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Album: South Of Heaven [1988]

 01  South of Heaven
 02  Silent Scream
 03  Live Undead
 04  Behind the Crooked Cross
 05  Mandatory Suicide
 06  Ghosts of War
 07  Read between the Lies
 08  Cleance the Soul
 09  Spill the Blood
all Slayer lyrics

South of Heaven
An unforeseen future
nestled somewhere in time
Unsuspecting victims
no warning, no signs.
Judgement Day. The second coming arrives.
Before you see the light you must die.

Forgotten children, conform a new faith,
Avidity and lust controlled by hate.
Never ending search for your shattered sanity,
Souls of Damnation in their own reality.

Chaos rampant
An age of distruct.
Impulsive habitat.

Bastard sons begat your cunting daughters,
Promiscuous mothers with incestuous fathers.
Engreat souls condemned for eternity,
Sustained by immortal odservance a domineering deity.

Chaos rampant
An age of distruct.
Impulsive sabbath.

On and on, south of heaven

Lead: King

The root of all evil is the heart of black souls.
A force that has lived all eternity.
A never ending search for a truth never told
The loss of all hope and your dignity.

Chaos rampant,
An age distruct.
Impulsive habitat.

On and on, south of heaven.

Lead: Hannemanback to top
Silent Scream
Nightmare, the persecution
A child dream of death.

Torment, ill forgotten
A soul that will never rest.

Guidance, it means nothing
In a world of brutual time.

Electric, circus, wild,
Deep in the infants mind.

Silent scream
Bury the unwanted child.
Beaten and torn
Sacrifice the unborn.

Shattered, adolescent child
Bearer of no name.

Restrained, insane games
Suffer the children condemned.

Scattered, remnants of life,
Murder a time to die.

Pain, sufferaged toyed,
Life's little fragments destroyed.

Silent scream
Crucify the bastard son.
Beaten and torn
Sanctify lives of scorn

Lead: King, Hanneman

Life preordained
Humanity maintained.
Extraction termination
Pains agonizing stain.

Embrionic death,
Embedded in your brain.
Suffocation, strangulation,
Death is fucking you insane

Nightmare, the persecution
A childs dream of death

Torment, ill forgotten
A soul that will never rest
Innocence withdrawn in fear
Fires burning can you hear
Cries in the night.back to top
Live Undead
Cascaded darkness
Walls close in one me.
Nailed shut but my eyes still see.
Severe anguish as my body evolves.
The pain of life after death it resolves.

Lead: Hanneman

Emptiness in twilights rebirth,
The faint sounds of shoveled earth.
Madness growing as your mind dissolves.
Merely secret in my dreams.

Lead: King

Night grows cold, twilight near,
On the edge of madness the wounds are sheared.
Forms of hanging, flesh shredded carcass
No spared breath.
Imprisoned in a shell, ready to explode,
Dead soul,
Stone cold,
Out into the night.

Voices inside my head
Hold me under.
Voices oppress.
Like roaring thunder.
An echo bouncing inside my brain.
How much can I take of the pain,
The pain !

A war raging deep inside my head,
A split decision that will end with me dead.

You see the agony in my eyes,
Protruding aimless,
I think it's time to die.

Lead: King

A cannibals desire feeds the fire
That burns in your head.

Lead: Hanneman

Intense pain eats away at your brain,
Thorazine pumping through your veins.

Lead: King

Death walks inside you,
Smell death around you,
Hells evil spell takes a soul,
Hear the sound of the bell
Counting off death tolls.

Lead: King

Laughing as you eternally rot,
Searching for human flesh
And life's blood.

Lead: Hanneman

Live Undead.back to top
Behind the Crooked Cross
Time melts away in the living inferno,
Trapped by a cause that I once understood.
Feeling a sickness building inside of me.
Who will I really have to answer to.

March on through the rivers of red.
Souls drift, they fill the air.
Forced to fight, behind,
The croocked cross.

Do only what is expected of me,
With no emotions my feelings suppresed.
Blind obedience carries me through all.
Conscience a word I learned to forget.

March of through the rivers of red.
Flesh burns, it fills the air.
Forced to fight, behind,
The croocked cross.

Leads: Hanneman, King, Hanneman

Time melts away from the living inferno,
Trapped by a cause that I once understood.
Blind obedience carries me through all,
Do only what is expected of me.

March on through the rivers of red.
Souls drift, they fill the air.
Forced to fight, behind,
The croocked crossback to top
Mandatory Suicide
Murder at your every foot step
A childs toy sudden death.
Sniper blazes you thru your knees
Falling down can you feel the heat,
Burn !

