"The Devil Within" as written by Andrea Wasse and Jason Smith....
I will keep quiet
You won't even know I'm here
You won't suspect a thing
You won't see me in the mirror
But I crept into your heart
You can't make me disappear
Til I make you

I made myself at home
In the cobwebs and the lies
I'm learning all your tricks
I can hurt you from inside
I made myself a promise
You would never see me cry
Til I make you

You'll never know what hit you
Won't see me closing in
I'm gonna make you suffer
This hell you put me in
I'm underneath your skin
The devil within
You'll never know what hit you

I will be here
When you think you're all alone
Seeping through the cracks
I'm the poison in your bones
My love is your disease
I won't let it set you free
Til I break you

You'll never know what hit you
Won't see me closing in
I'm gonna make you suffer
This hell you put me in
I'm underneath your skin
The devil within
You'll never know what hit you

I tried to be the lover to your nightmare
Look what you made of me
Now I'm a heavy burden that you can't bear
Look what you made of me
Look what you made of me
I'll make you see

You'll never know what hit you
Won't see me closing in
I'm gonna make you suffer
This hell you put me in
I'm underneath your skin
The devil within
You'll never know what hit you

The devil within
You'll never know what hit you


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"The Devil Within" as written by Jason Smith Andrea Wasse

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  • +3
    My InterpretationA lot of this song in my own language I see can it speaking about a split personality within yourself.

    -I will keep quite. You won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing. You won't see me in the mirror. But I crept into your heart. You can't make me disappear.-

    The above I feel talks about when the split begins, the other is there, but you obviously cannot see them. Thus blackouts begins and it starts to take form, you cannot really do anything because you are not sure of what is happening.

    -I made myself at home. In the cobwebs and the lies. I'm learning all your tricks. I can hurt you from inside. I made myself a promise. You would never see me cry.-

    This top statement I feel brings the fact that this split can see everything about you now. Knowing how to use things against you because of this. The first part representing this is something that won't just "go away" and it will be there.

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    Throughout the song there are a ton of hints for this to be a meaning. When you suffer from DID, you tend to go through everyday feeling like something bad is going to happen, unsure of how the other(s) will react. And it slowly begins to take effect on your own mind, and it weighs heavy. The Devil Within, is how you will look at it for a long time.
    BreakingTheFaithon April 18, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI truly believe this song is a dedication or rather an interpretation of those who are just sadist , evil, yet suffer from some type of mental illness, it is almost like a story of those who are to crazy to and feel like someone has betrayed them so they do what they only see as the right thing there way.... stalking, decieve, destroy ,.... murder.
    Another ...
    talks about someone who is obsessed and is blinded by love to the point that the will do anything to keep there companion by their side and will destroy

    Another theory...
    someone who is planning a sweet revenge on someone.
    lovemejahaon June 09, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionIts like, a sadist is thinking. Like me, i have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and im sadist (one who likes to hurt eachother and punish them for things, they didnt do.). So do I think. I like this song, thinking singing this to my victim who is siting in front of me laying on a table and getting lost. I kill his mind and hes done in his brain. And then I'm killing him slowly...
    Civieraon November 01, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is about a persons conscience. Someone did something they deep down didn't believe they should have and their conscience over it starts to eat at them from the inside.
    Kaelaron November 29, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn my opinion this song is about a woman in relationship, who is obsessed with her partner. They are relatively happy together but the girl sees that the man doesn't love her as much as she does. She keeps getting hurt over small things but doesn't show it, instead she develops obsession about keeping him closer to make him hurt. The man unaware of real state of things likes her more and more...

    It may be over overinterpretation but text is suggesting that the victim is close to the persona.
    Erioton May 13, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI interpret this song as being about a victim of sexual assault, and the desire that the rapist carries a guilt, that festers in them. Either that or the concept of a dark obsession, loving someone that you want to control because they aren't what you thought they were.
    MisCharlieon October 25, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is about pure revenge and to act as a snake through there veins a "disease" and I also think it shows a sign of naivety or cockiness Like there saying "Come at me" and finally they have been put through mind repulsive and hellish abuse
    Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in timeon June 09, 2016   Link

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