Burn at the stake
Witch yeah, float like a log

Wine from the blade
On the night, night of the full moon, yeah
And voices that call spirits in waiting
Sharing the drink of the bond
A broth of roots and charms
Spells under a twisted tree

Burn at the cross
Witch yeah, float like a log

Flask over fire amongst cobwebs of cellars
Mixture that turns metal into gold
Bring life to the dying
Secret till the last words are told

Accused and convicted
For nothing I suffer your fear
Burn and nailed to the burning cross
Heretic, heretic

From life to death you've been good
The past from the past time will tell

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Heretic Lyrics as written by Kim A. Thayil Hiro Yamamoto

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    General CommentThat's Chris with no doubt.
    actually he sounds great.

    the song is about women being accused to be witches and been burnd at the stake in the past, i think... but there must be some undercovered meaning to this
    ShadowOfThePaston July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey ShadowOfThePast (Which is incidently a chapter on LOTR am I right?), it says on the unofficial soundgarden site that Hiro wrote the lyrics for this song. Not that I doubt your initial statement
    hunter_benedicton September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a question for anyone willing to answer. Who actually sung this song? Was it Chris or was it Hiro? The reason why I ask is because the singing sounds screwed
    hunter_benedicton June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere the fuck have you gone? I only assumed it was Hiro singing because the singing sounds different to Chris Cornell and the lyrics were written by him
    hunter_benedicton December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFlask over fire? I thought it was Flesh over fire...

    That makes more sense to me, you know?
    Waiting4Goddoton May 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont think hiro sings because the voice on the song is different than in circle of power.

    Hiro rocks, and truly too.
    Sabadabadaon May 15, 2009   Link

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