"Demon Host" as written by and Taylor Kirk....
Oh, oh oh
Death, she must have been your will
A bone beneath the reaper's veil
With your voice my belly sunk
And I began to feel so drunk

Candle, candle, on my clock
Oh Lord, I must have heard you knock me out of bed
As the flames licked my head
And my lungs filled up black in their tiny little shack
It was real and I repent
All those messages you sent, clear as day, but in the night
Oh, I couldn't get it right

Oh, oh oh

Here is a church and here is a steeple
Open the doors there are the people
And all their little hearts at ease
For another week's disease

And eagle, eagle, talon, scream
I never once left in between
I was on the fence and I never wanted your two cents
Down my throat, in to the pit, with my head upon the spit
Oh Reverend, please, can I chew your ear?
I've become what I most fear
And I know there's no such thing as ghosts
But I have seen the demon host

Ooh, ooh ooh

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"Demon Host" as written by Taylor Kirk


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  • +7
    General CommentThe feeling I get from this one is that it's about literal damnation; a lament from a person who believes in religion, but can't straighten out, and therefore knows they're hellbound. It's either some great storytelling, or a killer metaphor, all delivered in a stunningly eerie 3:38.
    cosmogonicon January 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about a man who is on the precipice of death. He regrets the choices he made in life and is agnostic. The church has never really been appealing to him, with their constant threats of eternal damnation and suffering to the wicked. Unsure of his fate, he wonders what will happen to him as he sees the reaper, an entity he never really believed in.
    kgammon March 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about a man who belives in God but was abused in the Church and/or struggling with his (homo)sexuality.
    bobbafeton December 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI always thought this was about a man who gets the order to murder a woman: "Death, she must have been your will" and "With your voice my belly sunk". As if death has told him to murder this woman.

    The person didn't want to do this and he needed all the messages (being told to, his house bursting into flames) he repented to eventually do it. Torn apart by regret he can't live with himself anymore and once an agnost or atheïst he now turns to religion to redeem himself.

    This is probably one of the most beautifully told stories I have ever heard...
    CoenLeuvenon April 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the first line is actually, "Death she wants to bend your will".
    LinusXavioron May 22, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis man has had an epiphany.

    He understands the spiritual realm and that there is more to life than just life itself.

    He has obviously been luke warm and hedonisitic throughout his life thus far.

    A life changing event has occurred whereby he faced death but was spared, resulting in said epiphany.

    This man now searches for salvation through a life changing experience.
    passdagardon November 18, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI stumbled upon this incredible song randomly and it's been lingering in my mind ever since.

    Tragedy of a man who has a devastating realization of his sins, but perhaps a little too late.
    Paisleytigeron March 19, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy take is. He's not religious, and lost his lady, in doing so he believes he has seen evil and in his mind has taken her for its will.
    The people in church blindly have faith and are oblivious to the demons.

    Idk. Great song either way .
    lsutigerslsuon May 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationCould also be a man, who falls deeply in addiction, after very close person death. He s calling a potential holy spirit, and had a feeling of revelation. Destroying himself, body and mind, would be a big sin against life. (Black lungs, flames "progressively but painfully " licked his mind).
    He keeps doubting after apparently clear signs, because everything happened when he was not clear himself (couldnt get it right in the night).
    Then would compare his proper disease, with Christian believers, who sold their soul to church to get easy consolation.
    Himself, has convictions and never betrayed them, even if price is death (head on the spit ).
    blacksheapon June 12, 2016   Link

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