"Devastator" as written by and Whitney Johnny Cody Votolato....
Neon black tanks grope the skyline.
Neon black cocks rot into poison wine.
Neon black flowers on the mass grave.
Neon black corpses, stacked, eclipse the horizon.
Neon black whip, war gang hiss;
While Devastator sips from the crystal chalice.
Neon black lemonade drip drips from his grin crammed with cool charm,
Culture and opulence.

The bayonets clamor on all night, hemming scars into the hillside.
Devastator sleeps under satin sheets.
"Death campaigns are a fucking gold mine."
And all the swine at the cabaret lick their lips as they clap along.
Devastator, in a negligee, does a strip tease while he sings this song:
"Everybody needs a little Devastation!"

Neon black dirt in the garden.
All the roses blossom into skulls this season.
Neon black branches hanging from the trees.
Every limb is empty, robbed of pleasant memories.

The fields are throbbing fresh cut bruises.
Devastator violates with dirty fingers.
Neon black flames cook the calm air.
The party's over, what was your favorite gift?
Neon black future charging like a bull with a funeral bouqet ready to explode.







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"Devastator" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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    General CommentPolitics politics politics. Really shows how much theyve changed from their socio charged lyrics from BPB to a more political view (on the war in iraq?). Death campaigns are a fucking gold mine...
    Jinxon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBurn Piano Island, Burn was mostly aimed for technological experimentation.. BUT there were strong messages in it. Mostly upon womanizing and women with a lack of respect for themselves.

    Now on this song... I'd say War on Iraq as well. Look back to Celebrator.. Celebrator seems like this celebration of intrusion. Devastator would be more the lines of the attempt of justification. "Everybody needs a little devastation"
    The Devastator is the United States.. That's my two bits.
    decodethemoanson October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know this is random, but the first minute and 12 seconds of this song reminds me of an African tribe.

    all the chanting from Johnny?

    it's hella good. i can just imagine the same thing coming from a dancing, naked African woman with a tub of water on her head.
    CameronHawkeon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe chanting sounds like Arab music.
    It then goes into their normal selves.
    Then it sounds like army music.
    Then ends in melody.
    You'll be a memoryon October 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou mean ARABIC music.
    rengalouson December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's a reminition of old slave songs, the buzzing harmonica-esque noise also lead me to believe that. but the devestator sounds more like a cross dressing slave owner. J.Edgar Hoover anyone?
    autumn0dreameron December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery political. Also another one about the media influence. The television media has been the conduit for our current administration singing and dancing about why we need to run into other countries and totally devastate them. They're trying to keep us entertained, to captivate us into following them. A lot of ugly imagery in the song - because war is an ugly thing, and 'Devastator' is totally shameless about being the instigator of that.

    "Death campaigns are a fucking gold mine."

    This line absolutely reminded me of the current presidential administration's shady ties to oil money and such.
    Gamaon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe begining sounds like a native American chant to me, powow style.
    losemoneyon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfrom a musical point of view this almost makes me think of a new orleands funeral because it starts with the slow dirge and then rocks the fuck out. lyrically it's genious. the first section as was already talked about does a great job of using imagry to show almost associate the invasion with like a rape because of lines like neon black tanks groping the sky. the devastator is probably just a generalization of the american capitalist spirit. just another war looking out for buisness interests.
    blackflag222on May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is killing me... why do BB say NEON so much..not just in devastator but in ALL of their songs? and now a new side project, "neon blonde"???
    poison__oakon June 21, 2005   Link

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