Devil O' Devil

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There was a while after I got back home that I couldn't sleep at all. Sometimes I'd be up all night. My mind was racing with the endless possibilities and the refreshing feeling of a new start. One of those sleepless nights I stepped outside to play a few songs so I wouldn't wake my girlfriend/now wife up. While playing I looked off into the darkness at the blackened edge of the woods, and imagined a man sitting just at the edge of the tree line. He was in all black and smoking a cigar. It looked like it could be the silhouette of Johnny Cash. I wondered who the man might be if not Johnny, and I settled on the Devil. I pondered on what kind of conversation a man who spent a lifetime making bad decisions might have with the Devil if given the chance. About 45 minutes later, most of the song was finished.

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Devil O Devil, could you leave me alone
You've found me in every corner I've known
From barstools to hotels, and back alley deals
To stolen cars, jail bars and state given meals

Devil O Devil, could you please let me be
I never welcomed your company
You bought and you sold me when I wasn't for sale
You promised me heaven and handed me hell

Oh, and the flames keep rising
And I keep falling, deeper in
Oh, and I can hear Momma's crying
But it's too late for whipping, away these sins

Devil O Devil, could you leave me behind
You've hardened my heart, and you've spoiled my mind
You were the poison and you were the spoon
I was the fool passed out in the room

Oh, and the flames keep rising
And I keep falling, deeper in
Oh, and I can hear Momma's crying
But it's too late for whipping, away these sins

Jesus O Jesus, could you please show your face
I feel so lost in this hell of a place
It's just me and the Devil, and I'm waiting for you
While he's smoking old stogies and singing a tune

credits

from Still Go On, released April 22, 2014
Lance Howell- Guitars, vocals
Jarrod Doll- Upright bass
Andrew Cook- Fiddle

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BIG SHOALS Gainesville, Florida

Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from all out rock and roll to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your head and hold on for days, they've been roaming around the South for the past 2 years. Going to any town with a barstool, a stage and a few kind folks to listen. ... more

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