Godsmack: Voodoo Meaning
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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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 27th 2017 report
I work for a radio station and got a chance to catch Godsmack a couple days ago when they were doing the acoustic tours. The venue held less than 500 so you could hear them talk all the way in the back so they took the opportunity to answer questions. One of the things they did was explain each song before playing it. "Voodoo" and "Serenity" were the only two songs he wrote that had no personal meaning whatsoever. Somebody yelled "Voodoo is about heroin addiction isn't it?" and Sully laughed and said "No, no, no, no, f*** no. It's about the movie 'The Serpent and The Rainbow' 100%. We all love that movie and I wrote the song while watching it so if you do the whole Pink Floyd-Wizard of Oz thing with Voodoo and that movie, the song explains its self to what is going on with the film.". He then explained outside of a drinking problem years ago, he never used heroin so he would have no idea how to write a song of its powerful addiction (even his recent autobiography confirms he has never used heroin).
The bands name, according to Sully, was a story about making fun of a friend years ago with a cold sore or something on their lip. The next day, he woke up with one and somebody commented "It looks like God smacked you in the face for making fun of the other guy". But Robbie Merrill said he liked the name because of the Alice in Chains song "God Smack". But they both agreed the bands name wasn't about drugs, Satan, or anything else.h
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 29th 2007 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 Dec 28th 2021 report
I guess alot of self proclaimed experts know better than the guys that wrote and play it..
And so on and so on and so on and so on..need to make "100 words"..
anonymous Apr 30th 2021 report
I think it’s about reincarnation. I can see why some would see it as a song about drug addiction, I personally feel it’s a song about reincarnation. It’s art; it’s what ever you want to interpret to be...
anonymous Jun 19th 2018 report
This is about the magic community.
anonymous Mar 26th 2018 report
Listen whether it’s about drug addiction or not, IT’S ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION.
If he didn’t MEAN to write it about drug addiction, that’s even COOLER man because it is SO perfectly about being hooked on junk.
Maybe something was using him like a puppet through that movie.... maybe it really is VOODOO...
anonymous Nov 9th 2017 report
Although inspired by the horror/suspense movie Serpent and the Rainbow, the song is about drugs and addiction. The movie is about psychedelic drugs used in Voodoo rituals.
The snake bite is the drug, whether it be alcohol, or another mind altering substance. Consider this logic, if I'm not "the one who is so far away" when I feel the snake-bite enter my veins, then, ergo, I AM the one who is so far away, when I DON'T have the snake-bite enter my veins. The song is explaining the reason for continued use of the substance.
Candles are associated and therefore trigger increased craving. The lyrics explain when he is "so far away," he feels life has no meaning and there is no purpose to doing anything, no joy to keep him in sobriety. The rest of the song describes the onset of the effects of the substance and altered thinking that ensues, with negative effects that are part of any addiction.
anonymous Apr 10th 2017 report
It's of the Wiccan belief and he(singer and bassist) love dthe movie serpent and rainbow. all you drug fiends fuck off.
anonymous Mar 17th 2017 report
It's about heroin addiction the shot as it registers and is injected wanting to stop but it's like a voodoo curse and has a hold of your soul no matter what you say the struggle to quit is gonna be overtaken by the sickness of not having it that's the bite the addiction
anonymous Mar 10th 2017 report
I think it's about finding yourself falling in love, again, where you don't want to be, like maybe after a bad breakup, you never want to feel that way again. You don't want to love. Snakebite references addiction, interprets to being lovesick, being caught again...
anonymous Jul 4th 2015 report
Of course its about heroin. The name of the band even gives it away. Smack is heroin. It becomes your god. Thus, GOD SMACK. Voo Doo is a spell. Something that has a hold on a person. Everyone else can candycoat it any way they want but the fact is its all about the drug. and the lyrics 'never going back again is about the intention of never doing it again, but they do. because it has such a hold. My son is an addict and this song is SO obvious. Anyone who says otherwise, is totally naive. We live this shit everyday. I pray my son gets through this.
anonymous Mar 2nd 2015 report
He may have said for the public it was about the movie but, everything in this song has to do with a stage of shooting heroine. I don't think he would have just came out and said it for the public exspecially if he was still dealing with it in so e way at the time. Take it from a former needle junkie.
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