"Black Fire Upon Us" as written by and Brendon Small....
Tonight we ride
on clouds of fire

We sit with gods
Our death's desire

We fear no mortals
In these worlds

The gift we give you
Is your soul

Fly with us tonight


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    General CommentLyrics from the album booklet:


    Tonight we ride on clouds of fire
    We're damned by gods, our DETHS conspired
    We fear no mortals in these worlds
    The gift we give you is your soul

    Fly with us tonight

    The sky
    Will break
    Black fire
    Will wake

    Fly on through the night
    We built an alliance
    Our numbers are strong

    We gather
    But we don't pray to gods
    What fools, what lunatics
    They must think of us

    On this night we will journey
    Far beyond this world
    And you must know that we will never come back home again

    But now we must fly
    Beasts in the night
    Tragic in the sky
    Battlefield in sight

    Storm gathers strong
    Cold blackened flame
    Tell us our future
    Stories of the slain

    Fire grows strong
    Freezing our skin
    Vision is clouded
    The rain will begin

    Dangerous creatures
    Those who oppose us
    Raped all their power
    Battled with warlocks
    Cheated the demons
    For ancient spells
    The blackened fire
    Waits to consume us

    So now we'll say goodbye
    Because tonight we die
    So we say goodbye
    So we'll say goodbye
    We die

    Tonight we ride on clouds of fire
    We're damned by gods our DETHS conspired
    We fear no mortals in these worlds
    The gift we give you is your soul



    Don't correct me on the spelling, both Dethklok album booklets spell it DETH, in case you're uninformed.
    dashthestanpeaton October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBrutal
    Passenger146on September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEven though it's not exactly death metal, I love this song. It's catchy as hell. Especially the pinch harmonics. Brendon Small is a genius!
    ContemporaryDecayEmbodimenton November 19, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionIt many not sound very death metal, but i think firing your stage and fans up into the stratosphere and playing up in the sky is fairly... brutal no?
    Kasatkaon November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is death metal, it's just in the subgenre of "melodic death metal".

    There's been some suggestion that the lyric "the gift we give you is your soul" is a hint as to why some of the Tribunal wants to stop/hinder/kill Dethklok.
    Knaraon December 17, 2009   Link

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