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Possum Kingdom Lyrics

Artist: The Toadies

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 for mine
My blushing bride
My lover, be my lover, yeah...

Don't be afraid
I didn't mean to scare you
So help me, Jesus

I can promise you
You'll stay as beautiful
With dark hair
And soft skin...forever

Make up your mind
Make up your mind
And I'll promise you
I will treat you well
My sweet angel
So help me, Jesus

(hey, hey, hey)

Give it up to me
Give it up to me
Do you wanna be
My angel?
So help me!

Be my angel

Be my angel

Do you wanna die?

I promise you
I will treat you well
My sweet angel
So help me, Jesus





by bob on 5/15/2008 2:24pm
i think todd lewis is a serial killer
by roger Holt on 5/16/2008 8:49pm
the song is def about a serial killer
by jakebob on 5/21/2008 3:50pm
its about a series of murders
by dude on 5/22/2008 10:43pm
this song rocks
by strange on 5/24/2008 3:05am
Its Vampires
by flower on 5/24/2008 4:05pm
For a while, I figured murder, but lately, I've had a new theory... it was the nineties, and everyone was into the whole vampire thing... that's where I'm leaning now.
by Wade A Go on 5/24/2008 9:27pm
yo, i don't see how everyone sees it as a story of a serial killer.

i think it's about a guy trying to take a girl's virginity.
"behind the boathouse, i will show you my dark secret"
"and i promise you, i will treat you well, my sweet angel. so help me jesus."
"i want you for mine"
"my lover, be my lover, yeah..."
"make up your mind"
by Jamie on 5/29/2008 1:57pm
I'd agree with the vampire thing if it wern't for the part where he says 'so help me Jesus'. I think it's about a man who loved some chick and wanted to keep her forever by preserving her body. At the very least it's about obsession.
by Brittany on 6/2/2008 4:05pm
im also agreeing with the vampire comment. "I can promise you
You'll stay as beautiful
With dark hair
And soft skin...forever
Forever" think about Interview with a Vampire...and his "dark secret"
no doubt a vampire. which i mean, vampire are cool and all i love this song.
by Nick on 6/4/2008 4:32pm
From what I understand Possum Kingdom is an area in Texas and this song is about someone who raped and killed a girl there. Not sure if he was a serial killer or just a psycho. Definitely about obsession. Not so much Vampires.
by Jen on 6/5/2008 10:06pm
In classic literature, orgasms are often referred to as 'the little death.' Lines like "Do you wanna die?" "Be my lover" and "be my angel" go with that.
by shady glenn on 6/8/2008 5:12am
ok you know what? just leave it as it is cuz its a kick ass song and we play it in our band, im drunk, its like 5 in the morn, go to bed learn it in the morn, later, its about a fuc kin rapest
by umm on 6/8/2008 11:39am
You guys are def overlooking:


repeated over and over

It's about rape

Besides, haven't you seen the music video?

Youtube that shit
by Chris on 6/12/2008 11:08pm
The music video plays out the lyrics pretty clearly. He drowns his angel and will preserve her forever. Killer and necrophiliac.
by Storm on 6/14/2008 4:23pm
I think this song is about a guy who lures this chick somewhere and trys to rape her making her think they are in love(calling her Sweet Angel) and when she refuses he says Do You Want To Die...Get it?
by probably on 6/15/2008 9:03pm
Its definitely about vampires. The part about jesus is because vampires go to hell. Read the lyrics its pretty clear.
by el loco vato on 6/16/2008 10:17pm
ok so if you're just tuning in, vampires took the lead early in the game with serial killers closing the lead quickly and rapists coming up from behind in the first half...more from girls losing their virginity after these short posts...
by it on 6/22/2008 9:24pm
i believe the song is about trying to take a girls virginity aswell, but when he sayd "fo you wanna die?" he means do you want what was left of innocence to die and no longer be the innocent virgin blameless?
by Bryan on 6/24/2008 5:35pm
Obsession. More precisely -- the obsession that a serial killer has. It is what drives him to kill.. and he did.
by ryan on 6/26/2008 8:54am
Def vampires for sure
by Rin on 6/29/2008 5:37pm
Vampire serial killing rapists, obviously.
by Nickie on 6/30/2008 7:01pm
I'm convinced it is about a rapist/killer. I only had to hear the song once and it was clear. Possum Kingdom is a lake in Texas which is where the band is from. I don't know if there was a real killer there but I guess the idea lends itself nicely for the makings of a cool song. The whole thing is disturbing and intriguing at the same time
by Rebekkah on 7/2/2008 1:53pm
Has anyone ever seen the movie 'Perfume'?

