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#20792 - 02/19/09 12:49 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: S.gal83]
PrinceOfBabalon Offline

Registered: 10/27/07
Posts: 49
Loc: London
There is a list of Devil-themed music here

Of pop/rock songs that are specifically about Satan there are actually few, "Sympathy for the Devil" (already mentioned a few times) being the best known though he is also mentioned in Robert Johnson's "Me and the Devil Blues". I vaguely recall reading that Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger" was written about Satan though re-reading the lyrics I am very unsure. The lyrics to Tori Amos's "Father Lucifer" are a little more explicit regarding their protagonist.

If one were to argue that the essence of Satanism is to "live life on your own terms" and to "Be Yourself" then I would suggest that the vast majority of all music partakes of the Satanic world view to some extent.

#20804 - 02/19/09 02:41 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
Fabiano Offline

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Posts: 374

I came accross these Lyrics a few days ago and it "vibrated " in me :

 Originally Posted By: The rage to Overcome - Machine Head
This world does not want me
This world does not care
And I'm a product of this world
Confused. I'd say that's fair
This pain will never leave me
It's scarred upon my brain
Destroying everything that brought this
Just to keep me, just to keep me sane

A hatred burns inside me
Emotions out of hard
But I've the will to focus this
Survive, contrive, command
From pain comes a courage
The strength from injustice
The rage to overcome it all
An open mind
With a closed fist

#20807 - 02/19/09 03:18 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
PrinceOfBabalon Offline

Registered: 10/27/07
Posts: 49
Loc: London
I'm going to correct myself:

Reading the lyrics I don't think that Tori Amos' Father Lucifer is about Satan...


Father Lucifer, you never looked so sane
You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain
Tell me that you're still in love with that milkmaid
How's the Lizzies
How's your Jesus Christ been hanging

Nothing's gonna stop me from floating
Nothing's gonna stop me from floating

He says he reckons I'm a watercolour stain
He says I run and then I run from him
And then I run
He didn't see me watching from the aeroplane
He wiped a tear and then he threw away our appleseed

Nothing's gonna stop me from floating
Nothing's gonna stop me from floating

Every day's my wedding day
Though baby's still in his comatose state
I'll die my own Easter eggs
Don't go yet
And Beenie lost the sunset but that's OK
Does Joe bring flowers to Marilyn's grave
And girls that eat pizza and never gain weight

Father Lucifer you never looked so sane
You always did prefer to the drizzle to the rain
Tell me that you're still in love with that milkmaid
How's the Lizzies
How's your Jesus Christ been hanging

For those in the mood to laugh at paranoia and general Christian hysteria, I found a excerpt of an "expose" on the "Satanism of pop music": Hell's Bell's II

#20808 - 02/19/09 03:43 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
Jake999 Offline
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 2230

Down below
Down Below
Sat the devil talking to his son
Who wanted to go
Up above
Up above
He cried, "It's getting too warm for me down here and so
I'm going up on Earth where I can have a little fun
The Devil simply shook his head and answered his son

Stay down here where you belong
The folks who live above you don't know right from wrong

To please their kings they've all gone out to war
And not a one of them knows what he's fighting for

'Way up above they say that I'm a Devil and I'm bad
Kings up there are bigger devils than your dad

They're breaking the hearts of mothers
Making butchers out of brothers
You'll find more hell up there than there is down below

"Kings up there
They don't care
For the mothers who must stay at home
Their sorrows to bear
Stay at home
Don't you roam
Although it's warm down below, you'll find it's warmer up there
If e'er you went up there, my son, I know you'd be surprised
You'd find a lot of people are not civilized

Written by Irving Berlin in 1920.
Irving Berlin also wrote White Christmas.
Bury your dead, pick up your weapon and soldier on.

#20811 - 02/19/09 06:44 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
Nemesis Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2175
Loc: US
Thanks for the link to "Hell's Bells 2", POB...he listed some books that I thought were of interest and might like to read.

Always interesting to hear things from the opposite perspective.
Nothing is sacred.

