"Piece By Piece" as written by and Kerry King....
Modulistic terror
A vast sadistic feast
The only way to exit
Is going piece by piece

You have no choice of life or death
My face you will not see
I'll rip your flesh 'til there's no breath
Dismembered destiny

As soon as life has left your corpse
I'll make you part of me
No emotion
Death is all I see

Modulistic terror
A vast sadistic feast
The only way to exit
Is going piece by piece

Bones and blood lie on the ground
Rotten limbs lie dead
Decapitated bodies found
On my wall, your head

On your trail, I close the gap
One more life that soon won't be
No emotion
Flesh is all I need

I'll send you to your maker
Confront the God you seek
A flash of red upon your chest
Safety out of reach

You have no choice of life or death
My face you will not see
I'll rip your flesh 'til there's no breath
Dismembered destiny

Modulistic terror
A vast sadistic feast
There's only one way out of here
Piece by piece


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"Piece By Piece" as written by Kerry King

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  • +2
    General CommentThis sing is obviously about caniballism
    blacksabbath026on September 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. It's probably about abortion. "The only way to exit is going piece by piece" In other words, the abortionist has aborted the baby inside and dismembered it, and it's coming out of the womb in pieces. Also "You have no choice of life or death, my face you will not see" comes from the mother. "On your trail, I close the gap, one more life that soon won't be". Anyway, great song, Reign In Blood rules.
    SlayersTool36on March 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the idea of this song being about abortion but unfortuntely it's not. It could've been, but there are certain lines that indicate cannibalism, like "on my wall your head", "your flesh is all i need", "a sadistic feast", "I'll make you part of me".
    SpilltheBloodon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexellent song! just one of the many songs
    that make reign in blood the goosebumps-inducing
    masterpiece it is to this very day.
    lakeoffire_on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to think this song was about Predator (the movie). If you look at the lyrics it can make a lot of sense:

    "My face you will not see." - the cool cloaking thing
    "decapitated bodies found, on my wall your head" - Predators collect skulls
    "on your trail I close the gap" - Predators are always chasing people
    "a flash of red upon your chest, safely out of reach" - the cool laser thing

    So after all that I checked the publishing dates on Reign In Blood and then Predator. It turns out Reign came out in 1986 and Predator in 1987. So unless Kerry King has a time machine or is telepathic it can't be about Predator.

    My vote goes to cannibalism.
    _strangeron February 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about leather face and his family of the Texas Chainsaw masacre cuz he say "soon as life has left your corpse i'll make you part of me" and leather facekinda did that by stiching their face on his and "my face you will not see" none of his victims wuld see his face and "a vast sadistic feast" they were a family of canibals so thats what i think.
    Give me Fireon September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, does seem to fit.
    No Emotion
    Death Is All I See
    is that a want or need for flesh?
    Leatherface needed it.
    Is it the same in the song?
    amymonsterron January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe texas chainsaw massacre is bassed on the life of ed gein, so it could be about that, dead skin mask is also about ed gein... but i just think its about blood and gore
    JimJimJimNLon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song! one of my favourites. i think its about cannibalism or as the person above me said.. just blood and gore
    BananaSlayeron June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould be like the life of Ed Gein, metaphorically speaking.
    But could be reading too deep into the lyrics.
    Slayer likes to get to the point, rather than divert attention with minimalistic side-stories.
    amymonsterron July 05, 2007   Link

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