"Addict" as written by Kerry King and Jeffery John Hanneman....
I won't cover you eyes
I want your innocence
Glisten before me in a cold sweat
I want you to see your lie spill on me

Spill on me
Manifested as a primitive craving
The craving never seems to go away
I want to see the face of everyone fall

Fall into the cold embrace of death
You're in my nightmare
I decide when it stops
It's my fucking drug

Makes my rush intensify
Hardcore the overdose
Your fear gets me high
Unbound I'm the weapon made to sterilize

Sterilize all the idiot victims
Anytime, anywhere, anyone I want
Everyone's addicted to this torture
I'm the agony in every breath

Every breath brings you closer to me
You'll do anything, anything
You'll do anything to make it stop
You're in my nightmare

I decide when it stops
It's my fucking drug
Makes my rush intensify
Chaos deep inside it makes me

It makes me feel surreal
It makes me need to kill
It makes me feel surreal
It makes me need to kill

Do you want to feel eternity
Your eternity lies within me
I am the terror of your final breath
Your final breath brings light to my darkness

Like an act of fucking God unleashed
On the innocence â?? innocence of mankind
You'll do anything â?? anything
You'll do anything to make it stop

It's my fucking drug
Makes my rush intensify
Hardcore the overdose
Your fear gets me of like fuck


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"Addict" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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    General CommentTalking about killing people...Slayer style.
    GiJofuson October 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFunny how people project meanings onto things lol... sometimes it's a real stretch.

    To me personally the song is very literal. It's that darkness within each of us, that cold empty core which wants to destroy, to consume life, to suck the marrow from the bone of existence. That darkness isn't all that's within us, there's the opposite side of the 'coin' too.

    I know this feeling, because often when I've seen the fakeness of much of the world, of so many people, part of me desires to break them, to tear down their walls and reign with absolute power over them and their pathetic state.

    It's almost like a wild dog... if such an animal respects you, it won't attack you. But if it sees your insanity, your fear and weakness, it may well do so. The natural urge to destroy and challenge that which is pathetic and weak - spiritually pathetic and weak that is, rather than what some group subjectively opinions as 'weak'.

    Disgust is perhaps the appropriate word.
    Walleyon August 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song...it's a shame it's so rare...most newly-made slayer fans don't get the opportunity to hear it.
    emry_13on February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song and scarstruck are both awesome, I don't know why they didn't get on the album.
    ichigo900on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is great, MAKES MY RUSH INTENSIFY :)
    andyman82on February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes no-one get the meaning of this song? The drug is religion, the addicts are the religious people. Big emphasis on the fact that religion is fuelled by fear- fear of death, fear of uncertainty.

    "Unbound, I'm the weapon made to sterilize
    Sterilize all the idiot victims"
    Religion designed to keep people unthinking, pacify the masses.


    "Anytime, anywhere, anyone I want
    Everyone's addicted to this torture
    I'm the agony in every breath
    Every breath brings you closer to me
    You'll do anything, anything
    You'll do anything to make it stop"
    Religious followers would do anything, follow any religion to stop their fear of death, thinking that every breath brings them closer to death.

    "Do you want to feel eternity?
    Your eternity lies within me"
    If you want to live forever, you must become addicted.


    "I'm the terror of your final breath
    Your final breath brings light to my darkness"
    In their final breath, the addicted question whether they followed the right faith and they're still scared of what will come. But because they've given their lives to this faith, it's the "light to the drugs (religions) darkness" because others will follow, will see this dedication and believe it is a good faith. The more people die for this drug, the more will take it.

    Very clever song. Very good comparison, saying religion is a drug. Not a mind expanding, enlightening drug but a close-minded, escapist drug. "addicts" are escaping the reality of uncertainty and the questions of philosophy, choosing a drug that lets them escape from all that, gives them the easy answers. But even in the end they're not satisfied, they're still uncertain, and in their death they give their power to the drug, intensifying it's effect with their fear.
    Fortnoxon April 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCHAOS CENSORED OVERDOSE YOUR FEAR? GETS ME HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    i said hi
    i said high
    i said HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
    voltage..rock ..n ...roll.

    LOL
    omegabloodtypeon July 10, 2009   Link

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