Sidewinder

Album: City Of Evil (2005)
  • I slide through the wasteland that's my world
    My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me alive, yeah
    Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

    Can't you feel the poison rising out of the morning and clear through the night
    You can feel my strength destroy you straight to the heart from the venomous bite

    That's right I shed my skin tonight but my fangs are hard to hide
    And you know that you're going to die, yeah
    Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty to me

    Can't you feel the poison rising out of the morning and clear through the night
    You can feel my strength destroy you straight to the heart from the venomous bite


    I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
    That burns and never dies, wrapped around I'll bury my fangs inside

    Making my way through the night you're still in my sight
    You're runnin' away cause ya' know you can't hide
    My instincts are cold blooded hate; to you I'm the bearer of fate
    Wrong place and now the wrong time, now terror is all that you'll find

    Can't you feel the poison rising out of the morning and clear through the night
    You can feel my strength destroy you straight to the heart from the venomous bite

    I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
    That burns and never dies, wrapped around I'll bury my fangs inside

    Stay inside tonight, you're out there all alone
    Vanish from my sites, venomous control
    You can't make it right, my appetite has grown
    Lost your final fight, no love will be shown

    Stay inside tonight, you're out there all alone
    Vanish from my sites, venomous control
    You can't make it right, my appetite has grown
    Lost your final fight, no love will be shown Writer/s: JAMES OWEN SULLIVAN, BRIAN HANER, MATTHEW CHARLES SANDERS, ZACHARY JAMES BAKER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Connor from British ColumbiaPLEASE READ I know the real song meaning everyone else is way off!!! This is a song about being a reptilian shapeshifter: real life vampire. That's when someone because of their genetics, temporarily transforms into a huge lizard humanoid while they are performing human sacrifice. This is what the divine right to rule is actually. For more information on this subject I suggest reading many books on the occult and this stuff will make sense like simple math. The truth is there for those who are strong enough to handle it.
  • Caleb from Richmond, VaIt is a metaphor for drug addiction. The "sidewinder" is literally the addiction itself. It cannot feel any type of emotion and it leaves the person completely helpless to the strength of the addiction. "Stay inside tonight" is a plea from the people around this person who want to keep him away from the addiction. This song is most likely a triple entendre, as the literal meaning of this song is that of a snake hunting for it's prey. Another meaning that can be taken from this is that of a person who does only evil and selfish things. As previously stated, the lyrics can also be construed as being about drug addiction.
  • Alan from The Meadow Of Rainbows, United KingdomI think its a metaphor for a person who knows that he will do bad things to the people he loves, so he tries to distance himself from them, e.g. "Stay inside tonight, vanish from my sight"
  • Martin from Rostock, GermanyR.E.M. also mentioned that animal in "The Sidewinder sleeps Tonite"
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