Children of Bodom
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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In the silence of darkness, among the shadows of the dead we hear
And a wolf howling hungry to wake up children of the graves
(Unripe vengeance!) The cult that serves as revenge
Has put forward its fangs to declare a fucking war (war)
Only calmless spirits of corpses are passing by
The altars of Bodom where everything but death is a lie (death is a lie)
To spill your blood to become our wine
We'll reborn reality where only the wild will survive (wild survived)

(Kill!)

The clash of wickedness veils lake Bodom blood red
We have gathered our souls to praise the triumph of death

Children Of Bodom, angry are rising
Running amok slaying with a sense of desire
From the twilight of the past, (among) the victims who died
Something wild has survived

Only calmless spirits (of corpses) are passing by
The altars of Bodom where everything but death is a lie
To spill your blood to become our wine
(We'll reborn reality where only the) wild will survive

(This is something dark, I find your fears
We have gathered our dark souls to embrace the righteous pull of death
You'll obey the dark
You'll become one of us
Taitors)

Children Of Bodom, angry are rising
Running amok slaying with a sense of desire




From the twilight of the past, (among) the victims who died
Something wild has survived

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Children of Bodom's self-titled song "Children of Bodom" are quite cryptic and mysterious. The song starts with a scene of darkness and death, with the singer mentioning the howling of a wolf, which appears to be the war cry of a cult seeking revenge. The singer then talks about the altars of Bodom, where only death is truthful, and blood is considered wine. The song draws inspiration from a real-life murder that happened in 1960 at the Lake Bodom in Finland, where four teenagers were killed in their tent while camping. The mystery surrounding the murders has made it a subject of fascination for people worldwide, and the song seems to recreate that eerie atmosphere of Lake Bodom.


The lyrics of the song come from the perspective of the killers, with the chorus talking about the Children of Bodom rising in anger and running amok. The sense of desire mentioned in the lyrics points to the thrill of the kill that the murderers experienced. The "something wild" that has survived refers to the idea that something inexplicable and otherworldly has managed to come out of the darkness and death at Lake Bodom. The message in the song is quite disturbing, as it seems to glorify the murders and have a fascination with death and evil.


Line by Line Meaning

In the silence of darkness, among the shadows of the dead we hear
Even in the quiet of the dark, we can hear the whispers and presence of the dead among us.


And a wolf howling hungry to wake up children of the graves
A fierce predator - like a wolf - calls for the dead to rise from their graves.


(Unripe vengeance!) The cult that serves as revenge
A group seeking revenge, driven by fresh anger and seeking to inflict harm on their enemies.


Has put forward its fangs to declare a fucking war (war)
The group has announced their violent intentions and aggression towards those they oppose.


Only calmless spirits of corpses are passing by
Only the restless and disturbed spirits of the dead move through this place.


The altars of Bodom where everything but death is a lie (death is a lie)
At the altars of Bodom, there is no truth or sincerity except for death as a constant.


To spill your blood to become our wine
The group seeks to spill the blood of others and take it as their own, likening it to the act of drinking wine.


We'll reborn reality where only the wild will survive (wild survived)
Their actions will create a new reality where only the strongest, most violent and savage will be able to thrive and survive.


(Kill!)
An exclamation to incite action and violence.


The clash of wickedness veils lake Bodom blood red
A brutal encounter between warring groups has turned the peaceful Lake Bodom into a bloody and violent sight.


We have gathered our souls to praise the triumph of death
The group has united in a celebration of and reverence for the power of death.


Children Of Bodom, angry are rising
This group known as the Children of Bodom are becoming more and more enraged.


Running amok slaying with a sense of desire
They are acting recklessly, killing uncontrollably, and doing so with a sense of pleasure and wantonness.


From the twilight of the past, (among) the victims who died
These actions are rooted in past violence and death, among the numerous victims who have died.


Something wild has survived
Despite everything, something ferocious and brutal has continued to exist and endure.


(This is something dark, I find your fears
A declaration that what is happening is intensely frightening and evokes deep fears.


We have gathered our dark souls to embrace the righteous pull of death
This group has come together and wholly embraced the deadly and revenging nature of their mission.


You'll obey the dark
They command their enemies and opposition to submit to their dark and violent will.


You'll become one of us
Those who resist or interfere will be forced to join the Children of Bodom or face certain doom.


Taitors)
A likely misspelling of traitors, referencing those who oppose or betray them.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALEKSANTERI KUOPPALA, ALEKSI LAIHO, HENRI SAMULI SEPPAELAE, JANNE WIRMAN, JASKA ILMARI RAATIKAINEN

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