17. Devil's Protege (Starburst)

Song Description

....how deep does your regret go??? Inspired by Johnny Cash' incredibly moving rendition of NIN classic "Hurt". If you're going to tear your heart out, friggin tear it out already!

Song Length 4:04 Genre Country - Alternative
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject Existence, Darkness
Similar Artists Nine Inch Nails, Johnny Cash Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

DEVIL'S PROTÉGÉ

I wear a scarlet S
Tattooed on my head
Beneath my crown of shame
Dripping crimson red

My battered inner child
A festival of sin
Screaming abuse claims
My day of reckoning

CHORUS
WHAT'S THIS I'VE BECOME?
THE DEVIL'S PROTÉGÉ
LOST ALL I HAD GAINED
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY
NO ACCUSER DO I FEAR
NO WITNESS DO I DREAD
NOTHING THREATENS ME
LIKE THE CONSCIENCE IN MY HEAD

I drag this weighted ball
Down streets of no return
Knowing it contains
Sins for all to burn

Is no hope to be found
Does mercy not exist
Forgiveness only from
This beast that I have kissed

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Shipwrecked far from home
I thought that joy had come
A life from good to bad
A gain of zero sum

I though my fellow man
Had Christian goals in mind
But what I found instead
Was nothing of the kind

Incredibly well written and delivered song!! The lyrics are quite dark but very powerful! The vocalist completely captures the emotion. The prosody is perfect, arrangement a great fit! Top production!! EVERYTHING WORKS!!

OVERAL THEME OF THE SONG IS VERY GOOD

A sad song of being trapped in a situation. Loved the timbre of the guitar. Nice harmonies. Could be in a movie really good.

Well crafted song... exceptional melody, sung with feeling and heart. Almost perfect arrangement.

Great song - love the feel!
Nice lyrics and well balanced music.
Backing vocals are fantastic.

Very nice recording and vocal. Captures the sadness well

a nice song could see it in a movie or tv prog

Wow. Love this.
Creative, deep, meaningful and in addition, beautiful.
Chorus is just wonderful!
Vocal and production is just right!

Lyrics Starburst Music Publishing, LLC Music Starburst Music Publishing, LLC
Producer Martin Young Publisher Starburst Music Publishing, LLC
Performance Joel Shewmake
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