Devil

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Jacoby Shaddix singing about battling temptation. "I know there will be temptation in my life," he told Artist Direct. "If I'm faithful, I get rewards from that. When I lay down in bed next to my life, my heart isn't pounding a million miles per hour. That's freedom. When I can come home and look at my family and my kids in the face and know that I don't have anything to hide, that's freedom."

    "I've been fighting between the light and the dark for years," Shaddix continued. "I don't have to lie anymore or run these games that I run. The devil can come at you in all kinds of different facets, forms, and faces. It's a struggle out here man. The temptation is real. I go out in this world, do the best I can, and try to help as many people as I can. When I get outside of myself, I find freedom."

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