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Arch Enemy – First Day In Hell

Day one: No sun, Stripped of our names, Now we are merely numbers, Permanently inked in the flames.

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Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

Torn from home
Sent down death’s railroad are we

When we wake up tomorrow
Will we still be wearing this curse?
Will we wake up tomorrow?
Which punishment is worse?

Day one:
No sun
Stripped of our names
Now we are merely numbers
Permanently inked in the flames

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses hooked

Innocent men, women, children
Sentenced before conviction
With golden stars to guide them
Their gavel is the end of a gun

Day two:
Lived through
More culprits arrive
Every cage so crowded
How will we survive through the night?

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First day in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First day in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Week five:
Alive
Soon out of time
After all that I’ve here witnessed
There’s no value in life

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First week in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First month in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Last day in hell

Revolver: Arch Enemy’s “First Day in Hell”: Lyric Dissector, Ep. 1

The vocalist was inspired to write the song by her grandparents, both of whom survived the Holocaust. “I heard these stories from them,” she explains, “and I thought it was about time to just take this personal weight that I had in this historic event and translate it into a song.”

For more in depth background information on the Holocaust, I would suggest heading to Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם‎; literally, “a monument and a name”), established in 1953, is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, located on the western slope of Mount Herzl in western Jerusalem, Israel.

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By Aleksi

A Finnish Metalhead.