"Nemesis" as written by Michael Amott, Angela Gossow, Christopher Amott and Daniel Erlandsson....
Tonight is the night
The empowering wind that draws breath from despite
Roars â??neath my wings as I soar with the end in sight

Choirs ignite
A swansong for Leda
Deathknells for Troy
Tragedy blooms from one act
I am nemesis

Poured in my arms
When my daughter's eyelids closed
I swore to slaughter those
Who stole my ray of moonlight

So strike up the skies
The diction of thunder
God-given rites
No fiction can deafen the fact
I am nemesis

Cowled in the utter grief
I am the priest of a new disorder
Whose flag unfurled
Bears a hatred for the western world

The is no compromise
No piped lament
To stay the blind
Just a shrike cacophony of war

Ashes ember, fires rise
No longer am I paralyzed
Now I drown in a loss worth fighting for

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis
Nemesis
Nemesis

Tonight is the night
The city sweats fever, the filth in her womb
Shifts like the season's unease at the hands of doom

Restless inside
Her split underbelly
Suitored with flies
Martial bowels now contract
I am nemesis

Poured in my arms
When my daughter's eyelids closed
I swore to slaughter those
Who stole my ray of moonlight
Never again
Our enemies entertained
I toy at the clasp of her chain
And remember the fight

Cowled in utter grief
I am the priest of a new disorder
Whose flag unfurled
Bears a hatred for the western world

There is no compromise
No piped lament to stay the blind
Just a shrike cacophony of war

Ashes ember, fires rise
No longer am I Palestined
Now I drown in a loss worth fighting for

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis

Black is my heart
Black is my heart
Black is my heart
I am nemesis
Nemesis


Lyrics submitted by Carpathian-Bred15

"Nemesis" as written by Paul James Allender Daniel Lloyd Davey

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this song talks about a demon's daughter getting kidnapped by townspeople so he fliesout of Hell to the town and annihilates everyone and everything and he finds his daughter dead so he returns to Hell mourning.
    Carpathian-Bred15on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, it's about the motives for today's terrorism.
    HolySmokeon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUmmmm....lol, Carpathian-Bred15...that was an interesting interpretation, but HolySmoke is right.
    Hailtothemikeon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's the vibe that i got too. The hatred for the western world and all that seems like terrorism.No compromise,i drown in a loss worth fighting for. Yeah, i'd say it's modern day terrorism.Although Carpathian-Bred15's interpretation would explain alot.
    COBHATEBREEDERon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo one is right here. Psh. This song is about flying green monkeys who come into your house and steal your cheese.
    xxxLadyLuckxxxon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat?
    Flying green monkeys?
    They BETTER not steal my cheese!
    MY CHEESE! MINE!!!!!
    mrsdanifilth73on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt seems too personal to be terrorism, but i can see where it comes from. terrorist think that they are fighting for good but Nemesis knows that he is the bad guy. i think the character of nemesis is the perfect trajic villain. The light in his life was taken from him and he lashes out at the world for his new damnation.
    this song is loaded with amazing and powerful images. the kind of song that sends chills down your spine...

    ...'specialy the green monkey bit...
    erudite strangeron February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGuess what everybody!
    You have to be careful now that you've mentioned the green monkeys!
    I saw them in my house last week, feasting on my cheese!
    One bit of advice, you can always buy new cheese, leave them alone! I tried to stop them, but they were way too strong. They're really smart too. They took me to their "lair" and PROBED ME!!! I felt so violated! BEWARE THE GREEN MONKEYS!
    mrsdanifilth73on February 25, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...

    Nemesis in Greek mythology is the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance. Perhaps there's some correalation.
    Ephemeral_Twilighton May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe the song is about great loss and that it explains the emotions a Father would go through through the loss of his daughter.

    (Tragedy blooms from one act-
    I am Nemesis!)
    This part of the song shows that through his loss he saught out the revenge that he deserves to inflict

    (Poured in my arms,
    When my daughter's eyelids closed,
    I swore to slaughter those
    Who stole my ray of moonlight.)
    Here he sings of his daughter laying in his arms as she died and it is where he swears to get his revenge

    (Ashes ember, fires rise,
    No longer am I paralysed.
    Now I drown in a loss worth fighting for.

    Black is my heart,
    I am Nemesis!)
    Here he goes on as to the imense destruction he is inflicting against the world and that he does not regret fighting for his daughter and that there is nothing left of him now that he has lost his daughter. He has become the God of Hatred and Vengance(Nemesis)

    (Cowled in utter grief,
    I am the priest of a new disorder,
    Whose flag unfurled
    Bears a hatred for the western world.)
    Finaly he explains that within his new army of hatred that through his grief he will push on towards his final battle agains his enemy



    that is just what i get out of it all

    P.S. About that whole Green Monkey bit..... GROW THE **** UP
    Otherguy223on July 19, 2005   Link

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