"Devil Wouldn't Recognize You" as written by and Timothy Mosley . Madonna....
As quiet as it is tonight
You'd almost think you were safe
Your eyes are full of surprises
They cannot predict my fate
Waiting underneath the stars
There's something you should know
The angels they surround my heart
Telling me to let you go

I bet he couldn't
I bet he couldn't recognize
But I played right into it
Who am I to criticize
Somehow I'll get through it and you won't even realize
Falling through your own disguise

It's like over and over you're pushing me right down to the floor
I should just walk away.
Over and over I keep on coming back for more
I play into your fantasy
Now that it's over you can lie to me right through your smile
I've seen behind your eyes
Now it's over, NO more intoxicating my mind

Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
I do, I do

You almost fooled yourself this time
That all the saints be praised
You hide your sadness behind your smile
And you keep your lost heartbreaks
The steps that edge along the ledge
Is much higher than it seems
That I've been on that ledge before
You can't hide yourself from me

I bet he couldn't
I bet he couldn't recognize
But I played right into it
Who am I to criticize
Somehow I'll get through it and you won't even realize
Falling through your own disguise

It's like over and over you're pushing me right down to the floor
I should just walk away.
Over and over I keep on coming back for more
I play into your fantasy
Now that it's over you can lie to me right through your smile
I've seen behind your eyes
Now it's over, NO more intoxicating my mind

Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
I do, I do

It's like over and over you're pushing me right down to the floor
I should just walk away.
Over and over I keep on coming back for more
I play into your fantasy
Now that it's over you can lie to me right through your smile
I've seen behind your eyes
Now it's over, NO more intoxicating my mind

Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, you, you, you
Devil wouldn't recognize you, you, you, you
Devil wouldn't recognize you, you, you, you
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, but I do
I do, I do

Even the devil wouldn't recognize you.


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"Devil Wouldn't Recognize You" as written by Timothy Mosley . Madonna

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  • +4
    General CommentI definitely think the song is about a guy being a metaphorical wolf in sheep's clothing. Someone so evil and hellbent "even the Devil couldn't recognize" but she does because she's been in that position:

    "The steps that edge along the ledge
    Is much higher than it seems
    That I’ve been on that ledge before
    You can’t hide yourself from me"
    HybridSmoothon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this song! I think its about being in a controlled situation. Lyrics are Beautiful. Madonna Has once again done it with this song! My favorite on the hard candy album! :)
    dayssamibradyfanon February 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti always thought it was "now that i'm sober, no more intoxicating my mind" it made sense , seeing the last part .. but maybe i'm wrong .
    paigeraquelon July 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentstrike that statement about it being about a guy. It could apply to anyone in her life, really.
    HybridSmoothon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNow that she's getting divorced, I guess you could apply this to Guy! Hah.
    HybridSmoothon October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin some moments in our life we think we can change everything and that we are so clever that "Even the devil wouldn’t recognize you"..loved the part
    "It’s like over and over you’re pushing me right down to the floor
    I should just walk away.
    Over and over I keep on coming back for more"
    annazoffon May 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think this song is about her trying to get the guy back, but the guy doesn't want to get hurt again, so he hides his feelings for her. She knows that he still loves her and wants to let him know that she knows he still loves her.

    "Even the devil wouldn't recognize you" I DO.

    "you can't hide yourself from me"
    bonillakevinon September 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    TranslationThink of Devil Wouldn't Recognize You-as the beginning of the End with Guy Ritchie and her London period. More importantly, it's a prelude to what would come on Hard Candy's follow-up MDNA. Madonna is clearly in betrayal, sadness and shock! No words need to be explained. There is a deep hurt and sadness in her voice. This song she wrote with her Good Brother Joe speaks for itself. Madonna is very good at conveying and articulating hurt, anguish and sadness in her singing, writing and performance. Some of the Material Girl's better qualities. To Lady Madonna, I say amen. Can I hear an amen, Lady Ciccone? The best chapter from Hard Candy, hands down!
    rabbitbunnyon June 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit´s so clear that this song is about a lover who was lying to her and now he´s back and ask her to return, and he promise everything (we suppose that he is another person now,he isn´t the bad guy anymore,etc) but although all his promise she can recognize his lies, "even the devil wouldn´t recognize you, I do"
    stban89on July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti m agree with HybridSmooth
    i had an experience like this ... i knew a person so similar to him !
    although we were just friends , yea whatever ! but once upon a time i didnt know him and he cheated me ... but now after all that bad times he came back and wanted me to forgive him and return ... even everyone else thinks he s changed but i know him and i recognize our pasts
    even if he pretend to be somebody esle and even if the devil woudnt recognize him but i know ...
    Nazaninon March 22, 2010   Link

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