Now I,
I carved these thoughts into my walls
Covered in black praying they would transcend to you
And I've been to the place where lonely souls dwell
Bringing me closer
One step closer to hell

Look into the sunlight
Before a plunge into oblivion
I don't lack the strength to move on
And now I'll fight off the strain that tries to pull me back

I'm never going back
Never going back
Fight off temptation, I'm never going back
I'll take this breath and I'll say these words to you

Don't want to let this go
Nothing remains in this life I know
All my failures are my great escape away from you
The poisonous world
I erased my life for this false sense of security
And I've killed my love for you
Forget me please, forget me

Please don't tell me I've lost it all
Solution hanging off the edge
Don't let me slip and fall
I've walked this Earth where life is stale
Dragging me closer
Seconds closer to hell

Look into the sunlight
As I crawl back from regrets
I don't lack the strength to move on
And now I'll fight off the strain that tries to pull me back

I'm never going back
Never going back
Fight off temptation, I'm never going back
I'll take this breath and I'll say these words to you

Don't want to let this go
Nothing remains in this life I know
All my failures are my great escape away from you
The poisonous world
I erased my life for this false sense of security
And I've killed my love for you
Forget me please, forget me


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Distortion, Devotion song meanings
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    General CommentJust to give the lyrics a little more structure....here is what it should be.

    Now I,
    I carved these thoughts into my walls
    Covered in black praying they would transcend to you
    And I've been to the place where lonely souls dwell
    Bringing me closer
    One step closer to hell

    Look into the sunlight
    Before a plunge into oblivion
    I don't lack the strength to move on
    And now I'll fight off the strain that tries to pull me back

    I'm never going back
    Never going back
    Fight off temptation, I'm never going back
    I'll take this breath and I'll say these words to you

    Don't want to let this go
    Nothing remains in this life I know
    All my failures are my great escape away from you
    The poisonous world
    I erased my life for this false sense of security
    And I've killed my love for you
    Forget me please, forget me

    Please don't tell me I've lost it all
    Solution hanging off the edge
    Don't let me slip and fall
    I've walked this Earth where life is stale
    Dragging me closer
    Seconds closer to hell

    Look into the sunlight
    As I crawl back from regrets
    I don't lack the strength to move on
    And now I'll fight off the strain that tries to pull me back

    I'm never going back
    Never going back
    Fight off temptation, I'm never going back
    I'll take this breath and I'll say these words to you

    Don't want to let this go
    Nothing remains in this life I know
    All my failures are my great escape away from you
    The poisonous world
    I erased my life for this false sense of security
    And I've killed my love for you
    Forget me please, forget me

    As for the meaning, I think it's saying that when the band retire and return home, they may be forgotten about, despite "sacrificing" their lives to entertain their fans.

    If anyone else has a better idea, lemme know.
    avengedsoul6661on July 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod dammit. I spelled the title wrong.
    Sorry.
    It's 'Distortion, Devotion.'

    Also, if I fucked up any of the lyrics. Just rewrite them.
    CrystalCrampson May 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA few possibilities I feel for this song ... it could be about drugs, depression or a loved one IMO.

    "The poisonous world" is the main thing that leads me to consider it could possibly be drugs. As the rest of the lyrics to me tend to float around them being a dark place previously (depression, taking drugs etc.) They are fighting to get out of this place but in essence the sense of reality is distorted (due to mental depression / illness / drug abuse) and now they are devote to their new reality (depression / drug).

    The flip side is that it is about a loved one ... love can cause some distorted views of the world, and you are devoted to their love (and it can be poisonous afterwards if the separation isn't pretty).
    sokornyon May 02, 2018   Link

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