Hell
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


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In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay
(2x)

Yeah, people listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet

This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
And baked into cakes which are passed around

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement, job skill and brain
And all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

The D and the A and the M and the N and the A
And the T and the I-O-N
Lose your face
Lose your name




And get fitted for a suit of flames
(2x)

Overall Meaning

The song "Hell" by Streetlight Manifesto portrays the idea of eternal damnation as a result of one's actions in life. The repetition of the phrase "In the afterlife, you could be headed for the serious strife" emphasizes the severity of the situation. The song begins with a warning to those who are not living a morally upright life, as the consequences will be severe. The contrast between making the scene all day and then having Hell to pay the next day indicates that one cannot escape the consequences of their actions.


The second verse emphasizes the importance of paying attention to warnings about future events, as they may be true. Despite thinking that the idea of punishment in the afterlife may be obsolete, the lyrics suggest that it is not. The mention of an old man stamping his feet adds to the urgency of the warning.


The third verse describes the brutal nature of Hell, where there is no escape from pain and suffering. The use of imagery, such as fire being applied to the body, teeth being extruded, and bones being ground and baked into cakes, highlights the brutality of the punishment.


The final verse reminds listeners that everything they try to hide in life will be revealed in the afterlife. The mention of losing one's face, name, and getting fitted for a suit of flames further emphasizes the severity of the punishment.


Overall, the song "Hell" by Streetlight Manifesto warns listeners about the consequences of their actions in life and emphasizes the severity of eternal damnation.


Line by Line Meaning

In the afterlife
Afterlife is a time that people move to after their death


You could be headed for the serious strife
You may face punishment and hardships in the afterlife based on how you lived your life


Now you make the scene all day
Currently you are doing things without considering the future consequences


But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay
Your actions will have consequences that may end in hardships later on


Yeah, people listen attentively
People should pay careful attention to what is being said


I mean about future calamity
The discussion is about potential future disasters


I used to think the idea was obsolete
I previously believed that the idea was outdated and irrelevant


Until I heard the old man stamping his feet
Until an experience changed my perspective and made me believe that the idea is relevant


This is a place where eternally
The afterlife is a location that exists forever


Fire is applied to the body
The punishment in the afterlife includes being burnt by fire


Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
This is a depiction of the brutal form of punishment in the afterlife


And baked into cakes which are passed around
This is a ghastly description of how the punishment is carried out in the afterlife


Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement, job skill and brain
The previously desirable attributes won't help prevent punishment in the afterlife


And all the things you try to hide
Attempts to conceal anything will not work in the afterlife


Will be revealed on the other side
The truth will be exposed in the afterlife


The D and the A and the M and the N and the A
The acronym 'DAMNATION'


And the T and the I-O-N
Join to form the word Damnation


Lose your face
You lose your identity in the afterlife


Lose your name
Your name, representing your identity, will be lost in the afterlife


And get fitted for a suit of flames
You will be punished in the afterlife by wearing an outfit of fire




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@unholybasketcase

Animator: We need to signify which one is satan rather than a normal demon. A TIE!

@joelgalindo3648

He's taller also

@odificationify

and satanic goatee

@ignitablevirus7644

and a awsome singer

@kevinganca8898

Thats a nice touch

@lonespartan3209

He is the hightallest

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@wiecek13

If I go to hell I want to be greeted with this song

@thegaspoweredjohnnyjohn3972

Johnathan McClea ikr

@patrickdolan6784

Yup

@mumzly1

I never realized that ThePivotsXXD made this. I love his game grumps stuff that he animates.

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