"Serpentine" as written by and David/donegan Draiman....
See the dogs come running
Smelling blood now
To an open sore
On a parasite
Countless hearts have fallen
Hard to number
Damnation’s whore
Is looking for a victim tonight
With an angry soul
And a wicked design
Your will cannot endure
And your heart is torn away

I was caught up in the moment
You were alone and
You seemed to harness the light
Even though I felt cold inside
When you told me it would be alright
I had given up control and
I didn’t focus hard enough to see
The warning signs
Your heart is serpentine

Damn what I’m becoming
One of them now
Just an opened door
On an endless night
Dark desire burning
In my blood now
How can I be sure?
I don’t know if I’ll be able to fight
With a tortured soul
And an honest design
My will cannot endure
If my heart is torn away

I was caught up in the moment
You were alone and
You seemed to harness the light
Even though I felt cold inside
When you told me it would be alright
I had given up control and
I didn’t focus hard enough to see
The warning signs
Your heart is serpentine

Now that I’ve been torn apart
Will there be an end to this?
Will there finally be release?
Will I finally rest in peace?
I’m determined to believe
My prayers will be received
With a tortured soul
And an honest design
My will cannot endure
As my heart is torn away

I was caught up in the moment
You were alone and
You seemed to harness the light
Even though I felt cold inside
When you told me it would be alright
I had given up control and
I didn’t focus hard enough to see
The warning signs
Your heart is serpentine

The warning signs
Your heart is serpentine
Evil personified
Your heart is serpentine


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"Serpentine" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +4
    General CommentI believe this song is about a Succubus, o woman-demon who uses her wily charms to seduce men and lead them to their ill fate. from a more real-world perspective i think this song is just about women who don't (or can't) love and just play with the hearts and emotions of men seeking gain or just a sadistic satisfaction from making them miserable
    Nihilus666on August 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningno it is not. you are wrong.
    david said this.

    asylum - a scary but safe place - someone seeks an asylum for protection. like from an abusive person/ spouse.

    never again - maybe ur right. but there is also a mention "will i ever love again" this could be a mistake that lead to the end of a relationship.

    the infection - is the pain that some one feels as their relationship as ended as it eats aways at them.

    warrior - david fought for his kids in a trial as he wants them back.

    crucified - same as a relationship ends someone feels weak and sad, helpless as though nailed to a cross while feeling great pain.

    my child - is the story about his first born who died in miscarriage. "why is it only in death will you redeem my child?"

    innocence - you would see a 7 year old kid who is innocent and has no care in the world, as someone grows they lose this innocence.

    the animal - someone who is an abusive person who acts like an animal. constantly attacking their prey (spouse or something) showing them no mercy.

    serpentine - a woman who is alluring and seductive until they have everything you own and abandon you (or kill you as the song says) "your heart is serpentine" to indicate someone who is conniving.

    sacrifice - someone gives up stuff for other people so they can both live together.

    not everything is about jews. and btw get out of Palestine.
    aitazaz117on May 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song IS about Dave's ex-girlfriend who did this specific thing to him. Nihilus is exactly right about the meaning of this song.
    DeeBeeEmmon October 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhile possible, i dont know why disturbed would write a song about a succubs. i think that much more likely, this song is about draiman's ex-girlfriend/fiance, who just upped and abandoned him during the making of this album. the song "The Infection" seems to be about the aftermath of her leaving.
    MetalMartyron September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThats basically what i was saying. its about his ex-girlfriend. perhaps he may be using a succubus as a metaphor for her, or talking about her directly. either way, im pretty sure that the song is about her.
    MetalMartyron October 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost definatly what you guys said, either way, favorite song off the album. Very good work
    Lughon October 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI had hoped that Disturbed would not jump on the bandwagon. Screw mythology; we humans really need to stop picking on snakes.
    Snyarhediron March 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about vampirism.... about being bitten by a vampire (perhaps a succubus, which is a female vampire who seduces and drains male victims) and changed. the "Dark desire" is his bloodlust... the "endless night" is his awakening to the vampire world..
    Luna666on June 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere are the correct lyrics

    See those dogs come running, smelling blood now
    To an open sore on a parasite
    Countless hearts have fallen, hard to number
    Damnation's whore is looking for a victim tonight
    With an angry soul and a wicked design
    Your will cannot endure and your heart is torn away

    I was caught up in the moment
    We were alone and you seemed to harness the light
    Even though I felt cold inside when you told me it would be alright
    I had given up control and I didn't focus hard enough
    To see the warning signs, your heart is serpentine

    Damn what I've becoming one of them now
    Just an opened door on an endless night
    Dark desire burning in my blood now
    How can I be sure I don't know if I'll be able to fight?

    With a tortured soul and an honest design
    My will cannot endure as my heart is torn away

    I was caught up in the moment
    We were alone and you seemed to harness the light
    Even though I felt cold inside when you told me it would be alright
    I had given up control and I didn't focus hard enough
    To see the warning signs, your heart is serpentine

    Now that I've been torn apart
    Will there be an end to this?
    Will there finally be release?
    Will I finally rest in peace?
    I'm determined to believe
    My prayers will be received

    With a tortured soul and an honest design
    My will cannot endure as my heart is torn away

    I was caught up in the moment
    We were alone and you seemed to harness the light
    Even though I felt cold inside when you told me it would be alright
    I had given up control and I didn't focus hard enough
    To see the warning signs, your heart is serpentine

    The warning signs, your heart is serpentine
    Evil personified, your heart is serpentine
    darkDemon666on November 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionLIZARD PEOPLE COMFIRMED. ILLUMINATE COMIFRMD!!!


    On a searious note>,> as said earlier the song is about a person that plays with some once feeling for ther own wicked eterntainment and gain
    Zirofalon November 19, 2015   Link

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