"Am I Demon?" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
Hordes of faces, empty eyes
I see nothing new
Seasoned schemes of slimy curs
Offer up their flu

Am I beast or am I human?
Am I just like you?
Power seething, really reeling
Reaching out for you

Am I demon? I need to know

Faces of a million hells rage inside these veins
Pounding out deserved pain to anyone in need

Am I beast or am I human?
Am I just like you?
Power seething, really reeling
Reaching out for you

Am I demon? I need to know
Am I demon? You need to know

Every word and every limb
Torn asunder bits
Everything I need is me, everything I am

Am I beast or am I human?
Am I just like you?
Power seething, really reeling
Reaching out for more

Am I demon? I need to know
Am I demon? You need to know
Am I demon? You need to know

I am, I am, I am


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    General CommentBoy, I wish other people would comment on this song. I'm curious to see what people think.

    I could be wrong, but I think this is a good guess:
    I think the song could be as simple as him feeling like no matter what he does or how good a person he tries to be he always hurts the people around him. His insecurities make him feel like people are judging him and so he hates them for it. He wants to be around his friends because he doesn't want to be alone, but he always ends up feeling like poison to them, like an outsider. 'Damned if you do, Damned if you don't."

    Here's another possibility:
    I think the song is about him looking at the world around him and seeing people controlled mostly by the animal side of themselves. Our wars, greed and hate, all stem from that. So, no matter how hard people try, no one defeats that part of themselves. You can hope for humanity but nothing changes.

    'Hordes of faces, empty eyes
    I see nothing new
    Seasoned schemes of slimy curs
    Offer up their flu'

    I think he feels helpless because, even though he sees the way the world is and hates the world for being that way, he knows that he is guilty of the same crimes. So no matter what words of wisdom he has that could help the world, they always come out in judgement and anger and hinder him.

    'Faces of a million hells rage inside these veins
    Pounding out deserved pain to anyone in need'

    In the end he feels like humanity is evil as a species and gives up.

    'Am I demon? I need to know
    Am I demon? You need to know
    Am I demon? You need to know

    I am, I am, I am'
    chaosmagickon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChaosmagick, this is actually a Danzig cover. A good one, too.
    Henleyon January 02, 2009   Link

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