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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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    zombiechick9
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    Oct 10th, 2006 10:30pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 11:24am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 18th, 2019 1:25pm report


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

    the movie "Jennifer's body"?



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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th, 2015 10:48am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th, 2015 10:43am report


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



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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2013 12:27pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 2013 3:41am 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!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 16th, 2013 1:49pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2012 3:25pm 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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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2012 2:51pm 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"



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    anonymous
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    Jun 1st, 2011 6:30pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2010 3:50pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    May 1st, 2009 5:50pm 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.



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    khaspal
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    Oct 16th, 2008 10:16pm 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.



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    lovedust_111
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    Nov 12th, 2006 11:48pm 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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