Of Mice & Men - Deceiver/Deceived Lyrics

Do you believe,
Everything you hear,
Or is it only what you see?

Is everything really black and white,
Or is it all a shade of grey?

Tell me,

Is your head in the clouds,
Or buried underground?

Lie, deny, evade,
And bend the truth until it starts to break.
Distort reality.
So fake, persuade, betray,
Then tell yourself that everyone's to blame,
Deceiver and deceived.

Have you been sold,
The river full of gold?
The castle on the hill of sand?

Do you now see
The forest for the trees
Or do you keep falling for the sleight of hand?

It's your head in the clouds
Our buried underground?

Lie, deny, evade,
And bend the truth until it starts to break.
Distort reality.
So fake, persuade, betray,
Then tell yourself that everyone's to blame,
Deceiver and deceived.

Truth is not relative.
Truth is absolute.
To reject truth is a choice,
And every choice has a consequence.

Lie, deny, evade,
Fake, persuade, betray.

Lie, deny, evade,
And bend the truth until it starts to break.
Distort reality.
So fake, persuade, betray,
Then tell yourself that everyone's to blame,
Deceiver and deceived.

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Of Mice & Men Deceiver/Deceived Comments
  1. Joaquin Gonzalez

    Only the real ones understand this

  2. Omar Yañez Zavala

    Nice riffs in the beginning

  3. tyler cutchen

    it sounds cool

  4. Ru Ru

    Keep it up

  5. Isaac Jukes

    A song for the democrats, the liberals, the "progressives" the psychopaths who think gender is an opinion and race is a social construct unless your white in which case you're apparently Satan incarnate. Yup this song is for the left.

  6. Steven Lopez

    Uhhhhh SILENT CIVILIAN "THE PHOENIX" anyone?!!!!!!

  7. Metal Reacts

    Instincts 2.0? Reaction on my channel <3

  8. Jam Moon

    Sounds like Instincts?


    Same key, I thought the same thing

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    Yes but still it's amazing

  9. Nikola Milosevic

    Is it only me or that riff reminds of Metallica?

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    kinda of

    Rittiron Sontimaung

    Yep, Metallica does used this kind of chord progression a lot. in song such as Ride The Lightning, Leper Messiah, And Justice For All

  10. Michael Cooper

    I need to start working out just so I can make this my workout album.


    No balls.

  11. Wilfredo Garcia

    Whole album is amazing, but this is my favorite song so far!!! That low-key verse section after the solo, then jumping into the heavy one, is just priceless. 👌🎸🔥🔥🔥

  12. denis Denis

    There is a God (Do you believe,
    everything you hear,
    Or is it only what you see?)

    But the bitter truth , it's an ungodly world that's why there are all this problems in the world, we have fallen, so you can
    (Lie, deny, evade,
    And bend the truth until it starts to break.
    Distort reality.
    So fake, persuade, betray,
    Then tell yourself that everyone's to blame)

    But if we continue hardening our hearts not embracing the savior Jesus, then we nothing more than the (Deceiver and deceived)


  13. AFRoSHEEN T3 Arc Michael

    Deception has become our perception. Hey, maybe that's why they call it the depth perception. Because it applies to both reality AND illusion.

  14. James Hurst

    Man that intro is badass

    Omar Yañez Zavala

    The best of the album

  15. A Human

    I love songs like this cuz I can show it to my family without them thinking I worship the devil. Heavy music with mostly clean singing still slaps.

    Better than when bands go soft, I wish all those other bands did stuff like this song

    Omar Yañez Zavala

    this is a great song!

    Robin Hagle

    EXACTLY! thank you! Clean vocal rule! Especially Aaron's! His voice is angelic yet passionate

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    @Robin Hagle yesss

  16. Eduardo Silva


  17. Omar Yañez Zavala

    Instincts 02??

  18. Chael Sonnen

    Reminds me of a song from the 1910s

    Omar Yañez Zavala

    yeah, really it's a solid song.

  19. Erdi Şahin

    My favorite song in the album. It has a pumping effect during workout :))

  20. Oleg Konvoee

    Ник ноктюрнал уже пилит кавера во всю😉🤘👈

  21. nkls rnld


  22. HateWaker

    That solo is monstrous! 🔥🔥

    Serhat Murat Asbit


  23. Draxthos

    Great album :)

  24. The1UnforgettableMan

    How can you not like this?

  25. John Marston

    As I learned from years of listening to metal, every song with "Deceive" in any form in the title is a total banger. Not dissappointed

    Danny Kaufman

    its never let me down

    Wes Sones

    John Marston hey John thought you were dead homie???

