"Final Command" as written by and J. Hanneman K. King....
Screams of terror across the sea
Begging for mercy in their one final plea
Soldiers prepare to fight to the death
Fighting and killing to their very last breath
Blitzkrieg tactics of the German command
Born with the power of God in his hand
He makes his move to conquer the land
Turning all hopes of life to sand

Machine gun fire, blood level higher
Visions of torture and terror to all
Ready for battle awaiting the final command

Hiding in darkness from enemies unseen
Awaiting our victory ending his dream
Cursed are the souls who defy his will
All of which are tortured and ruthlessly killed
Blitzkrieg tactics of the German command
Born with the power of God in his hand
Shocking the world with his mass devastation
He puts all his power in the trust of one nation


At the crack of dawn they storm again
Hunting, fighting and killing all men
The end is near our time now short
Our kingdoms have fallen as a result of his sport
Blitzkrieg tactics of the German command
Born with the power of God in his hand
Withdrawn from fighting he now takes his leave
Seeking out goals that can't be conceived


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"The Final Command" as written by K. King J. Hanneman


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    General CommentWell this is the first of many historical songs written by Slayer with a Nazi theme. It's basically a brief synopsis of Hitler's reign and the Whermacht in general. I see it as a documentary type of tune. Later songs would go into much further detail but The Final Command (originally titled Blitzkrieg) was the one that gave Slayer it's original reputation as the hardest, fastest, most evil band around. They were also tagged with a Nazi label right away. A label that is absurd.
    MrSlayeron June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe Nazi used the Blitzkrieg tactic when fighting the polish (well dats one example of it) cant b bothered explaining the actual tactic but i was realy effective and crushed the enemy, i agree wid MrSlayer that slayer is not a pronazi band. only a few songs lay reference to nazi stuff. but people are idiots and get carried away when a band uses histroical references in their songs
    underground opinionon November 29, 2004   Link

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