So the beast resides in me
Deep down I always knew
I never really did fit in
So diverse from all of you
Let him who comprehends
Know the number of the beast
It's a number of a man
A number just for me

As the boy becomes a man
Father's minions pave the way
Set in motion now, Armageddon,
Final conflict, end of days

I embrace the hounds of hell
And the power they oblige
For the task that lies ahead
The Nazarene I'll crucify
They'll see the raptures of our kingdom
They'll see the truth to mankind
I'll show what hell truly is
The monotony of their lives

Chorus
When the Jews return to Zion
And a comet fills the sky
The Holy Roman Empire rises
And you and I must die
From the eternal sea he rises
Creating armies on either shore
Turning man against his brother
Till man exists no more

Nazerene, what can you offer?
Since the hour you vomitted forth
From the gaping wound of a woman,
You have done nothing
But drown mans' soaring desires
In a deluge of sanctimonious morality
I was conceived of a jackle
Your pain on the cross was but a splinter
Compared to the agony of my father
I will drive deeper the thorns
Into your rancid carcass,
You profaner of Isis
Cursed Nazerene,
I will avenge thy torment


Bridge
Now Disciples of the Watch
See your Prince of Darkness rise
Through famine and destruction
The Four Horsemen at my side
I demand a victory, I demand a sacrifice
Or spend all eternity
In the flaccid gut of Christ!


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Damien song meanings
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    General Commentmundi - to clean
    universitas - the whole

    that's all i got. super evil song, play it during my warmups before every practice n show.
    t3tbassiston March 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is about the anti-Christ from the Omen trilogy which roots lie in the book of Revelation in the Bible.
    Paradoxon April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my second favorit song on the horror show, next after The phantom opera ghost.
    HungerForMoreon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasy. It's about Damien, son of the Devil.
    psychoman364on April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is based off the Omen trilogy. I think it's about Damien seeking revenge. When Damien becomes a man Armageddon/revenge will certainly in sue.
    Demons&Wizardson May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what is being said in the lyrics that are not listed here? I mean the chanting (possibly in Latin?) at the beginning and end, and then at the very end something is spoken (or rather chanted again, I guess,) but it is played backwards.
    rock_hawkon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is indeed about Omen's Damien Thorne, quite faithful at that. Rock Hawk, Iced Earth were asked exactly that at icedearth.com/… and they said that the Latin chant is simply random doomsday-phrases from Latin dictionary with some made up bits tossed in. The Latin is sung forward, but there is also quiet voice chanting in english that was originally recorded backwards Twin Peaks style. I can not make out more than occasional words, either.
    wolf76on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Disciples of the Watch", the name of Damien's thug-mob in the movie, is also the name of songs recorded by at least Testament and The Insiders. Iced Earth liked the theme so much it makes another appearance in "Something Wicked This Way Comes". It is also the name of a Satanic coven that's reputedly existed from 1564 to today. I have a recollection the name originates from the apocrypha, but I can't find a confirmation right now. It seems a clear reference to the 12 disciples of Jesus in New Testament, though it might contain a hidden reference to "disciples of watch-maker god" in philosophy.
    wolf76on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNice theory ^
    Well, I suppose you all got it... so why fall into redundancy and try to explain it myself?

    Either way, no one said this: this song fucking owns!
    Eliminationon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the last minute of the song he does say something backwards... I only got the last minute because I can't hear much because it's drowned out by the music... if you want I can e-mail you the file (gir30@yahoo.com)... He says (backwards) "Your pain on the cross is but a splinter compared to the agony of my father. I will drive deeper the thorns into your rancid carcass. You (???) of ice. You have done nothing but" Then the rest is drowned out by the people at the end.
    Gotwoon May 29, 2006   Link

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