"Blood In The Ink" as written by and John Kempainen Brian Eschbach....
It's time,
Go get the gun,
The one your family's hiding from.
Sleeping in the dresser drawer,
Do pull its trigger I implore,
Kill your parents then yourself,
Push your life right off the shelf.
Die for metal,
Leave this hell,
Take this oath of blasphemation.

When asked to kill you won't or will.
Casting aside the weak when lord belial your name,
He calls conquer or wallow in defeat.
Blood in the ink.

The unholy writ on contract for your soul,
Of your feeble peasant minds we have control.
We yank these hidden strings,
The ones that make the razors go,
We're canceling your favorite show.
We've pulled the plug,
We've closed the curtain.

Drinketh deep now this cup of poison,
And drag a blade right through your veins.
Slaughtering every soul around you of mortality,
You'll take the reigns,
You've broken your bones in violent ritual.
Tattooed black your flesh in our name,
We ask you now to wield the razor at our command,
You'll worship pain.

Calligraphy in crimson ink,
Thick and dark each stroke.
I hereby swear my life to him,
Here is the sacred parchment,
Now part your skin and sign below.

When asked to kill you won't or will.
Casting aside the weak when lord belial your name,
He calls conquer or wallow in defeat,
Our blood is Satan's blood,
Blood in the ink.

Drinketh deep now this cup of poison,
And drag a blade right through your veins.
Slaughtering every soul around you of mortality,
You'll take the reigns,
You've broken your bones in violent ritual.
Tattooed black your flesh in our name,
We ask you now to wield the razor at our command,
Let your life drain.


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"Blood in the Ink" as written by John Kempainen Brian Eschbach

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  • +7
    General CommentI believe this song's about how impressionable teenagers are to music and how they'll listen to anything their favorite band says in their lyrics. Mainly due to the "Die for metal" line, along with lines about getting tattoos in their name and such.
    Drowningtheoldhagon July 29, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionAlot of these lyrics are incorrect. I don't know if they came from the book or not, if so they're most likely typo'd. After listening to the intro multiple times over, I've determined this is what is said, haven't gone through the rest yet, but the song seems to be a play against parents and media attacking metal music and religious beliefs about teen suicides and killing sprees.


    It's time go get the gun
    The one this family's hiding from
    Sleeping in the dresser drawer
    Do pull this trigger I implore
    Shoot your parents then yourself
    Push your life right off the shelf
    Die for metal leave this Hell
    Take this oath of blasphemation
    When asked to kill
    You won't or will
    Casting aside the weak
    When lord Belail
    Your name He calls
    Conquer or wallow in defeat
    Blood in the ink!
    CorpusDelection June 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"slaughtering every soul"

    a nice nod towards At The Gates... appreciated. this whole fucking album is insane. the window... the raven... carbonized in cruciform... moonlight equilibrium... fuck, the whole fucking thing!
    arcadekillson June 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the most epic Black Dahlia song ever. Ritual is an amazing album.
    slime666on November 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the most epic Black Dahlia song ever. Ritual is an amazing album.
    slime666on November 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationPossibly inspired by the Amityville horror? Not the entire song of course, but parts of it.
    Rjhaschkeon July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song induces creaming of the jeans every time. So fucking good live, I've seen them 7-8 times and every fucking show sounds like recording from the albums. Flawless, and hyphy as shit!

    I absolutely love bands that try to make kids kill others/themselves; classic! A nice fuck you to the busybody parents that think metal causes evil in children; children are born that way.
    metalhead fcon November 17, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentDefinately about making a contract with the devil as well as acts of homicide and suicide.... ""Suicide is the only way out"
    thedevil1286on July 09, 2011   Link

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