Devil I Know

Lyrics: John Perry Barlow
Music: Vince Welnick, Bob Bralove

A Barlow/Welnick song that was written when Vince was playing with the Grateful Dead.

Is that the sun already
Coming up or going down?
And why you got your red dress on?
Are we gonna slip her out?
Or did we do it already?
Is it already done?
Should I get it back it up or leave it there?
'Cause stroke me on the beat and we'll run it out of town

Chorus
I want to keep on dancing with the devil I know
Though she steps on my feet and drags me round the floor
I want to keep on dancing with the devil I know
Until the devil won't dance (devil won't dance)
Until the devil won't dance (devil won't dance)
Until the devil won't dance (devil won't dance)
Until the devil won't dance no more

The devil don't know nothing
About putting on the brakes
So she keeps them overheating
Just to even up the stakes
She can only say yes
She can only say go
She can only say baby what's taking so long
You only got one life to blow

[chorus]

The devil's shining shadow
Rising up over the sea
Comes to me with so much grace
Like a picture of eternity
And though she carpet-bombed my heart
And lay my soul to [sod]
I cry out in [epiphany]
[No repeat] to God

The last time I saw the devil
She was smiling as she waved
She was taller than the Sutra tower
Staring down into my grave
She never told me 'bout this
She kind of led me along
But there's probably never been a lamb to the slaughter
Who came on quite so strong

[chorus]

Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1998 Missing Man Formation Vince Welnick