Unknown Tongue

Album: Cultösaurus Erectus (1980)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This song is about a teenage girl named Margaret who drinks her own blood. The song was written by Blue Öyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard with his friend David Roter, who later released some albums as The David Roter Method. Many BOC songs had themes of vampires and the occult, but this one was based on a real person. Bouchard explained to the NME: "The girl Margaret was someone David used to go out with. She was perfectly normal except that she had a fetish for cutting her big toe with a razor and drinking the results. Nobody knew that at school, she was a pleasant Catholic girl, hee hee."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."