"Skeletons Of Society" as written by and Kerry King....
Minutes seem like days
Since fire ruled the sky
The rich became the beggars
And the fools became the wise
Memories linger in my brain
Of burning from the acid rain
A pain I never have won

Nothing here remains
No future and no past
No one could foresee
The end that came so fast
Hear the prophet make his guess
That paradise lies to the west
So join his quest for the sun

Shades of death are all I see
Fragments of what used to be

The world slowly decays
Destruction fills my eyes
Harboring the image
Of a spiraling demise
Burning winds release their fury
Simulating judge and jury
Drifting flurries of pain

Deafening silence reigns
As twilight fills the sky
Eventual supremacy
Daylight waits to die
Darkness always calls my name
A pawn in this recurring game
Humanity going insane

Shades of death are all I see
Fragments of what used to be

Minutes seem like days
Corrosion fills the sky
Morbid dreams of anarchy
Brought judgment in disguise
Memories linger in my brain
Life with nothing more to gain
Perpetual madness remains

Shades of death are all I see
Skeletons of society
Fragments of what used to be
Skeletons of society

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"Skeletons of Society" as written by Kerry King

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    My Interpretation6th and den 9th august 1945, Hiroshima, Nagasaki.

    I could be wrong, but that's what came to my mind. Slayer is, in my opinion, quite real and not that philosophical. For example the song "Silent Scream" is based on a ultrasound video named "The Silent Scream" which shows an abortion. And the song "Mandatory Suicide" describes a war (pretty sure it's Vietnam war since flyswatter stakes (booby traps) are mentioned).

    That's why I'd call Slayer real. If you know what I mean? I'm not the best to put my thoughts into letters. Also I must mention that I am pretty disconnected from fiction and distracting time consuming trash. I listen to podcasts and read books conserning medieval to present politics and history, the real brutal hardness of life and I'm very aware of this artificial system that is tightening around us.

    einherion August 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a post nuclear war world in which they have to stay in direct sunlight or the nuclear winter will freeze them to death, "paradise lies to the west"
    tommy112on May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentScary time....
    jake435on October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo back up Tommy's view,

    "Burning winds release their fury
    Simulating judge and jury
    Drfiting flurries of pain"

    Nuclear Fallout being carried by the wind, killing people. Also a good sounding song, guitar part is easy but none-the-less fun.
    ClaytonOTon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNever bothered to find out what it means, but a truly great song, some may scoff at the lack of speed, but true Slayer fans can still feel the intensity in Toms snarling voice. Great opening riff, great song.
    mike_81on March 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far my favorite slayer song...but i have not actually heard DDAMM
    if i hear it i can truly say it is my favorite...or maybe haunting the chapel is my favorite

    problem solved :)
    blink182suxon April 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand that whole paradise lies to the west bit is most likely bogus religious groups trying to herd the last humans to their cause

    \"even to the ends of the earth religion shall infest
    minds of the pure\"

    nice quote eh .... i made it up :P
    blink182suxon April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's one of my Slayer favorites too, the riff is great!
    Shadowbitchon May 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me wanna dance
    blackliston June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I was watching The Omen in theaters 2 days ago and this quote "When the Jews return to Zion / And a comet rips the sky / And the Holy Roman Empire rises, / Then You and I must die. / From the eternal sea he rises, / Creating armies on either shore, / Turning man against his brother / 'Til man exists no more. " appeared.

    This quote kind of made me think of this song....oh well...
    rogermaniaon June 08, 2006   Link

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