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Mother
Tell your children not to walk my way
Tell your children not to hear my words
What they mean
What they say
Mother

Mother
Can you keep them in the dark for life
Can you hide them from the waiting world
Oh mother

Father
Going to take your daughter out tonight
Going to show her my world
Oh father

Not about to see your light
But if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Until you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's

Mother
Tell your children to hold my hand
Tell your children not to understand
Oh mother

Father
Do you want to bang heads with me
Do you want to feel everything
Oh father

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Until you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's
Yeah

Not about to see your light
But if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Until you're bleeding

Not about to see your light
And if you want to find hell with me
I can show you what it's like
Woah-oh
Mother
Yeah
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Dec 15, 2001
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This song addresses the futility of censorship, and criticizes parents' insecurities and ultimate inability to censor things from their children; eventually they will grow up and everything they tried to hide from them will be undone.

The song may also be about parents being overprotective with dating, and holding their children back by not allowing them to date someone a few years older, in fear that something that's inevitable anyway may happen.

This song is not about religion in any way... I can only imagine that those that perceive this song in such a way perceive EVERY song in that way, and just hate religion in general. So they see anti-religion themes in literally EVERYTHING.

As a matter of fact I do think there is an explicit religious intent in the lyrics, more specifically In the chorus:

"Not about to see your light But if you want to find hell with me I can show you what it's like Till you're bleeding"

where "Not about to see your light" could be interpreted as salvation, religion, christianism, he is not willing to "save himself", "go to the light" of the father's/mother's religion.

That sentence is followed by "But if you want to find hell with me", meaning...

@duckypwns I agree with both of you and think there may be undertones that he's a bad boy who curses, has premarital sex and refuses to "see the light" in regard to not doing those things, and that's about as much as the song is tied to religion. I don't think this song has satanic ties at all, I think it's definitely about trying to coddle your teens like children as long as you can to keep them innocent, only for them to become an adult and lose their innocence just like everyone else anyway.

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What the hell is wrong with you people? this song isn't about religion, it's about censorship and discrimination of the Metal genre and all the people who likes it. By pinning this song as "anti-christian" you're proving that the stereotype hasn't changed much since '88.

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Danzig recently appeared as a guest on That Metal Show and stated that this song is about the PMRC.

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I think this song is a more subtle attack on the PMRC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center

A group of over protective parents who wanted to kill off rock music because they found it suggestive.

@Violentpacifist not just rock music. Rap was also heavily targeted

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its about censorship

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Also my friends dad was tellin us a story.

He used to go to concerts he is a big metal head, and he went to like an Ozzy concert or somethin and Danzig was opening up for him. And it was a smaller place, not a huge stadium. Some dude in the front yelled at Danzig to get off the stage and said Danzig sucks. And supposedly Danzig jumped off the stage walked up and beat the shit out of the guy and was arrested.

i know it's 11 years later, but thanks for sharing.

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father...gonna take your daughter out tonight, gonna show her my world

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much loved lullaby of mine

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It's all about hypocrites.

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One of my all time favorites.

I think it's about over protective parents really.

I loved this song since I saw it on Beavis and Butthead like 9 years ago.

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