"Spirit In Black" as written by Kerry King and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Welcome to my world
Involve yourself within my dream
Experience a life
Just like your mind thought not to be
Take a look through time
As past or present words to be
I rule this inferno
Enthroned for eternity

Coils of the serpent unwind
Buried beneath you will find
Deep in the halls of the damned
Spirit in black till the journey's end

Spirits damned to rot
Amidst the brimstone fireballs
Eyes of the dead
Watching from their living walls
Broken glass reflections
Show your flesh eaten away
Beyond the gates I 'll take you
Where the blood forever rains

Coils of the serpent unwind
Buried beneath you will find
Deep in the halls of the damned
Spirit in black till the journey's end

Afterlife confessions
Tell me who you used to be
Looking on in wonder
As I show you it was me
Burning from within
You know one spark is all it takes
Hear the piercing cries of all
Who found that hell awaits

Living nightmare can't you see
You really have no choice
Faded memories haunt you
Listen clearly to my voice
Feed me all your hatred
Empty all your thoughts to me
I can fill your emptiness
With immortality

Welcome to my world
Involve yourself within my dream
Experience a life just like your mind thought not to be
Take a look through time
As past or present worlds to be
I rule this inferno
Enthroned for eternity


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"Spirit in Black" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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    General CommentI really think more about what the music's doing to interpret lyrics...people think slayer is very surface-styled and pretty self-explanatory...however, this song is not just about going to hell...it's about going to one of their shows. It's a pretty popular opener for many of them. Trust me, it takes on a different meaning when you see them do it.
    emry_13on February 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Burning from within..." and "Coils of the Serpent unwind". This song is talking about the Kundalini experience.
    michaelcf4on April 22, 2016   Link
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    General Commentwow....this GREAT SONG is about a soul(man) that has gone to hell and is meeting SATAN, or whoever rules hell...and satan is showing him around the hell landscape. that simple really. if u think about it....30% of all slayer songs are about going to hell. :p
    ixequilibriustumon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHeh, yah it's definately about a Hell trip.
    ClaytonOTon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2 of Slayers previous albums are mentioned here.

    "Where the blood forever rains" Reign in Blood

    "Who found that hell awaits" Hell Awaits
    Ben2k9on October 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song...claytonOT said it best... "definitely about a Hell trip"
    TabuuDi26on October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBullet for my valentine stole this riff in "waking the demon".
    ichigo900on July 14, 2008   Link

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