"Genocide" as written by Kenneth Downing, Robert Halford and Glenn Tipton....
Mercenary battalions
Are poised to strike us down
Terminations conquest
Upon us now full grown

Save me, my heart's open wide
Help me, no question of pride
Save me, my people have died
Total genocide

Devastation hungers
She waits to leap to earth
Imminent liquidation
Before the grand rebirth

Save me, my heart's open wide
Help me, no question of pride
Save me, my people have died
Total genocide

Sin after sin I have endured
Yet the wounds I bear are the wounds of love

Frantic mindless zombies
Grab at fleeting time
Lost in cold perplexion
Waiting for the sign

Generations tremble
Clinging face to face
Helpless situation
To end the perfect race

Flashing senseless sabers
Cut us to the ground
Eager for the life blood
Of all who can be found

Save me, my heart's open wide
Help me, no question of pride
Save me, my people have died
Total genocide

Slice to the left, slice to the right
None to retaliate, none will fight
Chopping at the hearts, snuffing out the lives
This race departs, no one will survive
Heads to the feet, feet to the air
Souls in the soil, heavy in despair
End of all ends, body into dust
To greet death friends, extinction is a must


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"Genocide" as written by Philip Parris Lynott

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General Commentwtf happened to my first post? I sound like a whack job!
    Black_Sabathon June 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe no one has posted on this song, i love it! Especially the unleashed in the east version with the simple, but somewhat unexplicably kickass intro. As far as the meaning, I'd say the title pretty much says it all, unless there's some more specific meaning that i'm not aware of.
    mattxq86on April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the live version also. I'd hafta say this is neck and neck with Victim of Changes for prime Priest. :)
    dcaton December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like both versions really.
    Black_Sabathon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe live japan version I just love.
    Ummagumma69on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell it's about genocide but It all points out to the Walls of Jericho genocide that god told Joshua to "cut down" however it would seem this was not it but a rather Stalin killing his own people and makes sense since Tyrant truly agrees with me. A song that was on the album and sounded like Stalin.
    Black_Sabathon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell it's about genocide but It all points out to the Walls of Jericho genocide that god told Joshua to "cut down" however it would seem this was not it since there was no sabers back then.
    Black_Sabathon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Really captures the essence of, well, genocide.
    star tripperon September 01, 2008   Link

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