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Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
Death will be their acquisition

The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall into me, the skys crimson tears
Abolish the rules made of stone

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above

Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Your time slips away

Raining blood
From a lacerated sky
Bleeding it's horror
Creating my structure
Now I shall reign in blood!



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  • d
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    davidtheshredderJul 2, 2008 at 4:44 am
    Its about retribution in the final, which takes the form of blood falling from the sky, the blood of the impure, the unfaithful, the unworthy, and the vain.
  • newellhp
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    newellhpSep 17, 2010 at 8:34 am
    i dont agree on you metallicamike, & kamal, i guess you just go back to your linkin park, you dont know metal. mike i just want to tell you that, dave lombardo is the godfather of doublebass, king & hanneman are the twisted genius in guitar, & together with the man tom on bass & vocals, together, this band is the king of thrash metal, metallica doesn't belong there anymore unlike before. but metallica is one of the best heavy metal band. peace
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    People are arguing about guitar hero? Who cares if you can beat it, play it on an actual guitar! Or an actual drum kit! Anyway this song is about retribution.
  • MetallicAmike
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    MetallicAmikeSep 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    screw you man slayer is the best band second to metallica how can call yourself a metal head and not like slayer you must be a friggin poser lame fag. screw you Kamal
  • kamal
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    kamalAug 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    i just like the guitar in this, its my genre, but they arnt that good of a band, just good on the guitar

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