Definately makes me think of the crazy obsession the main guy has that kills the girl.

But in all actuallity... The song is about Vampires. Everyone knows that.
by the choson one on 7/8/2008 3:00pm
maybe it was about a psycho/serial killer/vampire with an obsession about a chick who was a virgin

Yeah, i know i just blew ur mind
by the toadies on 7/11/2008 12:14am
its about bread.
by marzeko on 7/17/2008 9:56am
it states "clearly" in the title its about a possem kingdom
by Taylor Tampon on 7/19/2008 12:17pm
He's obviously a necrophiliac.
by Sam Sam the Toadies fan on 7/21/2008 9:02am
LOL people!! the Toadies was a local Texas band, thats where they started out, and played before they became big, this is just another one of their songs about something else that happened in Texas. Sorta like Tyler was a guy stalking a girl, which was somethin' that was going on in Texas...rofl vampire wtf??
by Rockin Barb on 7/30/2008 4:26pm
I lived on Possum Kingdom Lake in North Texas for 3 years. The story takes place on PK Lake, and I agree it's about a guy taking a girl's virginity. Not sure about her refusing then being raped and killed. I haven't seen the video. Nothing like this happened when I lived there!
by denise on 7/31/2008 11:18pm
if it's about a virgin, vampire, murderer, whatever, then what's with the ice sculpture at the very end of the video?
by Katie on 8/2/2008 3:25am
by goth_vampprincess on 8/2/2008 10:42pm
being someone who owns and has read just about every vampire book out there this song is all about vamps.the dark secert is a vampires "dark Kiss" youll stay as beautiful hello "immortality" dark hair soft skin the number one thing about vampires is there sexually nature. and than theres him saying do you wanna die? think about it the only vampire that i can think of that was changed without being asked was Lestat in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.
by knows alot but not enough on 8/11/2008 10:10am
peeps it's a rapist, "behind the boathouse i will show u my dark secret" duh rape and in "do u wanna die" rapist kills her also in "i can promise you'll stay as beautiful" shes beautiful dies beautiful stays beautiful, k.
by Kenny on 8/20/2008 11:51am
I'm convinced it's about puppies, midgets, and butterflies.
by i love this song on 8/20/2008 12:42pm
and because i love this song, you should all know something:

idc about your little vampire clans, the only ones i know are from morrowind 3.

this song is about rape and eventual murder. even todd said that it was. his family would get together and talk about ghost stories, and a recent murder occurred at possum kingdom state park, and it intrigued todd so much he decided to write a song about it

:p go google that shit
by Maria on 8/21/2008 6:58pm
so help me Jesus
by 2nasty on 8/23/2008 3:30pm
yea this song is about a murder that occurred at possum kingdom lake in Texas. there was a summer camp there and one of the counselors became obssesed with a girl attending the camp. she didnt return his affection, and he killed her. and then a vampire fucked the counselors mom
by cason on 8/31/2008 6:34pm
i agree with kenny... puppies, midgets, and butterflies
by stupidfack on 9/2/2008 9:17pm
lol, where do you see the vampires!! is clearly about a guy taking a girls virginity, either if she wants to or not (rape) lol, vampires... lol
by jack the ripper on 9/7/2008 10:22pm
dude its deffinatly about jesus and angels and of course boathouses. i mean he says it like 50 times in the song. i dont know where yall got rapists, midigets, or lakes. although i guess i can see where your coming from with the vampire theroy
by lolwut on 9/8/2008 11:05pm
Vampires? Methinks you guys need stop cutting yourself and writing bad emo poetry for a few, and actually do a search on the song.

Todd Lewis has stated that the song is about a real-life psycho stalker that a lake in Texas called "Possum Kingdom", hence the title.

by haha on 9/9/2008 2:10am
goth_vampprincess, you're a fucking tool.
by 90's alt. freak on 9/12/2008 7:25pm
It's about me and your mom getting freaky-deeky.
by woooooooooow on 9/26/2008 3:20pm
I was a camp counselor at possum kingdom lake this summer..and 2nasty..I can promise you nothing like that every happened at camp there..
by Rockitredemeer on 9/30/2008 10:30pm
its about reject and psycotic issues classics 90īs song, i love it
by erica on 10/1/2008 1:21am
OMG about a serial killer!!!damn shallow!!! is all about a vampire choosing his mate. he choose be his bride and live forever...stay young thats his promise. and gives her the choice!!"do u wanna die"???(or live forever!!! its all there guys..READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Brotherwynd on 10/2/2008 2:19pm
Vampires do not exclude the possibility of Vampires in fact if it is a remorseful, vampire seeking redemption through the woman he has chosen as his angel. If he can make her live for ever and get her to be his lover he can have both his dark secret and redemption at the same time. Dracula was fiercely Christian it's the reason the cross caused him so much pain. The girl is his redemption, his beauty his angel forever. But she has to do it willingly or she will lose what he needs her for. Knowing his dark secret and choosing to be with him anyway allows her to maintain her angelic status atleast in the twisted psyche if a man become monster.

