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Knife Called Lust
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Length: 2:59
Released: September 2, 2008
Writers: Charlie Scene, Deuce,
Da Kurlzz, J-Dog, Shady Jeff
Producer: Deuce
Album: Swan Songs
Swan Songs B-Sides EP

Knife Called Lust is a song by Hollywood Undead. It was planned to be released on Swan Songs, but was instead reserved as a bonus track for certain releases of the album in Japan and the UK. It was later released on the band's first EP, Swan Songs B-Sides EP. It was later featured on the collector's edition of Swan Songs.

Background

This song was recorded by the band back in 2005 when Shady Jeff was still a member. According to Jeff, he pushed for this song to be made and he along with Deuce and J-Dog made the beat and were very pleased with how it turned out. After Jeff’s departure from the group the band decided to re-record the bridge and outro to replace his vocals but kept his parts in the intro and chorus intact.

Official Lyrics

Shady Jeff: Let's go right now!

J-Dog: I look alive, I'm dead inside
My heart has holes and black blood flows
We'll do some drugs, we'll fall in love
And get fucked up while the world just shrugs
With no thought logically
We're wandering the streets so aimlessly
I hate to see these kids just being
Put down so painlessly
And people say you dye your hair
And wear tight jeans, that doesn't mean
That you can't scream and like loud noise
You got a choice, you have a voice
And just because you show no love
And hate on us, you fucked our trust
Now watch me thrust this knife called lust
Into my chest until it bursts!

Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
Deuce: It's hard to face that we're all the same
Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
It's harder times like these that never change

Charlie Scene: I'm mad at the fact that your dad is an addict
Your friend takes pills, he thinks it cures sadness
I'm not here to attack and make you kids panic
But it's just tragic, the way you kids have it
Everybody sins and it all begins
It goes back around, nobody ever wins
And you stab yourself in the back
Everybody, just relax
It all just hits so close to home
We all got friends but we stand alone
And you're on your own from a broken home
You keep the truth inside and it stays unknown
Nostalgia hits then it's time to quit
And everybody acts like it don't mean shit
And your friend will stab you just to fuck some girl
Put your hands in the air and scream "fuck the world!"

Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
Deuce: It's hard to face that we're all the same
Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
It's harder times like these that never change

Deuce (Let go!)
I'll bring you closer
(Right now!)
Charlie Scene: I'll hold on tightly
Deuce: (Let go!)
We're going nowhere
(Somewhere!)
Charlie Scene: If things aren't over

Deuce: Harder times like these!
Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, and Deuce: Growing up on the streets!
Deuce: Harder times like these!
Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, and Deuce: I'll put you back on your feet!

Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
Deuce: It's hard to face that we're all the same
Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
It's harder times like these that never change

This love, this hate is burning me away
Charlie Scene: And I fall to the ground with my teardrops
And I get lost every time my heart stops

Deuce and Shady Jeff: This love, this hate is burning me away
Charlie Scene: And I fall to the ground with my teardrops
And I get lost every time my heart stops

Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, and Deuce: This love, this hate is burning me away...

Background vocals

  • Shady Jeff screams "painlessly!" behind J-Dog.
  • Shady Jeff screams "into my chest until it bursts!" behind J-Dog.
  • Deuce screams "in the back!" behind Charlie Scene.
  • Deuce screams "it don't mean shit!" behind Charlie Scene.

Old version

An old version of the song exists where Shady Jeff did the screams in the bridge instead of Deuce. The same applies for the outro as well.

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Ben Grosse - mixing

Trivia

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