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When the world has turned its back
When the days have turned pitch black
When the fear abducts your tongue
When the fire's dead and gone

So what now?
Where go I?
When you think it's all said and done

When you are the ostracized
Selfish ridden dead goodbyes
Twisting of the tourniquet
When the pieces never fit

So what now?
Where go I?
When you think it's all said and done

Bow down
Sell your soul to me
I will set you free
Pacify your demons

Bow down
Surrender unto me
Submit infectiously
Sanctify your demons

Into abyss
You don't exist
Cannot resist
The Judas kiss

When the storm has blacked your sky
Intuition crucify
When the ego strips your reign
Assasinate the living flame

So what now?
Where go I?
When you think it's all said and done

Venom of a life insane
Bites into your fragile vein
Internalize and decimate
Patronize and complicate

So what now?
Where go I?
When you think it's all said and done

Bow down
Sell your soul to me
I will set you free
Pacify your demons

Bow down
Surrender unto me
Submit infectiously
Sanctify your demons

Into abyss
You don't exist
Cannot resist
The Judas kiss

Judas lives recite this vow
I've become your new God now

Followed you from dawn of time
Whispered thoughts into your mind
Watched your towers hit the ground
Lured your children never found
Helped your kings abuse their crown

In the heart of feeble man
Plant the seeds of my own plan
The strong and powerful will fall
Find a piece of me in all
Inside you all

So bow down
Sell your soul to me
I will set you free
Pacify your demons

Bow down
Surrender unto me
Submit infectiously
Sanctify your demons

Into abyss
You don't exist
Cannot resist
The Judas kiss



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    UnregisteredJul 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    Well its no secret that metallica used to be called alcoholica. After james came back from his break they needed a restart. I am almost 100% they made this song to illustrate yes, the dangers of addiction to anything, not just alcohol. When you start to use your personality changes with it, it surrenders and submits... It also turns people into demoralizing folks to be around and completely has transformed their once average life into a living hell, having only judas on your shoulder. -brandy
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 7:01 am
    This song is about mans failed attempt to conquer temption to addiction. Any addiction. Whether it's addiction to drugs, alcohol, power, fame, whatever your addiction is. Temptation has been around since the beginning of time and every man is addicted to something in one way or another, and this song explains in detail how addiction works and leads you to give in to it's temptation.
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    AllNightmareLongFeb 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    I think this song is about how some one screws up so bad and cant do nothin about it and has lost all faith in God they and have no one to turn to but Satan and cant resist it. Thats what i would assume.

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