#20828 - 02/20/09 12:33 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
fakepropht Moderator Offline
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Tori revealed years ago that she was raped. My take is that song is an attempt to reconcile some thoughts about that attack. It's hard sometimes to put yourself in an artist's or band's state of mind when they write a song. This is not about Satan.
Beer, the reason I get up every afternoon.

#20829 - 02/20/09 12:38 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: fakepropht]
Octavius Offline

Registered: 08/28/07
Posts: 562
Loc: just visiting
God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) - Randy Newman

Cain slew Abel, Seth knew not why
For if the children of Israel were to multiply
Why must any of the children die?
So he asked the Lord
And the Lord said:

Man means nothing, he means less to me
Than the lowliest cactus flower
Or the humblest Yucca tree
He chases round this desert
'Cause he thinks that's where I'll be
That's why I love mankind

I recoil in horror fro the foulness of thee
From the squalor and the filth and the misery
How we laugh up here in heaven at the prayers you offer me
That's why I love mankind

The Christians and the Jews were having a jamboree
The Buddhists and the Hindus joined on satellite TV
They picked their four greatest priests
And they began to speak
They said, "Lord, a plague is on the world
Lord, no man is free
The temples that we built to you
Have tumbled into the sea
Lord, if you won't take care of us
Won't you please, please let us be?"
And the Lord said
And the Lord said

I burn down your cities-how blind you must be
I take from you your children and you say how blessed are we
You all must be crazy to put your faith in me
That's why I love mankind
You really need me
That's why I love mankind
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

#20997 - 02/22/09 07:05 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: Octavius]
Diavolo Offline

Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 4997
I find this song and the lyrics charming in a way:

Cake: Satan is My Motor

Ive got wheels of polished steel
Ive got tires that grab the road
Ive got seats that selflessly hold my friends
And a trunk that can carry the heaviest of loads

Ive got a mind that can steer me to your house
And a heart that can bring you red flowers
My intentions are good and earnest and true
But under my hood is internal combustion
Satan is my motor
Hear my motor purr
Satan is my motor
Hear my motor purr
Satan is the only one who seems to understand
Satan is my motor

Ive got brakes
I'm wide awake
I can stop this car at any time
At the very last second I can change directions
Turn completely around if I feel so inclined

Ive got a mind that can steer me to your house
And a heart that can bring you red flowers
My intentions are good and earnest and true
But under my hood is internal combustion

Satan is my motor
Hear my motor purr
Satan is my motor
Hear my motor purr
Satan is the only one who seems to understand
Satan is my motor
Satan is the only one who seems to understand


#21202 - 02/27/09 08:45 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: S.gal83]
Macumba Offline

Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 6
Eagles; Hotel California :
prisoners in a strange hotel 'run' by Lucifer:
...I saw a shimmering Light; ... I HAD to stop for the night.

I also wanted to tell 'Sympathy for the Devil, Stones, with its Macumba OOH ooh in the background !

#21219 - 02/27/09 10:09 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: Macumba]
satansydney Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 20
Loc: Australia
check out
lots of tracks about satan

#21819 - 03/10/09 12:16 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: S.gal83]
smilingserpent Offline

Registered: 11/18/08
Posts: 2
Loc: North Carolina
If you're not opposed to the "RRRRAAAWWWRRR", try:
Satan My Master - Bathory(Also covered brilliantly by Dimmu Borgir)
Christgrinding Avenue - Behemoth
Blackest ov The Black - Behemoth
February - The Berzerker
Dechristianize - Vital Remains
The Third of Arrivals - Necrophobic
And most certainly... Crucifixation - Deicide
Some are overtly Satanic in message, others would appeal to people who read satanic messages into the lyrics.
"My hatred for humanity is at an all-time high." - The Berzerker

#22085 - 03/16/09 06:34 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: smilingserpent]
Daafje666 Offline

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 73
Loc: The Netherlands
Dissection is a good one, blackened death metal, very melodic,
Especially the album Reinkaos (2006) is a good example of what they stand for and believe.
That's why.