As a funny side note that makes everyone right as Vampires by their nature tend to be serial killers. You know that hold needing blood to survive thing. In closing this song is expertly crafted vampire (erotica) no matter how tame in a song that just kicks ass.
by Amused on 10/2/2008 5:46pm
This is a freaking hilarious conversation.
by Interesting on 10/6/2008 1:16am
I still to this day here this song on the local radios here in NYC. It's just a good, excellent song that obviously has true classic staying power. I have wondered for the longest time what it was about. Vampires did come to mind initially and still do. Obsession as well...maybe the both subject hand in hand. Hearing some other thoughts about it being about rape and murder do make some sense as well, however...I'd rather not think of it as that. Thinking about it being about rape/murder kind of ruins it for me in a sense. Vampire folklore, obsession, twisted erotica... even stalking would suffice. Plain, put out there modern rape and murder is something I'd rather put far away from my mind. I guess it's all how the listener chooses to take the song. That's the beauty of it. There is definately a general dark feel to the song which I think everyone understands in slight differing variations.
by whoo hoo on 11/5/2008 12:04am
its grunge guys, it actually doesnt reaally matter what it means. but yea, serial killer/rapist/vampire. but not so much vampire.
but yea google that shit
by Hmm... on 11/13/2008 3:13am
This is really similar to the Robert Browning's poem "Porphyria's Lover," in which the speaker strangles his lover with her own hair in order to preserve her ultimate love for him. Ew.
by SNUCKLES on 11/13/2008 8:59pm
Dude. Watch da music vid. it has a guy stabbin sumtin wit a knife over and over again after unwrappin it from plastic. serial killer. maybe rapist. hard 2 tell. NOT vampires. wtf? rly? vampires? lol.
by grunger on 11/16/2008 5:19pm
iagree with the virginity thing especially the "give it up to me" part lol
by Todd Lewis on 11/17/2008 12:19am
It's about a serial killer from Texas.. not vampires. However, an over-active imagination never hurt anybod. :)
by nice-n-yum on 11/19/2008 11:59am
The ice sculpture at the end could symbolize a tombstone... just a thought.
by hippie on 12/1/2008 9:08am
yeah... its most definitly about a girl who is raped, her virginity is taken,then she is murdered. i have no idea what all this vampire crap is about...
by miss stacey on 12/2/2008 8:01pm
i love this song and this band a freakin lot. DO YA WANNA DIE?!?!?! im heard singing that from like a mile away... this song just rocks.
hell fuckin yeah.
by Tanner on 12/2/2008 10:36pm
Possum Kingdom is a lake in Texas, I dont see how that would have to do with anything about vampires. I think this song is about him taking a girls virginity, a blushing bride, is self explanatory towards her being a virgin, and be my lover, is also self explanatory. I think everything else is him trying to be gentle with it. and ofcourse this probably all happened at possum kingdom lake, behind one of the boat houses, like it states in the lyrics.
by Your mother on 12/3/2008 1:19am
"It's about me and your mom getting freaky-deeky."

by happy pants on 12/3/2008 3:26pm
most definitly about a murder... a girl is raped and her virginity is taken from her then she is killed... i have no idea what this vampire crap is about... but whatever floats your boat!
by Anonymous on 12/3/2008 3:49pm
This song isn't about vampires you twilight fags. GTFO.
by avathestrong on 12/6/2008 4:20pm
I just love shadyglen's's true, the song just rocks...saw them in the ATL and it all was amazing...I don't care who or what the frig it's, I'm drunk too and it's only 5:20.
by Dr.Jordan on 12/12/2008 11:30pm
Its about an urban legend, and when asked, the band never mentioned vampires in their explanation
by matt on 12/19/2008 5:00pm
yes this song is about vampires. Listen to the lyrics. "i can promise you'll stay as beautiful with dark hair and soft skin forever. Do you want to die"
by anonynmous on 12/26/2008 8:37pm
crap... XD i wanted to sing this song to a girl i didnt thought the song was all about rape,obsession or vampires :S
by MRamirez on 12/28/2008 9:04pm
They're getting the vampire theory b/c of the immortality and the girl has dark hair and soft skin (mistaking that for pale skin).

