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Heaven’s Not Overflowing

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

About This Song


I’ve seen Corrosion of Conformity (or COC for short) live more than any other other band I know. To date, I believe it’s around 11 times since 1994. These guys are my in-state “go-to-band” as they hail from Raleigh, North Carolina.

While I absolutely love this band, COC might be the most difficult band to fully categorize. They began as (1) a three-piece hardcore band, (2) fell into the 90’s and went Metallica-style heavy metal as a five piece band, and (3) reversed gears a bit as a four-piece band to become a southern-metal, Black Sabbath-inspired band. As their main singer, Pepper Keenan, toured and played with his other band DOWN, the hardcore three piece tours as well as the BLIND album version of the band. How many bands can say there are three current versions and lineups?

No doubt though my favorite COC is one where Pepper Keenan is involved. Both he and Woody play iconic custom ESP SG guitars without the Viper angled body. Try to order one—you can’t. Rumor is James Hetfield had them made for the guys.

This poster is a tribute to the album Deliverance as much as the first song Heaven’s Not Overflowing. This was the regrouped foursome’s first album and the sound is raw, heavy and unmistakeably them. It became their trademark; the gnarly guitar sound is mixed so well on this album, play it loud and the floors will shake. I got this as soon as it came out in 1994 and it has been pivotal in my music arsenal since. Enjoy.

LIVE VIDEO at Klubben, Fryshuset, Stockholm 03.26.15 /
SONG /

LYRICS /

Well, I have been hunting on the I-10 with Jesus for a liar
And watched an ancient man use a gun to retire
I seen the wall fall down and crush the old
So now everybody’s hungry but they’d rather be cold

Let it go, let it go, let it go
Before we lose it all in time
What’s deserved always get served

‘Cause we stick therefore we can
‘Cause we stick therefore we can
‘Cause we stick therefore we can
Break down end time, hey fool haven’t you heard
Heaven’s not overflowing

And I been to a seance for the Klu Klux Klan
I’ve seen a brother kill another with his own bare hand
I seen your rising son fall in your mama’s eye
And now the cops got a medal but he calls it a prize

Let it go, let it go, let it go
Before we lose it all in the time
What’s deserved always get served

‘Cause we stick therefore we can
‘Cause we stick therefore we can
‘Cause we stick therefore we can
Break down end time, hey fool haven’t you heard
Heaven’s not overflowing
Heaven’s not overflowing

You know the rules only apply on the witness stand
At that you never get in trouble if you stick with your plan
That’s why I’m livin’ for the day like a necromancer
‘Cause when you go, you’re gone, take the pain back stabber, oh stick me

Let it go, let it go, let it go
Before we lose it all in the time
What’s deserved always get served

Category
COC, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Tags
1994, GROOVE METAL, HEAVY METAL, SOUTHERN METAL, STONER METAL