Feiticeira

Album: White Pony (2000)
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  • Lead singer Chino Moreno: "The working title was New Murderer, the name itself is some Brazilian name that I read in a magazine and just liked. It's loosely based on the scenario of being taken captive. It's completely fictional. I want people to listen to it and feel like they're in the situation, because I do put myself in the story. It's up to the people to listen to it and figure out whether I'm enjoying myself or not, even though it sounds a little eerie." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chino Moreno sings here from the perspective of a person who has been kidnapped. He explained on Deftones World: "It's named after a Brazilian female, but its lyrically about a kidnapping scenario. It details a few hours of being held captive. There's a lot of dialogue in there that was fun to write."

Comments: 13

  • DextreeI thought it was about being kidnapped but falling for the kidnapper
  • Pedro C from Barcelona,spain"FAY-tee-SAY-ruh" - ruh as in duh :)
  • Steve from New Zealand Fay-chee-say-rah. Witch, sorcerer or temptress
  • Rafael from São PauloThe "Feiticeira" is Joana Prado, wife of Vitor Belfort. this is she in the TV Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGgYe-H-uBg (theres a bunch more on Youtube), and as she already said in other programs, she does never liked being the "Feiticeira", she even said that almost everytime she cried to sob about this job
  • Pedro from Vioria, BrazilIf Chino told edgar it is an old tv show, and the fact he read the word on a brazilian magazine, the show he refers is Bewitched, that aired in the 60s and 70s, cause the shows name in brazil was A Feiticeira( The witch or The sorceress). I know this cause im brazilian:-)
  • Jeff from Austin, TxTicks and Leeches by Tool was better solo than Scentless Apprentice...Drum intro for Feiticeira was cool though, i love alt rock drumming style
  • Tim from Pgh, PaThe game show he was referring to is the show that the feiticeira is on. She is a sex symbol who lures men into doing things to themselves or for her in exchange for sexual favors (or something to that extent).
  • Marty from Wellington, New ZealandWho cares how its pronounced...the best drum intro since Scentless Apprentice by Nirvana
  • Edgar from Norwalk, Cai met chino at a concert after they performed and asked him what does "Feiticeira" mean or stand for and he replied its an old TV game show!!! i was kinda confused but yeah that what he told me!!!
  • Tim from Pittsburgh, PaOh, my way was the way I always pronouced it, lol.
  • Marla from Syracuse, Ny"feiticeira" means witch or sorceress in portuguese. it is pronounced "FAY-tee-SAY-duh" :)
  • Tim from Pittsburgh, PaI believe the correct pronunciation is "Fie-tis-er-a."
  • Billy Ross from Hagerstown, Mddoes anyone know how the title is pronounced?
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