Definately an obsessed murderer (though not sure a serial, I should know though) who kills her to keep her the same as she is but forever in his mind and in death.

Cool song. One of my all time favorites.
by Homely Wife on 1/1/2009 5:18pm
Dude, these lyrics are sooo simple and thought provoking at the same time...they def knew what they were doing when they wrote this song. I love it!!
by cooleyhigh on 1/8/2009 12:42pm
I like the different takes on this. This song has been debated since 1994 and it's always the same sides. Cool to see that this song, and the debate, lives on 15 years later!
by hornytoad on 1/8/2009 4:40pm
I think its just about a guy who is trying to get some action!! Oh yeah!! Whoop Whoop!!
by courtney on 1/16/2009 10:37pm
Ok people.
Stop being fucking gothic fags and ruining a good song.
Its about a rapist.
Whatch the damn music video, research it, listen to what todd says its about.
Just because you're a gay emo who's seen twighlight thrity times doesn't mean you have to ruin a good song for the rest of us.
Just because you want to be right, doesn't mean you actually are.
by AlexKindred on 1/18/2009 10:59pm
its about a girl he's in love with thats going to destroy his life
by yall r stupid on 1/22/2009 9:33am
its abour gd vampires.
by bigtex on 1/25/2009 9:55am
It's not about vampires or a serial killer (which implies killing more than one). It's about a guy obsessed with a girl who is not that interested in him. As for the lines "You'll stay as beautiful/With dark hair/And soft skin...forever" when someone dies young, it is said the person is always remembered as young and beautiful or the photograph they plaster on the news.
by rockerbabejessicuhh! on 1/25/2009 8:24pm
eh i think its about vampires trying to get it on....
....anyone else think of that one..... makes sense
by Potentialmassconsumer on 2/3/2009 12:46pm
it's about vamps fools! LOL some of the ideas I just saw were interesting... to say the least. But it's about an infatuated vampire trying to create a neophyte LOL I always wanted to use that word
by david on 2/3/2009 1:45pm
nick was right. possum kingdom is an area or lake in north texas. the song is about a rape and murder that happened there. def not about vampires.
by greg on 2/15/2009 9:51pm
its not about vampires...its about a stalker.
by Missy on 2/18/2009 1:10pm
I think he means do you want to die with me, they can live together forever. His dark secret is a gun.
by blood red sins!!!!!!! on 2/20/2009 6:28pm
grrrrr.......stop being mean to vampires or ill bite ur head off
by Jimmy on 2/22/2009 10:16pm
Why would it be about Vampires? Thats dumb as hell. Its about a man that killed someone....he's taking a girl behind the boathouse to show her.
"Show you my dark secret"
It has nothing to do with rapist or vampires.
by Its me again on 2/23/2009 5:45pm
its about what you want it to be about.. thats the idea of music so people can take it the way they want to... I think its about vampires
by TX guy on 2/24/2009 11:12pm
There's a lake out here in Texas called Possum Kingdom lake.

There is a boathouse. I don't know if anything happened there, but it sure is creepy out there!
by Me on 3/3/2009 11:27pm
Wow me n my husband argue the lyrics of this song every time we hear it im glad were not the only ones
by miranda on 3/9/2009 2:54pm
the song was written for the movie interview with the vampire. it just did not make it in. so that should clear it up for everyone. right down to behind the boat house.
by one with everything on 3/12/2009 12:31pm
so i'm guessing they wanted to write lyrics that would sound like the shizzle at the end of a vampire movie but also wanted to put a grungie spin on it by eluding to a presumably well-known urban legend what do you know... all this crap does tie up into one gigantic rat-king to make one enormous ugly oozing rat out of all the little annoying piece of crap rats
by cid on 3/17/2009 3:42am
its about a girle giting fucked in the ass hard core
by rockerbabejessicuhh! on 3/21/2009 7:07pm
yeah okay heres my theory,
it is about a stalker vampire right who rapes like girls who are emo/scene ok and cheahh that what im thinking it make sense cause like he talking about how he wont mangle her face but will get it
by that one guy on 3/22/2009 11:22pm
dude i beleive todd lewis the lead singer is right and should know what the fucking song is about and i totally 100% agree its about a serial killer from texas and im not gonna lie its a kick ass song
by Eric on 3/25/2009 2:10pm
This song is really old, and while it may work with Interview with a Vampire, the music video gives no hints whatsoever to vampires. Songs allow us to see what we want, but I would argue that metaphor is a loose game to play. The artist's intentions are probably best summed up in the music video
by All-Knowing Man on 3/26/2009 11:10am
Twilight fuckers, shut the hell up. It is definitely not about vampires.
by All-Knowing Man on 3/26/2009 11:11am
The song is definitely about a murder or a serial killer. It does indicate rape or something quite mysterious.
by Randy on 4/1/2009 12:11pm
Who cares what the song is about it freakin rocks! Yall have too much time on your hands!! Get a hobby
by supbitches on 4/1/2009 1:08pm
you are all gay and i mean it from the bottom of my soul
by johnny boy bledsoe on 4/1/2009 10:28pm
the song is in the ears of the listener...its whatever u think it is...personally i think its about love and obbsession
by Suppah Fly on 4/5/2009 4:53pm
Haven't you people seen the music video?
It's about murder.
murder and rape.
by Juice Box on 4/13/2009 2:59am
okay, let me give you my opinion from the viewpoint of a lit. major.

