The Black Widow

Album: Welcome To My Nightmare (1975)
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  • These words he speaks are true
    We're all humanary stew
    If we don't pledge allegiance to
    The Black Widow

    The horror that he brings
    The horror of his sting
    The unholiest of kings
    The Black Widow

    Our minds will be his toy
    And every girl and boy
    Will learn to be employed by
    The Black Widow

    Love me, yes, we love me
    (Love him, yes, we love him)
    Love me, yes, we love him

    Ah

    He sits upon his throne
    And picks at all the bones
    Of his husbands and his wives he's devoured

    He stares with a gleam
    With a laugh so obscene
    At the virgins and the children
    He's deflowered

    Love me, yes, we love me
    (Love him, yes, we love him)
    Love me, yes, we love him

    Ah

    Our thoughts are hot and crazed
    Our brains are webbed in haze
    Mindless senseless daze
    The Black Widow

    'Cause these words he says are true
    We're all humanary stew
    If we don't pledge allegiance to
    The Black Widow

    The Black Widow Writer/s: Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Dick Wagner
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • George from Vancouver, CanadaPaulo Pereira from Yonkers, Ny: there's no error here; the spiders, male or female, are called back widows; the song is about the spider, it being a metaphor for relationship angst. . .
  • Paulo Pereira from Yonkers, NyWidows are, by definition, female. Should have been called "The Black Widower" but I guess that wouldn't have fit the song as well.
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