Raining Blood

Album: Reign In Blood (1986)
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  • Trapped in purgatory
    A lifeless object, alive
    Awaiting reprisal
    Death will be their acquittance
    The sky is turning red
    Return to power draws near
    Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears
    Abolish the rules made of stone

    Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
    Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above

    Awaiting the hour of reprisal
    Your time slips away

    Raining blood
    From a lacerated sky
    Bleeding its horror
    Creating my structure, now I shall reign in blood Writer/s: Jeffery John Hanneman, Kerry King
    Publisher: Ultra Tunes, Universal Music Publishing Group, Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay CanadaA pure Thrash Metal classic and a perfect killer drum intro.
  • Luke from Manchester, United KingdomThis and Angel Of Death have never been Slayers first two songs.
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdWhat a brilliant metal masterpiece! Raining Blood-I Don't need to decipher the lyrics or even understand. The emotion is there in Slayer's brilliant performance. Raining Blood-The Eighties' unsung masterpiece.
  • Jorge from Bronx, NyI like this band Live,Season in the Abyss,their best work,in my opinion,Always followed this band knowing Tom Araya is Chileanand the extraodianry drum playing of Dave Lombardo!
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandAnd I wasn't calling Tom, I wa calling organised religion.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandJordan,
    1. Satanists do not worship "the devil"
    - they worship themselves as both sides of the coin believing you choose your own destiny.

    2. They do not cut open sheep (those are farmers)
    - They pretty much keep themselves to themselves and do not judge (those are Christians)

    3. They are not "retards"
    - Satanists are intelligent people, open minded and none judgemental...
    Plus, "retard" is a pretty desperate insult and insulting to people who who have intelligence but are too mentally handicapped to access it.
  • Alex from Oconomowoc, WiShantell, The Album is Reign in Blood, the song is Raining Blood, get your facts straight before you post stupidity!
  • Shantell from Tijuana, MexicoActually,non of the above is true:First,its Reign in blood nor ¨¨Raining blood¨¨ like somo write,i some one has this album,check the name in the front cover.
    Second and last:In an interview back in the day,Jeff Hanneman explained his inspiration on the lirics,saying they where based on a dream he had,so from there came his inspiration of the concept and lirics of this greath display of agressivenes that´s Reign in blood...
  • Craig from Rockhampton, AustraliaHey Jordan, it might interest you to know that Tom Araya is actually a devoted Christian and has been for years. Do your research before you make disparaging remarks about people.
  • John from Richmond, KyListen here jordan...If you don't like slayer why are you looking on songfacts.com for slayer songs? Think a little.
  • David from Lakeland, Flhey jordan from (heh heh) texas....keep your religous judgemental hollier than thow opinions to your self. slayer and slayer fans are not satanic.
    besides all satan (if there is one) really is to me is a liberal angel that got cast out of heaven (if there is one) for pointing out god's (if there is one) flaws
    slayer fans arent retards, people who judge and condem other people are
    SLAYER RULES!!!
    Cant wait to see them this summer in the mayhem tour
  • Jordan from Union Grove, Txim a christian and i think this is for freakin stupid satanic retards
  • James from Newton, MaAvery you are wrong, that would be angel of death
  • Broc from Ass, MeStop talking about Angel of Death, this is Raining Blood.
  • Sal from Philadelphia , Paangel of death is about a scientist in a cocentration camp who experimented on humans by replacing their limbs with animal limbs or something like that
  • Luke from Manchester, England1. The word you're looking for is "sick" not "sic", sic (or (sic) ) means "intentionally spelt incorrect or out of context"

    2. Angel Of Death is the song about the Camps and killings in WW2.
  • Avery from Bucksport, MeThis song is so sic! And if im correct this song is actually about the germans killing jews at concentration camps if im correct anyways
  • Jezebel from Lincoln, MoI'm using this song in a screenplay that I'm currently working.....kind of the same theme in my screenplay is what the song is about....weird.
  • Jqy from Houston, Uti like this song and i hate rap
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