Downfall
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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The night of timeless fire is drawing near
I flee, throughout the years of throe
Watching through a mirror, as I fall apart
I see a wreck, I'm burning

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see me, I'm my own enemy
Burn

Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits
I flee, throughout the ruins of me
Longing for finding my way out
Leaving myself, there's nothing left for me
The ruins are about to crumble down

The flame is dying by shivery winds of jet black skies
It reflects hatred in my eyes

I, I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see my ashes scattered around my grave




Angels whispering fire, no longer I'm alive
Settled down I'm done with the trip to my kingdom come

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Children of Bodom’s song Downfall depict the impending doom of someone who has been fleeing, perhaps from their own internal struggles or demons, throughout their life. The night of “timeless fire” draws near, and the singer watches themselves fall apart and decay through a mirror. They see their own wreck and burning, as well as the angels that represent their own downfall. The singer has become their own enemy and is left with nothing as the ruins of their life crumble down around them.


The song’s deep lyrics and heavy instrumentation reflect the themes of destruction, loss, and despair. The lyrics are open to interpretation, but many listeners have connected with the idea of running away from one’s problems and watching their own destruction from afar. The chorus, which repeats “I see angels burning, falling down in ruins,” adds to the song’s haunting and intense nature.


Line by Line Meaning

The night of timeless fire is drawing near
Describing the approaching danger or doom that is about to unravel


I flee, throughout the years of throe
Running away from my troubles and pain for a long time


Watching through a mirror, as I fall apart
Observing my own deterioration and breakdown in a detached and surreal manner


I see a wreck, I'm burning
Realizing that I am a ruined and burning entity


I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Witnessing the destruction and fall of divine entities and ideals


Looking down I see me, I'm my own enemy
Recognizing that I am the source of my own problems and conflicts


Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits
Perceiving my own disintegration and fall from grace and hope


Longing for finding my way out
Wishing to escape from my current state of despair and pain


Leaving myself, there's nothing left for me
Realizing that I need to abandon my old identity and mindset to move forward


The ruins are about to crumble down
Foreseeing the collapse and destruction of my world and self


The flame is dying by shivery winds of jet black skies
Seeing the end of my inner fire and passion due to external and oppressive forces


It reflects hatred in my eyes
Expressing my resentment and anger towards the world and myself


Angels whispering fire, no longer I'm alive
Accepting my symbolic death and my inability to sustain my old beliefs and dreams


Settled down I'm done with the trip to my kingdom come
Calming down and acknowledging the end of my spiritual journey and struggle




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Aleksi Laiho, Henri Samuli Seppaelae, Janne Wirman, Jaska Ilmari Raatikainen, Sami Okko Aleksanteri Kuoppala

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Mihail

"Downfall"

The night of timeless fire is drawing near
I flee... Throughout the years of throe
Watching through a mirror, as I fall apart
I see a wreck, I'm burning

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see me, I'm my own enemy

Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits
I flee... Throughout the ruins of me
Longing for finding my way out
Leaving myself, there's nothing left for me
The ruins are about to crumble down.

The flame is dying by shivery winds of jet black skies
It reflects hatred in my eyes

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see my ashes scattered around my grave

Angels whispering fire, no longer I'm alive
Settled down I'm done with the trip to my kingdom come



Jo Angel

🖤Alex's screams Perfectly reflect🌹how I feel inside,💀his voice is so beautiful.🖤

🌚Downfall🌝

The night of timeless fire is drawing near
I flee... Throughout the years of throe
Watching through a mirror, as I fall apart
I see a wreck, I'm burning

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see me, I'm my own enemy

Watching myself decaying, falling from high spirits
I flee... Throughout the ruins of me
Longing for finding my way out
Leaving myself, there's nothing left for me
The ruins are about to crumble down

The flame is dying by shivery winds of jet black skies
It reflects hatred in my eyes

I see angels burning, falling down in ruins
Looking down I see my ashes scattered around my grave
Angels whispering fire, no longer I'm alive
Settled down I'm done with the trip to my kingdom come.🕊



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Dani

RIP Alexi ):
You will always be one of Finlands finest.

ERÄJORMA

Kiitos Dani🥀

Snoogans Lestat

@ajkorras Yes!

ajkorras

Mankind's finest :)

Hypo

not just Finland's

Dannie 27

Such sad news they were 1 of my first metal bands i was really into.

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Georgie Stahlberger

Such an amazing song. Song gets me so hyped to go out and skate .R.I.P Alexi

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b3t4_sk4t3r

When i'm skating, I always listen Children Of Bodom, they give you the power to land tricks

b3t4_sk4t3r

I always skate with This song🔥🔥🔥 RIP ALEXI😔

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