Black Dahlia

Album: Swan Songs (2008)
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  • From the band's debut album, Swan Songs, this track seems to be about a girlfriend that has killed herself and left her boyfriend in pain: "It was my heart, it was my life, it was my start it was your knife," "Seems like all we had is over now you left to rest. And your tears are dried up now, you just lay without a sound." >>
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    Brandon - Aurora, IL
  • J-Dog of Hollywood Undead explained to Artist Direct why the band wrote a song about a girl who was brutally murdered and cut up: "Anybody who has ever been in a relationship and gone through some f---ed up s--t - like we all have - sometimes wants to kill the other person in the worst way possible. People are just scared to say it. So we did a song about how everyone really feels but doesn't want to say."
  • Black Dahlia was the journalist sobriquet assigned to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947), an American actress who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder in Los Angeles in 1947. She acquired the nickname Black Dahlia thanks to her black hair and habit of wearing black, and the name was further suggested by Raymond Chandler's The Blue Dahlia, the film of which appeared the previous year. The murder, which remains unsolved, has been the source of several books and film adaptations.

Comments: 8

  • Anonymous@Hayley from Hot Springs. Bro you do realize that in concert the band messes with each other? Why would jdog lie to someone out of concert when the question is serious. J-Dog explanation is the true one.
  • Haley from Hot SpringsIf you have watched or been to a Hollywood Undead concert, Then Charlie Scene explained that the story is not ment to be sad, and was about Jonhny 3 Tears making out with Charlie's sister.
  • Natalie from Berkshire, United KingdomThat isn't the real video. If you go onto YouTube and look at that video it would say that it was FAN MADE. Hollywood Undead haven't done a music video for Black Dahlia yet. And the song's not called My Black Dahlia, it's just Black Dahlia.
  • Azalea from Hot Springs, ArAcctually, the girlfriend cheated on him and then killed herself. Now hes wishing he hadnt loved her even though he still misses and loves her. Because in the video shes in bed with another guy when he walked in and the lyrics: "I wish I could have quit you, I wish I never missed you, and told you that I loved you every time I f**ked you. The future that we both drew, and all the sh*t we've been through, obsessed with the thought of you, the pain just grew and grew. How could you do this to me? Look at what I made for you. There never was enough in the world, just what I gave you. I used to be lovestruck, now Im just f**ked up."
  • Haley from Honaker, VaThese guys are straight up, they put their heart and soul into their music. It seems to have worked out best for them; now, so many people can relate to their music. "And it's true, I hurt too, remember, I love you!" One of the best lines they have in that song..it makes you think of either break-up or death..they have so much emotion and that is what makes them great. People can relate to their music and that's what people want.
  • Buddy from Sb, Njused to be LOVESTRUCK now im just F-CKED UP pull up my sleeve and see the PATTERN OF MY CUTS

    best line i hav ever heard. lol
  • Syton from Colorado Springs, CoI agree with Daniel, these guys just tell it like it is, I love it.
  • Daniel from Jacksonville, Flhollywood undead is like the greatest band ever!! they got some crazy lyrics, they're awesome!!
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