Analysis of Devil Sun



Mornin' Blue as a lightning crack
sugar cane to hell and back
another day chained to my conviction

papa sleeps in a pauper's grave
he was dying and couldn't be saved
forgive me father i was gone to prison

and Long days in the Devil Sun
we can't die til our work's done
beat my brow cover me with ashes
Long days in The Devil Sun
we gon' die when this day's gone
and there'll still be work
piled up to our asses
I sleep and dream but to escape
dusty boots at the end of the way
chisel me a window i can leap from
from long days in the Devil Sun
we can't die til our work's done
beat my brow cover me with ashes
Please no more Devil Sun
we gon' die when this day's done
and there'll still be work piled up to our asses
my buddy darrel he died that day
his freedom only thirty days away
tell his two boys their daddy died in prison
I couldn't weep when that truck went by
took his dead body to his dead wife
and sweat no more under that Devil Sun
long days in the Devil Sun
some of us die when we're too young
beaten down for our bad decisions
long days in the Devil Sun
endless stream of days rolled into one
and there's still work waiting for your asses.


Scheme aab xxb bBCBxxcxdxbBCbbcddbxxbBxxBbc
Poetic Form
Metre 1110101 1011101 0101111010 1010011 111001011 01110111110 01100101 11111011 111101110 1100101 1111111 010111 1111010 11011101 101101101 1010101111 11100101 11111011 111101110 111101 1111111 0101111111010 110101111 1101010101 11111101010 110111111 111101111 0111101101 1100101 11111111 1011101010 1100101 101111011 0111101110
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,120
Words 236
Sentences 1
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 28
Lines Amount 34
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 300
Words per stanza (avg) 79
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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