"Among The Living" as written by Joseph A. Bellardini, Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
Disease! Disease! Spreading the disease.
With some help from Captain Trips,
He'll bring the world down to his knees.
Power, yes Power! He'll show them all his power.

It pulses through his ice cold blood,
A whole world to devour!
Bridge He's seeing, he's calling, his legacy he's spawning.
He's coming, corrupting, among the living!

Murder! Murder! Commit cold blooded murder!
Like Nazis during World War Two, they only follow orders.
Hatred! Hatred! A crucifix is your bed,
Once he turns his eye on you, you'll be better off dead!

I'm the walkin' dude, I can see all the world!
Twist your minds with fear, I'm the man with the power.
Among the living, follow me or die!
Man, fights Man! Divided they can't stand!

United, they can battle back, and make him force his hand!
Fear, yes fear! His end is growing near,
He didn't count on Man's good faith,
And their will to persevere.

Follow me or die!
Fire! Hot fire! Purge the world with fire!!
Damnation is the price he'll pay, for an evil man's desire!
Good, versus evil! The stand to vanquish evil!
Man can only live one way, that place right in the middle.

Follow me or die!
Among Among Among Among Among Among
Among Among Among Among Among Among!


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"Among the Living" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General CommentOhhh yeahh, Clerks 2 teaser trailer "synced" to this song
    deviationeron March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBased completely and utterly on Stephen King's novel "The Stand". Excellent book, excellent song.
    Prodigalon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentread Stephen King's "The Stand", and it explains every line.
    redemptionmetalon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactualy no its not about the stand its about Stephen Kings main antagonist Randal Flagg who was a main character in the stand but is also in a number of other SK book such as the dark tower. its mostly about what he did during the stand but theres elements form other books too


    one of the best anthrax songs by far
    its_a_mad_worldon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah its the stephen king book
    spooner113on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentClassic Anthrax. Great song. Makes me think of the Antichrist everytime I hear it. - Follow me or die \m/
    shaunmd105on July 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti heard the album "among the living" was dedicated to cliff burton. maybe the song "among the living" was about it?
    masterofpeace3429on May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just bought this album and was checking out some of the song meanings. I also happen to be in the middle of reading The Stand by Stephen King. I can't believe this song is about this book. What a hell of a coincidence!
    Rafael39on November 01, 2010   Link

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