"Downfall" as written by and Henri Samuli Seppaelae Aleksi Laiho....
The night of timeless fire is drawing near
I flee, throughout the years of throe
Watching through a mirror, as I fall apart
I see a wreck, I'm burning

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see me, I'm my own enemy

Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits
I flee, throughout the ruins of me
Longing for finding my way out
Leaving myself, there's nothing left for me
The ruins are about to crumble down.

The flame is dying by shivery winds of jet black skies
It reflects hatred in my eyes

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see my ashes scattered around my grave

Angels whispering fire, no longer I'm alive
Settled down I'm done with the trip to my kingdom come

Lyrics submitted by lost.in.silence

"Downfall" as written by Henri Samuli Seppaelae Aleksi Laiho

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  • +1
    General CommentChildren of bodom are soooooo damn good, cant believe they arnt bigger than they are (in the UK anyway) this song is one of my favorites :)
    DaddyMackon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNever have i heard such an advanced, yet so cachy solo. Starts at about 3:15.
    MoKKaon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone seen the trashed,lost and strungout DVD? it's so damn good.they play this song live on it and it kicks ass.
    COBHATEBREEDERon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME song, i think its about his trip to hell? and dying, or some shit SCREW yOU.
    darkdavoon March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the apocalypse, and it sure is an atmospheric song.
    It's about he final judgement, and about the fallen angels being tossed out of heaven by God.
    The singer might be one of these corrupt angels, or perhaps he is just a sinnger who is consumed by the wrath of God.
    Either way, a very powerful song, even if you can only barely make out what he's saying.. :-)
    Ddaduttaon September 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll their stuff kicks serious ass. I happen to have their demo when their band name was "Inearthed".
    Baphomet666on January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy personal favorite Children of Bodom song. Amazing guitar riffs are matched by eerie yet awesome keyboarding
    metallikidon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw them playing this live at Tuska..
    Ddaduttaon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know anyhting better than CoB. They are so fucking good. I hope they will come to the Tuska 2007.
    Fallofsoundon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI want to know this one...
    because its my favorite bodom song...
    its so interesting, and it opens up a lot of debate.
    i think it might have something to do with him in his teen years,
    "Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits", etc.
    if you've read up on it in like... revolver magazine (i think) you'll know what i'm talking about.
    its just an idea... but it might just be right ;P
    ChildrenOfDecadenceon May 12, 2007   Link

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