"South Of Heaven" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya and Jeffery John Hanneman....
An unforeseen future nestled somewhere in time.
Unsuspecting victims no warnings, no signs.
Judgment day the second coming arrives.
Before you see the light you must die.

Forgotten children, conform a new faith,
Avidity and lust controlled by hate.
[The] Never ending search for your shattered sanity,
Souls of Damnation in their own reality.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Confrontations.
Impulsive habitat.

Bastard sons beget your cunting daughters,
Promiscuous mothers with your incestuous fathers.
Engreat souls condemned for all eternity,
Sustained by immoral observance a domineering deity.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Confrontations.
Impulsive sabbath.

On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven

The root of all evil is the heart of a black soul.
A force that has lived all eternity.
A never ending search for a truth never told.
The loss of all hope and your dignity.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Confrontations.
Impulsive habitat.

On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven
On and on, south of heaven


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"South of Heaven" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +9
    General CommentTom Arraya is a lyrical genious. While everyone is thinking this song is about hell, It is clearly about the demoralization of America and the darker side of human existence. Domineering Deity is the Media, and The Immoral Obeservance is the public feeding into the lust and sex that the media has portrayed for people. The "forgotten children" are the generation of youth that can only look up to their "promiscuous mothers and incestuous fathers". The third verse refers to a society that has lost all moral believes and has corroded into hatred. On and On South of Heaven is referring to a society (USA) that has fallen to humanities darker yearnings. Slayer rules.
    ktaps13on October 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe this song is an exaggeration of the immoral and ethically bankrupt society we live in. It is not about an apocalypse that is coming but one that is already here.
    SlayerFreak666on April 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentslayer is not goth
    metallica 86on September 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentModest Mouse did a cover of this, Modest Mouse regulates.
    BeatJunkie08on April 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, I like this type of Music, but it doesn't mean I am a goth. And also, out of all those bands/artists you stated, i like all of them, except linkin park. You can't judge everyone here as a goth, just because they like slayer. Most of us probably have a broad taste in music, and listen to it because it sounds good, not because we agree with the beliefs of the band.
    LVHon December 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmetal_advocate u fuckin cunt! who the fuck are you to come into a slayer post and call us goths (which im not, goths are fucking freaks!) and start badmouthing the music of slayer. how the fuck can you say the riffs and solo are shit when u listen to faggot ass linkin park and sytem u ass licking cunt

    EAT SHIT AND DIE YOU PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT! I WILL RAPE YOUR MOTHER AND EAT HE DISMEMBERED CORPSE! HOWS THAT FOR FUCKED UP IN THE HEAD U CUNT
    SL4Y3Ron January 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song
    blackliston April 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat is really a trend, is the "goth" posers who shop in HotTopic and are mostly teenagers who want to be 'different', not the real definition of goths. Marilyn Manson is a good example or the music a poser listens to anyway.
    Shadowbitchon July 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is quite a clever song.
    It seems to me, to be about how wayward mankind has gone, and how we (as a species) are blind to our own failings, and to how far we have fallen, from grace.

    I think the biggest clue, is the title;, 'South of Heaven', while refering just as easily to the earth as it does to hell, also suggests the ever-decreasing distance between the two.

    Basically, we are 'south of heaven', and still heading south...
    quiffpornon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy havent anyone commented on this song? It fucking rules, the riffs, the vocals everything sounds so good, I heavent heard a cover of this song so far that sounded better that the original one (atleast not the vocals), cause they really fit well in this song.
    HungerForMoreon October 12, 2002   Link

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