Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

Album: Walk Among Us (1982)
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Songfacts®:

  • Written by founding member Glenn Danzig, this song is about a youth planning a gruesome revenge against the kids who bully him in school. While the title and chorus might lead one to think the emphasis would be on the word "kill," a closer listen indicates that the mother might be complicit, and the question is not of whether he can kill, but whether it's okay to do it tonight:

    Killed a girl on lovers' lane
    I kept her toes and teeth
    Every night I stalk around until I find my keep
    I'll bring back a souvenir
    Cause it's my mommy's dream
  • This was the only live track included on the 1982 Misfits studio release Walk Among Us.

Comments: 2

  • Johnn from Tijuana, Mexicothis song is about Friday the 13th movie.
  • Mike from Matawan, Nj"Of COURSE you can go out and kill tonight, dear. Be home by 9:00, though".
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