"Cyanide" as written by Emil Nodtveidt, Andreas Bergh and Mattias Johansson....
(Cyanide!)
(Drink the cyanide!)

This is the hand that will blind your eyes and split your spine
This is the blade that'll visit your flesh and release the wine

(Play!)
You play with toys that have triggers
And you hear how the led moves near
(Play!)
You play with razors and it hurts, it hurts
As you face your fears

So face the dark and I'll teach you about fire in the blink of an eye
(Now drink the cyanide!)
The worlds collide and you know it's pure filth that I hide

On these plains there's a burning ruin that must be found
On these plains there's a demon that sleeps, It must be unbound
(Run!)
You run for the borders where epistles burn in the arms of man
(Run!)
You run among bodies and they scream, they scream to bite God's hand

So face the dark and I'll teach you about fire in the blink of an eye
(Now drink the cyanide!)
The worlds collide and you know it's pure filth that I hide
So face the dark and I'll teach you about fire in the blink of an eye
(Now drink the cyanide!)
The worlds collide and you know it's pure filth that I hide

(Now drink the cyanide!)
(So face the dark and I'll teach you about fire in the blink of ...)

When the dark does what the dark does best, It's darkness
Let the dark do what the dark does best, Let there be darkness

So face the dark and I'll teach you about fire in the blink of an eye
(Now drink the cyanide!)
The worlds collide and you know it's pure filth that I hide


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"Cyanide" as written by Emil Nodtveidt Andreas Bergh

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  • +1
    General CommentHe's talking about a person who's flirting with suicide.
    "You play with toys that have triggers
    and you hear how the led moves near" = A bullet in a gun, and someone is touching the trigger.
    "You play with razors and it hurts, it hurts
    As you invite your fears" = Cutting with razorblades.

    But that was just playing with the though of suicide, now he wants the person to kill him/herself with the poison. And after that the person sees that death provides no relief what so ever...

    That's the way I interpret it at least =)
    SoulRapiston June 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA cyanide is a chemical compound with a carbon atom triple bonded to a nitrogen atom. Cyanide is commonly used in movies and its effects are exaggerated. Strong, Acute doses can lead to coma and death due to the paralysis of the lungs in minutes. Not seconds as many movies lead you to believe.

    The song, Is obviously about suicide. I think SoulRapist summed it up rather well.
    lakajjon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCyanides are a kind of poison I think, but I don't get it what that has to do with the rest of the song.
    I think like Blitzkrieg it's just about the need of humanity to destroy itself.
    Neithanon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song
    sie506on April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah cyanide is a poisn and it kills you in like 10 seconds after drinking it... pretty strong stuff.

    This kinda music isnt really my scene but i saw teh video for this song the other day and now i cant get it out of my head i actually really really like it. Its got a kinda wierd atmosphere its scary but in like a funny way... duno but i really really really like this song
    Emo:Tearson April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the hand that will blind your eyes and split your spine
    This is the blade that’ll visit your flesh and release the wine

    very poetic.
    KuroKupoon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking brilliant song. Love how it's groovy yet heavy.
    SammySinon July 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcyanide is a poison...that is true...

    its feels like a cultist leader is telling his followers its time to die because the world has become sick and perverse, so he eggs them on to drink the cyanide...
    TheRiverDragonon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about suicide, depression. "If you're going to cut your wrists, why bother. Just kill yourself." I myself see no point in cutting, but whatever.

    "If you are so god damn depressed, drink cyanide and get it done. It's fast and effective."

    I cannot BELIEVE no-one comments Deathstars, they're a upcoming band, after their tour with Cradle of Filth, they should be even more commented!
    Paralyzedon January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the...? Cyanide is a poison, but not in this context. Cyanogen is a group of people looking almost exactly as eachother. The people in that group are called cyanides.

    "Drink the cyanide" would refer to the poison, but the video pretty much proves the whole "group" thing.
    RoCon February 06, 2007   Link

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