Eyes tied tight forever
Mouth wired shut forever
Body parts dissever. You will see no more

Lowered into the ground
You will never hear another sound
In your coffin you are bound. Underground

To the earth you're now enslaved, to the creatures long depraved
Flesh has now turned to gray, as the larvae gnaw away
As you rot in your smallish tomb, insects care not how you met your doom
In your casket eternally lie. Many were pleased to see you die

In the
Crypt where
You lie

Pass by
They watched
You die

Flesh melts off of your frame. Infamous was your name
Years passed since you moved on
Nothing left but carrion

Festering in the crypt

Lyrics submitted by open_veins, edited by Etackett

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    General CommentI love this song. I love that slow grinding sound of guitars.One of the best from The Wretched Spawn cd.Shit, one of the best songs that Cannibal Corpse made(among others)
    mojo risinon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are probably the eeriest Cannibal Corpse lyrics I've yet to hear. And the music behind it is amazing.
    Androon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorite CC songs. The slow guitar riffs just make it seem very powerful. Love it. I honestly don't care what this song means, i just love it for the guitars and the growls from corpsegrinder.
    Goreobsessedzombieon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like someone who isn't dead, yet they are lowered into their grave and they die in there.
    Anilandon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Festering in the Crypt" is my own idea of dealing with the finality of death."- Jack Owen
    Fadefuryon May 10, 2010   Link

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