Some quotes counter the murder and rape comments.

"make up your mind"
why would he say that unless he was giving an option? and

"i will treat you well"
This seems rather obvious.

The only other comment that EVERYBODY seems hung up on is
"Do you want to die?"

This is probably refering to the "little death" (look it up) referred to by Shakespeare.


Listen to the end of the song and TELL ME he is NOT just had an orgasm.... he repeats jesus over and over again and it slows down... and wow!

that is all it is about. If you are interested in a song that IS about rape and murder and is on this album by the Toadies look up


That song is about a serial rapist who stalked in tyler, texas.
by The Answer on 4/14/2009 6:41pm
Its about one of the band member's sister getting raped at Possum Kingdom Lake in North Texas. Some of you're answers are completely idiotic!
by ender on 5/12/2009 11:14am
well if you look at the guy above me knowen as "juice box" he is a total bag. i'm not sure about you, but i think your the only person i know that screams jesus when the have an orgasm. dude come on.
the song is pure awsomeness.
by ovid on 5/18/2009 9:09am
watch the video on youtube. it is definitely about a serial killer.
by T.K.! on 6/1/2009 9:33pm
THIS SONG IS ABOUT A FUCKEN LAKE IN NORTH TEXAS CALLED POSSUM KINGDOM!! FUCK!!! i live in north texas and all those gay ass twilight fans can go suck a cock cauz its totaly not about VAMPITES!!
by Just Me on 6/17/2009 2:06pm
I agree with Juice Box. It is just about love and obsession (in my mind anyway -- and that's the only one that counts).
by enlightened on 6/29/2009 5:54am
Wow, you people are dense. It's about a vampire that's about to 'turn' his girlfriend.
It's not like he's using complex metaphors or anything, it's right there in plain english.
by seeks on 7/4/2009 11:49pm
You all are retarded. Its about a serial killer/rapist who attacked and raped women around Possom Kingdom lake in Texas. He murdered them then hung them upside down in the waters of the lake with a rope
by bored on 7/6/2009 9:11pm
i just many minutes reading thru all those comments? almost everything said makes sense...but i guess i really dont care waht its about. its a great song!
now stop picking on twilight fans and emos...RAWR!
by Boobs on 7/22/2009 1:28am
ok your all wrong you idiots, its about someone having massive diarhea and crapping on the girl behind the boat house. Thats the dark secret.
by Morning Star on 7/23/2009 12:00am
its about the devil. possums are like the devils pets or minions. be my angel? you mean be one of my fallen angels. for satin is one.
by julia morirson on 8/18/2009 12:15am
its about a stalker and the lake possum kingdom and folk stories i live there and the lake has scary stories and names like hells gate and i met them there last summer they were cool and pk is so pretty and huge lake I love it!
by VIctorian Rocker on 8/19/2009 3:35pm
It's also the case that "dying" in victorian/romantic writing was a metaphor for orgasm.
by Dir en grey freak on 9/3/2009 5:34pm
I was just reading this and Laughing my ass off at how stubborn these people are with this vampire theory.
So i kept reading and reading until i go to this "its about what you want it to be about.. thats the idea of music so people can take it the way they want to... I think its about vampires"

Now the vampire idea i wouldnt of posted over that. BUT Music isnt so people can take it the way they want to its so people can understand The Persons feelings and thoughts. :O just wanted to say that.
by Three AM on 9/14/2009 4:54am
Er... Juice Box, if you really are an (English?)Lit major you must be failing your classes miserably.

by ender on 9/18/2009 11:30am
the song is about one of the band members sister getting raped by the possum kingdom lake in texas
by Cool Person on 11/3/2009 9:50pm
Vampires. Definitely. All the way. I've always thought so, and I'm happy to find I'm not the only one!!!
by chilehead on 11/8/2009 7:31pm
...You'll stay as beautiful, With DARK HAIR. And SOFT SKIN...FOREVER FOREVER. Fun song. there is a Possum Kingdom State Park somewhere in Texas.
by Anonymous on 12/4/2009 11:09pm
Its about a girl who was killed, and drowned.In his hometown i think. Hes putting himself in the shoes of the girl. Or so ive heard.
by Eric on 12/6/2009 12:40am
Here's what I say... the guy is in a band trying to score with a girl. What better way for him to get into her pants than promise to write a song about her
"I can promise you
You'll stay as beautiful
With dark hair
And soft skin...forever

So being in a singer or one of the other guys in the band he uses a little artistic license to use something that had been in the news, Possum Kingdom Lake rape and/or murder, as creepy insperation for a song.

