"Devil Boy" as written by Jason Pollock and Jason Ross....
I slept through Easter yesterday,
Right through Christmas, just the same.
The priest came up to me, all up in arms.
He said: "Devil boy, what have you done?"
Hey devil boy,
We're gonna blow you're house in.
Hey devil boy,
What do you think of that?
For heaven's sakes,
It's only been two thousand years.
I can't wait any longer for you.
The Jesuits rolled in their tanks, to my front door,
While the Capuchins held a love-in on my front porch.
The Augustinians kept to themselves, stuck their tongues out in a row.
They said, "Devil boy, it's off to hell you go!"
Hey devil boy,
We're gonna blow you're house in.
Hey devil boy,
What do you think of that?
For heaven's sakes,
It's only been two thousand years.
I can't wait any longer for you.
And so I'll sit and pray for her to call me there.
And I'll burn that bridge a thousand times, on the cross I bear,
Just to wonder if you're listening from a soap box in the sky.
To finally realize my price, was it you or I?
Hey devil boy,
We're gonna blow you're house in.
Hey devil boy,
What do you think of that?
For heaven's sakes,
It's only been two thousand years.
I can't wait any longer for you.
For heaven's sakes,
I'd give away eternity,
If you would come back to me, if you would come back to me.
If you would come back to me, if you would come back to me.


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"Devil Boy" as written by Jason Ross Jason Pollock

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    General CommentI really love this song, but I think my take on it might be a bit unpopular, but anyway, here's how I see it. The song starts out seeming like a basically irreligious song. But when he sings, "I'd give away eternity/If you would come back to me," it gives the song a different meaning. Here's how I see it: the guy in the song's girlfriend (or at least female friend) died, and he is depressed. He slept through Easter and Christmas (which to him don't matter anymore). And now these people are trying to pull him to god, but that's not what he wants. If he prays at all, it would just be for "her to call [him] there" ("there" being heaven). He'll give up his life to be with her. And at the end he says that he would "give up eternity" to have her with him again.
    sehkzychicon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is sort of about whenever someone does the smallest act opposing a 'law' of a religion, the religious leaders suddenly go into an uproar about it, when all that really matters is faith itself.

    All that aside, I really like the guitar and vocals in this song. They give me goosebumps. ;x
    anifinderon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawsome song, also goes alog with other songs on the album dealing with religion, underage sex, and murder.
    NeoZiggyon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy boy loves this song.its about being evil than relizing its not getting you anywhere so u pray to god to forgive u (listening from your soap box in the sky)a bad ass trying to reform him self
    djhtjlon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone who is constantley being convicted and told he is wrong and he looks to GOD wondering if is really son wrong in what he is doing.
    PearlJamRuleson March 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCame across this tune not too long ago and my jaw dropped. It's brilliant and works on so many levels.
    He uses satan(the story of Adam and Eve) as a metaphor for himself, his relationship (with the Eve) and it happens to work as an archetype if you will.
    The bible clearly states that women were a curse, because Eve ate from the tree of knowledge and really stuck it to us men.

    Though he is talking about his own relationship he also gives the underlying rewriting of the Adam and Eve story. In this case satan offered the fruit as a gift to win that first one, the first love (Eve) and he's been waiting 2,000 years(biblical timeline) and upon the end of his (satan's) reign the christians are at his door and telling him his time is done...and all he keeps explaining is that was he was waiting for the ONE that got away.

    Pretty damn cool ain't it?
    th3hereticon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbah, was typing during animation class and got lost at the end...look at that mess of words,"explaining is that was he was waiting for the ONE that got away."


    ???? lol
    th3hereticon November 07, 2007   Link
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    Song FactThe meaning of this song is very clear. He slept through easter and christmas becouse he was depressed. His depression was clear he wanted answers. the church meaning all the types of people were full of hate and other forms of interpretation that reminds you of a cult. He speeks of it being 2000 years well long enough to wait. When he says he will sit there waiting for her to call him there. Its meaning is her is mary mother of jesus.. and there is heaven.. his convictions are very strong for he feels like he has suffered a price greater than jesus.. He is listening from a soap box in the sky.He finishes with saying that he would give away eternity if he would come back to him. (Meaning earth). Which is the ultimate sacrifice. Something that jesus supposedly did.
    zackhastingson August 11, 2015   Link
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    Song FactThe meaning of this song is very clear. He slept through easter and christmas becouse he was depressed. His depression was clear he wanted answers. the church meaning all the types of people were full of hate and other forms of interpretation that reminds you of a cult. He speeks of it being 2000 years well long enough to wait. When he says he will sit there waiting for her to call him there. Its meaning is her is mary mother of jesus.. and there is heaven.. his convictions are very strong for he feels like he has suffered a price greater than jesus.. He is listening from a soap box in the sky.He finishes with saying that he would give away eternity if he would come back to him. (Meaning earth). Which is the ultimate sacrifice. Something that jesus supposedly did.
    zackhastingson August 11, 2015   Link
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    Song FactThe meaning of this song is very clear. He slept through easter and christmas becouse he was depressed. His depression was clear he wanted answers. the church meaning all the types of people were full of hate and other forms of interpretation that reminds you of a cult. He speeks of it being 2000 years well long enough to wait. When he says he will sit there waiting for her to call him there. Its meaning is her is mary mother of jesus.. and there is heaven.. his convictions are very strong for he feels like he has suffered a price greater than jesus.. He is listening from a soap box in the sky.He finishes with saying that he would give away eternity if he would come back to him. (Meaning earth). Which is the ultimate sacrifice. Something that jesus supposedly did.
    zackhastingson August 11, 2015   Link

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