We thank you for the kool aid, reverend Jim
We're glad to leave behind their world of sin
Our lifeless bodies fall on holy ground
Rotting flesh, a sacrificial mound

Were you our god or a man in a play
Who took our applause and forced us to stay
Now all together we lived as we died
On your command by your side

Guyana in the Cult of the Damned
Give us your word for the grand final stand
Guyana in the Cult of the Damned
Give us your word for the grand final stand

In the Cult of the Damned we all worked the land
Too afraid to look up we all feared his hand
Hurry my children there isn't much time
But we'll meet again on the other side
Be good to the children and old people first
Hand them a drink they're dying of thirst

Bigfoot Bigfoot thrown in a well
Pulled under water screaming like hell
He told us life was just a hotel
Time to check out when he rang the bell

Mother, Mother


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    General CommentPretty rockin' song about a massive religious cult suicide.
    ShadowClutchon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Jonestown, Guyana, which was the base of a Cult in the 70s. Where eventually the paranoid preacher poisoned all the members with poison-laced Kool-Aid.
    DedDuncanon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song for Bass, I totally creamed myself learning the tab.
    Live_FASTERon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, one of Manowar's best. Lyrically it's great too, sometimes Manowar lyrics are painful to read but these are very well done. Love the line:

    "Now all together we lived as we died
    On your command, by your side"
    Muzzyon March 12, 2009   Link

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