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I slide through the wasteland that's my world
My hunger takes your life, preyed on to keep me alive, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty in me

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

Mm, that's right, I she'd my skin tonight, but my fangs are hard to hide
And you know that you're going to die, yeah
Mercy's all that you need, mercy's empty to me

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies, wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Making my way through the night, you're still in my sight
You're runnin' away cause you know you can't hide
My instincts are cold blooded hate; to you I'm the bearer of fate
Wrong place, and now the wrong time, now terror is all that you'll find

Can't you feel the poison rising, straight to the heart of the venomous bite...

Can't you feel the poison rising? Out of the morning, and clear through the night
You can feel my strength destroy you, straight to the heart from the venomous bite

I can't regret, can't escape decisions made for me, no control
Fire that burns but never dies, yeah, wrapped around, I'll bury my fangs inside

Stay inside tonight - you're out there all alone
Vanish from my sites - venomous control
You won't make it right- my appetite has grown
Lost the final fight - no love will be shown

Stay inside tonight - you're out there all alone
Vanish from my sites - venomous control
You can't make it right - my appetite has grown
Lost your final fight - no love will be shown



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    LycanWolfAug 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    your debating that... has anyone noticed the name? sidewinder... hmmm, i wonder... if u ask me it is pretty obvious of a snake with the venom, fangs, shedding of skin, rattling in beggining, name, and so forth.
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    MrFranBrOJun 20, 2009 at 5:57 am
    Idk I kind of interpreted this as temtations from the devil to Adam and Eve thinking about the venomous bite being when adam and eve bit into the apple that god forbided cursing us all. Idk but now i see that its probably about a snake.
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    gonicthehedgehogFeb 5, 2009 at 1:16 am
    This song meaning has been confirmed by Matt, in magazines/interviews. "Sidewinder was basically just to paint a picture of human greed and human nature in the form of a snake. Sliding through the desert, hunting and killing, doing what feels natural. I compared it to a snake because I feel sometimes society makes us hide our human nature and we get punished for natural feelings and instincts."
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Good songs, make me feel brand new. Glory a7x
    i just wanna send the best wishes to the revv. May he got a mercys frm the god.
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    UnregisteredSep 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Sidewinder is a type of snake for the people that didn't know that, but really when I first heard this song, I didn't picture a snake, I pictured a man destroying everything that holds meaning.

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