"Heart Of The Devil" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
I am
heart
of the devil

I have
heart
of the
devil

I can make a man
freeze in his tracks
I can make a man
fall to his death
I can make a girl
so eager to please
I can make a young girl
lay down
for me because
I'm evil

and
love is gone

I can make the skies
thunder and shake
I can make the world
tremble and quake
I can make your pulse
pound in your veins
I can make your heart
stop
and start
again because
I'm evil
love is gone

I can make the world
tremble and shake
I can make the skies
black in my wake
I can make a girl
so eager to please
I can make a young girl
lay down
for me because
I'm evil

and love is gone
my love is gone



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"Heart of the Devil" as written by Glenn Danzig

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    General CommentI think the opening vocals demonstrate the Howlin Wolf influence. It's the only part of the song I like actually. It goes downhill from there.
    MrLongroveon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood, not his best, howlin wolf
    iminheaton March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like it. It is good old fashioned bluse and its lyrics are about what you all could do if you had the power of the devil. (Wasn´t there a movie about what you all could do if you had gods power?)
    roboknobon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the basic urges/driving forces that we all have as humans. The "devil" represents the personification of our negative or "evil" urges and actions. It's too hard for most ppl to admit that evil lives inside them, so they instead use a made up entity, the devil, to project their evilness onto (separates ppl from the undesirable parts of themselves). SO, "I am heart of the devil" means that mankind is the creator of and the driving force behind all things evil (heart keeps us alive, just like mankind keeps evil alive in the world). "I have heart of the devil" references the negative desires that are inside all of us; they come from within our heart/driving force. The rest of the lyrics could be symbolic examples which show mankind's propensity/capability to be "evil" (killing others; sex with unacceptable partners--"I can make a young girl lay down for me"; drugs--"I can make a pulse pound in your vein"; threatening or scaring others--"...man freeze in his tracks"; war--"I can make the skies thunder and shake...world tremble and quake"=bombs, missles, jets, etc.; medical advances "heart stop and start again"= through medicine we can kill ppl or bring them back to life. I think Danzig is calling out ppl who have not yet came to this realization.
    subconsciouson October 11, 2014   Link
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    General Commentkind of lame lyrics, but the opening is just so goddamn amazing. can't believe noone has commented.
    Henleyon October 15, 2004   Link

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