"Devil's Been Talkin'" as written by and Bear Rinehart Bo Rinehart....
Bag of bones and blood red cheeks
Guilty from the words I speak
Say the truth will set you free
But it won't for me
Cause I'm uneasy in my skin
Hangin' on by a thread
Life it hasn't left me yet
But I won't forget
Oh, the devil's been talkin'
(Oh oh oh)
The devil's been talkin'
(Oh oh oh)

The ship is setting off to sea
But it's sailing without me
I can't help but feel I'm on
An island born to sink
Oh, the devil's been talkin'

We can't change
It's who we are
We are all alone
The devil's been talkin'
We can't change
It's who we are
We are all alone

I'm running out
Of this hole alone
These fingers bled
Down to the bone
And I can't move
This hell is cold
The chorus sings
This is home

Whoa
The devil's been talkin'
The devil's been talkin'
(Oh oh oh) Whoa
The devil's been talkin'
(Oh oh oh)
The devil is talkin'

I'm running out
Of this hole alone
These fingers bled
The devil is talkin'
I can't move
This hell is cold
The chorus sings

Bag of bones and blood red cheeks
Guilty from the words I speak
Say the truth will set you free
But it won't for me
Oh, the devil's been talkin'


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"Devil's Been Talkin'" as written by William Rinehart Nathaniel Rinehart

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    General CommentThe narrator's lyrics in each of the verses point to a negative outlook on life. Lyrics like:

    'say the truth will set you free, but it won't for me'
    'i can't help but feel i'm on an island born to sink'
    'we can't change who we are, we are all alone'

    point to a feeling of hopelessness that the narrator has been viewing life from. At the end of each verse though, 'the devil's been talkin' which represents that these negative thoughts are just what the devil would want us to believe. Basically, take the song in reverse and it is saying don't believe the lies the devil wants us to believe, and the negativity he wants to tear us down with. Be positive.
    jmayfield24on October 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow.... this sounds really really sad... The narration of the song believes they're set aside from the others in a negative way and that they're in hell and even though someone may try to say something positive, they say it won't help them at all.
    As for the devils been talkin' part... I wonder if it's like the devil whispering in your ear and making you believe terrible things, true or not.
    shelby1000on January 05, 2015   Link

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