"Old Friend" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
They are the ghosts of innocence
That have awoken from my dreams
Welcome to your nightmare
Say good-bye to everything
All your past obscenities
They have determined where I stand
Echoing cries, in the time that it began

Hear me now
Feel my blade
There is no more time for apologies
Malevolent emotions
Take hold of me
Are you ready to begin your trip to the other side
Death is an old friend of mine

You can't escape your judgment
I hear them calling out your name
Do not beg for mercy now
You never showed any to them
Embrace your final punishment
There's not a soul to hear you scream
I have to thank you for letting out the animal in me

Hear me now
Feel my blade
There is no more time for apologies
Malevolent emotions
Take hold of me
Are you ready to begin your trip to the other side
Death is an old friend of mine

The blood became alive
When I was trapped inside
And I can feel the dark passenger coming
My mother's blood and mine
Uniquely intertwined
Help me father put your memory from my mind
My hunger to destroy
When I was just a boy
It pulled me deeper into something that I now enjoy
The ritual begins
Evil will meet it's end
In your destruction I will finally feel whole again

There is no more time for apologies
Malevolent emotions
Take hold of me
Are you ready to begin your trip to the other side
Death is an old friend of mine

I have become your nightmare
Say good-bye to everything


Lyrics submitted by LoverDemon, edited by Klannar, Mordiggan

"Old Friend" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a serial killer. It sounds like it's about Dexter.

      All your past obscenities
      They have determined where I stand

    Directed at the person he's about to kill.
    Dexter kills people who have murdered others in the past.

      Never let emotions
      Take hold of me

    Dexter's father, Harry, tells Dexter not to let his emotions get in the way and cloud his judgment.

      The blood became my life
      When I was trapped inside
      And I can feel the dark passenger calling me
      My mother's blood and mine
      Uniquely intertwined
      Help me father push her memory from my mind
      My hunger to destroy
      When I was just a boy
      It pulled me deeper into something that I now enjoy
      The ritual begins
      Evil will meet it's end
      In your destruction I will finally feel whole again

    A few corrections to this verse based on my interpretation of the song.
    This verse is the one that made me think it was defiantly about Dexter.
    "Blood became my life" is a quote from Dexter himself.
    "The dark passenger" is what he calls the thing inside him, giving him the need to kill.
    "Help me father push her memory from my mind" Dexter's memory of his mother being murdered in front of his eyes is what made him the way he is. His father tried to help Dexter through it.
    "My hunger to destroy when I was just a boy" As a child Dexter enjoyed killing animals.
    "It pulled me deeper into something that I now enjoy" He now enjoys killing people.
    "In your destruction I will finally feel whole again" He says killing people makes him feel normal.

    What dose everyone else think?
    NightsideOfEden616on December 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with NightsideOfEden616, it's definitely about Dexter.
    I also agree with your lyric corrections.
    But i have one more for you.

    Hear me now
    Feel my plea
    There is no more time for apologies
    Never let emotions
    Take hold of me

    Should be

    Hear me now
    Feel my blade
    There is no more time for apologies
    Malevolent emotions
    Take hold of me

    Feel my blade bc Dexter kills with a sharp knife.
    and its Malevolent bc david draiman told me on twitter.

    nhlrox48
    @DAVIDMDRAIMAN David, love 'Old Friend' ! Just wondering, what is the line after 'There is no more time for apologies' ? Thanks

    in reply to ↑
    @DAVIDMDRAIMAN
    @nhlrox48 MALEVOLENT EMOTIONS TAKE HOLD OF ME
    nhlrox88on November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, your suggestion that this song was about Dexter was correct!

    @nhlrox48
    @DAVIDMDRAIMAN thx is it true that 'old friend' is about dexter? And is the first line of the chorus "hear me now, feel my blade?" thx

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    @DAVIDMDRAIMAN
    @nhlrox48 YES
    nhlrox88on November 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are slightly incorrectly. Dramain never says " Feel my plea" the correct lyrics are "Feel my blade"

    source: the lyrics book that comes with the album
    TKProdoctionson March 01, 2013   Link

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