"Divine Intervention" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya, Kerry King, Jeffery John Hanneman and Paul Steven Bostaph....
In a web like hell
How did "I reach this place
Why are they haunting me
I cannot look at God's face

Brilliant light
Trying to run
Want to scream but cannot speak
I cannot look at God's face

Blind my eyes I can't see
What is being done to me
In my mind only pain
All the memories are drained

Deathless torture
Void with no mercy
Black shroud binds those who see

Naked before you I stand
Shattered shrine of flesh and bone
God's piercing through my soul

Segments of my life
Morbid pieces of reality
Twisted personality
Many faces yet faceless
Familiar things give way to strange
No mercy no reason but pain

Subconscious control
Threshold of pain unfolds
Transfixed martyr saving race
Who am I to judge thy grace

In a web like hell
How did I reach this place
Why are they haunting me
I cannot look at God's face

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"Divine Intervention" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +4
    Song MeaningI found the meaning of this song guys! I was reading a french book about Slayer and it says that Tom revealed in an interview in 2006 that it's based on a movie where five guys go camping and one of them gets abducting by aliens. They end up finding him naked and insane in the forest a few days later... An added interpretation would be that the guy who got abducted is trying to express how he thinks that he's supposed to be in the presence of God because of all this light and strange stuff going on, but in reality he has no idea what's happening. I think this is the reason why the cover of the album shows outer space in the background. Anyways, I love the song, it's so spooky and depressing, I love the solos and I especially love the creepy clean tone parts of the song. Send me a reply and tell me what u think...
    IronMaiden91on December 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me signifies how everthing can be just how you want it, but because others don't agree or believe the same way you do. So they have to start fucking pushing religion in your face when you didn't ask for it. I hate the whole fucking holier than thou shit everyone always tries to put in your way. "Oh you need to ask God to forgive you". Why, I din't ask to be in this piece of shit world to begin with, don't tell me I'm in your prayers I didn't ask for them. If God is going to help me, where the fuck is he. I've tried all churches and whenever you question or contradict something they're pushing on you, then they want nothing to do with you. I'm done with looking for God only to have him turn his back on me. Divine Intervention-God interfering in something he had no business doing so to start with.
    Heineken12on June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of slayers best songs,classic riff.
    Muddy production but it rocks hard.Araya is really fucking going for it.Fucking awesome.
    Razormasticatoron June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW, one of Tom's Best deliveries, POWERFUL!!! Pain and inner suffering are loosed and the flood gates opened wide as raw emotion and sonic power come rushing. Truely one of Slayers' All Time Best!!!
    WorkerAnton April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill Sayer's best song,due it's sheer power. Tom is just screaming so fucking hard.Imagine what it would sound like if they re-recoded this and cleaned the mix up.Full frontal bass attack!
    Razormasticatoron April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExactly.could'nt have said it better myself.
    lakeoffire_on November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is simply brutal song! As like most of Slayer songs, this one is too about losing sanity in one way. I believe this could also refer to the so called Divine Intervention of prophecies of Book of Revelation, but in different view. The victim or the sentenced person of the song has simply been interfered by the God for his aim to become god himself; Just like happened to Lucifer according to bible. Just what the mankind aims to, to survive for eternity, become the master of universe. Yu know, the first time I listened to this song, I was terrified, cuz I had never heard anything sick as this :D. This is an ultimate judgement of eternal death by god. Yes, that is what I believe this song is about.
    Radioactive_Smokeon May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about being trapped in a hypnagogic state. Your body becomes parylised and you experiance vivid and often terrifying hallucinations. I've experianced this before.
    "Segments of my life
    Morbid pieces of reality
    Twisted personality
    Many faces yet faceless
    Familiar things give way to strange
    No mercy no reason but pain"

    This part makes a chill run down my spine, great song.
    master_exploderon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone thought that the reference to god in this song need not be to the god worshipped in most popular religions? Think alien abductions, and even beyond that, think alien creationalist theories...
    These beliefs aren't my own, but the lyrics do seem to fit, even if you want to use the term 'hypnagogic' (master exploder, I'd be interested to hear how you came to be in that state...).
    These guys seem to have a knack for putting across some 'interesting' views (Angel of Death is an obvious example) - love 'em, love the song.
    IamPaton February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    This should clear it up.
    EternalVoidon April 19, 2008   Link

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