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I have to say that I am astonished at how good this band is. I wish I knew what the lyrics to this song meant.
I'm kind of assuming that it's talking about relationships that didn't work out, and how the singers will be in better company out on their own than with their prospective matches. But that's a general impression, rather than any sort of close reading.
Killed his wife and was wounded in the struggle. Likely will be hung or die from the bleeding. The good company in hell will be his wife.
Count off three rounds, onefor cheating wife, one for cheater, one for himself? Brass knife on shoulder, might mean wounded, but where dies one get as brass knife?
Hm. Yeah, that would work...
These are all great ideas, but here's what I think this song is about.I think the cheating part was right. He walks in on/finds out his wife cheating, surprised (proud) and upset (disgusted) (by her) he kills her. Soon after he regrets it. He talks about the smell of the stage [be it the stage of the murder or cheating, or both] (The stage it smells, tells, hell's bells, miss-spells, Knocks me on my knees) Most likely the cheating. The smell of sex is in the air, tells him everything he needs to know.The 3 counts I believe are him counting down before he hangs himself.I'm not a lyric analyst, but this is what I've gathered from reading over the lyrics a couple times.
I was just having this conversation with a friend... I assumed the song was about a man catching his woman (I see my red head, messed bed, tear shed, queen beeMy squeeze) with another man possibly somebody he knew (Brass knife sinks into my shoulder) stabbed in the back - but could also be referring to her... and I think the 3 counts are shots... "dead wife" ... why he's not going home with the lord and also why he'll be in good company in hell. And the "hang me on a tree" bit I thought was him admitting guilt ... a reference to old tyme punishment for such crimes. Hanging til dead. Just my thoughts ...
Its just random. Come on man, the guys are probably heavily facepalming and having a laugh that people would actually waste their precious lifetime taking apart the lyrics. Its lika every dio song. It just rhymes. They probably wrote it in an hour. Both instruments are barely working hard.... Its a good sounding fluke.
That's great, starts with an earthquake...
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