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Welcome to the war.
Welcome to the war.
A martyr's challenge.

Chainsaw brutality.
Tornado strength.
Chainsaw brutality.
Tornado strength.
Chainsaw brutality.
Tornado strength.
Chainsaw brutality.
Tornado strength.

King of the diamond.
King of the grave.
King of the diamond.
King of the grave.

Lawlessness stains black on whitewashed tombs.
We're too strong to compromise.
Don't be ashamed of your faith.

Dear Lord - deliver me from hypocrisy and surcease.
The scarlet desire.
The scarlet desire.

He wears a slick jacket and gold watch.
Her dishonesty has scarred hands.
Has scarred hands.
He wears a slick jacket, he wears a jacket.



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    xAttackAttackxDec 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    @fhemsworth, all of the songs by The Devil Wears Prada have a meaning.

    The title itself is a meaning. Dogs back in biblical times were looked down upon, and was used to describe an evil and unholy person or thing. Now this part may sound weird, but for disguises, people will wear fake beards. So "Dogs can grow beards all over" can translate to "Sin can hide anywhere, at any given time".

    "Welcome to the war. Welcome to the war. A martyr's challenge." I think "the war" is referring to how Christians spread the Lord's name, either in their community, or all around the world. "A martyr's challenge" is if you are faced with a difficulty, will you keep faith in God?

    "Chainsaw brutality. Tornado Strength." I think this line is referring to how strong and aggressive Satan can be, so he can lead you astray.

    "King of the Diamond. King of the Grave." Jesus is the true savior, saving all who believe in him from death and bringing us forth into eternal salvation.

    "Lawlessness stains black on whitewashed doubts.
    We're too strong to compromise.
    Don't be ashamed of your faith." Sin is making us impure, but God has mercy on us, so he will forgive us, so don't bother trying to disown our faith, "we're too strong to compromise." No matter how much persecution you get, you should never be ashamed in your Christianity.

    "Dear Lord-deliver me from hypocrisy and surcease. The scarlet desire." Mike is asking God to free him of this corrupt world, so he may live with him in heaven. "The scarlet desire" is referring to the blood Jesus shed on the cross for us.

    "He wears a slick jacket and a gold watch. Her dishonesty has scarred hands. He wears a slick jacket." "He" is Satan. Even though he looks cool and has nice things, inside him is pure evil. "She" is the people of the world, and their constant lies is scarring what they do."

    That is how I see it. If you have a different view, don't be mad at me for it.

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    theholycoleApr 30, 2009 at 12:52 am
    i think the title refers to the "dogs of war", and the song is based on religious wars and killing and such, people who fight for greed
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    israel77Feb 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    HAHAHAHA. wow you're pretty self righteous, huh. you're so caught up with how "good" you think you are, and how much favor you think you find in God's eye that you can't see anything else. i lvoe people like that. based off of your last post, you're pretty much a nazi. good job.
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    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    The war in the first stanza refers to the on going war between the people and "the man". "the man" reigns too harshly, with "chainsaw brutality" and "tornado strength", as stated in the second stanza. In the third stanza, the lyrics refer to how he/she has wealth and security, "king of the diamond", but also how they have the power to end everything, "king of the grave". Then, in the fourth stanza, hranica writes that we are all strong enough to overcome the oppressing reign of "the man", and not to give in to what they preach. Obviously in the fifth stanza they are praying to god... But in the final stanza, it basically accents the content of the third stanza.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    The meaning to, "dogs can grow beards all over" is that we are put on this earth to serve our lord even if the risk is death.

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