This is what the devil plays before he goes to sleep
He’s more evil than the devil — a source of inspiration
Throughout the song, Tyler plays what is called a “Tritone.” The tritone has a sinister and dissonant sound, which is an appropriate sound for this rap but much more appropriate given this line. The tritone was once banned by the Catholic Church for being the sound of Satan.
Many pieces of music such as Jethro Tull’s “My God” and Franz Liszt’s “Dante Sonata” use the tritone to suggest imagery of Satan and Hell.
So if there was anything the devil would play before he went to sleep, it would probably sound something like this song; the devil plays the Bastard song because his Father(God) left him.
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