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Old 07-22-2009, 12:24 PM   #21
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(wringing hands) We shall have them all some day!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:19 PM   #22
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(wringing hands) We shall have them all some day!!!
You forgot the laugh...MUAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #23
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:51 PM   #24
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Jess, well done in adding to the ranks of the converted. The crusade continues!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:59 AM   #25
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Totally excellent job, Jess. Now, don't forget to follow-up to make sure she gets hooked in completely.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM   #26
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I've never really understood why some people thought the lyrics to this were Satanic. Yes, they're highly metaphorical and mention a "beast" but what else is there to feed that accusation?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #27
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Me neither for that matter. The song always seemed like an excess/debauchery/inner demons/addictions song to me.

Just like those who think it's about an asylum/mental hospital. I suppose the last line kind of makes you think that "You Can Check Out Any Time You Like But You Can Never Leave", but I've always thought that line to be more about addictions and inner demons that people can't get rid of be it drugs, alcohol, whatever. Same with the "steely knives but can't kill the beast" line. NO matter how hard you try, you can't escape it or get rid of it.

I agree with Henley's explanation completely. I think some read too much into it be it Satanism, looney bins, etc. That said, it's a song I think that is easily taken the wrong way and easy to read too much into it and think of all of these weird things it could be about.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #28
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HELLO!!!!! WE NEED A BOOK, BOYS!!!! Tell us what all of these songs mean, what you were thinking while writing them, what gave you the idea for the songs, etc.....PLEEEEEEEEEZZZZ!!!!!
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HELLO!!!!! WE NEED A BOOK, BOYS!!!! Tell us what all of these songs mean, what you were thinking while writing them, what gave you the idea for the songs, etc.....PLEEEEEEEEEZZZZ!!!!!
I agree. I know Glenn may be writing a book but it'd be nice if they did what Motley Crue did, all individual books for the band members, but then one big book about everything that happened as a band but include some song information. Like "The Dirt", or "Walk This Way". Both books which I love.
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That would be very cool!
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