Subs from Nyc"To the cozy brown snow of the east" is a reference to heroin. Not communism. Come on.
Arlette from Corona, CaG.T. is the brand of the knife.
Chloe from St. Louis, MoSlightly Bob Dylan-y.
Erik from Bloomfield Hills, MiReed says that this song wasn't really supposed to be about anything, just words put together for the way they sound.
Edward from London, EnglandJust for Steve, I stumbled on G.T. as well. Gran Turismo? To be honest I have never understood the song either but I find the connection to Communism a rather clumsy one.
Paul from Cincinnati, OhThis song has a very cinematic feel and seems to kind of cement the epic sweep of the album since it's near the end. This is one of several songs on the album that constructively (as opposed to simply abusively) uses noise. There's a sort of brief white noise sound that occurs several times throughout the song. This is definitely the most lyrically obscure song on an album whose lyrics are mostly easily understood. It's interesting that this is interpreted to be about Russia. I just assumed that he meant the east coast of America when he said the east, but I'll defer to the likely more knowledgable opinion of the SongFacts contributers.
Steve from -----, Padoes any one know what he means by g.t. "On a long splintered cut from the knife of G.T."
Erik from Bloomfield Hills, MiThe lyrics sound like they're about something extremely cryptic, and this song has an overall sound that's spooky as hell. When I first heard this song, it scared the $h!t out of me in the coolest way. I love it!
Spencer from Rhode Islandthis is a great song. some people might say it's hard to listen to, but i love it.
Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI've seen the title written as "The Black Angel's Death Song." Which one is correct. Btw, the viola in this is cool. it adds to the mood I think.
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.