"Dead Skin Mask" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Graze the skin with my finger tips
The brush of dead cold flesh pacifies the means
Provocative images delicate features so smooth
A pleasant fragrance in the light of the moon

[Chorus]
Dance with the dead in my dreams
Listen to their hallowed screams
The dead have taken my soul
Temptation's lost all control

Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes
Lose all mind control rationale declines
Empty eyes enslave the creations
Of placid faces and lifeless pageants

In the depths of a mind insane
Fantasy and reality are the same

Graze the skin with my finger tips
The brush of dead warm flesh pacifies the means
Incised members ornaments on my being
Adulating the skin before me

Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes
Lose all mind control rationale declines
Empty eyes enslave the creations
Of placid faces and lifeless pageants

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by OmnipotentIdiot

"Dead Skin Mask" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +1
    General Comment(The beginning part)
    "How I've waited for you to come, I've been here all alone. Now that you've arrived, please stay a while. And I promise I won't keep you long....I'll keep you forever"

    (Child)
    "Hello, hello Mr Gein. Mr Gein?? Let me outta here Mr. Gein. Mr gein? I don't wanna play anymore Mr. Gein. Mr gein this isn't fun anymore I don't wanna play anymore Mr gein. Mr gein?!? I want out of here Mr Gein! LET ME OUT NOW!!!"

    Best Slayer song ever. Great guitar in the song.

    Check out "Nothing To Gein" by Mudvayne, it's about Ed Gein also.
    Muzzyon March 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEd Gein was twisted.However,his crimes make good reading.Am i the only person here who likes analysing serial killers?
    Razormasticatoron June 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really want to punch that voice at the end.
    ghfkmr2on March 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Ed Gein. He was a psycho path, who dugged up women who were dead. his victims where like 50-60 years of age. He died in 1984.
    Dying_In_Vainon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is based upon Edward Gein
    DemonicSufferingon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSLAYER RULEZ!!! I'm learnin to play this song on guitar, it kicks ass. Ed Gein is a really good movie, I'd reccomend it to anyone who's interested in that kinda stuff....
    MuRdErDoLLz_PuNkon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone write what the child (or whatever) says toward the end, please. You know, the thing starting with "Hello, hello Mr Gein"
    RnngBldon October 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone ever heard of a small time punk band from the 80's called Ed Gein's Car? check 'em out.
    rattbastardon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey razor! i like readin about psychos too.....its interesting shit ya know?? i like to read/watch about em all....... you should look into this guy called "issei sagawa" this little cannibal japanese motherfucker......he ate a chick and got away scotch free......it'll make ya hate the japs.

    This song....(honestly now) is about the psychopath ED GEIN from wisconsin.....AKA..the original american psycho. He was severly disturbed in his life, and he didnt ALWAYS DIG UP old women....he found women he saw fit.....and killed them, and they were middle aged women...late 40's..50's. oo and did you know that ED Gein had a kitchen and dining room table in which the LEGS WERE HUMAN LEG BONEs? heh sick fucker.

    this is 1 easy song to play on guitar too.....HARD FUCKING solo....but easy shit on rhythym.
    ixequilibriustumon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! Also considering how wierd i am, im also into serial killers...
    TabuuDi26on June 29, 2003   Link

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