"El Diablo" as written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Andrew Taylor....
Enter newborn players and gather
Weigh their innocence
Only the brightest shine
But not forever
Many lights die, many tears rain
When those tears run dry
On a mountain madness day

You were just in time
For a foolish deal ... a lover sold
I can't stand another howling day
Inside of this empty skin

While the beacons burn a flame
Please return from so far away

One life with the devil do I play
For so long el diablo is to blame

Oh el diablo, el diablo, won't you sell me back my soul?
Oh el diablo, el diablo, won't you sell me back my soul?

Weddings on the wind, will she blow my way?
He can dance and she can sing
She will tear your heart away
While the promise burns a flame
And will you return from so far away?

One life with the devil do I play
For so long, el diablo is to blame
One life with the devil do I play
For so long, el diablo is to blame
One life but the devil is in my way


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"El Diablo" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor Nick Rhodes

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    General CommentSimon Le Bon may have called this album "the most pretentious ever made", but I kind of love that about it. You can tell that they weren't trying to make the album fit their usual audience at the expense of substance and their own individuality (which I felt like they kind of did with a few songs during the height of their popularity in Duran Duran) and instead were going with what they felt was right, and just experimenting with their style and trying to do their best artistically. El Diablo is one of the best examples of this, it's unusual in a lot of ways and is overall really beautifully done. love it :3
    bubbleteaon October 25, 2007   Link

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