Godsmack: Voodoo Meaning
When I feel the snake bite enter my veins.
Never did I wanna be here again,
And I don't remember why I came.
Candles raise my desire,
Why I'm so far away.
No more meaning to my life,
No more reason to...
anonymous Jun 2nd 2012, 01:17 report
Dont be a fool if u had half a brain you would know its about heroin. Yes sully is a devout wiccan, probably like the serpent and the rainbow as its an obviously badass movie but this is about struggles with addiction "never did i want to be here again". I hope they didnt change the lyrics because the i appreciate the metaphors, but no voodoo is not "slang" for heroin that is just nonsense. My source? Ex-junkie
anonymous Feb 24th 2012, 17:10 report
Song is not about heroin, Sully is a fan of the movie Serpent and the Rainbow
anonymous Jan 15th 2012, 21:00 report
LOL first of all a lot of ppl posting dont know any band history of Godsmack. 1. the previous drummers name was Tommy Stewart. 2. The original guitarist wasn't with the band when they started getting famous. As for Godsmacks name the cold sore is the true story (you think they would make up a story like that?)yes AIC was an influence for sully. And lastly the song is about heroin addiction plain and simple
anonymous Nov 9th 2009, 22:58 report
I think you're supposed to use your own experiences to get what you want out of the song (like the addiction thing)
anonymous Nov 8th 2009, 22:21 report
Yes...this song is most definitely about addiction...but "awesome song about drugs"??? WTF?? He doesnt want to go anywhere near "the snake", but the addiction draws him in. Coming from a heroin addict, this song is an extremely powerful song. The hatred for your drug, but for some reason your demons draw you back. Not a "good drug song" but a VERY powerful song.
Okay, this song really has no exact meaning to the artist Sully Erna. This and the song Serenity have NO MEANING WHAT SO EVER TO THE BAND. Running Blind on the other hand is about on the verge of when they were going to almost break up. I saw them in concert at Rock the Ink 2008 Providence ( first concert in 1.5 yrs ) but they had shows since then now. But Sully Erna said that about it when I met him. Also for all you smack fans out there...
This is not about heroine.
It was based off a film called "Serpent and the Rainbow" as some one had just said. Sully, the writer of the song, is part of the Whiccan religion and it really shows through the song. People do think it's about heroine becaues of the "Snake bite enters my veins..."
After the songs end, there is a two minute silence and you hear this precussion instrument bonus. You can hear the band members and producers talk about how they put this peice together (it's faint though, so listen carefully) and you'll hear people shouting, "Voodoo".
Nidhal_Boubaker May 31st 2008, 16:53 report
Sully Erna's lyrics are always about his own feelings. It's not bout drugs but it's a very cool song if we understand its meaning. All godsmack's songs are about the same feelings, sometimes the raise (awake, I stand alone...) & sometimes about the fall (goin down, asleep, make me believe...). This feelings are like a spiral that turn is Sully's head (that is why "spiral") so if we listen to all songs, we will understand that song: it combines the raise (I'm not the one who so far away): here Sully feel that he is alive, that he is not far from others humans thoughts, this feeling can be brought by some pain (we feel pain if we are real, alive) here comes the meaning of "when I feel the snake bite". Then he describes his actual situation "no more meaning...to stay": here he feels so far from this world (the fall) but he wanna make a change & feel himself (I'm coming back again). He repeats "I'm not the one who's so far away" to persuade himself that.
All I know is I found myself listening to this song over and over again one night until the lyrics "Never did I wanna be here again, And I don't remember why I came" hit me like a ton of bricks and I said "Oh No! I've been voodooed into listening to this song over and over again!!" then I snapped out of it and said "cool"
anonymous Jan 3rd 2008, 11:19 report
Not to be rude or anything but you're all wrong. If you go buy the c.d "Good Times, Bad Times...Ten Years Of Godsmack" it comes with a dvd and you will find out the real meaning of that song. It has to do with there former guitarist. It not my place to tell his story.
Surfer_Coyote Oct 12th 2007, 00:28 report
It is about heroin and Sully Erna has said in interviews that Layne Staley "was single-handedly, the guy that got me to start singing." The influence Alice In Chains has had on Godsmack is more than just a coincidence in the choice of names for the band. That's like saying, "Hey, we're Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, but that's got nothing to do with the Beatles."
anonymous May 29th 2007, 14:02 report
Read Sully's book. He did not ONCE do any drugs pertaining to needles and said he's very happy about that. This song is definitely not about heroin.
"I'm not the one who's so far away"
~He'll never get away from his home town~
"when I feel the snakebite enter my veins"
~The shit he dealt with in Lawrence MA~
"Never did I want to be here again"
~He wanted to leave but always ends up back there~
"And I don't remember why I came"
~No matter what, He will always be part of his home town, it's what built him and made him who he is today~
anonymous May 2nd 2007, 03:08 report
Voodoo is slang for heroine, the song is about heroine, the snakebite is the injection, the candles raise my desire is about the anticipation of cooking heroine, just another awesome song about drugs
This is one of those songs that the artist was forced to change because of the demands of their label. The original words were "I'm not the one who is so far away when I feel the 'needle' enter my veins." As you can probably tell, it is about heroin. Additionally, the band is named after an Alice in Chains song about a drug that is a bit divine. However, Godsmack themselves have tried to claim that it arouse from some situation one of the members had with a cold sore (herpes). Don't believe it, they are in fact named after the Alice in Chains song--and their is nothing wrong with that, other than they don't like to admit it.
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