Dead Skin Mask

Album: Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
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  • How I've waited for you to come
    I've been here all alone
    Now that you've arrived
    Please stay awhile
    And I promise I won't keep you long
    I'll keep you forever (forever, forever, forever)

    Graze the skin with my fingertips
    The brush of dead, cold flesh appease the means
    Provoking images, delicate features so smooth
    A pleasant fragrance in the light of the moon

    Dance with the dead in my dreams
    Listen to their hallowed screams
    The dead have taken my soul
    Temptation's lost all control

    Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes
    Lose all mind control, rationale declines
    Empty eyes enslave the creations
    Of placid faces and lifeless pageants

    In the depths of a mind insane
    Fantasy and reality are the same

    Graze the skin with my fingertips
    The brush of dead, warm flesh pacifies the means
    Incised members ornaments on my being
    Adulating the skin before me

    Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes
    Lose all mind control, rationale declines
    Empty eyes enslave the creations
    Of placid faces and lifeless pageants

    Dance with the dead in my dreams (Hello? Hello, Mr. Gein?)
    Listen to their hallowed screams (Mr. Gein?)
    The dead have taken my soul (let me out of here, Mr. Gein)
    Temptation's lost all control (Mr. Gein? I don't want to play anymore, Mr. Gein)

    Dance with the dead in my dreams (Mr. Gein, this isn't fun anymore)
    Listen to their hallowed screams (I don't wanna play anymore, Mr. Gein, Mr. Gein?)
    The dead have taken my soul (I want out of here, Mr. Gein)
    Temptation's lost all control (let me out now) Writer/s: Jeffery John Hanneman, Tomas Enrique Araya
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • Ghengis Khan from OhioThat voice has haunted me for a long time. "Gein" in that voice sounds almost exactly like my last name, and has lived rent free in my brain since I first bought the album (about a month after it was released).
  • Felix from Kansas City, Mo.I heard this on the radio one night many years ago, and where the voice started saying “Mr. Gein”(ect.) it really creeped me out. Not in a fun creepy way. They need to use that in a movie. Or a movie just about Ed Gein and what he did, like they did with a Ted Bundy movie.
  • Jayjackal from UsaSlayer is the greatest band to ever walk the earth!
  • Guy from 90001 Wasington CountyMr gein
    Mr gein
    Mr gein please let me out
    Mr gein I don't want to play anymore
    MR GEIN
  • Taylor from Sydney, Australia LOVE this song. Have always been a big Slayer fan, fell in love with it even more when I discovered this influenced Blind Melon in writing 'Skinned'. Legends
  • Gareth from Swansea, United KingdomLove all of you who have never seen Slayer live making fun of Jeff... Given the fact that Tom Araya always introduces this as a love song when they play it! Amazing tune!
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandCody, with the amount of trolls on the net, you can't tell if someone's joking without emoticons.
  • Rabid Savage from Rudolph, WiI'm from central Wisconsin and live only ten minutes away from where Ed Gein's house used to be!
  • Cody from Kansas City, MoThis song is freaky at the end with the little kid talking. And I think Jeff was joking around when he said the song was romantic.
  • Brad from Nocona, TxSlayer is thrash through and through, no way in the ninth circle of Hell would they ever write a sh*ty romantic ballad. They're not Poison, dude.
  • Jesse from Kelowna, BcAre you f--king crazy Jeff, Slayer does NOT write romantic ballads.
  • David from Lakeland, Flone of my favorite slayer tunes. a little slower than most, with a staedy groove. when the girl says LET ME OOOUUUTTT! i get chills dowm my spine. a little fun fact....the texas chain saw massacure, psycho, and silence of the lambs movies were all concepts from the legend of Ed Gein
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandHow is this a ballad Jeff? It's too f--king fast
  • Elsie from San Diego, CaOh em gee, I TOTALLY agree with you, Jeff! It's so weird, but I think this song is SO romantic!
  • Joel from Austin, TxWould have been perfect for Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • The Metallican from Guntur, India"Hello Mr.Gein" "Mr.Geeiiiiiin"

    i heard those hallowed voices....

    this song really kicked my ass
  • Jeff from Austin, TxLovely, romantic ballad from Slayer. One of my all time Valentine's Day favorites.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScI have heard this song but can't hear the voice.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScCreepy song to listen to, especially at night. Not really a Slayer fan but some of their stuff is alright.
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