New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Oh to be the fire, I am just a man
Oh to walk the wire, believing that I can
And reach on down the you're throat
To tear it out
Find out what the beating's all about

[Chorus]
Justify my envy
Jealousy to fail
In perfect, deadly, harmony
Hold the devil by the tail
Devil, by the tail

Oh to slay the liar, he speaks for me, a man
Oh to try, conspire, believing that I can
And reach into your heart
To pull it out
Find out what the beating's all about

[Chorus]

Run your devil up the pole
Into my domain
The forgotten drool, like rabid dogs
By any other nmae
They growl, they bark, they gnaw at me
I still hear them wail
Pray to hold what I hold
A devil by the tail
Devil, by the tail
Run your devil, out your soul
By another name
Devil, by the tail
Run your devil, take control
Before we go insane
Devil, devil

Hey mr. Lucifer, do you have my pay
I'm done with wroking here as of today
Hey mr. Savior do you ever seem to fail
And got what I got, a devil by the tail

Devil by the tail, devil by the tail



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/o/overkill/devil_by_the_tail.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Featuredlyrics

Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×