"SS-3" as written by Kerry King and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Ancient crown placed on your head
The hangmen of Prague
Seven keys to the chamber
Surrendered to the God

Hunting
Fighting
Killing whore
Wade through blood
And spill some more

Hiding
Fighting
Killing whore
Wade through blood
And bleed some more

Golden door submits secrets
As this nation falls
Atmosphere of deadly terror
Subservient to all

Hunting
Fighting
Killing whore
Wade through blood
And spill some more

Hunting
Fighting
Killing whore
Wade through blood
And bleed some more

Burning sense of mission
Assassination
Symbol of oppression

Crusade led from exile
Obliteration
Sabotaged campaign

Check resistance from afar
Planning the death of one
When the plot is executed
There will be nowhere to run
Ramifications will be high
A price paid in torment
The end justifies the means
To hell you will be sent

The wolf leader now is the stalked
Expansion state of horror
Guns echo over the grave
A thousand fates are sealed
Murderous power brought to an end
Only to rise again
Cold and restless and iron will
Protectorate of the dead

A thorough sweep
Prelude to death
Secrets kept
But no one left
Firing squad
Begins their work
Harsh reprisal
For what you took
Retribution selective terror
The stench of death is everywhere
A severed head
A floating mass
Will give me answers to what I ask


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"SS-3" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is written about Reinhard Heydrich, who was second in command of the SS, next to Himmler.

    Slayer writes about his assassination in 1942 with these lines :

    Burning sense of mission
    Assassination
    Symbol of oppression

    "Crusade led from exile
    Obliteration
    Sabotaged campaign

    Check resistance from afar
    Planning the death of one
    When the plot is executed
    There will be nowhere to run
    Ramifications will be high
    A price paid in torment
    The end justifies the means
    To hell you will be sent


    The wolf leader now is the stalked
    Expansion state of horror
    Guns echo over the grave
    A thousand fates are sealed
    Murderous power brought to an end
    Only to rise again
    Cold and rustless and iron will
    Protectorate of the dead"

    Later Slayer sings of the vengance Hitler took after the killing, in which he completely obliterated an entire Czech village, Lidice, and all of it's residents.

    It was Reinhard Heydrich who came up with the plan for "The Final Solution to the Jewish Question."
    WRAC_Goaton June 14, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSTOP CALLING THEM NAZI!!!! For fucks sake if anyone thats not the history channel talks about the nsdap they are all of a sudden supports of the 3rd reich.

    This song is about the chec resitance to nazi oppresion and the reprocussion for acting against the nazi regiem.
    cuddaleeon January 16, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlayer are not Nazis.
    quiffpornon June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can Slayer be nazis? As far as I remember they aren't active members in the National Socialist German Worker's Party? There is nothing wrong with a poet or musician describing a war, a party, or even sporting symbols of either. There's nothing wrong with being a WW2 buff.

    Anyways this song is yet another WW2 song from Slayer. This one in particular is Hanneman's writing
    SpilltheBloodon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwrac is right, i saw it on the net somewhere, im not even gonna get into the slayer/nazi thing
    resistfateon January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song
    darwinismon December 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice heavy beggining riffs. great overall song.
    DOOMRPon February 02, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General Commentah why do slayer have to ruin their excellent metal credentials by being such nazis?
    joeytheboyon June 02, 2004   Link

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