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Shinedown – Enemies lyrics

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There's not a moment to spare
It's quite a drop from the top
So how you feeling down there

It's a cold, cruel, harsh, reality
Caught, stuck, here with your enemies

Who do you think you are?
Tearing us all apart
Where did you think you could go?
'Cause everyone already knows
It's 20 to 1
Yeah, so you better run

You got the world on it's knees
You're taking all that you please
You want more
(You want more?)
But you'll get nothing from me
You're like the burden we bear
You're all the hate that we share
You want more
But you'll get nothing from me
But enemies!
Enemies!

You started something that you just couldn't stop
You turn the ones that you love
Into the angriest mob

And the one, last, wish is that you pay for it
And there's, no, way you're getting out of it

Who do you think you are!
Tearing us all apart
Where did you think you could go?
'Cause everyone already knows
It's 20 to 1
Yeah, so you better run

You got the world on it's knees
You're taking all that you please
You want more
(You want more?)
But you'll get nothing from me
You're like the burden we bear
You're all the hate that we share
You want more
But you'll get nothing from me
But enemies!
Enemies!
Enemies!

Where did you think you could go
'Cause everyone already knows
It's 20 to 1
Yeah, so you better run

You got the world on it's knees
You're taking all that you please
You want more
(You want more?)
But you'll get nothing from me
You're like the burden we bear
You're all the hate that we share
You want more
(You want more?)
But you'll get nothing from me

You got the world on it's knees
You're taking all that you please
You want more
But you'll get nothing from me
You're like the burden we bear
You're all the hate that we share
You want more
(You want more?)
But you'll get nothing from me
But enemies
Enemies!
Enemies!



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    I've always interpreted it as a social message commentary about the greed and partisanship we see in American politics. "You got the world on its knees/You're taking all that you please/You want more (you want more)/But you'll get nothing from me" is reflective of the way certain politicians can bend and break societal rules for their own behooving, be it monetary or in terms of power. I can see in no way how this song could relate to a nonplutonic or sexual relationship, as many folks are indicating. The relationship the speaker seems to have to the object of the song seems to be that of a subject of authority, be that parental, employing, governmental, or otherwise.
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