The Destroyer

I love the rock band Shinedown! Many of their songs have lyrics that I strongly connect with. While choreographing a dance version of their most epic video, ENEMIES, I started relating to the lyrics in a new way. I copied their amazing lyrics and wrote my own poetic commentary.

It is a conversation between me and my enemy…anger, The Destroyer.

ENEMIES by SHINEDOWN

Listen up! There’s not a moment to spare It’s quite a drop From the top So how are you feeling down there? It’s a cold, cruel, harsh reality Caught, stuck, here with your enemies!

ANGER:

 I’ll seep through, the crack is open wide.

It’s the threshold, the doorway, you let me in, don’t deny!

Who do you think you are? Tearing us all apart Where did you think you could go? ‘Cause everyone already knows It’s twenty to one Yeah, so you better run!

ME:

This future, my future is so bright, nothing I will lack.

Just gotta get this monkey off my back!

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 love the hate that we share You want more! (You want more!) But you’ll get nothing from me But enemies! Enemies!

ME:

Curing this depravity inside of me is cause for some insanity.

You started something that you just couldn’t stop, You turned the ones that you love into the angriest mob. And their one last wish is that you pay for it And there’s no way you’re getting out of this!

ANGER:

 You call me Depravity and I’ve got the choke hold.

Don’t worry I’ll never leave you.

Picked out, bought, sold!

Who do you think you are? Tearing us all apart Where did you think you could go? ‘Cause everyone already knows It’s twenty to one Yeah, so you better run!

ANGER:

 I’ve got you know. I won!

Can’t shake me you know.

You’re going to run with your soiled, little gun,

But there’s nowhere to hide, nowhere to go.

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 love the hate that we share You want more! (You want more!) But you’ll get nothing from me But enemies! Enemies!! Enemies!!!

ME:

 I didn’t ask you to get it!

I spit it!

It’s my reality, my truth, not yours. So take to the street. Hit it!

Where did you think you could go? ‘Cause everyone already knows It’s twenty to one Yeah, so you better run!

ANGER:

So you told the whole world, none are proud; they hold you with no esteem.

They are wretched, foul soul tormentors.

The humans are just like me!

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 love the hate that we share You want more! (You want more!) But you’ll get nothing from me But enemies! Enemies!

ME:

I’ll climb over you from the bottom to the top.

My foot you won’t grasp as I shove it in your face. STOP!

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 love the hate that we share You want more! (You want more!) But you’ll get nothing from me But enemies! Enemies! Enemies!

ME:

 The view from above is clear, sky twinkle blue.

I don’t, I won’t look back at you.

There is nothing for me in you!

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