Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil

He's a wolf screaming lonely in the night
He's the bloodstain on the stage
He's the tear in your eye
Been tempted by his lie
He's the knife in your back, he's rage
Well he's the razor to the knife
Oh, lonely is our lives
My head's spinning 'round and 'round
But in the seasons of wither
You stand and deliver
Be strong and laugh and

Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout

He'll be the love in your eyes
He'll be the blood between your thighs
And then he'll have you cry for more
He'll put strength to the test
He'll put the thrill back in bed
I'm sure you've heard it all before
He'll be the risk in the kiss
Might be anger on your lips
Might run scared for the door
But in the seasons of wither
We'll stand and deliver
Be strong and laugh and

Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil

He's a wolf screaming lonely in the night
He's the bloodstain on the stage
He's the tear in your eyes
Been tempted by his lie
He's the knife in your back, he's rage
Well, he's the razor to the knife
Oh, lonely is our lives
My head's spinning 'round and 'round
But in the seasons of wither
We'll stand and deliver
Be strong and laugh and

Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil
Shout, shout, shout
Shout at the devil

Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout, shout
Shout, shout


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Shout At The Devil Lyrics as written by Nikki Sixx

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    i saw on an interview with nikki and i think it was tommy and hes holding up the record and hes like "SHOUT AT IT, see theres a pentagram on it up side down you think its bad? just turn the record the other way around" i dont know if that was word for word but thats what he said, that was a interview back in the 80s (i watched it on Much More Music)

    oldskoolpunker23on March 14, 2005   Link
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    Apparently at the time, he had been fucking about with black magic. He had been casting spells out of a copy of the 'Necronomicon' and he believed that he had summoned evil spirits, which were throwing haunting the apparment he shared with his girlfriend. Apparently folks used to jump of the floor, straight into the ceiling and cupboard doors opened and closed by themselves.

    quiffpornon April 01, 2005   Link
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    yeah, anyone who has read "the dirt" will know that he wrote it while he was reading the 'Necronomicon' and that it was originally called 'Shout with the devil'. The lyrics were also changed because in the original script for the song all the "He's" were "I". "I'm the wolf screaming lonely in the night, I'm the bloodstain on the stage." And yes it was changed because the manager knew it would not get marketed by Elektra if they didn't change it.

    RomanChristopheron June 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I don't think there is really a deep meaning here, it is just awesome hair metal.

    quiffpornon October 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    actually there is a meaning, nikki sixx beleived that Ronald Reagan was the antichrist and he wanted everyone to shout at him. he beleived it because Ronald Wilson Reagan's names each have six letters in them, so its 666. it all makes perfect sense because the bible says that the antichrist's name will bear the mark of 666, he will be in a high position of power, he will try to decieve you and tell you he is a man of god, etc, etc. and reagan fell into all of those categories.

    but thats what the song is about

    sixxaholicon October 31, 2004   Link
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    oldskoolpunker23 i watched the same interview, and nikki also said that they arent religious whatsoever, (althought nikki read all that witchcraft stuff) but he said "this song means to shout at what's holding you back, whether it's your boss, your parents, your teacher etc." so it really means to stand up for yourself, but this could also be along the lines of the RWR comment

    A7X1992on December 06, 2006   Link
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    "What a crock of shit! There was nothing demonic about Shout at the Devil. All we were saying was that everyone should stand up and shout at those people who are holding them down, whether it's their parents, their teachers, or their bosses." Nikki Sixx source: nikkisixx.tv

    heartsixxon January 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    There is no meaning here. its just a realy good song

    afireinside38on November 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The little devil on your shoulder tells you to do something bad because it will be fun but you have to shout at him no.

    Joe K. on September 21, 2011   Link
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    FYI Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue described his band as "demonic, that's what we are" (Heavy Metal Times, May 1983). Nikki Sixx referring to their "Shout at the Devil" stage show commented, "We have skulls, pentagrams, and all kinds of satanic symbols on stage .... I've always flirted with the devil" (Circus, Jan. 31, 1984).

    FSamanthaon January 11, 2014   Link

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