"Deadnight Warrior" as written by and Aleksi Laiho....
Before the Daylight falls to rest,
Into shadows,
Soon I'll be on a black-night trip,
I'll fly across the sky.

It's not a lonely flight,
This one'll be black,
The death lies always in the sky,
It reflect hatred in my eyes.

If the daylight dies, the Shadow's are falling on me.
Then I'll be at your side,
Always in the moonlight shadow,
I can't get out,
Lost in time for eternity.

You're the guard of the dead ones,
In the night I'll find you to drink your blood,
You're the Dead night's fresh meat in my arms,
The dead by night's close by!

Don't wake it up, call my name, it's death!
Set them all on a trip of pain,
I can't wait!

It's such a lonely flight,
This one'll be black,
The death lies always in the sky,
It reflect hatred in my eyes.

It is such a pain to allow,
Being hard to wound
Always in the moonlight shadow
I can't get out!


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"Deadnight Warrior" as written by Aleksi Laiho

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    General CommentI think it is about being alone looking for your true love or trying to get to your ture love. A great song.
    trashed1on February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about being alone looking for your true love or trying to get to your ture love. A great song.
    trashed1on February 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with mr. trashed.

    The death lies always in the sky,
    It reflect hatred in my eyes

    love that part.
    just_another_brickon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a little bit deeper than that.

    Before the Daylight falls to rest,
    into shadows,
    Soon I'll be on a black-night trip,
    I'll fly across the sky.

    By "Black-night trip" I think they are reffering to drugs, and the tense tells us this hasn't happened yet. So this character is looking forward to falling into this trip in the mid of night. But then the line "I'll fly across the sky" could also symbolise suicide, which can be supported by the previous line, a strong metaphor. Two different interpretations.

    If the daylight dies, the Shadow's are falling on me.
    Then I'll be at your side, then I'll becoming wild
    Always in the moonlight shadow,
    I can't get out,
    lost in time for eternity.

    I believe this verse tells us there is a possible reason for suicide, not because of loathing but instead to be with someone he loves. So they can be lost together forever.

    Don't wake it up, call my name, it's death!
    Set them all on a trip of pain,
    I can't wait!

    The key part of this small verse is "trip of pain". I believe this supports the theory of suicide being the idea behind the song. And also "I can't wait!" tells us it is yet to happen.

    I believe the final verse represents this character failing to suicide.

    There are also parts of the song to suggest hating this person he is to meet, for example: "In the night I'll find you to drink your blood,"
    Flameenixon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is totally about being a vampire, guys
    hotsoupwomanon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentuh yeah i agree with hotsoup, its about vampires. the first time he says 'it reflects hatred in my eyes', probably means he enjoys being a vampire, and the second time when its followed by 'its such a lonely flight', there are parts of being a vampire he doesnt like, he misses daylight, and being mortal 'being hard to wound'. and the part 'lost in time for eternity' because hes immortal, and than the part 'ill find you to drink your blood', really gives it away
    Valkyrie_Of_Odinon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about Alexi cutting himself. He writes a lot of songs about it, and there's a lot of wording in the song that implies that.

    Soon I'll be on a black-night trip,
    I'll fly across the sky.:

    He's often described cutting himself as a high (Keywords: Trip, fly across the sky), for instance in the song Blooddrunk, even in the name, it's completely about how cutting himself is like getting drunk (probably from lightheadedness, a high, passing out).

    It's not a lonely flight,
    This one'll be black,
    The death lies always in the sky,
    It reflect hatred in my eyes.:

    This time he's sick of life and wants to cut himself to death, because he has soo much hatred in his eyes. It's not lonely because maybe lots of people he knew killed themselves and he laments them. This one'll be black, black is universal symbolism for death, which he says in the next line: Death lies always in the sky means he can kill himself anytime.

    If the daylight dies, the Shadow's are falling on me.
    Then I'll be at your side, then I'll becoming wild
    Always in the moonlight shadow,
    I can't get out,
    lost in time for eternity.:

    Shadows falling on him and daylight dying again are symbols of death. He'll be at the side of whoever he knew who died, and he'll become wild with happiness. The last 3 lines are saying he'd be stuck dead and could never go back to life, which may not be as great as he first thought.

    You're the guard of the dead ones,
    In the night I'll find you to drink your blood,
    You're the Dead night's fresh meat in my arms,
    The dead by night's close by!:

    This part, contrary to initial thoughts, is definitely not about vampires. He's drinking HIS blood, talking in the third person. The Dead night's fresh meat means the meat he cut on himself, being fresh in the deadnight, the dead by night, all meaning the night of his death, him being the deadnight warrior that's battling life by killing himself.

    Don't wake it up, call my name, it's death!
    Set them all on a trip of pain,
    I can't wait!:

    Now he's not sure if he wants to kill himself. But he thinks it's too late because death is already calling his name and saying don't wake it up. He tells death that he'd rather kill/"set on a trip of pain" "them all" meaning the people he hates that he's killing himself to escape from.

    Then the solo is a crescendo of emotion, and sounds amazing!

    It's such a lonely flight,
    This one'll be black,
    The death lies always in the sky,
    It reflect hatred in my eyes.:

    Now he knows he's probably gonna die and starts to feel lonely, in contrast to before when he was doing it on a whimsical impulse. He's having mixed feelings, it's not as great as he thought.

    It is such a pain to allow
    being hard to wound
    Always in the moonlight shadow [echo: shadow],
    I can't get out!:

    Now he's dying, battling just death instead of life. He'll now always be in the moonlight shadow, forever dead, can't get out. Such a pain to allow being hard to wound means it's as if he's undead now, dead but not quite, and all numb.

    Thankfully Alexi failed or decided not to kill himself, because he's one of the best musicians out there, and it would be a shame for him to not be with us! Kick ass song, Old Bodom rules!!!
    amounirlon February 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the metal song that lyrics changes with time. It reflects hatred in my eyes.
    KelKunon August 18, 2014   Link

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