Conjure
by Down

Album: Down IV – Part Two (2014)
  • songfacts ®
  • Down performed this song for the first time during their May 3, 2014 gig at at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. Frontman Philip Anselmo introduced the track by telling the crowd, "This next song would make Black Sabbath cry," before pausing to add, "I think."
  • Speaking with Artist Direct, Anselmo said that with the lyrical content, the important thing was to create imagery. "'Conjure' is a simple song in theory and meaning, to me at least," he explained. "You take a simple theory and make it as colorful as possible. It's almost story-like within the lyrics. Then, people can adapt that any which way they want to."

    "It was based off a simple thought and idea," Anselmo continued. "It's a well-known metaphor. Basically, be careful what you bring into your life because it can definitely come up and bite you in the ass. It's simple in theory. Like I said, to make that theory interesting is always the ultimate goal within writing lyrics."
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