"Green Man" is a track of the Type O Negative album October Rust, released in 1996. The intro part of the track contains sounds of a garbage man putting out garbage into the garbage truck, then the truck takes off. The title of this song, "Green Man", was inspired when someone called Peter Steele Green Man when he was wearing green jumpsuit when he worked as a garbage pickup. The song is not about his career as a garbage worker, but it is about Pete's love of nature having four seasons, rebirth, renaissance and spirits of the forest. The slowness and nature of this song may make some listeners feel natural, warm and inviting.
There is a fan-made music video for this song. The video shows the band members performing in all four seasons as well as background scenes and animations of each of those seasons such as flowers blooming in spring.
Spring won't come, the need of strife To struggle to be freed from hard ground The evening mists that creep and crawl Will drench in the dew and so drown I'm the green man The green man Sol in prime sweet summertime Cast shadows of doubt on my face A midday sun, it's caustic hues Refracting within the still lake I'm the green man The green man Autumn in her flaming dress Of orange, brown, gold fallen leaves My mistress of the frigid night I worship pray to on my knees Winter's breath of filthy snow Befrosted paths to the unknown Have my lips turned true purple Life is coming to an end So says me, me wiccan friend Nature coming full circle [Incomprehensible] Winter's breath of filthy snow Befrosted paths to the unknown Have my lips turned true purple Life is coming to an end So says me, me wiccan friend Nature coming full circle I'm the green man The green man I'm the green man The green man [Incomprehensible]
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass
- Kenny Hickey – guitar
- Josh Silver – keyboards, synths, effects
- Johnny Kelly – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Written by Peter Steele
- Engineered and mixed by Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by Josh Silver and Peter Steele