"Criminally Insane" as written by Jeffery John Hanneman and Kerry King....
Night will come and I will follow
For my victims, no tomorrow
Make it fast, your time of sorrow
On his trail, I'll make you follow

Quarters for the criminally insane
The sentence read for life I must remain
The path I chose has led me to my grave
To try again I'd have no other way

Quarters for the criminally insane
Escape for me has fast become a game
Soon to be, I'll leave without a trace
Endangered species end the human race

Branded in pain
Marked criminally insane
Locked away and kept restrained
Disapprobation, but what have I done
I have yet only just begun
To take your fuckin' lives!

(Night will come and I will follow
For my victims, no tomorrow
Make it fast, your time of sorrow
On his trail, I'll make you follow)

Lyrics submitted by jt

"Criminally Insane" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +1
    General Commentit means that at night Slayer is going to cut your fucking heart out!!!! and yes slayer does rule
    Dying_In_Vainon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdude you are disgracing slayer by having slipknot in ur name. dude i dont wanna even hear bout this nazi shit bring that 2 the angel of death room
    SisterFister6905on April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means Slayer rule...
    jcb_2kon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod you guys are white trash..

    this song is about a psycho who kills people. to sum it up. tom araya loves this kinda shit, altho jeff wrote it.

    I hate why every fucking slayer fan is some dumb motherfucking redneck who thinks slayer are nazis(which they the opposite of)
    fuck all of you goddamn rednecks.......and go listen to hank williams, ya dirty sister fuckers.
    ixequilibriustumon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey fucknut (Kodos86), I've listened to Slayer for 17 years. While I'm no fucking Doctor or Scientist, Slayer has never changed on me. I'm a fucking wetback, former Marine and correctional officer. I met inmates in the mental facility crying over they boyfriends that made more sense than you. When you make a statement back it up with other than a generlization, but then again I'd expect inbred, ignorant, uneducated fucks like you to keep listening to Poison and Motley Crue (probably rap though) to make you feel mentally at ease.
    Heineken12on June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like the driving guitar riffs at the begginning of the song. Ive tried to play them but i cant do it that fast(im a noobie). I want a gibson sg
    lordguatamaon October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeineken, great way to further lend weight to my point.
    Kodos86on December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentixequilibriustum, you're the one who's a nazi! You're sitting there slashing people's opinion, they have the right to say what they wants so shut your damn mouth.
    slipknot_slayeron January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that its about an insane dude that is locked up in an insame asylum because he killed people, and now he's trying to get out. i love at the end of the lead, when kerry uses his whammy bar, it sound so damn sick. reign in blood it the best, heaviest, awesomest, fastest thrash album ever made.
    MetallibangeRon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm a big slayer fan and really anti-nazi, i know slayer isn't nazis, you know, you can read interviews with them, araya is a christian and king think fans who think they believe in what they sing are stupid fucks (which those fans are)
    ENion February 22, 2006   Link

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