"Tripping a Blind Man" is a song by Type O Negative, included on the seventh album Dead Again, released in 2007. This song has a mini-moog beginning and has riffs resembling Black Sabbath in the '70s and melodies resembling The Beatles. The second half of this track is doomy. The first, title canto is about a blind man refusing to face the world, while the second canto is about a dog fatally ran over by a truck grieving the dog owner then dying. Then the music of the first canto returns for the final 33 seconds of the track.
Canto I: Tripping a Blind Man Part I
Say the word and I'll be healed Opened eyes grease my wheels Since my vision's be restored Trip me once shame on you Trip me twice I'm the fool Thought it's hidden I've been cured Patience is divine but the virtue is not mine Turn you cheek gets ripped off That's why God gave us four This is how you spend life Amused by another's strife Makes me so sad and confused Someone's pain you leisure Can't explain sick pleasure I'm so glad I'm not you Patience is divine but the virtue is not mine Turn you cheek gets ripped off That's why God gave us four Throwing wrenches gave a false sense of power What started sweet will soon turn sour You think it's your place to dispense justice Well I've been sent to judge the judges God damn love 'cause it's breaking my heart And if I had one wish I'd see in the dark Tripping a blind man so easy to do Tripping a blind man why can't it be you? You want to play God and I know you will If that's the case I'll be the devil Now who the fuck are you to discipline me Innocence condemned by the guilty? God damn love 'cause it's breaking my heart And if I had one wish I'd see in the dark Tripping a blind man so easy to do Tripping a blind man why can't it be you?
Canto II: Cried Then Died
Losing his grip of his seeing eye dog's spiky collar Panicking, the startled pet ran to the street Sanitation truck skidding unable to stop Shoveled up what was left of his canine spot As they left, the ground turned muddy crimson Where's my mutt? The victim requested EMS responded "he had to say bye" Teary eyed, the old man cried then died, he died Died, died, died, died, died, died
Canto III: Tripping a Blind Man Part II
Patience is divine but the virtue is not mine Turn your cheek it's ripped off that's why we're giving for Patience is divine, the virtue is not mine Eat your lies, peace is nice
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, backing vocals
- Josh Silver – keyboards, synths, effects, backing vocals
- Johnny Kelly – drums, percussion
- Written by Peter Steele
- Arranged by Type O Negative
- Produced by Peter Steele and Josh Silver
- Recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Silver and Mike Marciano
- Additional recordings engineered by Paul Bento