Finger For Satan
Real Heavy Metal, second part of Lord Of Flies
Peak: #131 (106,610 songs currently in Metal)
Peak in sub-genre: #52 (41,526 songs currently in Heavy Metal)
March 31, 2007
MP3 4.8 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Oberheinrich, Maas-Palmer, Lancastle, Arnold © Tambora
Story behind the song
The lyrics are about the uncertainty of the future.
The chorus riff and the passage between the chorus and the verse were written by Jules, the other riffs are Phil's. When recording we hadn't established a bassline for the mellow introduction into the instrumental part. It's improvised.
I was rooted to the ground as he looked me in the eye
The dark lord stood before me blackening the sky
He whispered softly in my ear of things that should not be
He showed me things that I would never want to see again
And he took my trembling hand
And he looked me in the face
Showed me how they cried, showed me how they died
And showed me that there'd be no winner in the human race (haha, pun!!!)
I was frozen solid as he showed me what's to come
It wasn't beautiful at all
All the leaders of the world were held responsible for the fall of humankind
And were stood against a wall and shot
And a tear rolled down my face
As I saw this mass disgrace
And I spoke a pointless prayer
To a god that wasn't there
With a smile I turned away, a thought had come to me
How could I ever be so dumb
How can the future stay the same after all he'd said to me?
So I changed the future, 'cos I knew what was to come
And he stood in front of me
And I saw that it was me
And I asked me what I'd seen
I said "I saw what could have been"
I am the voices in your head
I am the ghost under your bed
I am the truth
I am the lies
The lord of flies