AFI: Miss Murder Meaning
Song Released: 2006
Miss Murder Lyrics
Hey Miss Murder can I?
Make beauty stay if I,
Take my life?
With just a look they shook
And heavens bowed before him.
Simply a look can break your heart.
The stars that pierce the sky;
He left them...
anonymous Feb 3rd 2007 report
Davey is catholic if you read about his past. But I think the song is about Hitler.
anonymous Feb 3rd 2007 report
I myself, am not the biggest fan of this song, but I do think that he is talking about how he is willing to sacrifice himself to the woman he loves, how she is killing him, but he is actually killing himself over her.
i hope all you ppl have a fantabulous day...
anonymous Jan 17th 2007 report
"Well at the beginning of the song it says it december everyday.I think that it is about a guy that thought he had his soul mate but they couldn't work it out and they had a bad ending and they are trying to move on because they say something about drank my war from years before.."
anonymous Jan 4th 2007 report
Dudes! It's not about friggin' Hitler. You can't look for a literal meaning behind every word. Lyrics are intentionally metaphorical.
The beginning of the song is about people's hope and faith in religion. The screaming "hook" and "twist" section is the speaker telling us that it's all an illusion. That the promised eternal life that we all strive for and believe we were promised does not exist and if it did, none of us would be worthy of it.
And whether "Davey" is catholic is irrelevant. The lyrics are not necessarily his views, just the views of a hypothetical speaker. He (Davey) may be critical of the speaker.
As for the video, who the hell knows. Videos are not supposed to be a roadmap to the meaning of a song. They may, in some cases, show some aspect of the meaning. Perhaps the Nazi-esque imagery symbolizes the fallibility of man and why we are unworthy of eternal life.
anonymous Dec 5th 2006 report
guys I have no idea what the song is about!!
at firts I thought it was about jesus..
but the hitler theory does sound good.
the thing is I doesn't matter to me I love that song and that's all I care about!!
anonymous Nov 30th 2006 report
Well, I've been sitting here stewing over this for a good hour now, because I love this song and I've always wondered what it's about.
First of all, I think the Christ one can't be right. Sure, a few lines fit in, but there are too many that don't fit that interpretation, making it to sketchy to be right. I mean, if you intentionally write a song about something, you don't just write a few lines about it and then fill in the rest with gibberish.
So that leaves Hitler, Lucifer, Cobain, and that Yoshi Mikimo guy. All three of these seem to make pretty good sense, except I saw no good explanation of the whole screaming bridge part relating to Yoshi. So that one is probably out, and Cobain's seemed a bit sketchy, although it was definetely possible.
The two most plausible ones, I thought, were Hitler and Lucifer. So those two are the ones I've been considering. Take into account the video, and it seems like the song has to be about Hitler. But there were those few parts where "well, Hitler probably wouldn't go to a woman for advice" or whatever those guys said. And Lucifer tempting Eve fit in quite well there.
Before I unveil my theory, let me remind you of all the people who said that Davey wouldn't write a song about Hitler because he is Catholic. Maybe my explanation will provide some solace for these fans.
So, after careful consideration, I have concluded that Davey is portraying Hitler as an earthly embodiment of Satan! The two are obviously very similar, for there has been so much confusion on this song that could be about either of them. Look--they both started out okay, without enemies, but still with a lot of power. They were adored by many. Further along, they and their followers gained power and posed some sort of conflict against a religious entity. Both of their failures led to their eventual demise. And, as an added point, Hitler is definetely evil, as is Lucifer. So, Davey is not so much writing a song about Hitler or Lucifer because he is fond of either of them, but instead because he is comparing them.
That's my theory. Obviously I can't say for sure whether it's correct, only Davey can. I would love to hear, directly from him, the exact interpretation of the song. Despite his current "popular" appearance, he seems like a very intelligent and poetic guy. But perhaps this song is to reamain forever a mystery. A verbose one.
anonymous Nov 18th 2006 report
Well at the beging of the song it says it december everyday.I think that it is about a guy that thought he had his soul mate but they couldn't work it out and they had a bad ending and they are trying to move on because they say something about drank my war from years before..
anonymous Nov 13th 2006 report
I don't understand how daveys christian
he just totally changed his seen in the last 3 albums
this song is totally about hitler or christ
but has anybody notice
on the album shut your mouth and open your eyes
he had a song called the devil loves you?
And he was all about satan back then
back in the afi-punk days it was all about
be rebelious, don't listen to your parents
like in "I wanna get a mohawk but mom won't let me get one"
hes talking about being rebellious
i swear something happened to davey
and nobody notices...
He turned sxe when sing the sorrow came out
and now he's singing about something related to jesus in basically every song
its just metaphorical so he can make the song relate to the latest scene
being scene kids
again like in affliction
were you holding hands when my palms bled
yeah that's definately about jesus
but stop and think, half the kids are listening to afi
just because davey has "emo hair"
and they think theyre an emo band
and their feeding that by making songs about jesus
sound like suicide
so I think this song is most definately
about rather jesus
because every song is by afi now
anonymous Oct 29th 2006 report
Anybody remember hitler? Get a clue. Look at his arm movements in the video. What is he doing? The hail to hilter. That's right! And what happened to hitler? Think about it. ;) oh and have a nice day.
anonymous Oct 27th 2006 report
While listening to this song, i, at first, agreed with most that there was a sharp similarity to the story of jesus. The only part I could never fit was the second verse
"dreams of his crash
oh how they all adored him
beauty will last
it occurred to me during a boring night watching the history channel that too many similarities to the story of james dean were present.
Jd was absolutely adored by all of america in the early 1950's. He was the young iconic star of movies and tv. His "beauty" was so widely envied that he became what curt Cobain was to the late '80s early 90's crowd. He commanded such a following of women, that it was often said his squinted look could make you fall deep in love with him. So enraptured was america, that when, in 1955, at the youthful age of 24, he was killed in a terrible car crash, america mourned in a similar fasion to, once again, when Cobain died. Woman were said to have cried for months. Yet, his early death guarenteed him legendary status of being forever remembered at the heighth of his "beauty". The "golden ring" of any actor is of course an academy award. Dean was posthumously nominated for his first aa in 1956 for his movie 'giant'.
Little known facts about jd: he has received more posthumous fan mail than any other person. He has also been mentioned in more hit songs than any other real person.
anonymous Oct 24th 2006 report
Does anyone agree with me that this song sounds a little " green day-ish"...It sounds like " holiday " with the " hey! In the backround of the chorus!
Don't get me wrong I love afi! Ive ben a huge fan for nearly 9 years now ! But this song ...=
its a lot different..In fact the whole decemberunderground cd is different....Ahhhh and I'm sick of seeing them on fucking mtv and trl!!!...Ah w/e.
As for what I think miss murder means..
I think it's about god ...But not in a good way...Hes talking about..How gods abbandoned us.
Thats what I think.
anonymous Oct 21st 2006 report
The song is about the death of Freddie Mercury
hasn't anyone noticed that in the "bohemian rhapsody" it says:
"goodbye everybody-i’ve got to go-
gotta leave you all behind"
well, that's what its talking about...
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