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This song is based on a book called Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. There is also a movie with the same name with Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as the leading actors. (thanks, Henrique - Cascais, Portugal)
Avenged Sevenfold got their name from the Bible verse, "He who kills Cain shall suffer vengeance seven times over." Their name is often abbreviated "A7X." (thanks, Richie - Philadelphia, PA)
The opening line of the song, "He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" is a quote by 17th Century British author Dr. Samuel Johnson. (thanks, Meek - V-Town, NY)
The song title is never mentioned in the lyrics. (thanks, Ivan - Niš, Yugoslavia)
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."