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Mike Maves: Music

Tonight The Devil

(Mike Maves, Matt Keighan, Sal Piccirillo, Mark Murphy)
July 23, 2005
I remember the shirt you wore
And the night it was wicked
Bodies, bruises and buck knives
Buried deep in the thicket
Staring out at the black night
Black as coal
You’d burn em like tobacco
And roll down the road

Tonight the devil’s wide awake
Tonight the devil’s wide awake
Time for crime
Knives and danger
And tonight nothin ios gonna save her
Tonight God’s a failure

You were born in the black night
Into something sinister
That could marry and monster
And murder a sister
Here come the search lights
Panning the shore
And the dogs in the ditches
Helicopter roars

(Instrumental Bridge)
There’s something wrong with the world
Something wrong with the world
Something wrong with the world
What’s it coming to?
It could have been your sister
Could have been your brother
Could have been your cousin
Your aunt your uncle
Could have been your mother
(Scream) Yeaaaah!

Trouble this morning
With the bird’s in the sky
Flew through the window
Started a fire
Smoke in the city
Dust in your eye
Sweet love and thunder and Jesus?
It’s gonna burn all night

Tonight the devil’s wide awake
Tonight the devil’s wide awake
Time for crime
Knives and danger
Look out for your friends
Look out for your neighbors
Coming over the ocean to derail you
Tonight God’s a failure