"Devour" as written by and Chris Vrenna Jeordie White....
I'll swallow up all of you
Like a big bottle of big, big pills
You're the one that I should never take
But I can't sleep until I devour you
I can't sleep until I devour you
You're a flower that's withering
I can't feel your thorns in my head

This is no impressionability
You're not crying, this is blood all over me
You're not crying, this is blood all over me
You're not crying, this is blood all over me
And I'll love you, if you let me
And I'll love you, if you won't make me starve

I used to hold your heart to neck
I know I'll miss you if I close my eyes
But this is loaded with an open film
I'll see you and I'll blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
And I'll love you, if you let me
And I'll love you, if you won't make me starve
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

My pain's not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain's not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain's not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain's not ashamed to repeat itself
I can't sleep until I devour you
I can't sleep until I devour you
I can't sleep until I devour you
I can't sleep until I devour you
I can't sleep until I devour you
And I'll love you, if you let me
And I'll love you, if you won't make me starve


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"Devour" as written by Chris Vrenna Brian Warner

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  • +6
    General Commentfuckin great opening.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on May 29, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti think it mite be about a person he loves who keeps herting him but he keeps going back and devouring/loving her even though she brings him pain.
    'ill love you if you dont make me starve'
    he'll love her if she gives him the right emotional/sexual attention.

    'pain is not ashamed to repeat itself'
    you can be in love and get yr heart broken and go through a shit load of pain, and it doesnt matter, it'll keep happening, its not like pain is ashamed to repeat itself and after a while its just gonna be like 'ok ive done enough messing up this persons life, i should stop now'
    pain is gonna haunt us forever =)

    mosamaon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI love the way it ends: "I'll love you if you won't make me sto-"

    Then it ends. She makes him stop.
    PenileHyperboleon May 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, but I hate how it just cuts off at the end. and I think mosama has the description perfect.
    iconofsinon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe booklet says 'stop', not 'starve'.

    There's no need to look too deep into this song. It's a great lovesong by Marilyn Manson.
    Scabbed15on June 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song. it makes me think of my ex. i hate her so much but when i was with her i couldnt leave. i needed the shit she put me through.

    some girls are like drugs.. and we just want to find the right one sooo bad that we take all the wrong ones and get addicted. mansons great.
    xxAnt1Chr1stxxon September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it said Stop instead of Starve, but I don't have the booklet, so I can't contest. Plus, starve does seem to go with the motif of eating(Devour). And, I thought he said something about "Open Them" instead of Open Film, in regards to his eyes being closed. I couldn't make out the starting part of that line, though I admit that I was more smitten with the backing track than anything else.

    And, mosama is correct. This is definitely a track about being in love, in a very Manson-esque sort of way. It relates eating and/or devouring the one you love with finally having all of them to yourself. Though everyone tends to rag on the man about his lyrics, there's no dying how powerful of a feeling it is that he put in a very easily relateable state. Anyone whom is or has ever been completely in love can draw connections with that. Especially if the relationship involves a lot of pain and frustration. And, even moreso if the person continues to move forward with trying to make things work and completely win over the heart of the other.

    I would say that this song is more about Evan than it would be about Dita. I can feel a connection with this track and a situation that I'm currently involved in, myself. Even when you know that you shouldn't try, you keep going. You keep allowing yourself to be hurt through all the pain, suffering, frustration, annoyance and bothering that is in store for you . . . all to know that YOU have won. That you have devoured the one you love and now they will always be yours.

    With the old saying of sleep being the cousin of death, it's not hard to figure out what he means by "I Can't Sleep Until I Devour You." Simply stating that he can't rest, he can't stop and he can't die until he has all of her.

    Definitely one of my favorite songs on this new LP. And, a phenomenal way to open an album. It was a pleasant shock.

    Cabreson May 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is all my interpretations, take it as you will... and I'll have to make a few corrections on these lyrics as well.

    I'll swallow up all of you
    Like a big bottle of big, big pills
    You're the one that I should never take
    --He's explaining where drugs are like love, that this love will be bad and he knows he shouldn't fall into this relationship

    But I can't sleep until I devour you
    I can't sleep until I devour you
    --Now this I'm not sure devour could be used for sex, I can't sleep until i love you physically

    You're a flower that's withering
    I can't feel your thorns in my head
    --He can tell everything is falling apart, the thorns can be simple enough as a tightly held hand. With it falling apart he feels her grasp weaking as like just going through the motions. Sort of like that awkward hug, I'm only doing it because its expected.

    This is no impressionability
    You're not crying, this is blood all over me
    --Now this I really think it means that he knows what is going on will not form her, she won't cry for it but he knows it's tearing him apart inside.

    And I'll love you, if you let me
    And I'll love you, if you won't make me (stop)
    --Simply said, I will love you with everything I have if you let me. I know it'll hurt me but I won't stop until you make me.

    I used to hold your heart to neck
    I know I'll miss you if I close my eyes
    But this is loaded (if I open them)
    I'll see you and I'll blow your heart to pieces
    --I'm not sure what the neck metahore is like, maybe a reference to wearing a heart on your sleeve. With eyes closed you won't see them, almost trying to hide because of all that has happened if he sees her he will try to damage her emotionally hence blow your heart to pieces.

    My pain's not ashamed to repeat itself
    --I've fell in love before, I've been hurt but it will all happen again.. if you let it.
    MansoniteOf95on June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFriggin copy and paste mistakes...
    I can't feel your thorns in my head... It's hand, not head.
    MansoniteOf95on June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI went into Hot Topic and I wasn't sure whether this album would be any good so I checked it out. This was the song that I heard and I got goosebumps! I think that it's great and I totally agree with the comments before me. Great opening and even thought it's quite annoying, I think that I like the sudden ending. It probably has some sort of symbolism that just goes waaay over my head. I admit the 1st time I heard the ending I was like wtf?!
    theguardiandemonon June 05, 2009   Link

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