"The Devil" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
As soon as I'm left alone
The Devil wanders into my soul
And I pretend to myself
And I pretend to myself

I go out to the old milestone
Insanely expecting you to come there knowing
That I wait for you there
That I wait for you there

Come, come
Come here at once
Come, come
On a night with no moon

Because all of my being
Is now in pining
All of my being
Is now in pining

What finally cheered me
Now seems
Insignificant
Insignificant


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"The Devil" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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    General Commenti think the devil is a metaphor for depression, that however far away she gets from it it manages to find her ("wander into my soul") again. the "come here at once" part sounds like she is calling for the person she is "pining" for to come save her. the last stanza goes along with the depression, what once made her happy now has no effect.
    pandora_ash_avalieon December 28, 2007   Link

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