Silent Night Bodom Night
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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On the eve of their doom
They are baptized
In the unholy waters of Bodom
With no hint of the torture awaiting
To greet them at the break of dawn

When the calm is setting in
We'll watch it swiftly disappear
Too many years of silence
Soon he's bound to reappear

The Reaper
Is calling for you to come home
With the thrust of a switchblade
On the grip of a madman
And the waters of Bodom
Turn a blood shade of red
As the Children Of Bodom
Lake their last breath.

When the calm is setting in
We'll watch it swiftly disappear




Too many years of silence
Soon he's bound to reappear

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Silent Night Bodom Night describe a gruesome story of the murder of four teenagers who were camping near Lake Bodom in Finland in 1960. The opening lines describe the moment just before the murder, when the teenagers were unaware of their impending doom and were enjoying the serene and peaceful environment. However, soon they were attacked and murdered, with no hint of the torture that awaited them at the break of dawn. The use of the phrase "unholy waters of Bodom" suggests a sinister aura around the lake, setting the ominous tone for the rest of the song.


The next section of the lyrics refers to the calm that follows a storm, and how it is short-lived. The implication is that the murderer will soon strike again, as he has done so in the past. The reaper is calling out for the victims to come home, with the switchblade representing the weapon used to commit the murders. The imagery of the lake turning red with blood highlights the brutality of the attack, and the final line suggests that the victims took their last breath at the hands of the murderer.


Overall, the lyrics of Silent Night Bodom Night paint a vivid picture of the horror that occurred at Lake Bodom, while also highlighting the senselessness and brutality of the crime.


Line by Line Meaning

On the eve of their doom
The night before their death


They are baptized
They are introduced to a new state of being


In the unholy waters of Bodom
In a place that is considered impure


With no hint of the torture awaiting
Without any warning of the pain to come


To greet them at the break of dawn
To be the first thing they experience when morning comes


When the calm is setting in
When everything is quiet and peaceful


We'll watch it swiftly disappear
We will see that peace disappear quickly


Too many years of silence
There has been a long period of quietness


Soon he's bound to reappear
The one who has been quiet will come back soon


The Reaper
The personification of death


Is calling for you to come home
Death is summoning you


With the thrust of a switchblade
With a sudden sharp movement


On the grip of a madman
Held by someone who is mentally unstable


And the waters of Bodom
Referring to the location where they were baptized


Turn a blood shade of red
The water is stained red with blood


As the Children Of Bodom
The ones who were baptized in the water


Lake their last breath
They take their final breath before dying




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALEKSANTERI KUOPPALA, ALEKSI LAIHO, HENRI SAMULI SEPPAELAE, HENRI SAMULI SEPP�L�, JANNE WIRMAN, JASKA ILMARI RAATIKAINEN, KIMBERLY ANN (NCB) GOSS

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