I've been thinking lots about my life and
how quick I'd wash it down the drain.
The past tense, the future, nothing matters now.
I act on my own, and I'm to blame.

Living's a wicked dream when things turn out all wrong;
we're all so weak no matter how strong, yeah.

I tried running away from me, convince me that I've grown.
But I can't change so unnaturally; demons, they follow me.
I quit running away from me, convinced that I had grown, but found out all my reasons for insanity, all a part of me.

I don't like that you're calling me a liar,
I don't like that you found out I'm a snake.
Been sneaking around for far too long now,
I don't like how fast my intentions fade.

Karma has beat me down, the worst is yet to come.
Many mistakes, and still I'm so young, yeah.

I tried running away from me, convince me that I've grown.
But I can't change so unnaturally; demons, they follow me.
I quit running away from me, convinced that I had grown, but found out all my reasons for insanity, all a part of me.

I can't count how many times...awakened in fear, nightly, palms sweating.
Dreams of promises I've made to no one but myself, I've been crushed daily.
Don't lend me your hand.
I can't trust myself, so how can you trust me?

We've all made selfish, bad decisions.
We've all tried dishing out the blame.
Convinced ourselves of our own actions,
my problem is, I'll never changes.
In doubt, some good comes out.
I'll fold before it's time.
Can't promise you that it's my last time, yeah.

I tried running away from me, convince me that I've grown.
But I can't change so unnaturally; demons, they follow me.
I quit running away from me, convinced that I had grown, but found out all my reasons for insanity, all a part of me.

Truth won't help you now,
almost gone too far, oh, oh.
Truth won't help you now,
almost gone to far, oh, oh.

I'm scarred, yeah;
demons, they follow me, cause my insanity.

I'm scarred, yeah;
demons, they follow me, cause my insanity.

I'm scarred, yeah;
demons, they follow me, cause my insanity.

Demons, they follow me,
cause my insanity.

Demons, they follow me,
cause my insanity.




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  • +3
    General CommentI didn't like shadows voice on this song at first, but it grew on me after a while. There is still not a single avenged sevenfold song I don't like.
    mono_potassiumon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust hearing this song for the first time it really caught me. I would say it was about someone's own personal demons, the worst parts of themselves. The pieces of themselves they don't like but personally he seems to think he'll never be able to change them. There are mistakes he has made and parts of himself he hates and he feels like he's always being punished for them. But he also feels like it is rightly deserved. He tried to ignore, hide, escape them but they resurface and he finds out he never had changed for the better like he thought. He is also upset someone else has recognized these parts of himself and is warning them about him and his flaws. Pretty straightforward I guess but I think very easy to relate to.
    screams in silenceon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck,this song is too amazing
    stefan333on September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe it's Tears,not Truth,on that section :-?
    stefan333on September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo Me it sounds like he's saying prayers wont help you now all loves gone too far
    Mr_Deathbaton October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest bit: I can't count how many times...awakened in fear, nightly, palms sweating.
    Dreams of promises I've made to no one but myself, I've been crushed daily.
    Don't lend me your hand.
    I can't trust myself, so how can you trust me?
    lostprophet86on October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok. i love this song so much.
    but.
    its a little too long.
    like...i think it just gets repetitive after a while...
    i love the first few minutes though...just cut the last minute out...
    speech_geek_101on November 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Living's a wicked dream when things turn out all wrong"

    this song relates with grace.
    josuf7xon February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the shit, i loved it rite away, but it is kinda long....other than that, its perfect
    Lucifer666on May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song meaning seems kind of obvious. It's about a man who basically loses control of himself and becomes insane. He tries to control it, but he can't. The "demons" represent the "people" who caused the insanity, a metaphorical way of saying the devil is behind insanity.
    Mskibajr51on March 28, 2013   Link

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