Released from reason.
Alive with pain.
The act has changed, the play's the same.
As he and his ministers convergered, I peaked out from behind the well.

And, oh, how I was suprised to learn the Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell.
The Devil is not the King of Hell.
A violent dance on slippery stones
The lines gone dead
We're all alone
The Devil is not the King of Hell

Smelling victory
The engine hums
Off in the distace they beat the drums
Admist the blood and rubble I look for souvenirs to sell

And, oh, how I was suprised to learn the Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell
A violent dance on slippery stones
The lines gone dead
We're all alone
The Devil is not the King of Hell

Black was the mark, black was the mark. Black was the mark laid on Kane.
Black was the list, black was the list. Black was the list with our names.
Black was the mark, black was the mark. Black was the mark laid on Kane.
Black was the list, black was the list. Black was the list with our names.

The Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell
A violent dance on slippery stones
The line's gone dead
We're all alone
The Devil is not the King of Hell

Tonight I'm gonna do something I've never done before
I'm gonna find out what the screamings about on the other side of that door
So, don't you bother calling, there ain't nobody home
Sometimes we've gotta stand together, sometimes alone.

The Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the king of Hell
A violent dance on slippery stones
The lines gone dead
we're all alone
The Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell
The Devil is not the King of Hell
A violent dance on slippery stones
The line's gone dead
The line's gone dead
The line's gone dead
The line's gone dead
The line's gone dead
The Devil is not the King of Hell.


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    General CommentI'm not exactly sure but I think Tom himself has stated that this song is about Guantanamo Bay.
    kingemoneyon April 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the gist of this song is that humans don't need the devil as the cause of evil / pain / cruelty, as we ourselves are more than capable of causing it.
    Michieliuson February 26, 2014   Link

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