"Seasons In The Abyss" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Razors edge
Outlines the dead
Incisions in my head
Anticipation the stimulation
To kill the exhilaration

Close your eyes
Look deep in your soul
Step outside yourself a
And let your mind go
Frozen eyes stare deep in your mind as you die

Close your eyes
And forget your name
Step outside yourself
And let your thoughts drain
As you go insane, insane

Inert flesh
A bloody tomb
A decorated splatter brightens the room
An execution a sadist ritual
Mad intervals of mind residuals

Close your eyes
Look deep in your soul
Step outside yourself
And let your mind go
Frozen eyes stare deep in your mind as you die

Close your eyes and forget your name
Step outside yourself and let your thoughts drain
As you go insane, insane

Innate seed
To watch you bleed
A demanding physical need
Desecrated eviscerated
Times prostrated


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by zlickdude, sgr1

"Seasons in the Abyss" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +58
    Song MeaningIt means that me and Coco and other Pomeranian dogs are gonna get justice, and Coco will not get hurt. They are gonna regret messing with us!
    LuckyCandKittyon July 14, 2014   Link
  • +19
    General Commentto me, this song is based off of Aliester Crowley's "The Abyss". which is a fucking awesome book. The so-called abyss symbolizes the gap between your self and non-self. you can cross the abyss, and become more wise and powerful than you can imagine. should you fail, however, you fall into the pit for all eternity, as "the Beast" internally eats away your mind and basically go insane. which is where the "Close your eyes, Look deep in your soul, Step outside yourself, And let your mind go. Frozen eyes stare deep in your mind as you die" part fits in...i dont know, i could be wrong
    GodHatesUsAllon April 05, 2005   Link
  • +14
    General Commentto me, this song is (right off the bat) about the abyss itself. (like in the ocean). because you dont know whats down there, and you end up going insane from it all as you die. im guessing what slayer is saying here is "dont be afraid of the unknown, and just face your fears or you will die."
    lukermanon February 27, 2006   Link
  • +13
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS FUCKING KICKASS!!!!!!!!!!!! One of Slayer's best songs, right up there with my other favorites Angel Of Death, Raining Blood, Hell Awaits, and Black Magic. It seems to be about some random sadist ritual. Although, I think the interpretation that interpretation that GodHatesUsAll had sounded likely too, even though I've never heard of that book in my life.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon December 24, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI believe this song is basically about overcoming extreme physical pain.
    You need to escape your own body, forget life and just release your spirit.
    You need to flee into and spend some time in "the abyss", where your spirit can heal and recuperate.
    Ddaduttaon September 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUmm... 1st of all... why are you writing like that? And, if you think the lyrics are incorrect simply submit the corrections(read the latest news post in the main page first) and I'll correct them.

    SongMeanings Mod.
    Idanon February 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttime perpetuated, mind residual, decorative splatter, etc. What a bad ass fucking song though. I want to kill people by smashing them with a guitar when i listen to this song. Just thought i'd add that.
    adamizeron May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahah ya tell that bitch..lol
    Drizzt606on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, it does say "An execution a sadist ritual"..
    so that makes sense.

    the video clip has very little to do with that, but it's undeniably metal, which is great :)
    streamon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim starting to like slayer, if anyone read my post in south of heaven, my views have changed since then. i like the sound of the music, dont get me wrong, but its as if they just sat down and thought of the most sickening thoughts they had and wrote a song about it.
    metal_advocateon December 03, 2004   Link

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