"This Is Not An Exit" as written by Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, John Robert Bush, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
I know I'll never be free
Change doesn't come easy
And if I'll never be free
You'll live in hell with me
Me

Fear
A Contradiction
Co-exist as darkness brought to life
My own skin don't seem to fit me right

Pain is my way of self-expression
A Fatal choice that always hangs above
Love what I kill Kill what I love

I run you run you stop and then you take it
I run you run you stop and then you get it
I run you run you stop and then you take it
I run you run you stop and then you get it from me

The one whose giant steps ahead of where you've been
What you don't see

I know I'll never save myself
Dying from this immortality

[Chorus]
This is not an exit
I can't never change it
This is not an exit
There's now way out

Add a touch of
Who'd thought humanity's a dream
Things are not what they seem

Hungry for you but not to hurt you
Hunger for the secret of your life
I'm a timeless clock
And you kill time

I run you run you stop and then you take it
I run you run you stop and then you get it
I run you run you stop and then you take it
I run you run you stop and then you get it from me

[Chorus]

I know I'll never be free
Change doesn't come easy
And if I'll never be free
You'll live in hell with me

This is not an exit

I can't ever change it
You stop and then you take it
I stop but I can't fake it
Cause this is not an exit

Pain is my way of self-expression
A fatal choice hangs above
Love what I kill kill what I love

Love

This is not an exit
I can't ever change it
Cause this is not an exit
Hand over fist come and taste my dark trick
Hand over fist I'll kill you when I give it

This is not an exit
I can't ever change it
Cause this is not an exit

Be dangerous and unpredictable
And make a lot of noise


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"This Is Not an Exit" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General Commentalways sounded like a song about two people in a mutually abusive, self serving, co-dependent relationship.
    cynicsfateon March 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure this was inspired by Anne Rice's first five Vampire Chronicle's books, particularly "Interview With The Vampire" and "The Vampire Lestat". Without breaking it down completely (although I suppose I could if I wasn't so lazy), the lyrics point to the torment of being forcibly turned into a vampire to be released from the sorrow of a life not worth living (Louis), but then struggling with the fact that humanity is gone, and the love/hate relationship with the vampire's maker. "Dark trick" is even a term mentioned throughout The Vampire Lestat in reference to the turning, and "kill you when I give it" is exactly what happens when one is turned. There are numerous other lines that point to it as well: "Mortal thoughts, humanity's a dream", "Dying from this immortality", "My own skin don't seem to fit me right", "a fatal choice that always hangs above", etc.

    I suppose it could serve as an analogy for any sort of love/hate relationship, but I'm fairly confident it's a more direct reference to Anne Rice's writings.
    Lerxston January 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAmerican Psycho
    Big Nihilon August 06, 2013   Link

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