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Are You Dead Yet?
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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Don't hear, don't deem
Drowning before you dive
Don't care, commit to your self destruction drive

I kiss the ground with love beyond forever
Flip off the sky with bleeding fingers 'til I die

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?

Wake up, don't cry
Regenerate to deny the truth
The fiction you live in blindfold on your eyes

Disclosure, self loathing
This time you've gone too far
Or could it be, my nemesis, that you are

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?

Are you dead yet?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Children of Bodom's song, "Are You Dead Yet?" is a commentary on the self-destructive and nihilistic tendencies of some individuals. The lines "Don't hear, don't deem, Drowning before you dive, Don't care, commit to your self-destruction drive" suggest that the person being addressed is engaging in reckless and destructive behavior without any consideration for its consequences. The singer then goes on to describe his own self-destructive tendencies, stating that he would rather die than compromise or give up his beliefs. He also adds that he would continue to defy even the sky, which symbolizes the mightiest of forces, until his death.


The chorus "Enemy, take one good look at me, Eradicate what you will always be, Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold, Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor, Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore, Should I regret or ask myself, Are you dead yet?" is a challenge to those who seek to bring him down, asserting that they will never be able to defeat him because they are already tainted and corrupt. The violent image of shards of glass bleeding on the floor represents the singer's disregard for his own well-being and his willingness to cause harm.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't hear, don't deem
Ignore the evidence of your impending ruin


Drowning before you dive
Sinking in troubles while trying to reach something


Don't care, commit to your self destruction drive
Don't worry about the consequences of your self-destructive actions


I kiss the ground with love beyond forever
I passionately embrace the earth, expressing unending love


Flip off the sky with bleeding fingers 'til I die
I defy the heavens with wounded hands until my last breath


Enemy, take one good look at me
My adversary, behold my face


Eradicate what you will always be
Terminate your essence and existence


Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold
I observe your corrupted body and soul through reflecting surfaces


Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
I attack and break things, causing them to bleed and shatter


Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore
Causing me pain, but I have stopped caring


Should I regret or ask myself
I contemplate whether to feel remorse or inquire


Are you dead yet?
Have you been destroyed completely?




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Alexi Laiho

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@betadevb

@@shadowpriest300 one of the absolute best bro.

True rockstar.

The last great guitar hero.

No guitar hero younger than him.

From a small town in Finland, had fans world over.

And you know, he could actually fucking play.



@ibrahimtirsi6085

Lyrics
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Don't hear, don't deem
Drown in before you dive
Don't care, commit
To your self destruction drive

I kiss the ground with
With love beyond forever
Flip off the sky with
With bleeding fingers 'til I die

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul
Through a mirror I behold
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care any more
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?

Wake up, don't cry
Regenerate to deny
The truth, the fiction
You live in blindfold on your eyes

Disclosure, self loathing
This time you've gone too far
Or could it be
My nemesis that you're me?

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul
Through a mirror I behold

Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care any more
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?

Enemy, take one good look at me
Eradicate what you will always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul
Through a mirror I behold

Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care any more
Should I regret or ask myself
Are you dead yet?
Are you dead yet?



@mydecember8786

Don't hear, don't deem. Drown in before you dive.
Don't care, commit to your self destruction drive
I kiss the ground with love beyond forever
Flip off the sky with bleeding fingers till I die

Enemy, take a one good look at me.
Eradicate what you'll always be,
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold.
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore.
Should I regret or ask myself
Are You Dead Yet?

Wake up, don't cry. Regenerate to deny the truth,
The fiction you live in blindfold your eyes.
Disclosure, self loathing. This time you've gone too far.
Or could it be, my nemesis that you are me?

Enemy, take a one good look at me.
Eradicate what you'll always be
Your tainted flesh, polluted soul through a mirror I behold.
Throw a punch, shards bleed on the floor
Tearing me apart but I don't care anymore.
Should I regret or ask myself ARE YOU DEAD YET?



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@TherionTroll

RIP Alexi
You will be missed

R.I.P Alexi

@MrHenuli

R.I.P

@patrikreszler5428

i just learned about his dead minutes ago R.I.P

@Almostblue_dl

I can't believe this happened...

@MrDrainBramaged

im a 30 year old man,and i never thought id cry harder than hearing this.

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@maurodelouro

R.I.P. Alexi. One of the best musicians of our time.

@jeanamparan893

One of the best indeed. Rest in peace

@betadevb

@@shadowpriest300 one of the absolute best bro.

True rockstar.

The last great guitar hero.

No guitar hero younger than him.

From a small town in Finland, had fans world over.

And you know, he could actually fucking play.

@examichelle

@@shadowpriest300 Yes he was.
One of the few musicians to really deserve the title of guitar god.

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