(Slaves)
Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
(Heed)
To his every word, live in fear
(Faith)
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
(Wait)
Something must be done, four hundred years

So let it be written,
So let it be done,
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written,
So let it be done,
To kill the first born pharaoh's son
I'm creeping death

(Now)
Let my people go, land of goshen
(Go)
I will be with thee, bush of fire
(Blood)
Running red and strong, down the nile
(Plague)
Darkness three days long, hail to fire

So let it be written,
So let it be done,
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written,
Let it be fucking done,
To kill the first born pharaoh's son
I'm creeping death

(Die)x32
By my hand,
I creep across the land
Killing first born man
(Die) by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man, yeah!

(I)
Rule the midnight air, the destroyer
(Born)
I shall soon be there, killing mass
(I)
Creep the steps and flood final darkness
(Blood)
Lambs blood painted door, I shall pass

So let it be written,
So let it be done,
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written,
So let it be done,
To kill the first born pharaoh's son
I'm creeping death!


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Creeping Death song meanings
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    General Commentbiblical song about the final plague, the death of everyones first born. thats what the creeping death is.

    song begins by describing from moses's point of view. it first describes the situation of the jewish people, then goes into describe each plague one by one.
    j0hn0bon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe is the angel of death.
    xizziexon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is by metallica!
    x-music-is-life-xon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover of a Metallica song from their "Ride the Lightning" album. I don't really like this version, vocally or musically.
    olla666on May 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok it makes sense now. i was going to say,, this sounds A LOT like metallica
    oXguitarchickXoon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah about the plague that kills the firlst born in every family unless you put the blood over your door, i remember that from the rugrats :)
    oXguitarchickXoon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe Metallica version is better. obviously
    DAMAGE INC.on July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbout the "Exodus" story.

    I love this cover, it's amazing. I like the vocals on this one better. I love James' voice, but it sounded like shit on Ride the Lightning. Not too happy that the guitars don't have as much bite, but this cover is still almost as good as the original. And this coming from someone who really really despises metalcore bands...
    AngryCitizenon August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis version killed the song "Creeping Death" for me. Matt is a good singer but the vocals are all fucked up and the "DIE" part was just ruined by Matt's over-zealous need to try and make this song better. It's all good though Metallica's version is just way better in my mind nobody should cover a Tallica tune unless they're gonna do it right.
    axeofocon October 11, 2009   Link

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