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Arch Enemy – First Day In Hell

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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Arch Enemy – Reason to Believe

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

There’s a scar on your heart
But your journey’s just begun
A distant light that’s worth the fight
The story’s far from done
Stop hurting yourself
Those tired sores have nothing more to bleed

Self hatred I know it well it’s dragging you down
Listen to me now

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

They don’t understand you
And they hate what they don’t understand
You are more than they’ll ever know
Like sand through your fingers
Don’t let your life slip away
This prison of glass can’t hold you back no more!

Self hatred I know it well it’s dragging you down
Listen to me now

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Listen to me…
Always keep on fighting my friend

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Arch Enemy – You Will Know My Name

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

[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

The judging eyes watching me
Is all I’ve ever known.
When I try to open up my heart
I am ridiculed and torn apart.
You tell jokes I’ll never get to hear
Behind my back at my expense.

There’s something inside me
And I know it’s good.
I’m not evil, just misunderstood.

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

Today I break my silence
Strip you of your dignity.
Tear down your perfect world
Your perfect lies!

No more jokes I’ll never get to hear
Behind my back at my expense.

There’s something inside me
And I know it’s good.
I’m not evil, I’m just misunderstood.

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

No longer invisible

You will know my name!

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

No longer invisible

You will know my name!

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