"Deify" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
All my devotion betrayed
I am no longer afraid
I was too blinded to see
How much you've stolen from me

You want to know why
I feel so horrified
I let my innocence die
You want to know why
I can't be pacified
You made me bury something
I won't be sleeping tonight

I only wanted a blessing made
Now I've been labeled a renegade
It seems so clear now what I must do
You're no immortal, I won't let them
Deify you
They view you as the new messiah
Deify you
Renew belief in some demented man

You want to know why
It seems the passion has died
We've all been living this lie
You want to know why my
Will's been fortified
You made me hunger again
Good luck sleeping tonight

I only wanted a blessing made
Now I've been labeled a renegade
It seems so clear now what I must do
You're no immortal, I won't let them
Deify you
They view you as the new messiah
Deify you
Renew belief in some demented man

All my devotion betrayed
I am no longer afraid
All my devotion betrayed
I am no longer afraid
I was too blinded to see
How much you've stolen from me
I was too blinded to see
All my devotion betrayed
I am no longer afraid
I was too blinded to see
How much you've stolen from me

I only wanted a blessing made
Now I've been labeled a renegade
It seems so clear now what I must do
You're no immortal, I won't let them
Deify you
They view you as the new messiah
Deify you
Renew belief in some demented man

I only wanted a blessing made
Now I've been labeled a renegade
It seems so clear now what I must do
You're no immortal, I won't let them
Deify you
They view you as the new messiah
Deify you
Renew belief in some demented man

I was too blinded to see
How much you've stolen from me


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"Deify" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +5
    General Commenthere's my interpretation of the song in good detail..but first, to those illiterate people out there (it's not your fault the govt keeps you dumb because your ignorance and stupidity gives them power, control, and money) deify means to make something god-like or to idolize something..now that we're clear we can move on

    Woman: Thats What I believe got him re-elected, is the people knew you could believe what he says. - political leaders often are not to be trusted..they lie and cheat their way to the top..it might not always be true yet it is so in the majority..this is because we let them by not asking them to stop beating around the point and tell us why the hell we should put them in control

    Man: well thats your repressive government - our govt might say we're free but it represses us in subtle ways, such as racism which separates us, demeans us, and causes an increase in crime; prop 8 is a way to repress homosexuals and is frankly an unconstitutional law that shouldn't have made it through b/c it limits the rights of homosexuals and combines religion and govt. which are supposed to remain separate

    George Bush: Our Government is strong, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world - Bush says this but it is not true..if we did all this then why are our hands dirty from the armenian genocide where we helped massacre the armenians in WWI or from putting the japanese into concentration camps in WWII

    All my devotions betrayed - all our mindless cheering for america has been in vain and is pointless
    I am no longer afraid - he's not afraid anymore as most people are
    I was too blinded to see
    how much you've stolen from me - he couldn't really see the things the govt stole from him, as is the problem of many, beccause the govt gives us things such as tv which numbs and blinds the masses

    You want to know why I feel so horrified?
    I've let my innocence die - he's disposed of his original mind and allowed the govt to mold it into what they deem is perfect
    You want to know why I can't be pacified?
    You made me bury something - he's been forced to give up something of value, such as common sense and human feeling
    I won't be sleeping tonight - he wont remain or retun to his stupor that the govt has been keeping the masses in

    I only wanted a blessing made
    Now I've been labeled a renegade - all he wanted was reform yet now he's been labeled as a renegade or outlawed rebel
    It seems so clear now what I must do - he sees what he must do to cause this reform and kick out the govt or govt official
    You're no immortal
    I won't let them
    Deify you - the govt or govt official isn't anything special and has no right to be worshipped as a god
    They view you as the new messiah - the blinded masses see the govt or govt official as a messiah or messenger of god that spreads the word of god even though the govt or govt official clearly isn't
    Deify you
    Renew belief in some demented man - he says this mainly because bush is the primary target of this song..people renewed their belief that a demented man like bush could do good and turn around at his reelection

    You want to know why it seems the passion's died?
    We've all been living this lie - he says this because we've been drifting away from what has made us human..humans are the only animals on earth to be born with genuine feelings such as love, hate, sadness, happiness, etc. and our modern world is pushing this from us..t.v. actually numbs us because we are constantly surrounded with stories that tell us everything, thus eliminating the need for thought, and satisfy our need for certain primal instincts, such as love stories and horror movies..t.v. distances humans from feeling things because people spend all their emotions on these exaggerated forms of life so we no longer have feelings for things less fantastical than what we're shown on t.v.
    You want to know why my will's been fortified? - why is he fighting now?
    You've made me hunger again - the previous ways the govt kept us sedated aren't working anymore and now he needs to exert his emotions and apply them to a worthy cause such as this
    Good luck sleeping tonight - he wont let the govt or govt officials rest until he has taken care of them, whether removing them or reforming them

    all in all, this song basically says this: i see through your smoke and mirrors and i wont put up with this any more..it is directed at bush, i'll give it that much, but it's only using bush as an example..this isn't a song for just bush, but instead for every corrupt politician out there
    curseofblackdeathon July 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti personaly think your all retarded. heres why. deify means to make some one god like, b its not just anit bush / gov its every dbag and ahole who claims to such and you all shoudnt buy into this bs anymore. stand up and see past all the crap todays world keeps feeding every single person thats this song thats this album thats this band
    mellowtime88on May 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHoly...hell... this song is pretty powerful when you figure out the meaning behind it. Basically, It's an anti Bush song. or anti government in general.

    The line "You're no immortal, I won't let them deify you" Is great. It sums the song up right there.

    It took me awhile to make the connection that he was saying "deify" and not "defy" though lol completely different meaning :P
    FireWolfon August 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe anti-Bush connections are pretty strong, what makes this such a powerful song.

    I was too blinded to see
    How much you've stolen from me.

    Great line

    Favourite song on the new album :)
    serj_loveron August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with both the above, its clear that its anti Bush/USA Gov.
    and yes its important to know that he's saying Deify. But yeah awesome song

    ,Disturbed are amazing
    Deifiedon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and I believe in the first sung line it is still "All my devotion betrayed" not "have changed" I could be wrong though, just sounds that way to me.
    Deifiedon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, being pro bush, i didnt realize it was an anti bush song, but lets say i am democratic/liberal/green party/etc; BAD @$$
    Velthazaron September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBtw, its "I Only wanted the missing link" not "I only wanted them blessing me"
    Velthazaron September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song, favourite on Album. I'm not in the US so I don't care for it's apparent anti-bush government meaning, but it sounds great and is well written.

    And it sounds nothing like 'missing link' to me, sounds like 'blessing me'..
    Horizon6on September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and btw, I think its 'Our country is strong', not 'Our government is strong'.
    =)
    Horizon6on September 09, 2005   Link

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