"How The Gods Kill" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
if you feel alive
in a darkened room
do you know the name
of your solitude
if you ain't got the answer
if you don't know the truth
if you want the power
then let it flow through

would you let it go
would let it go
they cannot end this morning
of my life

show me
how the gods kill

if you feel alive
if you got no fear
do you know the name
of the one you seek
if you want the answer
if you want the truth
look inside your empty soul
there
you'll find the noose

would you let it go
would you let it go
they cannot end this morning
of my life

show me
how the gods kill


Lyrics submitted by punker87, edited by ernestcello

"How the Gods Kill" as written by Glenn Danzig

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    General CommentI'm feelin a little Jim Morrison in this track...
    celi1994on October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is the 2nd best song ever made. To me this song means giving up, accepting judgement and responsibilty. Before one kills themself I am sure they feel how this song makes someone feel when they listen to it. I know that this song is very near and dear to me and that its emotion that it sends through its music and lyrics causes my body to shut down and expirence every moment of this song. Danzig is the greatest ever! He is a Demon and I know this for sure.
    LoveIsNakedon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSteffan Chirazi - Let's try another. "How the Gods Kill" seems to concern a search for power and immortality, and how such things can become attainable.

    Glenn Danzig - "Okay, basically this one was a search for knowledge and an
    understanding of oneself. Once again you've given the song your own
    identity, which is how it should be. Very few people understand that I do
    these songs so that they will take on a personal feeling for people. That's
    why the videos are hard to do, because I don't want to give people the story.
    When I direct the videos, I think they come across the same way the songs do-
    people can make of them what they want. When another director does a video,
    it becomes what they see of the song."

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    gimpoon March 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI agree LoveIsNaked. Its about just giving up. "Would you let it go" yeahh theres proof. This song it really good. Danzig rocks my world lol
    DarkSideOfTheMoon5on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentabout suicide i think.. "would you let it go" means would you let your life go.. and about dying an ascending to something darker and more powerful "if you want the power, than let it flow through" unbelievable song.. very powerful.
    Danielzigon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIncredible Song. Great song for learning guitar too i might add ;) I didn't know about this song til I saw an AMV for it. Fits Xenogears pefectly. Grahf offers to let "The Power" flow through. It's perfect. It's one of those songs you have to experience through good headphones. :)
    HeyPetrayon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdoes every version have a little bit of static around the vocals? I've searched for a clean copy but each seems to have that same background static. It's a pretty cool effect if it's intentional
    HeyPetrayon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who has lost his fate in god and considers suidside to find out whats beyond teh grave
    ZosoistheSHITon September 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout the static HeyPetrey queried about. Glenn recorded the vocals on a porta studio recorder when he wrote the song, he didn´t feel he could replicate his performance in the studio so they used that recording for the final version as well. Thats what I heard at least.

    They cleaned it up some I guess but it still got alot of static, and if your speakers are good it can be somewhat distracting...
    ol-gringo-dogon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is asowme
    twistofcain93on October 01, 2006   Link

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