Devil

Album: Attention Attention (2018)
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  • I'm pickin', I'm pickin', I'm pickin' I pick up the phone
    You said it yourself you're scared of being alone
    You said it yourself that you can crack the code
    But the static you hear automatically keeps you exposed on your own
    I hope you're ready, steady, smashing through the levy
    The drama, the trauma, don't play the prima donna
    My god, you said it yourself that you would never stop
    Until you felt the needle drop

    Now you pack your bags
    The party's such a drag
    And everyone can tell that you're poisoning the well
    But there are no mistakes
    Except what you create
    You need to know your place

    'Cause it's about to get heavy (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    It's about to be on (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    Yeah, I'm bangin' slingin' napalm (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    So nobody move
    'Cause I was sent to warn you
    The devil's in the next room

    The silence, the silence
    The blinding ultra violence
    Knockin' at your door
    Pacin' back and forth
    What now? (What now)
    The whispers and the screams
    The stereotypical profiling ritual
    Vicious and obscene

    So now you pack your bags
    The party's such a drag
    And everyone can tell that you're poisoning the well
    But there are no mistakes
    Except what you create
    You need to know your place

    'Cause it's about to get heavy (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    It's about to be on (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    Yeah, I'm bangin' slingin' napalm (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    So nobody move
    'Cause I was sent to warn you
    The devil's in the next room

    'Cause it's about to get heavy (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    It's about to be on (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    Yeah, I'm bangin' slingin' napalm (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    So nobody move
    'Cause I was sent to warn you
    The devil's in the next room

    (Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    Yeah the devil's in the next room (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    Yeah the devil's in the next room (heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy)
    So nobody move
    'Cause I was sent to warn you
    The devil's right beside you Writer/s: BRENT SMITH, ERIC BASS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • James from TulsaLife is coming up against so many walls (devils); or if you will, even the culmination of your experiences (devils) and lifelong challenges (devils). Try to find your OWN peace.
  • Ira from Ny"my god, you said it yourself that you would never stop
    until you felt the needle drop"

    From google:
    In the context of music licensing, the term "needle drop" poetically refers to that moment when music is synchronized with another work such as a TV show, a video, or a commercial.​ Each time the "needle drops" on a record, a new license is required

    I think instead of a literal drug reference, this means something more like.. you wont stop punishing yourself until everything in your life is perfectly synced. To go with the artist's comments.. you're going to keep hitting that brick wall until things turn out as the perfection you imagine. Until the needle drops.
  • Jyin475 from TexasAlicia it is about overcoming all of those things the devil being in the next room could be drugs, or maybe an abuser, heck even video games. The devil is whatever is stopping someone from living a normal life really. And overcoming that devil. That’s what i get from his explanation.
  • Aliciai thought the song is about someone who is addicted to something like drugs (because of the needle part) and that it is very dangerous for this person, so the devil is waiting in the next room, waiting for the person to die of the drugs. and the singer, who says that the person shall pick up their phone is worried about them, because they're scared of being alone since they might not he able to withstand the urge to take drugs. so the singer warns the person that it could be over any moment when they don't stop.
    the drugs could also be seen as something else, like cutting, or whatever the listener to the song wants.
    but Brent Smith said that it's about something else, but I don't really understand it..
    could someone explain it pls?
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