"Devil Song" as written by and Jonathan Segal David Lowery....
Hey, wanna start a fire
One that'll never go out
Burn a hole to the center of my mind
Let all the bad thoughts out

This is not a love affair
This is something more complex
Hey, wanna start a war
I'm tired of this old one

And history is truth
And it goes 'round in circles
I'll burn down the house
There's a devil in the closet

And everything I say is true
And I go 'round in circles
I'll burn down the house
There's a devil in the closet

Hey, wanna start a fire
One that'll never go out
Burn a hole to the center of my mind
Let all the bad thoughts out

This is not a love affair
This is something more complex
Hey, wanna start a war
I'm tired of this old one


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"Devil Song" as written by David Lowery Chris Pederson

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    General CommentDefinitely one of my favorite songs off Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart! I always figured it was about doing something stupid and extreme for a stupid and irrational reason - see "burn down the house/there's a devil in the closet." There are also lots of references to history repeating, blahblah. I think it's pretty obvious.
    This song always makes me think of religious crusades and that episode of Strangers With Candy where Jerri's stepfather can't make it to Career Day because he has demons in his head that need to be removed by a licensed medical professional.
    natashalaikaon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the lines "This is not a love affair/This is something more complex" Brilliant!
    wassonon October 04, 2007   Link

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