"Demons" as written by and Bryan Holland....
Clouds pass over the moon
Like an eye that shows impending doom
Tension in this misty air
Souls pass into the room
Drawn in by a lost memory
You will join them in the moonlight

You are my offering
Your soul transcends
The centuries of pain
Your misery in life
Is your ecstasy in death

Time passes like the wind
As we race to beat days dusky grin
Mornings just a moment away
Your body glistens in candlelight
As we all look on in fiendish delight
The ritual is just beginning

Come fulfill the prophecy
With our demons of debauchery
As virgins and spectres sing
This madness will never cease

In the dead of night
You will follow
In the footsteps of many others
Who have come before
I will show you the altar
Your Aztec eyes, Egyptian hair
Your beauty bestoved upon my lair
I´ve loved you before, in other lives
But you´ve never meant as much to me
Never meant as much to me as now

In this night of sacrifice
where blood is spilt
That will never spill again
But in your linen robes
We want you now
We want you now
You could never ask for more than that

You are my offering
Your soul transcends
The centuries of pain
Your misery in life
Is your ecstasy in
Come fulfill the prophecy
With our demons of debauchery
This madness will never cease


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"Demons" as written by Bryan Holland

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    General CommentIt means that we ourselves felt rage and hate to others, example: racism, thus we wanna sarifice them and say life is better without them, so on and on we go with swirling rage and raising anger, when will we stop? NO ONES KNOWS!!!
    Drag0nkingon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.. probably because the offspring are my favorite band.. why hasn't anyone commented yet?
    boarderbabe28on June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about ritual sacrifice
    Fallenfiveon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's all about ritual sacrifice
    Fallenfiveon December 08, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationUhm... maybe it's about the Aztec culture, which made human sacrifices
    "Your Aztec eyes"

    several lyrics websites list this song as Demons (A Mexican Fiesta)
    so does Wikipedia
    Fiesta=Party
    Ironic

    But it makes sense to me

    "You are my offering
    Your soul transcends
    The centuries of pain
    Your misery in life
    Is your ecstasy in death"
    They believed that if they died this way they'd became semi-gods

    "I've loved you before, in other lives
    But you've never meant as much to me
    Never meant as much to me as now "
    To them, it was an honor to offer their blood to their gods


    And well, that's my interpretarion
    living_dead_punkon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just checked a scan from the lyric sheet included with the original LP
    i don't know if the CD has it too, as i unfortunately don't own that one
    and yes, it says Demons (A Mexican Fiesta)
    discogs.com/image/…
    the resolution is not that good but it can be seen if you zoom it in
    living_dead_punkon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit about aztec sacrifices

    I love all offspring songs... except for this one. It's racist and shows his lack of culture, if he's going to write about historical events he should at least know a little of what he's talking about.

    This song is shit, seriously
    pooguyon December 11, 2009   Link

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