"Devour" as written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Steve Kmak and Mike Wengren....
Still enough
Although I know you're not begging
Still as the thoughts running through your mind
Still enough
Although I know you're not begging
Give me a reason to make you mine

I will devour you
Take all the pain away
I cannot stay my hand
From reaching out so that I can
Empower you
For all eternity
It seems to ease my mind
To know that you've brought
Meaning to my life

Had enough
Although I see you're not running
Still are the thoughts running through your mind
Dead to love
The path that you are now taking
Show me the reason to make you mine

I will devour you
Take all the pain away
I cannot stay my hand
From reaching out so that I can
Empower you
For all eternity
It seems to ease my mind
To know that you've brought
Meaning to my life

Run, to where the smallest ray of light will never find you
Run, to where you will not need to shield your eyes
Run, away from all the soulless, heartless fiends who hound you
Run, away and let your memories go blind, as I devour you

Take all the pain away
I cannot stay my hand
From reaching out so that I can
Empower you
For all eternity
It seems to ease my mind
To know that you've brought
Meaning to my life


Lyrics submitted by Robert Metal

"Devour" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentTo me, this song is one person to another, telling them how they will always be there for them ("i cannot stay my hand from reaching out so that i can empower you for all eternity") even if they don't ask for it ("although i know ur not begging") and how nothing is so bad that they won't be there for them, because they can put it aside for the other's sake ("i will devour you" (not them but their issue...devour as in destroy, break down) "take all the pain away")...
    Olton October 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti connected with this song alot more than the rest on the album. its jus sayin how he wants to help no matter wot and how he feels that helping is his meaning. i usually only feel of any use when im helping the people i care about. this is the best song on the amazing album
    kronologikalon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti know this is probably..deffinately, not what the song is meant to be...but this is how it is to me. but isnt that what songs are for? to relate to its listeners and be viewed in different ways?
    the singer, narrator, whoever you want to call them...is someone evil, in a way. but he falls in love with a girl, someone who is in a tough, depressing and mentally saddening relationship. so he decides he wants to have her, he promises to take care of her...but she must be his, and only his, forever. the girl is hoping someone would come and take her from a relationship that is mentally destroying her, and promise to take care of her, and make her feel wanted...lol, i know its an odd interpretation, but i actually had a dream about this. lol
    *insane*
    villifywhatiloveon April 21, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think mjdny has a point. There are lots of "possibly satanic" meanings in the lyrics of this song. Just think about it:

    "Give me a reason to make you mine"
    If you want to sell your soul, you have to want to do it first, right?

    "I will devour you"
    "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to DEVOUR." 1 Peter 5:8

    "Take all the pain away" and "Run away and let your memories go blind when I Devour you"
    When do all this happen? In death. But the devil wouldn't put it like "I'm going to kill you", he tries to put it in a nice, poetic way.

    "...so that I can Empower you For all eternity"
    Who is the only one that can do such a powerful thing? Only God. But we all know the Devil is the king of lies, so he only wants to trick and fool you, telling lies like this one and the one he told Eve.

    "The path that you are now taking Show me the reason to make you mine"
    The Devil wants the more people he can have following him before he is destroyed for all eternity.


    And don't fool yourself, I really like the melody of this song, but as soon as I analyzed the lyric I stopped listened to it. Because it was surely satanic? No, but because it is probably satanic.
    therealreaperon March 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have to agree with krono since i feel great while helping a person but if i can't i feel so guilty. so this song i find to be the best song on the cd since i can connect with it. god i love this song
    Masonon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is also, one of my favorite songs. i love disturbed
    villifywhatiloveon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, and to fit the structure of the album =P, is about Jesus, or God, or whoever =P and how he wants to help people, but the people he wants to help dont really want to accept him, and be helped, etc. dont like this song much, lyrically, but the music's pretty good, imo.
    Chipmunk777on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song means everything to me.... i listen to this song 24/7... i only listen to it because it reminds me of my best friend...hw is 18 but age dont really matter. i agree with villifywhatilove..it is about a guy that falls in love with another girl... my best friend...he dedicated this song to me:).HE IS SOOO SWEET!!!.lol
    lost_soulon September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was the best song on the album to me it represents how i feel about my sisters and how i will always be there for them and protect them.
    DeathAngel1612on November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with villify except i see it as more of a parental figure, an authority. lines like "I will devour you, Take all the pain away" then like the whole bridge make it seem like this authority is keeping them in the dark and never letting anyone or anything hurt them. They blind them and keep them to themselves for their own snactimonious purposes. So no villify thats not odd at all.
    chaostheoryon November 09, 2005   Link

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