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
Gonna take your daughter out tonight
Gonna show her my world
Oh father

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

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

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

Father
Do you wanna bang heads with me?
Do you wanna feel everything?
Oh father

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

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

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

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

Whoa
Mother, yeah


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  • +12
    General Comment

    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.

    duckypwnson December 30, 2012   Link
  • +8
    General Comment

    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.

    fenixraiseron June 26, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

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

    Ryuk88on February 04, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    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.

    Violentpacifiston March 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    its about censorship

    wavescrashedblueon July 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    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.

    Muzzyon March 29, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

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

    convinceon February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    much loved lullaby of mine

    Juiceon April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's all about hypocrites.

    TheVoidon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    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.

    Muzzyon March 15, 2003   Link

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