#22180 - 03/18/09 03:40 AM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
BlkMgk Offline

Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 2
Off the top of my head, Luciferion's: "Graced by Fire" and "Satan's Gift [The Crown of Thorns]" Very good lyrics
Submit to Evil, and Sacrifice your Soul

#22399 - 03/22/09 10:50 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: The Zebu]
Draculesti Offline

Registered: 09/18/07
Posts: 325
Loc: Rockville, Maryland
There are countless songs about Satan/Lucifer in black metal, and most of them are just "RRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWR!!! SATAAAN WILL RIIIIISE!!!! SPILL THE BLOOD OF THE CHRISTIANS!!!! RAAAWWR!"

Although as far as actual Satanic philosophy goes beyond the typical "Hail Satan!" stuff, two songs by an industrial band called X-Fusion have caught my attention, called "C'mon Devil", and "Bringer of Light"

Okay, I have to ask, seriously, what kind of black metal have you been listening to? Maybe you have encountered some more retarded bands as well as people claiming to like this type of music? You are NOT describing the black metal I know and love. Have you heard "most" black metal songs? I doubt it.
Actually I was surprised as well. Most of their early songs were "skullfuck the Christians!" and "DEMONS ARE TEH AWESOMEM!!!!",

Firstly, Dimmu's first two albums were ENTIRELY in their native Norwegian, so unless you can read/speak Norwegian, it is unlikely you know what you are talking about. Also bear in mind that when their first album, "For All Tid" came out, the average age in the band was 16. Expecting a bit too much maturity out of these boys, methinks. Secondly, when they did finally convert to English on their third album, the lyrics weren't terrible. Yes, they did have one song titled "Tormentor of Christian Souls", the lyrics for which you must visit their website since the label declined to print them in the booklet. And yes, Satan is mentioned a number of times in their lyrics, but bear also in mind that, much like many other songs by many other artists, they make frequent use of metaphor.

Take the time to actually listen to and read the lyrics of some of these bands. You might be surprised to find that these guys are not simpleton fakers who have no idea what they are talking about; on the contrary many of these guys have been around the block, and full well understand what it is to be Satanic.

I would like to point you in the direction of some bands that AREN'T completely idiotic that may just change your stereotypical view.

The first one on my list: Emperor
These guys are/were amazing, and their lyrics (especially in the early songs) are quite metaphorical, but they eventually matured in their Satanic philosophy. Their swansong studio album "Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise" was an exploration of the parallelisms that can be drawn from the archetypes of Lucifer and Prometheus. I will chose, however, to include my favorite song, from their second album "Anthems to the Welkin At Dusk"

With Strength I Burn
Deep Green Dark Chaos. Blinded I run down these paths. By heart I know them. They lead to the searing cliffs. Stout they stand above the water's edge. Lifeless.
And this is my foundation. Cold stone. Formed only by winds and time. How invulnerable. Lifeless.
Ahh... I have longed to be at one with this. Yet, the waters call my name.
For once I wish to see the entity behind the voice. The face of this seduction, the beauty of my pain.
Am I blessed or am I cursed by thy presence... What is my crime... What is my deed... Is this life my redemption. Shall I repent or proceed?
I hate my flesh. Its dimension poisoned my soul with doubt. It made me question the essence of... The <<I>>
Slaves are those of this world given freedom to lay chains upon The Master. The wolf is no longer free. Release the chains and come for me.
The Elder:
<<Suddenly, his mournful cries were stunned. Out of the cold mist came three enthralling ships. Sails torn by many a storm, and the bows adorned by the most fierce gargoyles he'd ever laid eyes upon.Yet, the crew they bore... Three times twelve in number. They stood motionless, wrapped in grey, worn gowns. And from behind their shadowed faces the seductive chanting. Bidding him on board. Without hesitation, he accepted. And away they sailed...>>
Upon these seas. Wherein I drowned so many times. I scatter the ashes of destiny. Still my flames are in hunger
With fire in my heart. Shall I greet the shores ahead. Though, I know not what will burn
Ahh... In the distance, I hear the waves wash over solid ground. And in this moment I am struck blind
Grant me sight so I can see. That which lies ahead of me. Cursed be my mortal eyes. For dying in the realm of death
Hear my call...
I return to the soaring cliffs, they truly shine of strength. Even though, I nothing learned. With strength I burn...

