The Eternal Struggle - The Common Perception of Demons

The Common Perception of Demons

We dance around the fires of hell,
We tempt and trick you with our games,
We're sly and wily, we lie so well,
We're here to drag you down to the flames!

Ah, ha, ha, ah, ha, ha,
Ah, ha, ha, see them burning,
Ah, ha, ha, hear them shrieking,
Ah, ha, ha, music to our ears!

A demon is a slipp'ry fellow,
He'll whisper in your ear.
He'll tell you you'll be rich as pharaoh,
And it won't take but a year.

You'll be persuaded to do our bidding,
It starts with just a favour.
Once you've taken that first step,
You'll never find a saviour.

Ah, ha, ha, etc.

The violinist who plays like a demon,
His fingers dance on the strings.
The guitarist who met a stranger,
He wails those blues with a sting.
They sold their souls for avarice,
They were blind to the result.
When their time came to die the devil laughed,
He said, "You can't default!"

Ah, ha, ha, etc.

We dance around the fires etc.

A demon wears a thousand faces,
Has horns, a tail and a rosy hue.
The devil has a thousand names,
And here are just a few: 
 Asmodeus (lust), Mammon (greed),
 Leviathan (envy), Beelzebub (gluttony),
 Amon (wrath), Belphegor (sloth),
 And last but not least, Lucifer (pride)!

I see demons, they look like you.
Lust, greed, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth, pride.

We dance around the fires of hell,
We tempt and trick you with our games,
We're sly and wily, we lie so well,
We're here to drag you down to the flames!

Saam Thorne, 2010