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[music and lyrics - Shuldiner]

Bodies deformed way beyond belief
Cast out from their concerned society
Flesh contorting day after day
Freak of the dark world is what the people say

Their lives decay before their eyes
There is no hope of cure
Among their own kind they live
A life that's so obscure
First an arm and then a leg
Deterioration grows
Rotting while they breathe
Death comes slow

Leprosy will take control
And bring you to your death
No chance of a normal life
To live just like the rest
Leprosy will spread with time
Your body soon to change
Appearance becomes hideous
A sight too much to take

Tuberculoid the most severe
Decay of the nerves comes fast
Sense of feeling soon to be gone
Life will never last

No hope of recovery after the nerves are eaten away
Damage is done you feel no more pain
Bones decay deterioration grows
Origin of this horrid disease nobody knows

Their lives decay before their eyes
There is no hope of cure
Among their own kind they live
A life that's so obscure
First an arm and then a leg
Deterioration grows
Rotting while they breathe
Death comes slow

Leprosy will take control
And bring you to your death
No chance of a normal life
To live just like the rest
Leprosy will spread with time
Your body soon to change
Appearance becomes hideous
A sight too much to take


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  • +1
    General Commentthis is about the disease leprosy and the appearence of one who has it. chuck writes such awesome lyrics, you can practically see in your mind someone suffering from this. this song is a six minute crippler with some heavy riffs during the chorus

    R.I.P. Chuck
    masterofpuppets80on June 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis GENIUS song is about Leprosy and how the people affected with this horrid disease live secretly among their own (who are infected with it) and how the disease slowly changes their body and they fall apart.AWESOME SONG r.i.p chuck you were a DOMINATING musician.
    predeadmanon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is kind of scary, how vividly Chuck Shuldiner describes this shit.
    quiffpornon June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats stupid leprosy is cureable
    COBvsDETHKLOKon February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a lucky Irish boy who realises he is on a roll. It turns out that the roll belongs to Home Secretary David Davis who had brought it to parliament with him for his lunch. The Irish boy ends up having to buy him a cheese and pickle sandwich from Sainsburys.
    Wallamanageon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a masterpeice! i can see in my head just how vivid this song is

    RIP Chuck! WE ALL MISS YOU
    ktscat666on April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSchuldiner's vocals are brutal in this one, as are the guitars. Probably the best album from the pre-Human era.
    VezzyRattleheadon May 14, 2010   Link

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