Your thoughts?
by meagan on 12/13/2009 1:20am
umm.. if you watch the music video.. first it looks like murder... its not... in the end he just takes a big piece of ice and carves it into a girls upper body... sets it on the grass and walks away... its nothing about vampires and definantly not about rap or serial killing... maybe obssesion.. but all in all its still a freaking amazing song...

watch the music video...
go to you-tube..
type in.. The Toadies - Possum Kingdom..
i know its not the title but it shows a cristal clear music video of 'do you want to die' by the toadies..
by sapphkeo on 12/17/2009 9:16am
tooook me forever to find this song,but i did..nd it is badd ass. ilove the way a man can talk to a chock.
by sapphhkeo on 12/17/2009 9:37am
vampires???? honestly.thats whack,,its a romance,something kinkii,its obvi the guy wants herr baddly
by KillerKing on 1/1/2010 7:27pm
I think it's about cheesecake
by raspberryxjam on 1/16/2010 1:07pm
This song, definitely makes me think about interview with a vampire.
Although reading some of the comments. I guess it could be a serial killer...but i see more of a vamp.

He wants to keep her beautiful forever. Once you kill a body, it'll start to rot, not matter what happens so it'd no longer be beautiful.

if you were to become a vampire, then you'd never change and look the same forever.

and as for everyone else getting cranky over the lyrics and wat they mean.

everyone has their own opinions and see songs differently than someone else.

some think serial killer, others think vamps. does it matter? a song is a song. Some songs are good. some songs suck.
by amynyx on 1/19/2010 2:55pm
this song is about a vampire; he's a vampire and he wants her to be his beautiful forever and yes, raspberryxjam bodies do rot and are no longer beautiful but that's been the belief about vampires for years that they are extremely beautiful for eternity as long as they continue to steal the live of others by drinking their blood; drinking their essence, their beauty
by personguy on 1/24/2010 7:52pm
i dont care what this song is about its still an awesome song
by redrum junky on 1/28/2010 8:39pm
This is probably the perfect song, you know? And, god damn it, its romantic, isn't it? I don't care if it is about rape/murder/vampires/cheesecake/or boathouses, its sexy; and you're all BuTTFACES! Nah, just kidding. Or am I?
by shitt happenss on 1/30/2010 11:47pm
its about a serious of rapes that happen out at the lake here. i knw i live here. crazy guys on drugs or drunk parties.. it happens
by star*child on 2/12/2010 4:31pm
... it ALL doesn't matter. Song rocks ... prose pristine ... is dark ... is hot ... is sexxy ... nuff said. *peace*
by dear lord people on 2/17/2010 1:26pm
I laugh at this vamp stuff. Check it out. Decide to walk with me. Around the lake tonight by my side (luring his prey). I'll not be a gentleman (rape you) behind the boathouse (out of site) my dark secret (he's fucking nutz). I want you for mine my blushing bride be my lover(obbsessed with her, mental images of her loving him). Don't be help me jesus (he can't control himself even though he wishes he could). Stay as beautiful with dark hair and soft skin (he killed her, she will not grow old and grey, the murderer has immortalized her by killing her). Easy as pie. NOT a friggin' vampire story. Just a story about an obbsessed man who is so desperate for this girls love that he imagines her loving him back, and he uncontrollably rapes and kills her (So help me Jesus). Since she is now dead she will stay young forever. The end. Have a nice day ya'll.
by dear lord people on 2/17/2010 1:31pm
I laugh at this vamp stuff. Check it out. Decide to walk with me. Around the lake tonight by my side (luring his prey). I'll not be a gentleman (rape you) behind the boathouse (out of site) my dark secret (he's friggin' nutz). I want you for mine my blushing bride be my lover(obbsessed with her, mental images of her loving him). Don't be help me jesus (he can't control himself even though he wishes he could). Stay as beautiful with dark hair and soft skin (he killed her, she will not grow old and grey, the murderer has immortalized her by killing her). Easy as pie. NOT a friggin' vampire story. Just a story about an obbsessed man who is so desperate for this girls love that he imagines her loving him back, and he uncontrollably rapes and kills her (So help me Jesus). Since she is now dead she will stay young forever. The end. Have a nice day ya'll.
by mushhh on 2/20/2010 1:49pm
idk what its really about..
and you cant hink its about whatever you want...
but when i first heard it i thought vampires.
i personally like that version better :P
he's a vampire lusting after a girl. he asks her to be his,
he says she'll have "dark hair and soft skin forever" "do you want to be my angel? do you want to die?" because when a vampire bites you, you die as a human but then you become a vampire. then she will never age. dark hair, and soft skin forever.
"i'll treat you well, my sweet angel" and "i'll show you my dark secret" sort of dispel the murder/rape theory. murder and rape isnt "treating her well" lol also if he really was raping her.. how is that a dark secret? he's raping her for his own pleasure. a phsyco serial rapist doesnt see that as dark... because their f**ked up in the head..
he's a vampire, thats his dark secret.
*btw im NOT a "twilight fan" that shit ruined vampires*
by curly26 on 3/21/2010 4:56pm
I lived at Possum Kingdom Lake for 20 yrs and never heard anything of a murder/rape that occured there.The song means whatever your little brains want it to.the guy that wrote the song is the only one who knows what it is about.
by on 4/12/2010 10:21am
yes no rape or murder occured in possum kingdom and also just because you ddnt see blood or vampires in the video doesnt mean that its not what thats about lady gagas song telephone was about being in a club but in the video she was in prison use your imagination people btw twilight doesnt have anything to do with the song dipshits lol
by someone on 5/2/2010 12:08pm
it's actually about a ghost story that his family used to tell about a lake called possomkingdom lake. This is from an interview taken with the entire band.