Next is IHSAHN (Vegard Tveitan), former vocalist/guitarist of Emperor. His latest solo album Angl is excellent, though many may hesitate to call it black metal. Still, of a decidedly Satanic nature.

It was never
the icy winds of the heights
but the coldness of the world
that hardened my foundation

whether your approach
is that of praise or blasphemy
the construction of my being
will remain the same

if my soaring presence
threatens to break your neck
then so be it
you shall dread my name

there is a fundamental cleft
between your world and mine
one of divine origin

were you to witness
the nakedness of your own soul
it would still appear a tower of Babel

is it such a crime to go apart and be alone?
your holy simplicity turns gold into stone

Darkthrone Darkthrone has been in the scene since the late 80s. Their music, of late, has taken on a strong punk influence (good punk).


Shut up, shut up!
I'll stick to my guns, now you stick to yours
Sit down!
Let's not pretend that I have to use force
Are you Satan? I don't think so!
You copy my style, and you call yourself a man

You want a piece of me? Yeah, you do
Begging for this and asking for that
Shut up, fucking twat!

Never could fathom my hate
Unable to take a hint
Who am I? You haven't got a clue
Satanism is lost on you

Not very profound, I know, but it has become one of my favorite songs ever.

These are just a few examples, all from the Norwegian scene. You can trust the quality of the Norwegian scene, for the most part. Probably the most immature and worthless of all is Burzum. It is a one-man band, Varg Vikernes at the helm; he is a media whore, and gives the rest of the scene a bad name. He went to jail for fatally stabbing Řystein Aarseth (Euronymous, guitarist of Mayhem). The guy is 100% sensationalism, 0% substance.

A few other band suggestions:

Gorgoroth: draw much of their lyrical inspiration from Nietzschean philosophy; one of their albums is titled "Twilight of the Idols". The have recently undergone some legal battles, and have since taken down their myspace page.

Immortal: while they are certainly Satanic, they prefer to draw inspiration from the northern wintry landscapes they inhabit; winter is a VERY big theme in their lyrics.

Impaled Nazarene: these guys are Satanic, and similar to Darkthrone in that they are heavily influenced by punk. They have some "funny" song titles like "Angel Rectums Do Bleed"; take a guess what the song is about...However, songs such as "Zero Tolerance" will leave you with little doubt as to where they stand.

Anyway, I know I was long-winded here. I don't believe that I will really change any opinions and, to be honest, I really don't care. I'm more concerned with setting straight the uninformed. I love this music and will take to task anyone who makes such a generalized statement without the goods to back it up. Are there "black metal" bands that are all about the sensationalism? You bet there are. Are they the norm? I don't really think so. Are they taken seriously? Only by adolescents who don't know any better. However, just like this lovely forum here, the good will rise above the bad (and crush it underfoot ;\) ).
The Holy Trinity: Me, Myself, and I.

Homo Homini Lupus

#22400 - 03/22/09 11:10 PM Re: Songs about Satan/Lucifer [Re: Daafje666]
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Posts: 325
Loc: Rockville, Maryland
I agree, Dissection is a great band. Reinkaos is good, but their most classic album is "Storm of the Light's Bane"; the songwriting on this album is unparalleled in any of their other work (of course, this is my opinion, but ask almost any fan, and they will say the same).

It should be noted that Dissection is of a more theistic orientation. The band leader, Jon Nodtveidt, killed himself several years ago in a sort of "Satanic" ritual. He belonged to the Misanthropic Luciferian Order (MLO) which has since been renamed the Temple of the Black Light.

Nevertheless, the music is great and I would strongly encourage those who enjoy underground metal to check them out if they are unfamiliar with them.
The Holy Trinity: Me, Myself, and I.

Homo Homini Lupus

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