What does Voodoo mean?

Godsmack: Voodoo Meaning

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Voodoo Lyrics

I'm not the one who's so far away
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...


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    Aug 27th 2017 !⃝

    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

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2021 !⃝

    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"..

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2021 !⃝

    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...

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2018 !⃝

    This is about the magic community.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2018 !⃝

    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...

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2017 !⃝

    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.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2017 !⃝

    It's of the Wiccan belief and he(singer and bassist) love dthe movie serpent and rainbow. all you drug fiends fuck off.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2017 !⃝

    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

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2017 !⃝

    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...

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2016 !⃝

    Clearly it's very similar to heroin and addiction, but Godsmack weren't known as heroin users in fact I've read many things speaking against drugs as a whole from them. The band name Godsmack is undoubtedly named after the Alice in Chains track. Though that name was no doubt a reference to heroin, something Layne Staley had major struggles with. ThE voodoo song could very well be reference to AiC and in particular Staley himself or it could be reference to the 90s rock scene and heroin as a whole, but most likely the track really has to do with voodoo or some spiritual reference. I know the singer had some spiritual stuff going on. I was never much of a fan of Godsmack, but I do find Alice in Chains to be one of my favorites.

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  11. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2016 !⃝

    First of all their Name came from a Alice In Chains song called 'Godsmack' that story about the cold sore was BS!! In a interview they finally admitted that the Godsmack name came from the Alice In Chains song title Godsmack

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  12. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2015 !⃝

    If it is about slamming a drug he's describing a large shot of meth not heroin.

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  13. Wicca666
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    Sep 2nd 2015 !⃝

    listen hear u stupid fuck the damn song is not about no damn heroin only some retard fuck face who does that shit would think that...sorry dude but if u don't actually know what the songs about not even i can help u...ur so silly

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  14. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2015 !⃝

    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.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2015 !⃝

    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.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2014 !⃝

    Listen as a former addict my self I get what he's saying, further more as some one who lives in the same area that he got famous in Manchester New Hampshire(he lives in either Pelham NH or Salem NH I can't remember but he drinks in Manchester all the time) he isn't origianaly from here he is from a town called Laurence Mass. Which is a border town and Laurence just happens to be the little piece of trash town where every one from Manchester goes to get their heroin sully was just smart enough to get out of dodge so if you know any thing about locations in the area you would know with out any sought what the song means. Dope can get at any one that's why they call it dancing with the devil.

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