One last kiss one only
Then I'll let you go
Hard for you I've fallen
But you can't break my fall
I'm broken don't break me
When I hit the ground

Some devil some angel
Has got me to the bones
You said always and forever
Now I believe you baby
You said always and forever
Is such a long and lonely time

Too drunk and still drinking
It's just the way I feel
It's alright
Is what you told me
Cause what we had was so beautiful
Feel heavy like floating
At the bottom of the sea

You said always and forever
Now I believe you baby
You said always and forever
Is such a long and lonely time

Some devil is stuck inside of me
I cannot set it free
I wish, I wish I was dead and you were grieving
Just so that you could know
Some angel is stuck inside of me
But I cannot set you free

You said always and forever
Now I believe you baby
You said always and forever
Such a long and lonely time

Stuck inside of me


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    General Commentthis song is absolutely breathtaking in my opinion. the raw emotion so easily felt by dave as he simply sings and plays is amazing. in my opinion, this is the story dave is hoping to tell through this song:

    this man so desperately loves this woman, yet they cannot be together. he has fallen for her so deeply and nothing (not even the girl) could control his falling for her, yet because they will never be together he is broken and completely broken hearted. all he wants from her however is one last kiss, one last remnant of her, before he lets her go and finally lets go of their relationship. all these emotions and the entire experience of their relationship take both good and bad effects on him: he feels the joy and elation of the love he felt for her, however the emotions the relationship stirred in him also cause him to feel as if he were in a hell for he is not able to be with her ultimately. he admits he now finally believes her after she told him theyd always be together because ironically, he realizes that although they cant physically be together, his memory of her will still be forever and always with him and that this will sadly be a reminder of how lonely they will be without each other. he then admits that he is coping with the breakup through alcohol and drinking, he remembers her telling him that the end to their relationship was alright because their time together wasnt wasted since their connection was so real and beautiful. he then feels as if he is at the bottom of the ocean without her, yet it ironically feels like heaven because anything to be thinking of her, he prefers. he continues to talk to the girl and explain to her how there are conflicting feelings of bliss and hell overtaking him (the angel and the devil), and how he wishes she wasnt physically absent and dead from their relationship so she could understand the emotions inside of him. he finishes by proclaiming to her how their time of always and forever will always live on, and although it is lonely because theyll never be together physically again, she will always ultimately live inside of him.



    i believe this is one of dave's most beautiful songs. the emotion and love and yearning for this girl are remarkable, and it is heart-renchinly sad as he realizes he can only want that one last kiss. extraordinary, life-changing song in my opinion. thank you.




    megan082591on March 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYea, I basically agree with the gyst of what everyone else has entered: "Some Devil" depicts the feeling that one will remember their lost love "always and forever" now that they've been left. Dave's broken voice is mournful as hell, and I can hardly stand to listen to it sometimes, but the message is quite beautiful. Days following the conclusion of a long time relationship, I felt terrible, completly devoid of any emotion other than love for the girl who had just broken my heart. It's hard to listen to on a cloudy day, but Dave sings this one with honesty and heart; one of the most touching songs I've ever heard.
    twocentson April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWOW i can't believe that more ppl haven't commented on this song. I think it is 1 of the best song on Some Devil...Dave voice is amazing and it so beautiful and heart pouring cause its just dave and his guitar and it is played so well that u can almost feel the pain and heart break that dave is singing about...LOVE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 4 LIFE!!!
    dmbfiredancer41on December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about losing love. it's also about taking that person for granted. you think they'll always be there, and then one day they're not. that emptiness that follows the loss is almost overwhelming.
    anastajaon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou know, at first I thought it was about a man that lost the love of his life to death. Almost that he wished it was him that was taken instead of her, but after reading all these.. I think the "Some Devil" that's trapped inside is the anger that has built up inside over her leaving him but he loves her so much that he can't let her go. Everything he sees and does reminds him of something so beautiful that he doesn't want to let it go. I listen to the song all the time because there's a connection you can make with it. It sounds so sincere and honest.
    jcroninon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentumm... I thought (and thought it was obvious, so maybe i've missed something) but someone he's loved (wife i assume) (and 'he' is not necessarily refering to Dave himself)has died. "You said always and forever, now I believe you" If she'd left him, it's not like he'd be believing her.
    "some angel is stuck inside of me, but I cannot set you free" same with the 'some devil is stuck inside of me' line this is saying that she is still in his head permanently, and he doesn't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but either way, there is nothing he can do about it, she is there forever and now he dreads spending the rest of his life without the one he loves.
    p_nunanon March 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe one line that everyone keeps mentioning "always and forever" is really what makes this song stand out above most other songs of this type. Few musicians will throw those words out, because the love their talking about is shallow. The love that Dave is bringing out is deep and fixed, that makes the song more stirring and passionate.
    bigshot937on December 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEverything about this song is mournful. Dave's voice at some points makes it sound like he's actually close to crying...and the fact that it's just his voice and a single guitar adds to the feeling of loneliness.
    I agree 100% with p_nunan. He's grieving the death of the woman he loved, and still loves. The memory of her and the feelings he has for her will remain stuck inside of him forever, and this is the "some angel, some devil" reference. The memories of her are obviously special, hence the "some angel," but the fact that she's gone forever will make these memories almost like a devil inside of him - an impediment to his happiness, that he cannot relinquish. This song is so beautifully written and composed in such a sincere and heartbreaking manner...it's definitely one of my favorite songs by Dave.
    ndirishgrl112on November 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, i thought initially that this song was about a break up, then the " i wish i was dead and you were breathing" part came up, and at that point i realized it was about someone whose lover had died. When he says, "you said always and forever, i now i believe you baby", i think it makes it more obvious that its about death. if you lose someone because of a break up, that comment wouldn't hurt as much, because you feelings will eventually fade. If someone dies, you have no closure, you feel as you did when they were alive. The love remains exactly as you remember it, always. The some devil reference, i think has to do with guilt or grief. when someone dies you feel guilty about moving on, hense not being able to set it free. This song is So beautiful, and im not even a dave matthews fan really, but jesus christ, you'd have to be souless to think this song was bad
    opiatoafterglowon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood guess but this songs not about lovers or anthing. He wrote this song after his sister was killed for being a missionary in Africa. He took a break for a solo album after that incident and wrote the songs from the "Some Devil" album.Thats what Gravediggers about too.
    mtp3196on August 18, 2010   Link

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