Eyes of the Insane

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"Eyes of the Insane" is a 2006 song by the American thrash metal band Slayer, taken from their 2006 album Christ Illusion. The lyrics explore an American soldier's mental anguish following his return home from the second Gulf War, and are based on an article entitled "Casualty of War" in Texas Monthly magazine. "Eyes of the Insane" was written by vocalist Tom Araya during pre-production for the album. The song was generally well received by critics, and also peaked #15 on the Danish singles charts. The accompanying music video by the Tehran-born Armenian director Tony Petrossian was recorded in the Los Angeles area in August 2006. The film is presented as a close-up of the soldier's pupil and iris, which reflect disconcerting images of war-themed horrors, flashbacks of his home, wife and children, and ultimately images of his death. "Eyes of the Insane" was used on the soundtrack to Saw III, and won an award for the Best Metal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards.  


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2006
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A soldier's heart
Reflecting back at me
I keep seeing mutilated faces
Even in my dreams
Distorted images
Flashing rapidly 
Psychotically abusing me 
Devouring my brain

The eyes of the insane
On a demented campaign

Tortured spirits
Will not let me rest 
These thoughts of mutilated faces
Completely possessed
Fragmented images
Flashing rapidly 
Psychotically abusing me
Worming through my head

Shell shock battle fatigue
Overwhelming anxiety
Flashbacks panic attacks
Death raising its ugly face at me

Got to make it stop
Can't take it anymore
The dead keep haunting me
They just keep coming back for more

The eyes of the insane
On an demented campaign
Flashbacks panic attacks
Death raising his ugly face at me

Got to make it stop
Can't take it anymore
Death's face keeps haunting me
It just keeps coming back for more

Got to make it stop 
Can't take it anymore
Death's face keeps haunting me
It just keeps coming back for more

A soldier
Of misfortune
I owe my pain an suffering 
To this hell
These demons 
Ripping through my soul
Evil's relentless hostility
Won't let me sleep

Shell shop battle fatigue
Devastating insanity
Flashbacks panic attacks
Death's riding he's coming for me

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Written by: DAVE LOMBARDO, JEFFERY JOHN HANNEMAN, TOMAS ENRIQUE ARAYA

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