sun does rise in distance lands
tears run and fires burning
fines this place, dirty hand
he graduates man and we are learning
and they just sit so long ago
they send a bluff to reach the master
the hands stand still right by his side
with a finger on the button of disaster

and most of us we stand and watch
while the lady gets her handbag stolen
it's time to chase, chase the criminal
I see the devil and the devil is running

that business lies between us now
back stab man and go be forgotten
and we are not forgotten now
seeds fall but now are rotten

now hate and fear head the wrong way
and then the this scum is just another distraction
they both will need to be lanced
and when its found they will blame the guilty faction

And now its time not to just watch
while the lady gets her handbag stolen
it's time to chase, chase the criminal
I see the devil and the devil is running

Evil Man, Evil Man

And now its time not to just watch
while the lady gets her handbag stolen
it's time to chase, chase the criminal
I see the devil and the devil is running

And now its time not to just watch
while the lady gets her handbag stolen
it's time to chase, chase the criminal
I see the devil and the devil is running


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Devil Running song meanings
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    General CommentWhat its about?
    THNDRon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, firstly I think I messed up the lyrics.

    But I'm pretty sure the song is about taking a stand for what you think is right and not letting the evils of the world walk all over the good without a fight.

    "and most of us we stand and watch
    while the lady gets her handbag stolen
    it's time to chase, chase the criminal
    I see the devil and the devil is running"

    Take a stand against the devil man
    Rageron July 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure i'm way off, but i see this as a anti-bush protest song. now, understanding completely that jbt are from australia, i do know they are very aware of the problems here in the united states as well.
    but as for the song, it talks about an uneducated man, business falling apart and hand on the button of disaster - all of which relating to bush. so i see it as "i see the devil and the devil is running" - as in running our country.
    just my two cents.
    jetercpon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you could edit the lyrics, that would be great....the majority of them are incorrect...refer here:

    lyricsmania.com/lyrics/john_butler_trio_lyrics_4014/grand_national_lyrics_42863/…

    And, as for my opinion, once you read the lyrics, I personally think it's a sort of social commentary on our fear mongered society, and telling people to stand up for what they believe in...it refers to both Bush, "He find first place with dirty hands
    He graduates man without learning.
    Agenda set
    So long ago
    This son's a puppet with a master
    The hands stand still right by his side
    Middle finger on the button of disaster."

    and Iraq, "A sun does rise from distant lands
    Tears run and fires burning"
    AllThreePartsOfMeon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI find it hilarious when ill-informed, left wing social commentators talk about a culture of fear. Just look at all of JBT social commentary and see who the real fear-monger is.
    fuckandlarryon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI remember JB saying the topic was based on 9/11 and Iraq.
    Ltazza59on July 18, 2011   Link

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