Disturbed: Deify Meaning
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I am no longer afraid
I was too blinded to see
How much you've stolen from me
You want to know why I feel so horrified?
I've let my innocence die
You want to know why I can't be pacified?
You made me bury...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:
The song's not specifically about George Bush, it's about people like him. It's meant to be cryptic and ambiguous. It's about attributing God-like qualities to politicians and public figures. That's why in the beginning you hear that sample from Bush's 9/11 speech. It's the perfect example of someone who was attributed God-like power, and deified. Whether it's Bush, the Pope, Ted Turner, or anybody else like that, it just warns of the danger of that sort of behavior, treating a human being like a God.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 18th 2006 report
Yes and no, not all anti Bush. It relates to when Dubya was assigned god like powers in the wake of 9/11 and the dangers of associating that kind of control to a mortal man
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 7th 2009 report
It's about a powerful figure who is raised above all others. I guess I'm echoing the highest rated person, but I wanted to include Barack Obama in the list of highly elevated politicians. Much more so than George Bush.
anonymous Feb 5th 2022 report
It's about a government of powerful authority rulling over the masses like a cult and viewed as godlike and this one member sees the lies of this cult and look around see the sheep following the new cult leader of current year or yesteryear, and had been outcast, determined not to let this continue and speak up against the lies they all have told.
anonymous Dec 26th 2017 report
A song about the Protagonist's 'Humane Awaking truth' to REBEL, against and away from His and our programmed version of the ''Digital Artificial Validation Intelligence Deity'' that has/is been on steroids. Especially in those days back then. In which far too long made up our minds to feel smart, with a good strong body, but at the cost of our Human loss of innocence that has been replacing us slowly with a A.I one instead. This ''Human loss'' and ''high tech'' replacement was especially ''realized'' in what was left of our souls freedom after the 9/11 tragedy and our government's evil rise of power with then pres. George Bush. The son who wasn't as evil as what the Father of lies started. But boy was He influenced and controlled by pure evil. From which He couldn't get away from being in Their shadows. If it was His father or v.p Cheney's A.I Operations that you could've cut them phony lies with a knife back then. A evil so strong that They even had The Pope on their side for years with Osama Bin Laden as a C.I.A patsy agent to continue the work and stir up their chaos theory of what His Father Of Lies started. This was/is nothing new in our government and the Media that has been infiltrated ''occult style'' ever since ''Operation mockingbird'' by the C.I.A's je[w]suits/Nazis, Freemasons/Zionists takeover,of not only the Media and Hollywood, but The Church Herself that has/is been used socially and politically all together as a mk-ultra control of our minds and overall culture. All that is leading towards the one Global world order A.I intelligent Deity.
anonymous Jul 24th 2016 report
It's about Bush and the lies we were told regarding 9/11. The speech intro ("that's what I believe got him re-elected, the people knew that you could believe what he says") and the line "renew belief in some demented man" are very specific to Bush. In 2004, the video In Plane Site came out giving rise to the new theory on how the American public was deceived ("we've all been living this lie"). Deify was released the following year in 2005. When major events happen, no different than Pearl Harbor, people within a country usually bond together. So Draiman originally supported president Bush, who was given a HUGE responsibility in the aftermath. That's what put Bush on a pedestal and made him a deity like character that people looked up to. Draiman used to blindly follow ("I was too blinded to see"), but now he views things differently as he grows older ("I've let my innocence die"). His loyalty to the cause ("all my devotion betrayed"), love of country ("you want to know why it seems the passion's died") and pride ("how much you've stolen from me") were all destroyed. So now he's standing up against the establishment ("I am no longer afraid") which makes him a deserter ("now I've been labeled a renegade"). So he's now speaking out against Bush ("I won't let them deify you") by pledging awareness to Bush supporters, many religious, who follow blindly ("they view you as the new messiah").
anonymous Nov 10th 2010 report
lets look at this logicly shall we? line one "All MY devovion betrayed, i am no longer afraid, I was to blinded to see what you've stolen from me" what this is saying is "I was devoted to you and you policys and you betrayed me, you decived me into thinking you were the good guy but i can now see that your not" after this bit, we can get the picture which is pretty self explaerty... on to the choras, the word "Deify" which means "to make a God of" in the chorahs he is saying "you know what, we havemade a God of you and i am not goingto let this happen anymore" then the rest of the song once again you can figure out... its basicly a open letter to the goverment to say "what have you done for us? we no longer trust you"... hope i didnt boar you all...
anonymous Sep 1st 2010 report
"It's about attributing God-like qualities to politicians and public figures."
So it is about Obama..
anonymous Dec 4th 2009 report
I also agree with the top rated. It's not specifically about Bush. They probably could have found a million other bits of speeches that say the same thing, but Bush is widely disliked so it was probably most usable and likely to attract.
anonymous May 4th 2009 report
Personally I thought it was about Hitler... but I may be wrong
anonymous Oct 24th 2008 report
I agree totally with the fact it's about people like him but the whole fucking world doesn't revolve around america....
Well, of course it relates to Bush, or there wouldn't be a speech excerpt in the beginning from him. David said that even though this song wasn't specifically about Bush, it's about people LIKE him, who are exalted or "deified" as being Gods by some people, when they're really just humans. Be it Bush, the Pope, Ted Turner, whoever.
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