Check, check, check, check
Check, check, check, check
Check, check, check, check ch-
Woah

Don't believe what they say
We're dead flies in the summer time
They leave us all behind
With duct tape scars on my honey
They don't like who you are
You won't like where we'll go
Brother protect me now
With blood they wash in the money

You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy
You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy

Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh

Right now I'm sick down from the bones to the other side
Red-mob, we insects hide
King rat on the streets in another life
They laugh, we don't think it's funny
If what you are
Is just what you own
What have you become
When they take from you
Almost everything

You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy
You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy

Destroya, Destroya
Destroya, Destroya
Destroya, Destroya
Against the sun - we're the enemy
Destroya, Destroya
Destroya, Destroyer

Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh (uh) uh
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh (uh) uh uh
Uh uh uh uh

I don't believe in God (you don't believe in God)
I don't believe in luck (I don't believe in luck)
I don't believe in you (they don't believe in us)
I just believe we're the enemy (but I believe we're the enemy)

I don't believe in God (you don't believe in God)
I don't believe in luck (I don't believe in luck)
I don't believe in you (they don't believe in us)
I just believe we're the enemy (but I believe we're the enemy)

Uh uh uh uh (uh uh uh)
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh (uh uh uh)
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh (uh uh uh)
Uh uh uh uh
Uh uh uh uh (uh uh uh)

You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy
You don't believe in God
I don't believe in luck
They don't believe in us
But I believe we're the enemy

Destroya, Destroya
Destroya, Destroya
Destroya, Destroya

Against the sun - we're the enemy
Destroya, Destroya
We're all waiting for ya
Destroya, Destroya
Against the sun - we're the enemy

Destroya, Destroya (so show me what you got)
We're all waiting for ya (you children of the gun)
Destroya, Destroya (don't hide and we don't run)
Against the sun - we're the enemy
Destroya, Destroya (so show me what you got)
Destroya, Destroya (against the sun - we're the enemy)


Lyrics submitted by Elective Amnesia, edited by SmashingDestiny, anneonthefloor, JosephK

DESTROYA song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentSo.. song meaning time..

    According to an interview I saw, this song was inspired by the Holi Festival in India (hence the drum beats). Its partially a commentary on the cast system, with lines like, "Its' unbelievable see we're dead flies in the summer time" labeling the worth of the bottom of the cast system. Also, comparing themselves again to insects in the second verse, lessening the worth of the person by what they own.. a modern version of today's cast system within America. It begs the question, what would you become if you lost everything? Just another rat on the street.

    The "duct tape scars" is another poverty reference. Duct tape, the versatile gift from the gods, can be used as sutures if nothing else is available. The bottom of the cast system cannot afford hospitals, so their scars are made up of duct tape sutures.

    Regardless of meaning, this song very powerful, probably my favorite off the album. If nothing else, I feel like it's calling to not destroy the corporation, the government, "the man" as many punk songs call for, but to destroy the cast system, this system that backs us into an economic hole, regardless of social status, making it nearly impossible to break from. Destroy the labels, destroy the discrimination against poverty. Rebuild to become a stronger and more unified humanity.
    BlackOutBelleon January 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentneither side is innocent
    silversunloveon November 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI took the liberty of analyzing it myself and making corrections. :3

    Check, Check, Check, Check,
    Check, Check, Check, Check,
    Check, Check, Check, Check Ch- (whistles)
    ⁠WHOA!

    Don't believe what they say,
    We're dead flies in the summer time. They leave us all behind,
    With duct tape scars on my honey.
    They don't like who you are.
    You won't like where we'll go.
    Brother protect me now,
    With blood they wash in the money.

    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy

    Right now
    I'm sick down from the bones to the other side
    Red-mob, we insects hide
    King rat on the streets in another life
    They laugh,
    we don't think it's funny
    If what you are is just what you own,
    What have you become, when they take from you,
    almost everything!?

    You don't believe in God
    ⁠I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    ⁠I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy
    ⁠
    ⁠

    Destroya Destroya
    Destroya Destroya
    Destroya Destroya
    ⁠

    Against the sun,
    we're the enemy!

    ⁠Destroya Destroya
    Destroya DESTROYER
    ⁠
    ⁠

    I don't believe in God
    (You don't believe in God)
    ⁠I don't believe in luck
    (I don't believe in luck)
    ⁠I don't believe in you
    (They don't believe in us)
    ⁠I just believe in the enemy
    (but I believe we're the enemy)
    ⁠
    I don't believe in God
    (You don't believe in God)
    ⁠I don't believe in love
    (I don't believe in luck)
    ⁠I don't believe in you
    (They don't believe in us)
    ⁠I just believe in the enemy
    (but I believe in the enemy)
    ⁠

    You don't believe in God
    ⁠I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    ⁠I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe we're the enemy
    ⁠
    ⁠

    Destroya Destroya
    Destroya Destroya
    Destroya Destroya

    Against the sun,
    we're the enemy!
    ⁠Destroya Destroya
    Well I'm waiting for ya
    Destroya Destroya
    ⁠

    Against the sun,
    we're the enemy!
    ⁠

    Destroya Destroya
    well I'm waiting for ya

    Destroya Destroya
    ⁠Destroya Destroya
    Destroya Destroya

    (So show me what you got
    You children of the gun
    Don't hide and we don't run
    Against the sun we're the enemy
    So show me what you got
    Against the sun we're the enemy)
    wendyswing13on November 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics up on the main lyrics bit are correct. I checked them against my booklet.

