"Inside The Fire" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
Oh Devon
Won't go to Heaven
She's just another lost soul, about to be mine again
Leave her
We will receive her
It is beyond your control
Will you ever meet again.

Devon
One of eleven
Who had been rendered unwhole.
As a little child,
She was taken
And then forsaken
You will remember it all
Let it blow your mind again.

Devon lies beyond this portal
Take the word of one immortal

Give your soul to me
For eternity
Release your life
To begin another time with her
End your grief with me
There's another way
Release your life
Take your place inside the fire with her

Sever
Now and forever
You're just another lost soul about to be mine again
See her, you'll never free her
You must surrender it all
In your life to meet again

Fire
All you desire
As she begins to turn cold and run out of time
You will shiver
Till you deliver
You will remember it all
Let it blow your mind again

Devon lies beyond this portal
Take the word of one immortal
Give your soul to me
For eternity
Release your life
To begin another time with her
End your grief with me
There's another way
Release your life
Take your place inside the fire with her.

Give your soul to me
For eternity
Release your life
To begin another time with her
End your grief with me
There's another way
Release your life
Take your place inside the fire with her

Devon
Among the livin'
Who had been rendered unwhole
As a little child
She was taken,
And then forsaken
You will remember it all
Let it blow your mind again.


Lyrics submitted by Blackjack13, edited by Kiwisplash, RaythMercury, Floordakid

"Inside the Fire" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +9
    General CommentAccording to guitarist Dan Donegan, "It's about a girl he [vocalist David Draiman] was in a relationship with. She's committed suicide, and he just has the voice of the devil over his shoulder trying to provoke him to take his own life to join her again, because the only chance for him to be with her again is if he takes his life. We're not condoning suicide off of this, it's just more of the temptation to join a girlfriend that was very confused and messed up and wanted out."
    standmygroundon March 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnice job on the lyrics, but I think it is "who had been rendered unwhole" instead of "who had been rendered alone" that just sounds better to me, but I may be wrong.

    and the song pwns by the way, i cant wait for indestructable
    Firezon March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand also, it sounds to me like instead of "you must surrender it all and give life to me again" he is saying "you must surrender it all, if youd like to meet agian". that just makes a little more sense to me, what do you guys think??
    Firezon March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMy theory of what the song and lyrics mean;
    David(lead singer)is dating a durg addicted,suicidal girl named Devon,
    who then commits suicide.David goes to her apartment and finds her hung from the ceiling.Her soul is then stolen by the grim reaper and brought to hell(represented by the wordus"inside the fire", meaning in hell)David doesnt know what to do.The devil tells him that if he commits suicide he can join Devon.
    FlashTooneron January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is by far one of my favorites in time I dont know. But when I listen to thing song..This is what i see::: (Really long, forgive me)

    Characters:
    Devon - Dead Girlfriend
    Satan(Devil) - Looks like a beautiful taunting girl (yes a girl), the tail whips along like a belt, it's horns small but radiant. Black Bra top and Black Skin Tight pants, 3 inch heels (Basically a taunter)
    Sever - The Boyfriend.

    So the beginning starts, and I just imagine "Sever" Standing in the room staring at his dead girlfriend (devon), her lifeless body on the seemingly darkening wood floor. The Devl's laugh emerges along with the Devil's body...

    Que song.

    ooo
    (Devil walks around Devon's body as these lyrics are sung)
    Devin,
    Won't go to heaven
    She's just another lost soul about to be mine again

    (Devil crawling on top of Devons body's staring up at Sever's horrfied look)
    (Sever reaches down to grab his lifeless girlfriend...)

    Leave her,
    (Devil's swats his hand away)

    We will receive her
    (Satan licks her lips staring down at Devon, her eyes shoot up to Sever and stands nose to nose with him her breath steady and calm as we see Severs chest rise and drop as if he was trying to catch his breath)

    It is beyond your control
    Will you ever meet again?
    (Her head cocks as if asking him, are you planning on ever seeing here again?)
    (Devil walks back towards Devin’s body walking around her body again as these lyrics continue)
    Devin,
    One of eleven,
    Who had been rendered unwhole
    As a little child, (Devil crouches down grabbing devin’s arm in an almost abusive manner, lifting her arm, we see Devin’s shoulder pop out of it’s socket, as the Devil hold her arm walking to Sever, putting her hand on Sever’s Shoulder, squeezing it tightly, as to link this horrifying memory in him for eternity as these lyrics continue)
    She was taken,
    And then forsaken,
    You will remember it all, (A Gruesome smile crosses the She-Devil’s face)
    Let if fill your mind again
    (The Devil Back away as the room explodes into Fire around her, however Sever is still standing on the wood floor, as everything collapses around him)

