Make the people
Hold each other's hands
And fill their hearts with truth
You made up your mind
So do as divined

Put on your armour
Ragged after fights
Hold up your sword
You're leaving the light

Make yourself ready
For the lords of the dark
They'll watch your way
So be cautious, quiet and hark

You hear them whispering
In the crowns of the trees
You're whirling 'round
But your eyes don't agree

Will'o'the wisps
Misguiding your path
You can't throw a curse
Without takin' their wrath

Watch out for the seas of hatred and sin
Or all us people forget what we've been
Our only hope's your victory
Kill that Satan who won't let us be--kill!

You're the Keeper of the Seven Keys
That lock up the seven seas
And the Seer of Visions said before he went blind
Hide them from demons and rescue mankind
Or the world we're all in will soon be sold
To the throne of the evil payed with Lucifer's gold

You can feel cold sweat
Running down your neck
And the dwarfs of falseness
Throw mud at your back

Guided by spells
Of the old Seer's hand
You're suffering pain
Only steel can stand

Stay well on your way and follow the sign
Fulfull your own promise and do what's divined
The seven seas are far away
Placed in the valley of dust heat and sway


Throw the first key into the sea of hate

Throw the second key into the sea of fear
Throw the third key into the sea of senselessness
And make the people hold each other's hands
The fourth key belongs into the sea of greed

And the fifth into the sea of ignorance
Disease, disease, disease my friend
For this whole world's in devil's hand
Disease, disease, disease my friend
Throw the key or you may die

On a mound at the shore of the last sea
He is sitting, fixing your sight
With his high iron voice causing sickness
He is playing you out with delight

"Man who do you just think you are?
A silly bum with seven stars
Don't throw the key or you will see
Dimensions cruel as they can be"

Don't let him suck off your power
Throw the key...!

An earthquake, squirting fire, bursting ground
Satan's screaming, and earth swallowing him away!


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Keeper of the Seven Keys Lyrics as written by Michael Weikath


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    General CommentKEYS

    andreas106on June 26, 2020   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant track, why hasnt anyone commented yet? :( ahhhh second coming methinks or something similar. fairly nice view of the apocolypse. course i could be wrong.
    AaronXIIIon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA standard role playing game plot. Hero goes, slays everyone, comes back and ownz the princess etc.
    latumanon June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how evil is gonna sink the World. Got great metafors in it. It's mostly about good versus Evil
    JoshPRon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, Dokken's interpretation makes sense as it seems the song has a religious undertone -- usage of "Satan" and "Lucifer" for instance.
    GisleAuneon May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh... It's "and the dwarfs of falseness" and not "and they call your voicemail" :P
    tobbAon February 27, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationLots of religious contexts in this song I feel ... could it perhaps be about Jesus?? (The Keeper of the Seven Keys??)

    Or is it simply about mankinds battle with "evil" through the ages??
    sokornyon September 06, 2016   Link
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    General CommentMichael Weikath who wrote this song told the reporter in the swedish television show Rundgång that the song is about Jesus Christ and that is so clear if you just get into the story
    dedor82on September 06, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song! But I kept wondering what happened to the sixth key. Someone please enlighten me.
    earthlingzon March 13, 2020   Link
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    General CommentThis song, although full of metaphors, and regardless of how much it might bother a lot of tough guys out there, is about Jesus.

    "Our only hope is your victory, kill that Satan who won't let us be."

    Etc, etc.

    I bet I just ruined that song for a lot of ignorant bastards out there.
    So Sickon August 14, 2005   Link

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