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I slide through the wasteland that's my world
My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me alive, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

Mm, that's right, I she'd my skin tonight, but my fangs are hard to hide
And you know that you're going to die, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty to me

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies, wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Making my way through the night, you're still in my sight
You're runnin' away cause you know you can't hide
My instincts are cold blooded hate; to you I'm the bearer of fate
Wrong place, and now the wrong time, now terror is all that you'll find

Can't you feel the poison rising, straight to the heart of the venomous bite...

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies, yeah, wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Stay inside tonight - you're out there all alone
Vanish from my sites - venomous control
You won't make it right- my appetite has grown
Lost the final fight - no love will be shown

Stay inside tonight - you're out there all alone
Vanish from my sites - venomous control
You can't make it right - my appetite has grown
Lost your final fight - no love will be shown



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  • gonicthehedgehog
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    gonicthehedgehogFeb 5, 2009 at 1:16 am
    This song meaning has been confirmed by Matt, in magazines/interviews. "Sidewinder was basically just to paint a picture of human greed and human nature in the form of a snake. Sliding through the desert, hunting and killing, doing what feels natural. I compared it to a snake because I feel sometimes society makes us hide our human nature and we get punished for natural feelings and instincts."
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    Caluchi104Apr 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    I can see where everyone is getting vampires from, but personally, I think it makes more sense with snakes. "I slide through the wasteland that's my world...I shed my skin tonight..." Last time I checked vampires didn't slide around or shed their skin, but vampires could be another meaning for this song. Snakes seem more likely though.
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    blaiseJan 8, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    If I should associate this song to some creature, I'd probably say: it's about a vampire.
    But A7x can't be so obvious.
    Of course, this song is about someone who's out of control, but I think he could take control on someone else. For example, this phrase "You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite" makes me think about a man who has control on someone else, who can makes him think what he want, who gives him poison to take control of his mind.
    He can control someone else's life and mind, maybe. I really dunno, this I wrote is just the impression that song gave to me.
  • BrittanyGates
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    BrittanyGatesOct 3, 2008 at 11:43 pm
    I love this song and the acoustics at the end! Gorgeous!

    I don't know what its supposed mean but I think it's omething along the lines of not letting other people to take control over you and once you do, you no less of the snake than the snake that they make you.

    Long fukin live A7x! : D
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    SwordMistressSep 30, 2008 at 1:28 am
    Love this song, as I do all of their songs. And I know you might think snake, and I don't claim to know anything here. But it reminds me more of a lycan than a snake. Because he refers to the night and not being able to control himself. But that's just what I think ^^

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