What does Halls of Illusions mean?

Insane Clown Posse: Halls of Illusions Meaning

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Song Released: 1997

Halls of Illusions Lyrics

[Violent J]
Ticket please, thanks, walk through the door
Into the Halls Of Illusions, visit yours
And see what coulda and shoulda and woulda been real
But you had to fuck up tha whole deal

"Lets take a walk down the hallway
It's a long...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 14th 2009 !⃝

    I can't beleive you people don't know what this song is about, it explains itself pretty well. Deep subject matter is expressed in the usual cartoon-like violent ICP style, it tells a stroy about the "Halls of Illusions" where you can come and witness your illusion before you burn.

    The first verse explains an illusion of a man's kids playing Nintendo and his wife is there and they are fine, but he sees another man holding her hand. This is an illusion that never came true because of him.

    Then the music gets more intense and the vocals become louder and they explain how his wife can't smile because he knocked her teeth out. Then he dies a slow painful death at the hands of Milenko.

    Verse two is the same concept but about Mr. Clark, a dirty old man from a trailor park who abused his kids. The whole point of the song is that things that could have been fine in the lives of the people around an individual can be really messed up all because of them. Also, its implied that people who causes this type of hell in the lives of others will burn in hell.

  2. Disturbed666
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    Feb 4th 2011 !⃝

    Okay, so whoever manages to misinterpret this song should definitely get a nice punch in the face.

    The song CLEARLY states that the Hall of Illusions, part of the Dark Carnival, is a house where people who abuse their families are strapped to a chair to watch what their families could have been like, had they been a better person or had it not been them at all.

    While watching what "could've and would've and should've been real." but, he had to "fuck up the whole deal."

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2009 !⃝

    The song is truly stating that in the dark carnival, these people are punished for their sins, the halls of illusions is a scary reality check for these people to see what they have done wrong and there is no turning back at judgment day.....


  4. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2009 !⃝

    The meaning is simple, as previously stated, it's what the life of them is, but what it could be if you were a better person, you make your life what it is. You sin, you go to hell and the people described in the song get a glimps of what things could've been, but they're not, and they get to see the pain and mysery they've caused the ones around them. For example- the man at the beginning who beat his wife, his 'ending' choosen my the Melinko, he will end up in the Hell's Pit no where close to Shangri La.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2009 !⃝

    I think the song is about how you think some people can have a "perfect life" but in reality some of them have a pretty fucked up life.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2008 !⃝

    It is about a man who goes through his life as if it were good but he really has a horrible life. Example: Back to reality and watcha about your wife can't smile cause ya knocked her teeth out. The key word is Back to Reality.

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