One brief recollection of all the
People in my life that have
Come and gone
One brief fleeting moment of
People I've loved and people that
I have wronged
Long lost are loved ones gone
But this bird cannot seem to
Mend it's broken wings so the
Lust for life dissipated and
A new greed rises for the
Needful things.
Don't want to think about it,
I indulge myself
Distraction eases pain, bury my
Emotions to protect myself.
Till I can't feel a fucking thing
I've dared to dream I've tried to live
But I've played it safe again
Just another slave to my vices now
Bring out your dead
Voices wither and crack then die
Ringin' in my ear would sing me
Soft asleep
Deathly silence now is all I hear
Has inspiration finally eluded me
My addiction, my illness, my only
Trusted friend
My addiction my illness my only
Childhood fiend.
Your twisted warm embrace
Engulfing all I tried to be
My body's breaking under
Arms that will not set me free
Locked in this cage that I've
Built myself
Constructed out of twisted cold
Reminders of a Life once lost
But I've found my way again.
Here among the wreckage and the vampires
I'll play it safe again, just another
Slave to my vices now.

Lyrics submitted by firstarsbrnwhite

Bring Out Your Dead Lyrics as written by James Paul Cherry Iii Jacob Ira Kiley

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    General Comment
    This is a song about someone whose addiction (to drugs, most likely) has overcome them to the point where they are looking death in the face.
    Dancing Potatoon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    No, it's a song about potatos
    xStrikexAnywherexon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    i agree most likely potatos, maybe apples?
    reactionary17on June 02, 2002   Link
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    firstarsbrnwhiteon June 08, 2002   Link
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    hey i was just about to post that... DAMN YOU firstarsbrnwhite
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon June 10, 2002   Link
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    This is their best song... Well the guy is pretty dissapointed by human relationships... I don't think it's about drugs... probably about friends or even a girl... "bury my emotions to protect myself" yep
    braxon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    Potatos? This song is about me and your mom having sex!
    badreligionpigeonon July 04, 2002   Link
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    this is just a bad ass song period
    badreligionpigeonon July 04, 2002   Link
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    well some sad news about this great song, the songwriter and ex-bassist, jim cherry, is dead, found out he died yesterday, his songs like this and ultimate devotion will live on...
    reactionary17on July 09, 2002   Link
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    "I just sat in my room and played my guitar all the time. My addiction was my music, and my illness was that I was just a total slave to it. I would spend eight hours a day writing songs, writing whatever.." - Jim Cherry in reference to Bring Out Your Dead -RIP-
    firstarsbrnwhiteon July 10, 2002   Link

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