"Die By The Sword" as written by and Kerry King Jeff Hanneman....
Live by the sword and help to contain
The helpless minds of you all
Die by my hand in pools of blood
Clutch yourself as you fall
Mindless tyranny, forgotten victims
Children slaughtered in vain
Raping the maids, in which they serve
Only the words of the Lord

Die by the sword
Die by the sword

Satan watches all of us
Smiles as some do his bidding
Try to escape the grasp of my hand
And your life will no longer exist
Hear our cry, save us from
The Hell in which we live
We turn our heads toward the sky
And listen for the steel

Die by the sword
Die by the sword

Watch as flowers decay
On the cryptic life that died
The wisdom of the wizards
Is only a nurtured lie
Black knights of Hell's domain
Walk upon the dead
Satan's sits upon
The blood on which he feeds

Die by the sword
Die by the sword


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"Die by the Sword" as written by Kerry King Jeff Hanneman

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    General Comment"They say the pen is mightier than the sword, I say fuck the pen cause you can die by the sword!"

    Ha ha, that's a fucking awesome saying.
    Ninji-Xon August 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, is this some satanic shit or what! I don't care about that stuff, but the line "Watch the flowers decay" is great... Makes me wanna smash a few every time I hear it.
    RnngBldon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe who lives by the sword shall die by he who lives by the bow :)

    SLAYER RULES!
    Sharaz530on April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great track on Live Undead... "They say the pen is mightier than the sword, I say fuck the pen cause you can die by the sword!"
    NJJon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also on the sound track for "The Rivers Edge" with Crispin Glover and Keanu (sp?) Reeves. That soundtrack was my first introduction to Slayer back in like 1987. I recommend any Slayer fan pick it up, it has some stuff by them I havent seen anywhere else.
    eclipseownzuon April 12, 2007   Link

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