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"Raining Blood" is a 1986 song by American metal band Slayer heard in the Season Nine episode, "Die Hippie, Die".

Background

Hippies from all over country take over South Park for the Hippie Jam Fest 2005 festival. Eric Cartman is given permission by Mayor McDaniels to use the Hippie Digger in an effort to break up the massive concert and save the town.

When he reached the stage, Cartman plays Slayer's "Raining Blood" on the PA system, because "hippies hate metal". This plan works, causing the crowd disperse quickly from the aggressive music.

Lyrics

Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
Death will be their acquittance
The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears
Abolish the rules made of stone

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many
Now ornaments dripping above
Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Your time slips away

Raining blood
From a lacerated sky
Bleeding its horror
Creating my structure
Now I shall reign in blood

Trivia

  • Slayer guitarist Kerry King found the episode humorous and expressed his interest in the show, mentioning it in an interview, saying "It was good to see the song being put to good use. If we can horrify some hippies, we've done our job."[1]

References


Songs from Season Nine
Dancing Queen | Fernando | Jarabe Tapatío | I See a Lady Bug | I've Got Some Apples | Love Lost Long Ago | Lucille | Make It Right | Open Arms | Raining Blood | Rock Your Body | Signs | Sing | Swim With the Dolphins | Talent Shows are for Fags | The Yankee Doodle Boy | This is It | This World O' Mine | Trapped in the Closet | Up Where We Belong | We Can Live Together | Who Let the Dogs Out | You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine | You're the Best

See also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season Nine | Season Nine

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