"Payback" as written by and Kerry King....
You need to take a closer look at me
Cause I was born to be the thorn in your side
No matter what you think you're gonna see
You never wanted this barrage of fucking pride
You don't want none of me

You've got a fucking catheter in your brain
Pissing your common sense away
When you draw first blood you can't stop this fight
For my own peace of mind, I'm going to
Tear your fucking eyes out
Rip your fucking flesh off
Beat you till you're just a fucking lifeless carcass
Fuck you and your progress
Watch me fucking regress
You were made to take the fall, now you're nothing
Payback's a bitch motherfucker

You only live to be a parasite
Your life must suck when nothing's going your way
Everything melts away before your eyes
You're just a punk that doesn't have the sense to get away
Get the fuck away

You've got a fucking catheter in your brain
Pissing your common sense away
When you draw first blood you can't stop this fight
For my own peace of mind, I'm going to
Tear your fucking eyes out
Rip your fucking flesh off
Beat you till you're just a fucking lifeless carcass
Fuck you and your progress
Watch me fucking regress
You were made to take the fall, now you're nothing
Payback's a bitch motherfucker

I will never become your fucking scapegoat
I don't know how it feels to come up short
I only want vengeance
To come shining down on me
I don't want you to die
Before I get the chance to kill you myself

You've got a fucking catheter in your brain
Pissing your common sense away
This is for the mind fuck
This is for the hell of it
This is for me, I'm going to
Tear your fucking eyes out
Rip your fucking flesh off
Beat you till you're just a fucking lifeless carcass

Fuck you and your progress
Watch me fucking regress
You were made to take the fall, now you're nothing

Tear your fucking eyes out
Rip your fucking flesh off
Beat you till you're just a fucking lifeless carcass

Fuck you and your progress
Watch me fucking regress
You were made to take the fall, now you're nothing
Now you're nothing
You ain't fuckin' shit


Lyrics submitted by screwi

"Payback" as written by Anthony S Cruz Sade Adu

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  • +1
    General CommentI find it strange that anyone in slayer would want to take on revenge on anyone.. Basically because I believe that noone would EVER DARE do anything to merit Slayers vengeance!

    BEWARE!

    lol great song
    Ddaduttaon May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking killer song...Although these lyrics are slightly incorrect... "You got a fucking catheter in your brain, pissing your common sense away" is the correct line, if you listen you can here him say it plainly, and it makes more sense with the next line and within the whole song. FUCKING SLAYER!! :)
    hydrogenon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentROCK ON!!! THIS IS A FUKIN GREAT MUTHAFUKIN SONG! IF U DONT HAVE THIS ALBUM BUY IT U MUTHAFUCKERS!!! :)
    Survived Abortionon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is "catheter". its even in the lyrics in the album sleeve
    GodHatesACowardon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA totally killer song by a powerful band. Basically just talking about getting revenge by beating the fuck outta someone.
    River Wolfon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's safe to say that it's just an expression of raw fucking hatred. A kind of "You cunt. I'm totally gonna lose all my social skills for a bit & rip you to fucking peices you cunt" type thing.
    burn-in-my-lighton January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously,as payback,hence the song-title.
    burn-in-my-lighton January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah cant say anything that hasnt already been said, pretty much just about getting much needed payback at someone - favourite line "Paybacks a bitch motherfucker!" haha love it!
    dec_metal_headon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember when this came out on... yup, Sept. 11 '01. I'm sure just about every Slayer fan was imagining Osama at the target of these lyrics.
    ratanxon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlong with raw anger, I think that this song is about ignorance.... Anyone else see it?

    "You need to take a closer look at me
    Cause I was born to be the thorn in your side"
    "Pissing your common sense away
    When you draw first blood you can't stop this fight"
    Dishinkeon March 05, 2009   Link

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