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 Nov 8th, 2009 11:21pm 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.
anonymous Jan 15th, 2012 1:00pm 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 Jun 19th, 2018 6:13pm report
This is about the magic community.
anonymous Mar 26th, 2018 3:31pm 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 11:08pm 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 Aug 27th, 2017 8:38am 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
anonymous Apr 10th, 2017 4:44am 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 3:42pm 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 3:43pm 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 Oct 23rd, 2016 10:41pm report
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.
anonymous Oct 7th, 2016 10:59am report
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
anonymous Jul 4th, 2015 7:27pm 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 3:00am 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.
anonymous Aug 23rd, 2014 8:23am report
My interpretation is heroin addiction. I got snake bites on my arms as the source....
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