Fairness of Death

Sending you beyond the grave
There's still a chance you will be saved
Heaven's gates, they open wide
You're struck down, with nowhere to hide
Illusions outweigh your beliefs
Causing you nothing but grief
Responsible for your demise
Never again will open your eyes

St. Peter says the words you fear:
"No way in hell you're welcome here
Go down beyond the face of earth
To feel the pain you've caused since birth
You'll see how Satan doesn't care
Where you've been or why you're there!"
Now down to hell you slip and fall
The devil waits to take your soul

Holy condemnation of your life
Leaving you with unanswered prayers
So much more than the pain of the knife
Now you'll pay you're final fare
Eternal condemnation of your soul
You should have known what put you there
You saved yourself? Well didn't you know
It's not just life, death isn't even fair...

Your fate was in the hands of One
Now, in the hands you can't outrun
Eternally damned unto the flames
Seven-headed beast shouts out your name!
"666 you'll bow down to
Succumb to all that beckons you
There is no death in death, you see
Soul on fire - eternity!"

Holy condemnation of your life
Leaving you with unanswered prayers
So much more than the pain of the knife
Now you'll pay you're final fare
Eternal condemnation of your soul
You should have known what put you there
You saved yourself? Well didn't you know
It's not just life, death isn't even fair...

Lyrics by Paul Little  •  Music by Wayne Harrison (2000)