It's a dolor that I can not show
When I could easier pose
But you probably knew that I was lost

Did you think that I would right now
Show you things I have lost?
Swim if you're diving for a human being

Yaow!
I blame myself for every second
That I was gripped by some foe
Standing for the only one, for you
To kill me by your left toe

What even can I say, get me out
I was the one who sold
My body and soul to the devil
No one that I know when I say
"I am the one" would lie
Since when we spoke I stream with fire

[Chorus]
Wake up in a pool of blood
Look up, when you get banned from Heaven
Looking I just saw me dripping down blood
Don't worry, I'll get up to get down where I belong

Banned from Heaven (4x)

[Chorus]
Wake up in a pool of blood
Look up, when you get banned from Heaven
Looking I just saw me dripping down blood
Don't worry, I'll get up to get down where I belong (2x)


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Banned From Heaven song meanings
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    General CommentHe's trying to die, wakes up in a pool of blood but he's been banned from heaven aka not allowed to die. Heaven is subjective therefore in this song heaven is simply being dead...to get down where I belong, not hell but simply the ground. 2 cents
    placeofdownon April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok I dont see children of bodom tlaking about hell and the things they have done wrong so wut does anyone else think this song is about??
    kirkrodon February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIT's Just A Bad Ass Song, and the entire album is bad ass. I don't know what they're trying to say. But I heard from a friend that it might be a type of confession. A Way a telling all their sins. But don't quote me on that, cause i really don't know.
    MetalMan6966on April 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti htink its basically saying i messed up, and i know that i have too pay the price, im sorry....i think
    Blackhart_Antiheroon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI Think It Has A Lot To Do With Alexi's Previous Issues With Self Harming Like Much Of The Album. "Wake Up In a Pool Of Blood" Hints To This And I Read Somewhere A Lot Of The Album Was About It, A Lot More Personal, And i Think It Might Be About Him Saying For What He Has Done He Must Get "Down Where He Belongs" Which To him Means Hell.

    That's My Interpretation, Don't Flame Me If I'm Wrong. Bodom Rule, Kickass Song =D
    BeMyMannequinon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"to kill me by your left toe"?
    wat???
    but anyway that would be really cool if this were about alexis sins, but i dont think he's really apologizing for anything.
    hackerlifeon November 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust making a quick note here. The lyrics are WRONG. Very wrong
    Akaneonon August 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell it's worth noticing there are a number of parallels between the lyrics, and some passages from the writings of "The Divine Comedy" also known as Dante's Inferno, which show the characteristic lyrical themes of religion, sin and purgatory which Alexi often writes about (see "Bloodrunk" {sin} "done with everything die for nothing" {Purgatory} angels don't kill {religion} - these are just a few examples of such song by CoB.)
    The cryptic line "Swim if you're diving for a human being" particularly conjures up images of punishment from Dante's inferno, or could be a pop-culture reference to the classic metal track by Dio - "Holy Diver", that's all I could yield anyway, though there is plenty of interpretive work that could be done here.
    The line "To kill me by your left toe" which someone was asking about is likely a reference to folklore about the devil, left being things which are evil or deviant, and the Devil's Toe-nail often depicted in legends, possibly also a sign of defeat, Alexi describing himself in a position at the Devil's feet.
    Oh and yes there are a few typos, and I suspect some of these lyrics are wrong, but I haven't bothered to check tbh, and that's all I've got on this one folks! :)
    CoBoredomon November 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHi guys, notice I said in my last comment I hadn't bothered to check whether the lyrics above were 100% correct or not? Well I felt bad, so I looked em' up. Bodom Don't keep any official records of this particular song's lyrics on their website, but I got this version from a reputable source, it's not a great deal different from the one above, but highlights a few typos and errors from the one everyone is studying to find meanings, so I thought I'd post it :)
    Here ya go...

    "Banned From Heaven":-

    It's a color that I can not show
    When I could easier pose
    But you probably knew that I was lost

    Did you think that I would right now
    Show you things I have lost?
    Swim if you're diving for a human being

    Yaow!
    I blame myself for every second
    That i was gripped by some foe
    Standing for the only one, for you
    To kill me by your left toe

    What even can I say, get me out
    I was the one who sold
    My body and soul to the devil
    No one that I know when I say
    "I am the one" would lie
    Since when we spoke I stream with fire

    Wake up in a pool of blood
    Locked up, when you get banned from heaven
    Looking I just saw me dripping down blood
    Don't worry, I'll get up to get down where I belong

    Banned from, Heaven
    Banned from, Heaven
    Banned from, Heaven
    Banned from, Heaven

    Wake up in a pool of blood
    Locked up, when you get banned from heaven
    Looking I just saw me dripping down blood
    Don't worry, I'll get up to get down where I belong

    Wake up in a pool of blood
    Locked up, when you get banned from heaven
    Looking I just saw me dripping down blood
    Don't worry, I'll get up to get down where I belong.
    CoBoredomon November 25, 2012   Link

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