"Jihad" as written by Jeffery John Hanneman, Tomas Enrique Araya and Dave Lombardo....
I have witnessed your death
I've see it many times
Your tortured screams
Your decrypted little mind
A father's son
With pathetic eyes that bleed
Twins in the end
Begin and let the brothers fall

I will see you burned alive
Screaming for your God
I will watch you die again for him

God won't touch what I've done
He cries upon my feet
A privilege pain
Beneath buried are your dead
On splintered bones I walk
Sifting through the blood
Besieged in fear
Await the coming of the God

I will watch you die again for him

Blood is raining downward
The stain reflects the sun
Conquer divide within
Terrorize the mind
I have seen the end it's yours
Rosary in hand
Your selfish flesh it melts
Spilling from the sky

I will see you burn alive
Screaming for your God
I will watch you die

This is God's War
God's War
This is God's War
God's War

War of holy principles
I'm seeking God's help in your destruction
Slit the throat of heaven man
And let his blood dilute the water
Bury your dead

Fuck your God erase his name
A lady weeps insanewith sorrow
I'll take his tower from the world
You're fuckin' raped upon your deathbed

This is God's War
God's War
This is God's War
God's War
Fucking Holy War

Be optimistic, happy and calm
Show no fear or anxiety
Smile at the face of God
And your reward will be eternity
Holy warriors
Your patience will be justified
Everything is for him
You must not comfort the animal before you kill it
Strike as champions at the heart of the nonbelievers
Strike above the neck and at all extremities
For it's a point of no return for almighty God
God will give victory to his faithful servant
When you reach ground zero you will have killed the enemy
The great Satan


Lyrics submitted by gothic_hobbit, edited by tacostand

"Jihad" as written by Jeffery John Hanneman Dave Lombardo

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  • +4
    General CommentI love this song. Only Slayer would have the balls to write a song like this, but that's what I've always loved about these guys. They've stayed true to themselves and to their roots, and in my mind are the all-time undisputed heavyweight champions of thrash metal.
    Sinfjotlion September 16, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"okay, they've come out and said what its about already guys... Its about 9/11 From the Terrorist Point of View... a lot of people are pissed about that, but you gotta love Slayer for giving them a big "Fuck You"..."

    Ofcourse it is satire, to show how idiots are running around blowing/burning up themselves and others for their god, and there are plenty of ppl on all sides of the war that are doing it in the name of their god. Its like, Good job you just murdered a bunch of people for your god, im sure he is happy with your deeds and he will treat you good in heaven...wtf-ever.
    RagingLunatixon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. After reading these lyrics for the first time, it seems pretty obvious to me(though i could be wrong)

    "This is God's war!"
    "God won't judge what I've done"
    "I will watch you die again for Him"

    It seems this song is about war. Since just about every war is about religon, people are dying for their Gods.
    iamthenightstarson July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"God will give bahishti to his faithful servants"

    I just looked up the meaning of the word "bahisti" and it comes from the Persain word "Bahaist" which means:

    "Of or relating to a religion founded in 1863 in Persia and emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind."

    So maybe, even more specifically, this is about the Persain Wars
    iamthenightstarson July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also looked up Jihad. It's an Arabic word for "holy war"
    iamthenightstarson July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, sorry, this song must be about "The Gulf War"(also called the Persian Gulf War) because jihad is an arabic word and bahisti is a persain word and they both were fighting in the war
    iamthenightstarson July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlood is raining downward
    The searing faces duck
    Conquered divide within
    Terrorize the mind
    I seek the end
    It's your holstering in hand
    Your self reflection now spilling from the sky!


    About islamic terrorism.
    9-11 anyone?
    Ddaduttaon July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i read in an interveiw that it was like the 'angel of death' of 9/11 supposedly not taking any sides n stuff.
    Dimebag RIPon July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about 9/11 (let the pillars fall!) but its from the terrorists point of view (whole spoken part at the end)

    i got this from an official source too.
    ThrashMETALon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, they've come out and said what its about already guys... Its about 9/11 From the Terrorist Point of View... a lot of people are pissed about that, but you gotta love Slayer for giving them a big "Fuck You"...

    LONG LIVE METAL!
    \m/666\m/
    CallofKtulu5on July 27, 2006   Link

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