"Haunting The Chapel" as written by and Kerry King Jeff Hanneman....
The holy cross
Symbol of lies
Intimidate the lives of Christian born
Speak of death
The words of hate
Anticipation grows amongst the dead
Hell has seen
The priests attempt
To bring forth their lord of the cross
Strike of twelve
Raise the dead
The chapel comes under attack

The ghosts of sin
Torment the priests
Their altar will soon be destroyed
Heaven's palace
Turning black
The church now belongs to the dead
Blackened magic
Infest with lust
Lucifer rules supreme
The crystal ball shows unknown fate
The last thing that's heard is the screams

Ghosts from hell invade this feeble shrine
Heaven's holy house will fall in time
Satan's morbid soldiers chant in lust
Destruction of the church we'll burn the cross

Attacking angels as they pray to god
Tormented preachers hail the twisted cross
Haunting the chapel
Hell's demons prevail
Death has come
The house of god has failed

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"Haunting the Chapel" as written by Kerry King Jeff Hanneman

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    General CommentTitle track of the 1984 album. Pretty much about zombies, demons and the forces of Hell, etc. raising up and destroying a church. Pretty decent solo, trademark halfway-through-solo swap between King and Hanneman.
    GiJofuson October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentghosts, to be accurate. Hence, "Haunting the Chapel"
    Dressed2Depresson February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis makes me think of going to church and then all of the sudden zombies burst in trying to eat everyones brain.............BBBBBRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNSSSSSSSSS!
    Shemipukelon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song. Not yet at least. I think the Zombie explanation is a little too farfetched for me. Don't take so literally. Its describing the lost souls, Satan's Victims destroying the church system. Plus the corruption that has plagued the churches forever. When the corrupted priest' times come, they'll be praying to be saved.
    DanStranger51on August 16, 2010   Link

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