I must be the devil's daughter
What a dark father to dwell in me
I must be the devil's daughter
Such a dark father to dwell in me

Bastard child that I am
You can see it in my swagger
In the palmist's lines of my hands
And my lips that bud like daggers

Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'
Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'

And I think I'm on a mission
Should I then shield my eyes
From the furtive looks of babes-in-arms
And the cries of their poor mothers

Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'
Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'

And my mama never speaks of him
Except when she's drunk and desperate
And even then it's just a brief retelling
Of his rough love and abandonment

Went into town one night
And the crowd like waters parted
He headed straight toward her
And aimed to finish what he started

And I think, like him, I have to roam
With what each night delivers
It's time to make my drive be known:
Turn lads into believers

Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'
Look out young son
Look out young son
Look out young son
When I bloom you come a-crawlin'

I must be the devil's daughter
What a dark father to dwell in me
I must be the devil's daughter
Such a dark father to dwell in me


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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a woman coming to terms with the likenesses she sees between herself and a less than honorable father.
    PiperPanon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl who's just beginning to realize she's a man eater. She lets the young men of the world know to watch out, because when she's ready, none of them will be safe from her wiles.
    shonensamuraion October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all time favourite songs. I wish Grand Ole Party would come out with a new album, I've been obsessed with Humanimals since it came out.
    jsquareeon June 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's just warbling.
    Cam-winon October 16, 2009   Link

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