"Eyes of the Devil" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey....
It irks me when I get burned
And I realize, I don't get hurt
And always, it seems I've lost my way
When I feel you, it's not enough
And I need you to shun my touch
I notice the season's ripe for change

I'm weak
I'm weak

So with every new lesson learned
I could keep you before it turns
And the knowledge that things won't be the same
Now I realize that you have won
And there's nothing to be said or done
And I notice the wind won't blow my way

So run with the eyes of the devil

And keep them in your dreams
If you succumb to the lies of the rebel
You'll cleanse yourself of me

It kills me to watch this fade
And I realize it's all charade
And every mistake I make is the same
I beseech you to let me drown
Will it please you to let me down
And no one can save me from the pain

So run with the eyes of the devil
And keep them in your dreams
If you succumb to the lies of the rebel
You'll cleanse yourself of me [x3]

Jesus, save me! (i'm weak) [x5]
Jesus, save me from me


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"Eyes of the Devil" as written by Dale Stewart Shaun Welgemoed

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    My InterpretationI actually think the song is being sarcastic. I believe it is about someone who has lost faith in god and believes him to be just as evil as the devil.
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    It irks me when I get burned
    And I realize, I don't get hurt
    And always, it seems I've lost my way
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    This could be what brought the person to lose faith or go against god or his faith.

    The first 2 lines are about his previous experiences with confessions perhaps. He feels as though he's doing nothing wrong(And i realize i don't get hurt) yet he's shunned or "burned" for it, forcing him to believe what he's done is wrong.
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    When I feel you, it's not enough
    And I need you to shun my touch
    I notice the season's ripe for change
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    This talks about how he could possibly believe that God isn't there for him when he needs help(When i need you), yet when he tries to something to show his appreciation, he's always told "It's not enough" no matter how hard he tries.He may also possibly believe himself to always be shunned by God (Shun my touch) because he's possibly labeled a sinner, despite attempting to atone for his sins. "And i notice" possibly believes he's using seasonal change as a metaphor saying things need to change.
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    I'm weak
    I'm weak
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    From his point of view, he's seen as insignificant and small compared to his almighty creator, despite trying to be the best person he can be.
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    So with every new lesson learned
    I could keep you before it turns
    And the knowledge that things won't be the same
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    "I could keep God, despite knowing he won't help me, or i could abandon him and make things change for me." He can pretend(From his point of view) To stay "Ignorant".
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    Now I realize that you have won
    And there's nothing to be said or done
    And I notice the wind won't blow my way
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    He feels like he's no match for what everyone else tells him, and that he's eternally dammed, or that there's nothing he can do to change the way things are for him.
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    So run with the eyes of the devil
    And keep them in your dreams
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    This is probably his perception that religion uses fear. "Remember all the wrong doings you have done, and run with them so that you may never change"
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    If you succumb to the lies of the rebel
    You'll cleanse yourself of me
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    This is probably the song being sarcastic again. "Cleanse yourself of me" from his perspective, probably means that if he listens to what he believes is the "Truth" that god is just as evil as the devil, he will finally be able to better himself. "Lies" refers to God probably telling him to remain ignorant.
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    It kills me to watch this fade
    And I realize it's all charade
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    He can no longer follow what he believes with God, and believes that god being pure is a "Charade"
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    And every mistake I make is the same
    I beseech you to let me drown
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    He's always told that he's doing the wrong thing, despite trying to do better. He feels like he should just give up.
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    Will it please you to let me down
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    "Will forcing me to follow you please you even though i know what you are?"
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    And no one can save me from the pain
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    He feels no one can save him from the sense of hopelessness.
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    So run with the eyes of the devil
    And keep them in your dreams
    If you succumb to the lies of the rebel
    You'll cleanse yourself of me [x3]
    (Same as earlier)
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    Jesus, save me! (i'm weak) [x5]
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    The song again being sarcastic. Saying only God can save him despite him feeling God is the one who has betrayed him.
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    Jesus, save me from me
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    He gives up. He feels as though he can only remain ignorant.


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    Although there are plenty of theories as to what i could be about, i just found that one interesting. It is by no means my view on religion or God, however i thought that's what the song might be saying.

    Tell me if you think i'm right or wrong.
    RTKTSon February 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs on the new cd.
    KarmNVendettaon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about cocaine.
    XxSeetherxXon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's seems yeah it's about drugs
    Good song Seether ROCKS
    azrawon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentunreal song ! i understand only thing:
    something's burning from inside
    azrawon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about him getting over his drug addiction and is asking jesus to help him
    emolover345on April 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it means to walk the line in life, to keep the devil in your dreams but never become one, if you succumb to the lies of the rebel or you will clease yourself of me - if you take the path of a rebel and destruction of yourself, you will no longer be like him. while at the same time he wants left alone to make his choices, i beseech you to let me drown, if he chooses to drown in alcohol, than that his choice alone. almost like he wants you to watch but not interfere. so basicly keep the fear in life real, but always keep running and never forget that the your inner-devil is always there to temp you!.
    erock23on July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is pretty much about somebody who keeps making the same mistake in their life. whatever it may be, its completely destroying them inside. i think in the verses, hes talking to god. and in the chorus, god is answering him basicly saying "let the devil take control of you for a little bit, and you will realize that without me, you'll accomplish nothing in your life. But if you completely give into the devils lies, you wont be abl to recieve my help." or something of that nature.

    i may have a very twisted meaning behind this song, but oh well. thats what this site is here for. to give your opinion =]
    TigerLlama31on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with erock i feel like this song is saying that every one has that inner demon that they feed all of there problems to and that if you let that take control over you all of your shit will go down the drain and you need something or some one to steer you back on course
    XdisorderlykillrXon October 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with TigerLlama31.
    MOSHIxMOSHIx92on October 31, 2008   Link

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