Rob Zombie: Dragula Meaning
Slipping through the trees, strangling the breeze
Dead I am the sky, watching angels cry
While they slowly turn, conquering the worm
Dig through the ditches,
And burn through the witches
I slam in the...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 9th 2011 report
Both sides are right: The character singing the song is Dracula, and he's screaming around the hillside in his hotrod, Dragula.
It's a play on both names.
Check it: "Dracula" means "Son of the Dragon." It was another name for Vlad Tepes, aka Vlad the Impaler, the "real" Dracula, who was called that because his father was named Vlad Dracul. "Son of the Dragon" = the "exterminating son" in the song.
The "pool spreading from the fool" is blood from one of Dracula's victims.
"Dead I am the rat, feasting on the cat" -- I believe Dracula changed into a rat in the Bram Stoker novel, but it could also be a figurative reference to the vampire's victims; "dying as you purr" could refer to the fact that some of Dracula's victims (mostly the females) enjoy his...attentions, even as they're drained of blood.
Yep. The title is from the name of the car, but the lyrics are obviously about Dracula, not just some anonymous dude driving around in a car named Dragula.
So, yeah. Everybody's right.
As someone else said: Gawd.
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3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Sep 27th 2016 report
Dig through ditches is clearly when you heat up your tires prior to a run on a drag strip. Then you burn through the witches which are what the timing lights are called and you get slammed back into your seat when accelerating. Rob Zombie clearly said it was about Drag-u-la ....grandpa's dragster from ministers he made to win back the Munster koach after Hermann lost it drag racing.
anonymous Mar 13th report
Y'all ever read the conqueror worm by Edgar Allen Poe it's Abt these angles watching this play n they're crying bc the play is the human race endlessly running in circles chasing something they'll never have and then a big red worm comes out n eats them it's symbolic of how we live our lives and the worm is death when zombie says watching angles cry while they slowly turn conquering the worm he's saying he's above all that shit he doesn't waste his life in the same fucked pattern and system were all trapped in and he's conquered the worm/death.
anonymous Jul 30th 2021 report
Ever heard of the Spanish Inquisition? The chorus from dragular is a quote from an Inquisitor called Tomas De Torquemada's (1420-1498) He was responsible for thousands of Jewish and Islamic people's deaths and having them exiled from Spain, giving them 2 choices...join the Catholic Church or Die. He was in charge of investigating and punishing heretics. He oversaw the "Burning" of thousands of innocent people and often used cruel methods of extracting confessions from people he believed to be heretic's. He almost seemed to enjoy his job of Hanging, Suffocating, "Burning" & Tormenting people with the rack of waterboarding. Historians estimate that 30,000-300,000 people died during the Inquisition....Rob Zombie has said it's the about the Munsters drag car and he has obviously derived his own spin on those words as it does also makes sense however you look at it. Cheers Breeza!
anonymous Apr 16th 2021 report
"Slipping through the trees" could refer to the timing lights at a drag strip, sometimes called a light tree or a Christmas tree.
"Strangling the breeze" could refer to a drag racer's oversized supercharger, compressing air for the engine.
"I am the rat" could refer to Rat Fink, a popular artist/character/cartoon in drag racing culture.
"Feast upon the cat/tender is the fur/dying as you purr" RZ seems to have a thing for oral pleasure (c.f. "Pussy Liquor"). In French, "le petite mort" (the little death) is what they call an orgasm.
anonymous Jan 21st 2019 report
Rob has said in many interviews, it's about the Munster's car.
anonymous Oct 19th 2017 report
Great song ive loved it since i was a kid keeps it up :)
anonymous Aug 8th 2016 report
And not one person picked up on the fact that to "slam" is to shoot-up heroin.
anonymous Apr 13th 2016 report
A great song about getting into the mindset of Herman on THE MUNSTERS t.v shows and movie with ''GRANDPA'' Blacula Dracu, as he was sometimes called in Transylvania The Old COUNTry that ''RIGGED'' out this old car and turned it into a race car to run in Drag races for the Ghotic Queen with ''DRAGULA'' that he named the conversion of his new car that he fell in love with to race against ''imaginary foes''. And to run and drive through any superstitious thoughts of fear with his Dragula.
anonymous Jan 15th 2016 report
Rob zombie said in interview it was a homage to the munsters car. He was highly influenced by the old classic horror movies and the b movie horror sci fi stuff. The tv show the munsters was part of that time period
anonymous Oct 21st 2015 report
Back in the day the feinds loved this song cookers to be exact.burn through the witches banging dope horror.dig through the ditches out cooking one. Slam in the back of my dragula.banging dope. Slipping through the trees strangling the breeze in the wood letting off a anhydrous batch im just saying the dope seen loved this song of coarse any one an any freak can turn a simple song into a crazy interpretation lol
anonymous May 16th 2014 report
If folklore a dragon is also called a wyrm so "conquering the wyrm" could be conquering Dracula(The Son of the Dragon).
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