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About Edit

Rampage is the second track off of Observatory Mansions by Nicole Dollanganger. There is an acoustic demo of this song that was meant to be on Ode To Dawn Wiener: Embarrassing Love Songs but is currently unreleased.

Background Edit

The song samples audio from the movie, Zero Hour, and of Eric Harris acting in a homemade video called, Hitmen for Hire. Dollanganger has, on several occasions, stated what the song is truly about. She said:

Rampage isn’t about Columbine, I was just using the (really strong/passionate) reaction a lot of girls have towards Eric Harris and/or Dylan Klebold as a way to talk about something else. The song is about people who believe that because they love a violent person (or a violent person loves them) they won’t hurt them. Also, a belief that giving a really violent person love will prevent them from acting out or doing bad things.

And again:

The song is about believing that a violent person will not be violent towards you just because you love them/they love you. My big mistake was referencing Eric and using the sound clip of Hitmen for Hire. But it was an easy way, I thought, to get the message across. You spend any amount of time reading about Columbine and you’re going to come across a very large community of people, predominantly girls, who express deep, emotional and romantic feelings for Eric Harris and/or Dylan Klebold, and the general consensus between them all is the whole.. “I wish I could’ve been there for him, I wish I could’ve given him love, helped him..” and nothing reminds me more of feelings I’ve had in the past to people I knew were violent fuckers than that shit. I think a lot of people would argue me on this, but I don’t believe for a second that if a girl had come along and shown Eric Harris love and warmth that he would have never acted out violently. I don’t think there was an easy solution with him. And I wouldn’t doubt that someone like him would be able to take out that aggression and hatred on someone he loved, or someone who loved him.

Lyrics Edit

I hear him screaming like late night white trash TV stations
Black combat boots pacing in through the school building

He’s gonna fight the good fight; The Noble War

Yeah, my baby has a baby but it’s not me
It’s an AK47 semi-automatic gun and
He loves her more than he loves me

(Eric Harris speaking)
I don't care what you say. If you ever touch him again, I will freaking kill you. I'll pull out a goddamn shotgun and blow your damn head off. Do you understand? Little worthless piece of crap.

Gunslinger, black duster, delusions of a western
He wears his hat on backwards, sets fire to his locker

He’s gonna fight the good fight; The Noble War

Yeah, my baby has a baby but it’s not me
It’s an AK47 semi-automatic gun and
He loves her more than he loves me

I’ll bet you’ve never seen the smile of Savage-Springfield 67H
With his blurry face and cracked voice gone through VHS tapes

(Zero Hour audio)

Yeah, my baby has a baby but it’s not me
It’s an AK47 semi-automatic gun and
He loves her more than he loves me