    Devin lies beyond this portal (A horrid smiles crosses her face, as Devon’s lifeless body hangs above the pits of hell)
    Take the word of one immortal

    Give your soul to me, (Devil leaps away from Devon, releasing her into the pits of hell, landing next to Sever, her tail wrapping around him. Sever become weakened to the Devil’s words, wraps his hands around the Devil’s beautiful body. The two seem to almost have a passionate connection)
    For eternity
    Release your life,
    To begin another time with her
    End your grief with me,
    There's another way,
    Release your life,
    Take your place inside the fire with her (Devi stands looking coldly into his eyes..)




    Sever,
    Now and forever,
    You're just another lost soul about to be mine again (Devil Smirks gripping on Sever’s arms, pulling him down, grabbing the back of His neck pushing his head down towards the Fires of hell)
    See her? (We see Devon screaming in pain and agony in Hell, her body being beaten and abused by the souls around her)
    You'll never free her, (The Camera panes to the Devils beautiful Face, with a smile on her face)
    You must surrender it all if you'd like to meet again

    Fire, (The room returns to normal, once again the devil standing in front of of Devon)
    for your desire,
    As she begins to turn cold, and for the final time (The Camera runs up Devons dead body as it we see a slight blue tint on her lips from the cold)
    You will shiver, (Wind blows in from the window, The Devil’s hair blowing towards Sever. Sever grabs his arms feeling a sudden rage of cold)
    'Till you deliver,
    You will remember it all
    Let it fill your mind again

    Devin lies beyond this portal (Satan walks away from Devil as the room begins to turn black around her)
    Take the word of one immortal (Her smile gives Sever and almost calming sensation)


    Give your soul to me (Devil puts her hand out)
    For eternity,
    Release your life
    To begin another time with her (Devon appears next to the devil, she looks beautiful and happy standing next to the Devil)
    End your grief with me,
    There's another way,
    Release your life,
    Take your place inside the fire with her (Devon places her hand out for Sever to grab)
    (Sever closes his eyes and reaches for the Devon’s Hand, When Sever reaches her hand, it converts to The she-devil’s hand she lets out a huge smile)


    Take him away (The Devil pulls her hand away)

    (The room collapses into dark, as we only see Disturbs signature devil)
    Give your soul to me
    For eternity, (Sever becomes terrified as he tries to look at a way out of the darkness)
    Release your life
    To begin another time with her ( We see Devon’s dead body lying in the darkness, as Sever runs towards her as the Devil appears next to Disturbs signature Devil )
    End your grief with me, (The Devil smiles coyly crouching down picking up Devons body)
    There's another way,
    Release your life,
    Take your place inside the fire with her
    (the rooms turns black)
    (We fade back into the room we originally started in, the camera panning up the floor, over Devon’s lifeless body, blood pooling around her..)
    Devin,
    One of eleven, (stll panning up her body)
    Who had been rendered unwhole
    As a little child
    She was taken, (We see Severs shoes by Devons head, as he is leaning again the bed, his head knocked down towards his knees)
    And then forsaken, (An massive slive running down Severs arm, exposes his death.)
    You will remember it all
    Let it fill your mind again (We see the She-Devil crouches next to the two of them smiling, as the Disturbed signature devil appeared and fades intot he screen and back out)

    .......
    Anyways that's what I see..
    Lovelyfateon July 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIndeed this song is about David's girlfriend committing suicide. She had a drug addiction and David had been trying to help her but it was to much on the both of them so he ended the relationship. She then killed herself and when he went to the funeral it was the first dead body he had seen in a casket. He then felt the devil trying to persuade him to kill himself and give him his soul so he could be with her. And that is pretty much the chorus.
    Even though this is a sensitive and sad song, it still rocks.
    HiILikeMetalon August 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFrom what I heard in an interview, this song is about when David Draimen was 16 and his girlfriend at the time committed suicide. At his girlfriend's funeral, David Draimen said that he could here the devil speaking to him, encouraging him to commit suicide as well to be with his girlfriend (Devon) again. The lyrics are basically what the devil was saying to him.
    MusicYayon December 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about how the devil calls you when you try to kill yourself
    Floordakidon January 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking amazing!!!
    One of Disturbed's best.
    It is indeed about David Draiman's ex-girlfriend who committed suicide and this song is about how David wanted to take his own life to join her.
    New album will be sick!
    SmackedByGodsmackon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that it's about david's girlfriend killing herself and he's trying to decide if he should kill himself so he can be with her again.
    ClinZ13on March 27, 2008   Link

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