"The Burning Times" as written by Charles Billy, Eric Stanley Peterson and Derek Ramirez....
BACK IN TIME THE PUNISHMENT
WAS BORN ALL YOU WITCHES BURN
SOME MOTHERS BURNED, BURNED ALIVE
HEAR THE CHILDREN CRY...

CHILDREN CRYING...MOTHERS DYING...

SOME WOULD DIE THE INNOCENT
SOME WOULD DIE A WHORE
SOME SO SCARED THE CHILDREN FLED
CONFUSED BY THIS WORLD

WHY...THEY DON'T WANT TO
BURN...ALIVE...

CAUGHT IN THE BURNING TIMES
WHEN ALL THE WITCHES DIED
STILL HEAR THE CHILDREN CRYING
THE BURNING TIMES...

SOME SAY WHEN YOU FLOAT A WITCH
YOU SET FREE THEIR SOUL
I'VE ALWAYS SAID...BURN THE BITCH
MY SPOKEN WORDS OF OLD

WHY...THEY DON'T WANT TO
BURN...ALIVE...

CAUGHT IN THE BURNING TIMES
WHEN ALL THE WITCHES DIED
STILL HEAR THE CHILDREN CRYING
THE BURNING TIMES...

BACK IN TIME THE PUNISHMENT
WAS BORN ALL YOU WITCHES BURN
SOME PAID THE PRICE, OF their CRIMES
CAUGHT IN THE BURNING TIMES

WHY...THEY DON'T WANT TO
BURN...ALIVE...


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"The Burning Times" as written by Derek Ramirez Charles Billy

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    General CommentObviously about the Salem witch hunts.
    It mentions floating witches, which was a common practice, where by the woman was tied up and lowered into a pool, the idea being that if they floated, they were in league with the devil, but if they drowned, they were innocent.

    I was really disapointed with Demonic, it was a very repetative album and Chuck's voice sounds really grainy.
    quiffpornon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't disapointed with the two song I bought (this one and Demonic Refusal). I like Chuck Billy's regular voice better, but he sounds really cool with death metal vocals. The only other thing about this song I can say is that it's PURE FUCKIN' EVIL!!!

    P.S. My friends Brian and Dan loved this song when I played it for them. It's their new favorite Testament song (mine is probably The Ballad).
    Thrash Metal Rulezon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's actually a lot of history and mythology in the lyrics of the Demonic album. I think this particular song, adding to Guiffporn's interpretation, may actually be partially based on The Crucible.
    Marty1982on October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me sort of sounds like a slowed down version of "Shades of War" from Low.
    ThisDyingSoul2112on March 14, 2008   Link

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