marcel barang

Sympathy for the devil

In English on 19/04/2010 at 7:59 pm

 

In these times of fraternal strife, phee nong thang lai, what we need is a little

Sympathy for the devil [The Rolling Stones – 1968]

[He’s here and at youtube.com/watch?v=rXoO ojxwa4 and also at youtube.com/watch?v=GYYaEQSAfA&feature=related – in fact, he’s everywhere.]

Yo! Yo! Yo!

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

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

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St Petersburg
When I saw it was time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made

I shouted out
“Who killed the Kennedy’s? ”
When after all
It was you and me

Let me please introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who got killed before they reached Bombay

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

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game, um yeah

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
Cause I’m in need of some restraint

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

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

Woo, woo
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah!
Oh yeah!
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 what, you’re to blame
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo

Woo, woo
Oh, yeah
What’s my name
Tell me, baby, what’s my name
Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Woo, woo
Oh, yeah

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