"Devotion and Desire" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Jack A O'shea, John Holohan and Nick Ghanbarian....
I'm trying to create something that's not there
A spark I saw. A bomb is really just a means to an end
I was just so happy to be out of my shell again,
don't think that I really cared for who or what
I'll just have to keep myself shut

If you're not ready, you're not ready
Please stop acting like you are

How could I know
that everything you say are lies about devotion and desire?
I know the spark inside your eyes
was just the match I used to set myself on fire

My mouth's shooting blanks
This situation's unbearable,
I've gotten vulnerable
Now anyone is free to waltz right in
My temple's been invaded
and there's nobody guarding it
All over this lonely life,
but what's so wrong with being all alone?
Alone's the only way I've ever known

If you're not ready, you're not ready
Please stop acting like you are

How could I know
that everything you say are lies about devotion and desire?
I know the spark inside your eyes
was just the match I used to set myself on fire

I'm pleading cause this kills and it's still bleeding
My darling I'm taking my life back to start healing

How could I know
that everything you say are lies about devotion and desire?
I know the spark inside your eyes
was just the match I used to set myself on fire


Lyrics submitted by KatieTheMofo, edited by Tricality

"Devotion and Desire" as written by Jack A O'shea Anthony S Raneri

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    General CommentHow on earth has no-one commented on this amazing song yet? When I heard this, I came in my pants..

    RIP Beatz.
    tommyhaychon December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off this whole album is amazing. To me this song means that he's tired of being alone and even though he knows it's not going to work with this girl, he's going to try everything to keep it going. And the girl is playing along, I guess she's trying not to hurt him. But in the end that hurts him more because he's put himself out there only to get hurt.
    blazinboarderon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRIP Beatz
    i luv this song
    xXHeyLushXxon December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's being strung along by this girl.He's desperate to find that there's something real between them when she's just being a flirt saying stuff like she wants to be with him but she isn't and doesn't want to be.
    RIP John Beatz
    insomnatic_meaton January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing song......... bayside are probably my favourite band i was devastated when i found out john beatz holohan had died...... what a fucking waste of a amazing drummer and person.... its tragic. RIP JBH
    xjellybeanfairyxon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRIP John Beatz! I love the memorial T-shirt!!!
    ActAppalledon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I know the spark inside your eyes was just the match I used to set myself on fire. "

    I love that part, it's so powerful.
    This song is so amazing.

    R.I.P. Beatz.
    Lisa Nguyenon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!! cya im off to comment on we'll be ok! lol
    fairyfreakon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand btw i totally agree with you blazinboarder. although your name is weird! lol xxxxxxxxxxx
    fairyfreakon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSometimes passion and love can consume us like fire. THe singer wants that so bad he's imagining it. He in love wiht a girl and over anylizing so much it's madening. The Video for this kicks ass!!
    The Keeper of Maskson March 19, 2006   Link

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