    Also, I only just cracked open my liner notes for the lyrics for this... I've been singing "but I believe in the enemy" instead of "but I believe we're the enemy" for a week. I need to reinterpret this song now.

    Also, I love Gerard's random sex noises/dolphin impressions/dolphin sex noises.
    JimmyArmstrongon November 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't help thinking that this song would work really well in a Fight Club context, alternating between Tyler and the Narrator. Tyler has the verses; the Narrator, the chorus.

    "If what you are
    Is just what you own
    What have you become
    When they take from you
    Almost everything?"
    ...has the same basic meaning as "The things you own end up owning you." which is one of Tyler's most famous lines. And, actually it sounds like most of what Tyler says in the film and the book, just in song form and ugh, guys. It's so perfect. Just the right amount of anger and chaos and violence and sex appeal that Fight Club has and askfhjaksldjf.

    I didn't explain this very well. I'm sorry.
    footsieson September 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationGerard said he's always struggled with gender issues, and the lyric, "With duct tape scars on my honey." makes me believe that he's talking about the way in which a lot of transgender people will attempt to bind (in a pinch) their chest with duct tape. When the tape is removed, a lot of skin is removed with it, thus creating, "duct tape scars."

    Just a thought, idk.
    callherblackmariahon April 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis where the resistance come and get party poison out and how bunny kisses him to turn him back to normal an dhow they kill all the SCARECROW
    mrkillon March 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionwhat is this song off of? i am a huge MCR fan, like i love them and i have no idea were this is from
    mcrdiscoon November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdissapointed that this isn't all the words for this song, and @mcrdisco it's from their new album out Nov 22. :)

    here's the rest of them:

    Check Check
    Check Check
    Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
    Check Ch- (whistles)
    WHOA!

    Its' unbelievable see
    Were dead flies in the summer time
    They leave us all behind
    With duck tape scars on my
    You don't like who you are
    You don't like where well go
    With blood they wash in the money

    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy

    Uh UhUh UhUh
    Uh UhUh UhUh
    Uh UhUh RIGHT NOW

    Sit down from the boast of the other side
    Were not where insects hide
    Hang rats on the street in another love?
    They laugh, we don't think it's funny
    What you are
    It's just what you own
    What have you become
    When they take from you
    ALMOST EVERYTHING

    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy

    Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya
    I guess there sunk, we're the enemy
    Destroya Destroya Destroya DESTROYER

    UhUhUhUh Uh Uh (Uhhh)
    UhUhUhUh Uh Uh
    UhUhUhUh Uh Uh (Uhhh)
    Uh Uh Uh Uh UhUh UhUh

    I don't believe in God (you don't believe in God)
    I don't believe in luck (I don't believe in luck)
    I don't believe in you (They don't believe in us)
    I just believe in the enemy (but I believe in the enemy)
    I don't believe in God (You don't believe in God)
    I don't believe in love (I don't believe in luck)
    I don't believe in you (They don't believe in us)
    I just believe in the enemy (but I believe in the enemy)

    Uh Uh Uh Uh UhUh (Uh UhUh Uh Uh UhUh Uh)
    Uh Uh Uh Uh (Uh Uh Uh Uh UhUh Uh)
    Uh Uh Uh Uh UhUhhh (Uh UhUh Uh Uh Uh Uhhhh)
    Uh Uh Uh Uh UhUh (Uh UhUh Uh Uh UhUh Uh)
    Uh Uh Uh Uhhh (Uh UhUh Uh)

    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy
    You don't believe in God
    I don't believe in luck
    They don't believe in us
    But I believe in the enemy

    Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya
    I guess there sunk, we're the enemy!
    Destroya Destroya well I'm waiting for yaa Destroya Destroya
    I guess there sunk, we're the enemy!
    Destroya Destroya well I'm waiting for yaa Destroya Destroya
    I guess there sunk, we're the enemy!
    Destroya Destroya Destroya DESTROYA


    Steinyon November 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionYupp, Steiny has the right lyrics. I just listened to this song. I ripped the audio from their listening party video on Youtube, the one with Dr. Death Defying as the host.

    Honestly, I like every song on their album except for this one. It doesn't really thrill me. But since I like 11 out of 12 of their new album so far, it's not a big deal if one song on their album is a hit and miss.

    The only song that I can't really get into is Zero Percent, but that's an extra song that that didn't even make it onto their new album, so I'm not counting that one. Who know though, maybe they'll grow on me.
    mario_master101on November 19, 2010   Link

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