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When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold


When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood's run stale


I wanna hide the truth
I wanna to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There's nowhere we can hide


No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come


When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide

It's where my demons hide

When the curtain's call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl


So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you've made


Don't wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't want to hide the truth


No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed

This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come


When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide


They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go


Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can't escape this now

Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
(Hide hide hide)



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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    I think when he says " look into me eyes, it's where my demons hide", I think he's battling problems. As if he has depression. And there's almost a monster in him. Only showing himself now and then, but you can see how broken he is in his eyes.
    Also, I think he wants this girl to understand,.
    Hey, don't get to close. I have a lot of issues that you probably don't care about, and probably shouldn't.
    But I can't be happy without you.
    So he's trying to tell her that he needs her, to help him with the demons, and when they become too much, he has her to look into his eyes and make it all alright again.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    I believe this song is about a man who knows he has darkness inside of him. He is trying to hide the truth of what the world is like to someone he loves. As said in the first lines that the saints we see are all made of gold means the only good we see are people in the past like saints. He knows what the world is like and wishes to shelter the one he loves from knowing. But at the same time his soul is turning dark and wants to protect the person from what he has become.
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    UnregisteredNov 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    My son is a pitcher in baseball. He told me this morning when we heard this on the radio that this is his "on the mound song". He said that if you let it, it can be sad to watch batters go down. But that the need to win, for both himself and the team, is his demon. He says he embraces his demons on the mound and smiles on the inside when a batter goes down. He's 13 years old.
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    UnregisteredNov 27, 2013 at 10:07 am
    The artist of this song feels that every single person on this earth is doomed to hell. That is so wrong. There is an escape from the control of the demons that have hold in your life. You aren't doomed to hell. I know you have heard this many times however if you accept the love and grace that jesus has for you in your heart then you will not go to hell but spend an eternity in eternal joy and happiness. This song is full of lies. No one has to be doomed to hell. No matter what you've done no matter who you've hurt. As bad as you yourself may feel God will forgive you for every single thing you have done. He sacrificed his own son on the cross so that others may be free from the sin that is holding them down in their life. Please I don't know who will read this but accept Jesus into your heart today.
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 12:16 am
    I believe the song is about someone who is abusive. Someone that has a demon inside that they try to hide but they know they can't hide it when provoked. Who they are will never change b/c they don't know how to change it. “i want to hide the truth, I want to shelter you, but with the beast inside there is no where we can hide. ” “when you feel my heat, look into my eyes, it's where my demons hide, it's where my demons hide. ”

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