Fear is never gone from your soul
that saw humiliation.
Being prey to the blackest of demons,
paralyzed you fail.

Fallen beneath
the mark of dignity,
you fail.

(A) demon passed on from one
to the next infiltrates
a mind innocent and pure;
planting the seed to possess
another soul that is doomed to fail.

Only Ash Remains

(Solos: Muenzner/ Suicmez/ Muenzner/ Suicmez)

(A) demon passed on from one
to the next infiltrates
a mind innocent and pure;
being prey to the blackest
of demons, paralyzed they fail.

Fallen beneath
the mark of dignity,
they fail.

Only Ash Remains


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  • +1
    General CommentEasily my favorite Necrophagist song. Everything in it is perfect...

    As for the meaning... whenever I read the text, I can't help but to think about the movie Evil Dead. In the movie, a couple of collage students goes on a vacation to a small cabin in the woods, where they accidentaly awaken an evil force. The force kills them one by one and turns them all into demons, until only one remains - the one named Ash.
    Varulfon September 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEmmaExOh, the piece at the end is "The Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
    ed981on October 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry, ignore that. Its "Dance Of The Knights" from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
    ed981on October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay maybe its just me...but what the hell is that bit of music from that plays after 3:50mins?
    As soon as i heard it i knew id heard it before
    Anyways, good song. Loving it!
    EmmaExOhon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this is about Evil Dead. I never noticed
    Nafzgeron May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe solo at the start of this song is orgasmic.
    Josueon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA freaking awesome song indeed.
    headbang666on December 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI originally thought of this song being about how the corrupt spread their suffering to the innocent, but what Varulf says is pretty spot on, too.
    Noj10on December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI say it's about your fear controlling you when trying a new experience, and you're paralysed so much, you inevitably fail. The past failure sticks in your mind, and you think you're no good, so you don't bother to try ever again.
    Stabwound666on April 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthahahahaha I never noticed, but yeah i think this song is definitely an evil dead reference no questions asked. That's funny as hell I never thought of like that till i looked at this page. good call Varulf! you're probably right.
    slickthellamaon May 22, 2009   Link

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