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Possum Kingdom Lyrics

Make up your mind
Decide to walk with me
Around the lake tonight
Around the lake tonight
By my side
By my side
I'm not gonna lie
I'll not be a gentleman
Behind the boathouse
I'll show you my dark secret

I'm not gonna lie
I want you...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2012 report

    This song is about a serial killer from Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, who becomes romantically involved with his victims before he kills them. He asks this particular victim on a seemingly innocent walk around the lake, where he is hiding a "dark secret."

    He then confesses his love to her while keeping his true intentions latent. When he says:

    "I can promise you, you will stay as beautiful with dark hair and soft skin forever,"

    there is a double meaning. To the victim, the narrator is making a wildly romantic promise, but we know that he means that her hair will never gray and her skin will never wrinkle because she'll die first.

    The song ends with him asking her if she wants to die, and finishes with the refrain, "so help me Jesus." Again there is double meaning. To the victim, he is making the ultimate assurance that he will treat her well, but we know that this is not credible coming from a "Backslider," as discussed in the previous song of the album.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    zombiechick9
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    Oct 10th 2006 report

    A lot of people seem to think this song is about vampires but it is actually about a ghost story that takes place around a lake or something called possum kingdom.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 14th report

    It figures a guy that would say I will treat you well my sweet angel… so help me Jesus is up to no good. Kinda sad cause that’s a phrase I’ve never even heard any man say any girl, but if it was said before proposing it would be a hook fir me for sure.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2020 report

    the song is about a guy who burns himself to death and haunts possum kingdom lake. he tries to get a girl to also burn herself to death so she can be with him and he wont be alone.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2019 report

    Sounds like the lead singer that killed Jennifer (megan fox) in devils kettle.

    the movie "Jennifer's body"?

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2015 report

    The singer said himself, it's not about anything real, it's a made up song. not about vampires, or any real murder. It's a real place, but that's it.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2015 report

    It's been known for awhile, this is about Vampires, and the transition from the living to the undead embrace of eternity.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2013 report

    The entire song is the devil asking you for your soul. Make up your mind, will you be his angel?

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2013 report

    I get full on necromancy from this song!"do you wanna die?,you will be as beautiful.....forever!!!Sick,but Kool!,in a Rob Zombie kinda way!

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2013 report

    A song about murder, my theory is about a insane guy obsesses.with this girl and takes for a walk. The dark secret ia the room of pictures of
    Her and when she sees it he kills her and the help me jesus part is about what he going to do after he killed her.

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2012 report

    I always thought this song was about a vampire, and I still think that. "I'll show you my dark secret" "make up your mind" "you'll stay as beautiful with dark hair and soft skin...forever"

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2011 report

    It seems to me it's about killing her and preserving the body.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2010 report

    This song is about murder that took place at Possum Kingdom Lake, that is where the Toadies are from.

  14. anonymous
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    May 1st 2009 report

    Inter monologue of a normal young man trying to get laid. He is trying to convince the girl that it won’t change her and she will be the same girl afterwards. He is not just sure it won’t change her, instead he is HIV positive it won’t.

  15. khaspal
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    Oct 16th 2008 report

    Vampires? Really? Haven't heard that one. I've always just thought it was about love and insanity. Especially after hearing the song "Tyler" which is about a real incident from Tyler, Texas where a guy stalked a woman, broke into her house and was arrested when he had got drunk on all the beer in her refrigerator. His whole plan was to kidnap her and take her to Mexico and he admitted this to the cops... That's beside the point, but really does point out the tendency to focus on the insane... not necessarily the supernatural. just my opinion though.

  16. lovedust_111
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    Nov 12th 2006 report

    Possum Kingdom is in north Texas (the Toadies are from north Texas)

    I think the song is about a guy who is in love with a girl, but he is a vampire. So he asks her if she wants to die, and live forever as a vampire.
    It's awesome I love this song!


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