Ambushed by the spray of lead
Count the bullet holes in your head.
-- spring sent out to cry,
Living mandatory suicide.

Lead: Hanneman

Holes burn deep in your chest,
Raked by machine gun fire.
Screaming skull sent out to die,
Living mandatory suicide.

Lead: Hanneman

Lying, dying, screaming in pain.
Begging, pleading, bullet drip like rain.
Mindes explode pain sheers to your brain,
Radical ampulation this is insane.

Fly swatter stakes, drive thru your chest.
Spikes impale you as you're forced off the crest.
Soldier of misfortune
Hunting with bated breath.

A vile smell like tasting death.
Dead bodies, dying and wounded
Litter the city streets.
Shattered glass, bits of clothing and human deceit.
Dying terror,
Bloods cheap, it's everywhere.
Mandatory suicide, massacre on the front line.back to top
Ghosts of War
Fate silent warriors sleeping souls will rise.
Once forgotten soldiers come to life.
Fallen marcenary, dormancy is done,
Not content with wars we never won.

Memories can't ignore.
Anguish of before.
Satisfy the scorn.
Rise ghosts of war.

Target assassinate, time of your life has expired.
Hatred victimize, gaze in their eyes as they die.
Violence inflicting of pain, savage morticians deny
Drive the salt in the wound, arouse the subconsicious to lie.

Leads: Hanneman, King, Hanneman


I deal in pain.
All life I drain.
I dominate.
I seal your fate.
I deal in pain.
All life I drain.
Memories can't ignore,
Rise ghosts of war.back to top
Read between the Lies
Evangelist you claim good speaks through you,
Your restless mouth full of this gains popularity.
You care not for the old that suffer,
When empty pockets cry from hunger.

Penniless from their generosity,
Sharing their money to quench your greed.
Searching for the answer to their prayers
The cry their last wish of need.
Save me.

His spirit lives and breathes in me.
The almighty transformed to you screen.
The meanings lost in its transtation,
No holy words, describe his deception.

You say you'll help us find the lord,
Tell me preacher how do you know.
A simple quest for a visible sartor,
To lead us through our final prayer.
Save me.

Send your donatrans,
Contribute to the cause.
Your righteous reward ?

Praise the lord, praise god,
Is what you wish to sell:
There is no heaven without a hell.

Lead: Hanneman

In your minds eye could you truely believe,
That by giving you can save your soul,
Could you be so naive !
You heal the sick, raise the dead;
You blind the congregation
With the things you say.

Religious blackmail a deceit of trust,
That death will come and all will be lost.

Can you hear the serpents call,
Look deep in those deceiving eyes.
Ignore the writing on the wall,
You should read between the lies.

When doubt subsides his honesty
An inquiry, is it blasphemy ?
Impure the soul, that's made no suffer,
No sermons left to hide or cover,
An empty promise, lie unfulfilled,
To steal a dream or get it killed.
They claim your trip to heaven nearby,
You may believe it, but satan wouldn't lie.back to top
Cleance the Soul
Body that rest before me,
With every dying breath,
Spellbound and gagged,
I commence your flesh to dirt.

Body that lay before me,
In everlasting death.
Entombed in abcess,
To rot and lie stinking in the earth.

Lead: King

Empty altar awaits its victims
Stained glass windows black.
Candles burn the midnight oil,
Incense fills the night.

Observing trance awaking state
Lying still unknowing.
Reciting the passages of time
Prepare for the impaling.

Lead: Hanneman

Deaths an art, flesh and earth never part,
A power of the mind.
Death shines on the air of silence,
A ritual of endless time.

Purged of your dead body.
Sacrificed of your life.
Unearthy ritual sealed in fire.
Enter the kingdom of desire.

Lead: Kingback to top
Spill the Blood
Come walk with me through endless time
See what has been and what the future sees.
Share the wisdom of the old world that has past,
Step in a life that's yet to be born.

You spill the blood,
Eternal soul.

I'll show you sights that you would not believe.
Experience pleasure though unobtained.
At one with evil that has ruled before,
Now skull the stench of immorality.

You spill the blood,
Eternal soul.

Lead: Hanneman

Spill the blood let it run on to me,
Take my hand and let go of your life.
Close your eyes and see what is me,
Raise the chalice, embrace for evermore.

You're spilt the blood,
I have your soul.

Lead: Kingback to top
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