All written by Suzi Sabotage.
DRAWN AND QUARTERED
…is a depiction of the frustration towards devout meat-eaters’ excuses about their choices of food. It compares factory farming humans and such practice with animals to make them think about it from a different perspective.
Blind obedience towards certain canonized (authority) figures… never understood why even in underground circles this kind of tendencies occur, completed with introvert thinking and almost incestuous relations.
SALT THE EARTH
…is an exercise of jinxing certain personalities through a song.
…is to paint a picture of mental distress and anxiety on a daily level.
…was inspired by the attacks Islamic State brought about in France and elsewhere in 2015, making a comparison between them and atrocities the protestant church committed in the form of witch hunts. It’s a reminder that all organized religions have their ugly, deranged sides.
A song about my Russian roots, the childhood memories there, intermingling with imagination. Also about the cruel awakening into reality when something one has had positive experiences with in their infancy starts to unveil its brutal side.
SINNERS LIKE US
…is weighing organized manslaughter (war, other governmental carnage) against individual one (random homicide by a private citizen), making no moral distinction between them.
…is about the colorful distractions entertainment offers us as a decoy, so we would care less about the deteriorating state of the world, atrocities against humanity committed everywhere.
A depiction of my experiences in a housing unit for troubled youth, with a little of additional fantasy. I was admitted there in 2008 and within one of my first nights heard some girl brought in – she was screaming hysterically next door and after some while was carried off for sedation. The puppeteer in the first and last verse is a doctor and his strings are medication.
I hate cowards, and this is a song about disemboweling each and every one of them.
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK (2014)
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK
An anti-fur anthem, in particular against making the products derived from suffering fashionable.
ALL THINGS HURT
…is about the myriad of withdrawal symptoms.
CRY LIKE BIRDS
A description about the all-consuming silence after major bloodshed like a world war, when there’s nothing left of humanity.
I WILL STALK YOU
The title is pretty self-explanatory. About an obsession towards another human being which transforms into stalking.
…is about a documentary show Ladykillers (2008), which tells the tale of the most infamous female murderers of all time, Moors murderers above all. It’s also an attempt to set music to such heinous act of crime.
NEEDLE THROUGH A BUG
..is an allegory of someone sadistic and isolated, who shatters people’s lives and then adds them to their fictional (existing only in their mind) collection.
..is about going against all your instincts when being attacked, and instead of making a run for it, throwing oneself to the ground and acting lifeless.
..is written about masochistic tendencies, especially those that surface when being intoxicated.