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Can anybody tell me if the song lyrics are about peeping toms who watch other people with their telescopes which I think they could be and what devoured means in the context?
Summer spies in my room
Distant eyes look over you
Long days our movements seen
Devoured, a shadow turns to blue
Watch your step, who you entertain
It might be that Summer spy
You've got no secrets ...
Fatal Charm, Summer Spies, 1984 (song lyrics)
Thanks a lot.
Not a Teacher
not a teacher
Your interpretation is possibly correct, although it's often difficult to be certain with song lyrics.
We can say that someone is devoured, in the sense of "taken in", by the gaze of another. How this relates to a shadow turning blue is a little beyond me.