Devour

Album: The Sound of Madness (2008)
  • Take it and take it and take it and take it all
    Take it and take it and take it until you take us all
    Smash it and crash it and thrash it and trash it
    You know they're only toys
    Try it you'll like, it don't hide it, don't fight it, just let it out
    Steal and shoot it and kill it or take another route
    Take it and take it and take it
    You know they're only toys

    Devour, devour
    Suffocate you own empire
    Devour, devour
    It's your final hour
    Devour, devour
    Stolen like a foreign soul
    Devour, devour
    What a way to go!

    You want it, you want it, you want it
    Well here it is
    Everything, everything ,everything
    Isn't so primitive

    Take it and take it and take it and take it and take it all
    Nobody, nobody wants to feel like this
    Nobody, nobody wants to live like this
    Nobody, nobody wants a war like this

    Devour, devour
    Suffocate you own empire
    Devour, devour
    It's your final hour
    Devour, devour
    Stolen like a foreign soul
    Devour, devour
    What a way to go!

    Diving down, round and round [Repeat: x2]

    Devour, devour
    Suffocate you own empire
    Devour, devour
    It's your final hour
    Devour, devour
    Stolen like a foreign soul
    Devour, devour
    What a way to go!

    Devour, devour
    Suffocate you own empire
    Devour, devour
    It's your final hour
    Devour, devour
    Stolen like a foreign soul
    Devour, devour
    What a way to go!

    Said twice not once Writer/s: DAVE BASSETT, BRENT SMITH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Lilly from Springfield NhWhen I heard the beginning song in the final destination I started to freak out because I am a really big shinedown fan
  • Nick from Plymouth, MnSP: What is the story behind the song 'Devour?'
    Smith: It came from our men and women in the Armed Forces. About three years ago we went into Kuwait and flew in and played a few shows there around. The time that we spent over there with the soldiers, playing for them and talking with them and meeting them on a daily basis really frustrated me. I don't think that in our lifetime we will see anything close to a thing like world peace, but I would like to think that there such a thing as world compromise. 'Devour' is about bringing our soldiers home. You know, the word war is a very ugly word. I think our soldiers have been over there long enough and they need to come home and spend some time with their families. 'Devour' was really a battle cry for them and also a sendoff to our president at that time and some of my personal opinions about him. I have freedom of speech and I thank the soldiers out there fighting on the front line for that. We're not a political band but what we are is pro-soldiers. We adore our troops and respect them to the hilt.

    That's what it means. Pretty obvious.
    Since I am an Iraq Veteran and probably going back, since our "savior" Obama is useless. I hear this song being Hodge's final hour.
  • [p3yt0n} from Somewhere, InThis was the first Shinedown song I ever heard, and is one of my favorites.
  • Peter from Ebensburg, PaThis is the opening song on The Final Destination, which was freaking AWESOME!!!! I love this song and I love Shinedown!!!!
  • Ben from Manchester, United KingdomThis song rocks! I sing it all the time! GO SHINEDOWN!
  • Dave from Cleveland, OhIn an interview with Brent, he said that this his first and possibly only political "shot"...obviously directed at Bush. It has to do with Bush and his last attempts to make everything right or to justify his actions - "this is your final hour". Also referencing, and more importantly "suffocate your own empire" as it relates to this war and what it has done to our country.

    I'm not taking a side...just stating facts about the song.
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