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Alcatraz Metaphors

from 38 Counts of Battery by Pig Destroyer

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while we used long fingernails
to carve epitaphs into the floor
you were scratching freedom
from concrete living in a world
of gamblers and murder victims
I walk these corridors
knowing of the net beneath
your defiance has become legend
within these walls and we sit
in our cells and hope you live enough life
for the rest of us who did not make it out.

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from 38 Counts of Battery, released November 28, 2000

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PIG DESTROYER boil metal down to its muscle, sinew, and bone - razor-sharp guitar, percussive pummeling, and a lone, stark howl - and use them to commit a vicious assault. The lyrics paint loathsome, frightening images of pitch-black self-hatred and the frailty of the human experience. These musical manifestations only serves to cement their already legendary status. ... more

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