At Dawn They Sleep

Album: Hell Awaits (1985)
  • Awakened I have become
    Light now slips away
    Manipulate your mind
    Darkness is my slave

    Taste the sins of Hell
    The blood that I so crave
    The last thing that you see
    Is the hunger in my eyes

    [Chorus]
    Blood sucking creatures of the night
    Nocturnal spectre hiding from the light
    Cries screaming out every fright
    Eagerly awaiting plight
    Apparitions from the pits of Hell
    Death plagues the streets in which they dwell
    Demented lust, the secrets they must keep
    Addicted to your blood
    At dawn they sleep

    Unveil the hidden coffin
    Lift the lid of terror
    Feel the deadly cold
    Freeze you from inside

    Perceiving your intentions
    To slay the phantom form
    Raise the stake in malice
    You cannot plunge it down

    [Chorus]

    Beware the image unseen
    Stalks your soul
    Your corpse's redeem

    Eternal damnation you just reward
    A servant of our Lord
    By your accord

    Admonish of the cruciform
    Impalement
    Immortality's scorned

    Rise hold fast your faith
    To lie dormant
    Is certain Death

    (Driven by the instinct of centuries of horror
    Implanted along the brain of the sickening parasite
    Linked together by one trait
    The Hell-filled need to kill, kill, kill, kill, kill)

    Emerging from their Hellish tomb
    Taking flight amidst the night
    The evening skies are raining Death

    Swooping down from shadowed skies
    Taking simple human form
    Shed their wings to stalk the mortal man

    Lock their jaws into your veins
    Satanic soldiers strike their prey
    Leaving corpses waiting for the change

    Blood dripping from the jaws of Death
    Not enough to satisfy
    They must drain your soul of lifeWriter/s: JEFF HANNEMAN, KERRY KING, TOM ARAYA
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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