Song Lyric Sunday — The Devil

Yikes! Is it already Sunday? Again? Where does the time go?

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Helen Vahdati has challenged us with the words “devil/demon.”

I never was a particularly big Elvis Presley fan, but I have to admit that the song that first came to mind was the Elvis song “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise.”

Written by the songwriters Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, and Florence Kaye, the 1963 single peaked at number three on the Billboard singles chart.

The message of the song is really quite simple: people aren’t always what they seem. In this case, it’s about a guy who has been taken in by a girl who turns out to be a lot nastier than her angelic first impression conveys.

Here are the song’s lyrics.

You look like an angel
Walk like an angel
Talk like an angel
But I got wise
You’re the devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise

You fooled me with your kisses
You cheated and you schemed
Heaven knows how you lied to me
You’re not the way you seemed

You look like an angel
Walk like an angel
Talk like an angel
But I got wise

You’re the devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise

I thought that I was in heaven
But I was sure surprised
Heaven help me, I didn’t see
The devil in your eyes

You look like an angel
Walk like an angel
Talk like an angel

But I got wise
You’re the devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise

You’re the devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise
Oh yes you are
The devil in disguise

6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — The Devil

  1. newepicauthor May 6, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I am not a fan of every Elvis song, but he does have some real good ones. This one rocks out, well at least for 1963.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ghostmmnc May 6, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Ooh Elivis! Love this one. I didn’t appreciate Elvis back in the day, but have come to love pretty much all his songs, now. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen Vahdati May 7, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    At least he wizened up and realized she wasn’t an angel. Elvis is always a good pick. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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