a friend, who seems like they're a prostitute, off heroine and other drugs. Like he's trying really hard and does everything he can, but the friend (or prostitute) won't stop. In the end, he's basically saying fuckit, I can't take it, go fix it your self.

    DVouson August 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Back in the day when this came out, my brother pointed out to me that this song is about Courtney Love. Hole had a song or album called "Living Through This" and also one of the lyrics is "swollen Hole". Read lyrics again and say it ain't so.

    dgatlinon September 17, 2011   Link
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    I always thought this song was literally about "Living Through Me (Phil Anselmo)." At least that's how it always felt to me, Anselmo is telling his fans to live the kind of life he did and be a metalhead (bad mother fucker). The song goes through the stages of... conversion I guess, first he's describing the people he's changing, then he says, "Drop the needle and stop what you're changing into." And the end line, "So I'm done with saving you, a gift unto myself, a tired savior" is Anselmo just clearing things up.

    Death Igniteron March 04, 2012   Link
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    after reading other ppls opinions here, I kinda changed what I thought this song is about. I always thought it was about a soldier coming back form (the vietnam?) war. you know, how all the abuses amercan soldiers saw/perpetrated themselves while in the battlefield, how they killed, slain, ripped and torn 'the enemy', fairly just regular people, arguably some of them not even fighting back, how they raped women and 'rob all of what they could take in'... and then came back form that 'living hell', to find their country turned its back on them and gave them nothing, and now they are on drugs and only have sex with whores, out the back of an ally... and they're broken, abandoned and torned, people need to think about what happens with human beings when they're at war and how that affects you, some of those men will never be the same. that's how I see it.

    pablogeneron March 12, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation

    It is about his destructive relationship, he fell in love with a heroin addict, a heroin addict himself. Eventually realizing how far gone his addiction was he tried to bring her back from the heroin nod but he failed. This song is the hate,disgust, regret, exhaustion, and gratefulness being released from his soul after this past life experience.

    Tomtharchitecton February 09, 2016   Link

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