A dream of another existence
you wish to die
a dream of another world
you pray for death to release the soul.
One must die to find peace inside, you must get eternal
I am a mortal but am I human ?
How beautiful life is now when my time has come
A human destiny but nothing human inside
What will be left of me when I'm dead, there was
nothing when I lived

"What you found was eternal death
no one will ever miss you"


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Life Eternal Lyrics as written by Jan Axel Von Blomberg

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    General CommentI'm a big fan of all metal music but out of Black Metal, this is my favorite song. I love Dead. I read that he had some form of Cotard Delusion (the belief that you are dead) and a couple of lines I found very interesting were, "What will be left for me when I'm dead?" (Future tense)
    "There was nothing when I lived" (Passed Tense). The way I have found most suicide songs by people who were not really suicidal had something to do with how sad life is while suicide songs by real suicidal people like this song talk a lot about how pointless and never-ending life is. That's why I love this song. It's much more realistic.
    TillGoion February 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, weird no-one has commented on this song, it was Deads last lyrics, which were with his suicide not which Euronymous found. Probebly the last thoughts that went through his mind before he blew his brains out, which make them so freaky, yet very true and sencire.
    Idiciouson March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think that his suicide makes this song too special.
    Dead was a great singer. And he will stay in all mayhem fans memories. Suicide is everyones own choice and i dont see anything too special about it. If you bored of life and nothing comes in your way so why not to die. But il miss his performences and his vocals. Damn what a man he was. well whatever.
    Songs true and sad. I loved it.
    UnraisedMetalon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the few songs meant to be sad that actually makes me feel depressed.... amazing song... I love it
    IRoxYerSoxon September 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and by the way, why in the crap is "You pray for death" and "to release the soul" always right next to each other on a lyrics page? theres like a minute long gap between those lyrics...
    IRoxYerSoxon September 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore these lyrics.
    Ddaduttaon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment.

    Probably the meaning is related with the contemptuous judgement Pehr Ohlin did about a failed searching of aim or sense in life he knew... If the life is nothing... death would be the same...

    It reveals a deep nihilist view very inside his mind.
    DERSCHWARTZPROPHETon November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNor you.
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