dark thoughts rise up
deep in your mind
the killing of hope
the end has begun

the locked psycho-door breaks down

the beast breathes freedom and fire
blows bloody thoughts into your mind
demons whisper: "commit suicide!"

weak is your body, helpless your soul
the beast destroyed your will
left nothing but an empty shell

self-destruction leads its way
your weapons turn against yourself
cutting through, killing you
a downward spirial, the shadowbeast has won

the shadowbeast calls
a vulture of life
you worst enemy dwells
from within

Lyrics submitted by jazar

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    General CommentI think its about someone who has been released/escaped from a mental hospital and they wannna stab themselves in the face because the bad thoughts inside there head has told them too.
    darkdavoon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe there aren't any posts here.... this song is gorgeous. everything is perfectly timed by arch enemy. lyrics are incredible... just beyond belief. i can't believe how deep and meaningful they are, this song drives me insane with feelings of love, hate, anger, depression and utter ecstasy. brilliant song. i want angela (vocalist) gossow's babies.... no wait... i want her to have my babies... whatever. rock on
    c10_h12_n2_oon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentone of arch enemys best, gota luv it
    skim2livon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite songs by Arch Enemy. this song kicks major ass
    DIMMU BORGIR486on June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwages of sin is by far the best album I have at the moment and this song is the fucken best, no more needs to be said.
    also I love Dimmnu Borgir!
    enemy_withinon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know I meant *Dimmu Borgir!
    enemy_withinon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir album anthems of rebellion wasn't their best one
    asianfetishon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti luv this song! i cant believe hardly ne1 has posted on here! hi weird person.
    walesroxon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song, even by arch enemy's high standards, and remains one of my favourites. Finally, a frontwoman with talent AND beauty on the death metal scene.
    ggav222on January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnow we just need some hot guys....
    walesroxon January 10, 2005   Link

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