"Devour" as written by Brent Smith and Dave Bassett....
Take it and take it and take it and take it all
Take it and take it and take it until you take us all
Smash it and crash it and thrash it and trash it
You know they're only toys
Try it you'll like, it don't hide it, don't fight it, just let it out
Steal and shoot it and kill it or take another route
Take it and take it and take it
You know they're only toys

[Chorus]
Devour, devour
Suffocate you own empire
Devour, devour
It's your final hour
Devour, devour
Stolen like a foreign soul
Devour, devour
What a way to go!

You want it, you want it, you want it
Well here it is
Everything, everything ,everything
Isn't so primitive

Take it and take it and take it and take it and take it all
Nobody, nobody wants to feel like this
Nobody, nobody wants to live like this
Nobody, nobody wants a war like this

[Chorus]

Diving down, round and round [Repeat: x2]

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Said twice not once


Lyrics submitted by jmb06010

"Devour" as written by Dave Richard/smith Bassett

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song definitely sounds like it's geared towards the President and Iraq...basically "suffocate your own empire" probably implies that he's ruining the American empire....the beginning probably implies to him nonchalantly destroying and taking things without regard to what it actually is, hence "they're only toys"...at least that's what I think
    jmb06010on May 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe these lyrics are talking about Hitler and his lighting war (blitzkrieg). No one else in the world today (war wise) really believes that foreign souls are stolen. Read Mein Kampf maby thatll give u a hint its all about Hitler and hime killing German while trying to help it. What a way to go probably refers to his suicide as such it was a horrible way to go ( No i dont like Hitler suicide is horrible no matter who it is). Even the alternate videos "grey people" look to be more like there all the same which is what Hitler wanted.
    catman201on April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoah woah...easy on those accusations. I'm not slamming our country or our leaders, but artists often DO. Just because I think that the song might be talking about the Iraq War doesn't necessarily imply that I oppose it. Don't be so naive and stupid, and don't tell me what I do or do not believe. Thank you.
    jmb06010on May 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the desire for some sort of foreign dish, probably a European cuisine. Just take it. Take it. Take it. No reason to fight over spilled spaghetti. Devour!
    Geometreeon September 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBesides being an awesome song and has something to do with politics and war. It's actually complicated for me to explain and I'm pretty sure someone will come up with a better explaination.
    Fireblaston May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sick! When did shinedown get this heavy? I mean they weren't bad before but my god. We got a new disturbed on the loose.
    Act 20on May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm so glad shinedown has got heavier. I lived there other songs but this songs is one of the best i've heard from them. the heavier the better!!
    boost02on May 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInd3, I would be interested in knowing your source for this quote, it would be helpful to see it in context
    thx
    -xtjx
    xthejimsxon June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like this song..

    I've been a fan of Shinedown for a while, but this song just sounds too...simple and generic..
    Spoon333on June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts pretty obvious that this song is geared towards politics and although it may seem "simple and generic" it speaks volumes. Shinedown has always been concerned about the war and has played in Iraq for the troops. This song, being released as a single to promote the album, was a real catch. It made people go "Is that really Shinedown?" and listen even more. I think this song is killer.
    animated lieson June 30, 2008   Link

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