Jane’s Addiction Sympathy for the Devil cover

Sympathy for the Devil
by Jane’s Addiction
Lyrics



Sympathy for the Devil Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
Verse 2
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Verse 3
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Verse 4
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
Verse 5
I rode a tank
Held a general's rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank
Verse 6
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
Verse 7
I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
Verse 8
I shouted out,
'Who killed the Kennedys?'
When after all
It was you and me
Verse 9
Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
Verse 10
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
Verse 11
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
Verse 12
Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
Verse 13
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint
Verse 14
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
Verse 15
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, um yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down
Verse 16
Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!
Verse 17
Tell me baby, what's my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what's my name
I tell you one time, you're to blame
Verse 18
Ooo, who
Ooo, who
Ooo, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Oh, yeah
Verse 19
What's me name
Tell me, baby, what's my name
Tell me, sweetie, what's my name
Verse 20
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Ooo, who, who
Oh, yeah

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