"They're just these silly stories he's (Todd) heard his family tell. Like 'Tyler' and 'Possum Kingdom' are just like stories...In Texas, there's just this big storytelling thing - whenever your family gets together, they sit and talk and tell all these stories. 'Possum Kingdom' is a ghost story."

Lewis said jokingly "Possum Kingdom is a lake. One of the ten best fishin' spots in the U.S. Is it about a ghost or vampire at the lake? I don't know."
by TWILIGHT on 6/5/2010 9:00am
by brookiepooh on 6/9/2010 10:44am
All I know is this song makes me feel tingly and like I want to have a rendezvous in a mysterious place with someone that worships me!
by DrOpossum on 6/14/2010 3:28am
You guys are niggers, it's about a cat named boathouse who is butt fucked. Happy Hannakahhumuhun.
by Meowkittypewpew on 6/21/2010 8:49am
umm I don't know or really care what this song is about. I do on the other hand know that i love this song, it's hot and if this guy were to sing it to me he could rape me anyway he pleases.
by Maseton on 6/28/2010 3:00pm
I love this song
by Renee on 7/16/2010 12:43pm
Who cares what the hell its about. It's an awesome song so jam to it or turn the channel. Stupid people ruining a song cause they want to know the "meaning" Instead of debating with each other why don't you look the meaning of it up on the Internet. O I don't know , like an interview of the person who wrote it. Idiots!
by Ash on 8/16/2010 7:05pm
Sounds like vampirism to me.
by Uncle_Bob's_Seekrit on 8/21/2010 10:38pm
C'mon folks, it's pretty obvious the song is about sasquatch.
by My God on 9/6/2010 7:31pm
You're a bunch of fucking idiots.
by crazyhairyman on 10/21/2010 11:01am
someone post check out the video, yea its about a killer if it was about vamps then the girl wouldn be dead.
by LMAO on 11/7/2010 3:08pm
wow all of these comments are so amusing to read XD
thanks for the entertainment, everyone
by um ... yea idiots on 11/7/2010 10:05pm
who ever started this shit about vampires ..... all i have to say is DUMB ASS.. really ... you must not ahve watched the video and you must not have googled the songs meaning.. Todd lewis said it himself.. fucking losers lol. you make me laugh.. listen to the ppl who say obsession, rape, and murder.. ... seriously.. people are idiots!!
by rishi on 11/8/2010 4:11pm
my aunt knows the toadies... she says vamps... i love the song and i think it makes since either way.
A vampire can be a serial killer rapist and ect. and btw i HATE twilight...
by Jaday on 12/1/2010 7:25am
God this shit is funny. So just so you all know, this song is about an old story the singer heard about a lake by his house in Texas. Someone above had stated that nowhere in the interviews do they mention vampires, but they actually say specificlly that it is NOT about vampires. Then they laugh at you stupid f*cks that made the idea so popular that someone asked them about it in an interview.
Look at the wiki...
by *jen * on 12/1/2010 7:09pm
You all make me laugh. I still think it's a vampire song. Wanting a human girl as his bride to walk with him in darkness forever. So he won't be alone. No matter if she can't make up her mind he would kill her and make her his.
by Lori on 12/14/2010 4:11am
Its about a monkey screwing a football....duh
by Toadies Fan on 12/16/2010 3:02pm
I'll ask Todd next time I see him.
Settle this dispute once and for all......
by Brandon on 1/14/2011 3:23am
maybe it's just a song. I have written and drawn things that people have found such rich meaning in that I, the creator, simply overlooked or did not want to express at all.

