"Cast Down" as written by and Kerry King....
Despair, emptiness
See the hatred wasted on yourself
Face down taste the dust; it's getting harder everyday
Just to find a reason not to end it all yourself
Suicide on the street
Everywhere around you watch it breed
It begins to bury you in self-induced rejection

So now you're wasted, broken down
I see through your ignorance
Penetrate the surface of your insecure inside
Next fix, shoot it up
Looking for the place where god speaks
Every time you find him he just stabs you in the back
Again

No one hears you
You're society's infection
I won't judge you
When the blood steals life from you

Cast down and thrown away
You are the living dead
The needle numbs the pain
Of all your suffering
This is where the world of money changes nothing

Just a statistic in the shadows of the real world
The system's failing you just the way it failed me
Hell is home on the concrete where the city bleeds
America, home of the free, land of fucking
Disenchantment

Despair, emptiness
Isolation rapes you everyday
Face down taste the dust, digging deeper in your grave
Haven't found a reason
Haven't found a thing to fucking live for
Godless he doesn't care
How you choose to destroy yourself
In a world that feeds on hate
You're left here just to waste away
In your cardboard prison, asphalt wasteland

No one hears you
You're society's infection
I won't judge you
When the blood steals life from you
No one sees you
You're society's infection
I won't judge you
When the blood steals life from you

Cast down and thrown away
You are the living dead
The needle numbs the pain
Of all your suffering
This is where the world of money changes nothing


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"Cast Down" as written by Kerry King

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    General Commentwell....i can assume it pertains to a drug-user/junky/homeless person.....who thinks he's screwed over from the world...
    I hate lyrics like this......slayer lyrics were so much better when they did the doom/hell/violence stuff.
    ixequilibriustumon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you still bitching?do you not have anything better
    to do than to condemn the lyric's of others?in case
    you havent noticed asshole,they still write about the
    "doom/hell/violence stuff" to this very day.besides,
    what would you prefer,Modern-Day Metallica??!!!!!!!
    lakeoffire_on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole "God Hates Us All" album shows how Slayer has matured and evolved. I'm sure they don't want to be remembered just as the guys who wrote songs about The Holocaust and Satan.

    God Hates Us All can be summed up in one word: disillusionment.
    Brat Mojon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI too think this album is a great evolvement of slayer. The lyrics have remained as dark as they were before but now they can be applied to everyday life, which possibly makes them even stronger.

    ixequilibriustum i dont see how you can critisise the new lyrics and style. I think Slayer have thoroughly been through the lyrics of hell and satan, this could have led to this album being uncreative and overdone. This did not happen and resulted in a great orignal album.

    If you want a sell out band with uninspiring lyrics then stick to Metallica, but dont be so ridiculous as to make a stupid, unjustified comment on a slayer forum.
    DEC0on November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm... I don't care much for the meanings of this song. In fact, I think it's the worst on the album, but still, for Slayer, it is amazing haha.
    DjinnChaoson February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti would say this one is about a someone cristicizing the life of a drug addict, he sees that the addict is on the verge of suicide, and takes pleasure in the fact that the addict is destroying himself and is just waiting for the day that he dies so that it will be one less black mark on the human race
    Joker27on March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to me that this person that the lyrics talk about thinks that God will help him and free him from misery, but obviously, that won't happen.
    prowler88on May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhatever, i love this song. great lyrics. i always thought it was about a homeless person.
    andyman82on February 28, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentan angel got sent to earth and is living the life of a junky. another way slayer is trying to show gods irony and sense of humor.
    minorxxthreaton October 21, 2005   Link

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