Abra Cadaver
The Hives Lyrics


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Ah no what's wrong with me, I got no vision see
I was the target of a notion of submission see
Oh yeah they needed me, Yeah I was the target see
They tried to stick a dead body inside of me
Need no
Need no alibi
Honestly
I tell no lies
Wanted to stick an office worker inside of me
But I kept breaking free they could not capture me
I pulled maneuvers that were closer to savage see
Bad bad
They tried to stick a dead body inside of me
Bad bad
Come again I tell no lies
So now you understand I was a wanted man
The opposition and the bug of a shiny hand
But ah no this I see there's nothing wrong with me
There's no deadbeat regime rider inside of me
Need no
Need no alibi
Honestly
I tell no lies
Tried to stick and office worker inside of me
Need no
Need no alibi
Honestly
I tell no lies
Wanted nothing stuck in me
Bad bad
They tried to stick a dead body inside of me




Bad bad
Wanted nothing stuck in me

Overall Meaning

The Hives's song Abra Cadaver is a fast-paced rock song that speaks about someone who was targeted by a group of people who wanted to harm him. The lyrics suggest that the singer was being chased by someone who wished to put a dead body inside him. The line "ah no what's wrong with me, I got no vision see" implies that the singer is confused and possibly under some kind of influence or intoxication, making him an easy target for the people who are hunting him. However, despite the singer's confusion, he manages to break free and uses the strength of his actions to fight back against his pursuers.


The lyrics also mention the desire of the pursuers to stick an office worker inside the singer. The line "I pulled maneuvers that were closer to savage see" describes how the singer was able to defend himself against his attackers, using tactics that were close to being brutal. The chorus of the song repeats the line "Bad bad, they tried to stick a dead body inside of me," emphasizing the severity of the singer's situation.


Overall, the song Abra Cadaver conveys a sense of paranoia and fear of being hunted, but also highlights the human instinct to fight back and protect oneself.


Line by Line Meaning

Ah no what's wrong with me, I got no vision see
I am feeling confused and lost; I lack clarity and direction.


I was the target of a notion of submission see
Someone wanted to control me and make me submit to their authority.


Oh yeah they needed me, Yeah I was the target see
They needed me for something and I was the one they targeted.


They tried to stick a dead body inside of me
Someone had the intention of forcing me to carry something that was dead or useless.


Need no
I don't require


Need no alibi
I don't need an excuse for my actions.


Honestly
Truly and openly.


I tell no lies
I'm being truthful and honest in all I say.


Wanted to stick an office worker inside of me
There was an attempt to impose a mundane and soulless life upon me.


But I kept breaking free they could not capture me
I managed to escape from their attempts to control me, and they couldn't keep me trapped.


I pulled maneuvers that were closer to savage see
I employed tactics that were more aggressive and savage in order to defend myself.


Bad bad
A warning that something bad is happening or will happen soon.


Come again I tell no lies
Doubt me if you want, but I am still being truthful and honest.


So now you understand I was a wanted man
You now comprehend that I was someone who was sought after and subject to attention.


The opposition and the bug of a shiny hand
The adversaries and their devious schemes were like an irritating insect pestering me constantly.


But ah no this I see there's nothing wrong with me
However, I now realize that there is nothing inherently wrong with me or anything that requires fixing.


There's no deadbeat regime rider inside of me
I don't have any desires to follow a worthless or oppressive system or authority.


Wanted nothing stuck in me
I don't want anything forced or imposed upon me.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Randy Fitzsimmons

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Comments from YouTube:

@KrillMister57

This song picks me up in the morning when shit looks like they ain't getting better, then I realize it's up to me, and then I keep up the struggle.

@evelau

My favourite part of this video is how everyone has their instruments except for Chris so he's just clapping.

@juanmascorro5172

Is even funnier that in reality they are all pretending to play with the same black Rickenbaker guitar, even the bassist.

@DoneisDone951

The Hives have a few songs that really speak to the existential struggles of being an employee, despite as far as I know having been musicians that managed to avoid the need for such occupational malaise

@turkeysamwich00

Thanks, Sideshow Bob

@PedroPetracco

TYRANNOSAURUS HIVES. Damn great album. All killer, no filler!

@Jhonny217

fucking one fo the best album ive heard !! everytime i get a rush and bang my head !!!!

@argpalauanbruh

Pelle,Nick,Matt and Vigilante: playing their instruments
Chris: 👏👏👏👏👏

@tommyclement7822

Still listening to this album in 2019!

@kingbueller657

Guess what I'm still listening to this in 2021

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