Definitely stop saying definitely you didn't write the song.

Listening to it I thought it was about a vampire, but watching it I thought it was about a more realistic version of serial killers. Reminds me of the barbie guy from Dexter
by Kinky Pinky on 1/21/2011 10:53pm
It is about a guy wanting to take a girl's virginity and trying to convince her that she won't lose her innocence afterwards.
by acts on 1/31/2011 9:47pm
its about family rape, most likely a father sexually approaching his daughter
by huge possum fan on 1/31/2011 10:43pm
it is about a girl being asked out by a possum. a prince possum. you can tell coz the title of the song is Possum KINGDOM and although i think the idea sucks its a prince possum. you know what princes are like - mean and bratty. thats why it said do u wanna die when she say no. his dark secret is HES A POSSUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by aeaeae on 2/21/2011 6:15am
hes just being norty. thats hot
by .... on 3/27/2011 7:54pm
I know it has to be about possum kingdom lake in texas and im thinkin some rape murder physcopath vampire bullshit went down...
by :o on 3/27/2011 7:58pm
Holy shit motherfucker thats a long ass discussion
by shackadoodledoya on 5/7/2011 12:51am
no no no i remember the first time i heard this song i was trippin on acid i think it was 1990 something...its 2011 and i just rememberd the song thats what its about...
by Cupcake lover on 5/10/2011 8:21pm
Don't care what it's about this song is so awesome the band us awesome these guys make me feel proud to be born in Texas!! I saw these guys in San Antonio and Donovan Blair gave me his guitar pick!!
by Kat on 5/14/2011 8:28pm
It's just a song..
by Jay on 6/19/2011 10:13pm
its about a serial killer rapeist
by Bizzle on 7/13/2011 12:26pm
This song is about a girl (true story) at Possum Kingdom that went out on a date and never came home. When the parents were interviewed, they had never met the guy, and only knew his name. The cops looked up the name, and the only match that came up was a guy that committed suicide in a boathouse a few years earlier.

When the cops went to the boathouse, the girl's body was there. She committed suicide as well.

The song is the dude's ghost talking her into killing herself.
by Scotty on 8/30/2011 9:20am
Possum Kingdom, is a vampire Kingdom (get it, playing dead, like undead,... a vampire Kingdom within the real world) he is a vampire who wants her forever, he'll not be a gentleman refers to the act it takes to turn her, do u wanna die is what she has to do to turn.
by dustin on 12/5/2011 12:31am
its about going to see the smurfs with your midget daughter
by Michelle Mysliwiec on 1/17/2012 10:47pm
really creepy song, but great sound!
by dude... on 1/23/2012 1:21am
it's about rape...
by gfairy on 2/13/2012 8:58am
I prefer think vampires, i have read about the subject just too much, now, i know its about a rapist,taking the virginity away etc back in texas, but lets face it the lyrics are giving details also of what a vampire is, it can be psycho but it can also be a vampire, people should not fight about this and think always out of the box.
by donny on 2/21/2012 8:09pm
People! Forget the vampires. The thing here is that Possum Kingdom is a strange as hell name for a lake AND I just read that members of NeedToBreathe were raised in Possum Kingdom, SC.
by Effy on 3/27/2012 11:34pm
Imo, it sounds like a rapist. There's such things as hyperboles and metaphors. If not, he's singing as someone who is mentally unstable/obsessed, regardless of whether or not he's a serial killing, raping, and whatever else shit you can come up with that's creepy, vampire. Meaning, he will always see her as "beautiful." Or maybe, he's flattering her because he's obsessed and wants to (obviously) do some freaky shit with her, so he's promising things that would, in any case, be impossible but would make her happy. I don't know, going through the song just seems like a rape scene to me, with how he tries to keep his cool, come across as reasonable, sweet and gentle, only to lose it at the very end with "Do you want to die?" a million times.
by Jaded-Crazy on 1/31/2013 5:24pm
It's about circus midgets and public toilets!

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