    John Marston

    @Wes Sones Don't believe in everything you see on the screen ;)

  26. Nail Benli

    This Album is so good🔥

  27. Serhat Murat Asbit

    Wao this song blows me away.

  28. SUKS

    what a distorsion ! loved the heavy first riff :)

    this is my band with my friends, it just came out !
    check and tell me if you like :D
    (look at the channel)


    This new album is fire dude it was well worth the wait, way fucking better than Defy for sure

  30. Mike Rients

    Looks like the album is only worth $1.40 after tax, Hahaha cuz this is the only good song, The rest of the album is nothing but Screaming!!!!! I hate screaming when its the whole song!!!!

    The Fisco Killer

    @Wajdi Bouzidi yes but it involves screaming. Go listen to fucking rock if you dont want screams. Metalcore needs to stay like this.

    Wajdi Bouzidi

    @The Fisco Killer I probably listen to alternatives...


    you are a complete idiot who doesn't know anything about this band they barley even scream anymore compared to what they used to you are just a fucking pussy who knows nothing about music go listen to another genre if you dont like it this band clearly isn't for you

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    @Fabulous Killjoy true 😂😂😂

    Omar Yañez Zavala

    Domagoj Kostić thats right

  31. Brandon Lam

    God...fucking damn...this album 🤤🤤🤤

  32. Rodney Collen

    “History will look back at the 2010s and just call it the decade of cognitive dissonance. I think that we’re surrounded by pathological liars, and this culture buys into their pathological lies as well as the lies of other people. I see more and more of that in 2019 than I have in my entire life - I don’t know if that’s just because I’m older and my perception is more attuned, but that song for me is a commentary about that. The same people that scream ‘Why did you lie to me?!’, will then turn around and perpetuate that lie or create their own. Whether it’s politics or interpersonal relationships, now more than ever we are in an era of deception and because of that nobody trusts anybody anymore, nobody even trusts the facts anymore. People are as quick to trust Wikipedia as they are to trust their teachers, so I think it’s something we need to talk about.” - Aaron Pauley

    Michael Canzoneri

    Yep trump has escalated the "alternative facts" era

    Aegis Shallock

    Robuks woooah edgy bro you’re gonna crush him with some song lyrics. Think for yourself man 🤔

    James Falcon

    @Michael Canzoneri buddy trump exposed the lies that politricks have been feeding u for years that man just let's u have it stright forward u are fake news buddy

    Michael Canzoneri

    @James Falcon yeah the crooked billionaire with over 5000 lawsuits totally exposed it smh


    Thank you kindly. And have a goodnight.

  33. Kristoffee Arvee

    Love the metal tone!

  34. Jason LovesABR

    So they basically just made a second version of Instincts? Why?..

    Russian Hiki

    Because this structure is the best structure.

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    So what

    Domagoj Kostić

    Why not?


    Basically made a better version of Instincts

    Jason LovesABR

    I mean, not saying I don't like it. Just feel like rehashing old riffs doesn't do much sometimes, but who am I to speak. ABR did the same thing on King Of Sorrow lol.

  35. Tyson Erdmann

    Can anyone tell me where that sample about truth being absolute is from? Is it a quote from somewhere?


    Its not a direct quote, but its a pretty typical theme in the Book of John in the Christian bible. Not saying the song is christian, i sure as hell am not. but thats where the idea of relative truth vs absolute truth, and that theres no such thing as a "relative truth", because the truth is absolute, is can span across languages, cultures, and timelines because the truth had no language, culture, or expiration date.

    Tyson Erdmann

    ReushK thank you for the answer man! Greatly appreciated

  36. jOd

    One of my favs from the album, has a strong 2010/2011 feel

  37. Syotick

    This is the fucking best song from the all álbum 💗💗💗💗

    Jason LovesABR

    No way lol


    agreed. It's a straight up headbanger

    Scott Matheson

    This song or the mountain

  38. Matthew Mcilvain

    Fuck YES

  39. HayesByeGrey

    Reminds me of an early 2000’s rock song, those were the days.

  40. The Kim In The North

    Nice solo but not feeling the song as a whole 😑

    Jason LovesABR

    @frank unodostres I'd have to give both songs more listens side by side. But at the end of the day, it's essentially just the main riff to Frantic by Metallica lol.

    Serhat Murat Asbit

    @KINGHS P97 así es, en todas anda diciendo algo malo.

    Chael Sonnen

    There are some truly awful opinions in this comment thread. Anyway, what a great song!


    @Chael Sonnen Right? Haha.

    Omar Yañez Zavala

    nada te gusta a ti pendejo

  41. tenaciousjoe24

    Oooh nice solo