There’s a devil waiting outside your door
(how much longer)
There’s a devil waiting outside your door
(how much longer)
It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor
(how much longer)
And he’s howling with pain and crawling up the walls
(how much longer)
There’s a devil waiting outside your door
(how much longer)
He’s weak with evil and broken by the world
(how much longer)
He’s shouting your name and he’s asking for more
(how much longer)
There’s a devil waiting outside your door
(how much longer)

Loverman!
Since the world began
Forever, amen
Till end of time
Take off that dress
I’m coming down
I’m your loverman
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am

L is for love, baby
O is for only you that I do
V is for loving virtually all that you are
E is for loving almost everything that you do
R is for rape me
M is for murder me
A is for answering all of my prayers
N is for knowing your loverman’s going

Loverman!
Till the bitter end
While empires burn down
Forever and ever and ever and ever
Amen I’m your loverman
So help me, baby
So help me
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
I’ll be your loverman!

There’s a devil crawling along your floor
(how much longer)
There’s a devil crawling along your floor
(how much longer)
With a trembling heart, he’s coming through your door
(how much longer)
With his straining sex in his jumping paw
(how much longer)
There’s a devil crawling along your floor
(how much longer)
And he’s old and he’s stupid and
(how much longer)
He’s hungry and he’s sore
(how much longer)
And he’s lame and he’s blind
And he’s dirty and he’s poor
(how much longer)
Give him more
(how much longer)
There’s a devil crawling along your floor
(how much longer)

Loverman!
Here I stand
Forever, amen
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Forgive me, baby
My hands are tied
And I got no choice
No, I got no choice at all

I’ll say it again
L is for love, baby
O is for o yes I do
V is for virtue, so I ain’t gonna hurt you
E is for even if you want me to
R is for render unto me, baby
M is for that which is mine
A is for any old how, darling
N is for any old time

I’ll be your loverman!
I got a masterplan
To take off your dress
And be your man
Seize the throne
Seize the mantle
Seize the crown
Cause I am what I am
What I am what I am I’m your loverman!

There’s a devil lying by your side
You might think he’s asleep
But look at his eyes
He wants you, baby, to be his bride
There’s a devil lying by your side

Loverman! loverman!



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  • +1
    General CommentV is for virtue, so I ain’t gonna hurt you
    E is for even if you want me to

    Best lines ever writen. And Martin enansicpates them so well.
    Best song on the album.
    mopo976on December 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI adore Martin's version of this song. Almost more than the original and I love Nick Cave. I found it interesting that Martin does not do the "how much longer?" parts at all. Also, I was listening to this song again recently after reading several interpretations of Martin's DM work using the BDSM slant and it takes a whole new possible meaning. Not all of the lines work, but the singer's hands are tied, he has no choice and he comes crawling across the floor. He needs to be forgiven and he asks to be raped and murdered. He wants her to take off her dress but what sub doesn't want his Mistress naked if he can manage it. Perhaps she is the one who will be seizing the crown, throne, and mantle, not him.

    I realize that the original version of this song is basically about the male need for sex. When Nick sings it, the signer is a typical pig of a man but one whom we women find sort of endearing because he makes at least the effort to profess undying love, even as he claims his territory. But when Martin sing those same words become strangely submissive.
    Carinapiron January 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMartin does a flawless job with this song. His voice is so pure and clear...and he sings this very sexy. Look at those lyrics; it's perfect for him to sing.
    LuvMartinGoreon June 13, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment^ ^ Martin didn't write this song. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds originally wrote and recorded it.
    wombo2on January 10, 2008   Link

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