I used to listen to him, sitting on my shoulder
But he's losing my affection, I've fallen for another
He made me do some bad things, but you make me do the worst
He's been around for centuries, but you were still the first

He may have fire and brimstone, all the power in the world
But I'm not trying to impress him now that I'm your girl
He says he wants me back, and I don't know what to do
Cos I don't need the devil now that I've got you

When he'd tell me to take one, you tell me to take four
And when he'd say smash the window, you say break down the door

He sent me pearls and roses, a diamond necklace too
Oh, but I don't need the devil now that I got you
We don't need a storm when we're making our own thunder
And we don't need the Reaper; we're already six feet under

If you can pull the trigger, I will load the gun
And if you can tie the knot, I will make sure that your hung
If you can find the pills, I will make that bed
And I don't need the devil, I've got you instead

If you can pull the trigger, I will load the gun
And if you can tie the knot, I will make sure that your hung
If you can find the pills, I will make that bed
And I don't need the devil, I've got you instead


Lyrics submitted by KatherineKissMe, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Pearls and Roses (Ashok cover) song meanings
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    General CommentObviously a bad relationship as she's comparing him to the devil. All about someone who brings out the worst in you. Also one of my favorite FATM songs. Still hoping for a decent studio version to be released.
    barstr7on June 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOld version of this song titled 'Under The Thumb' on the myspace for Florence's old band, Ashok.
    myspace.com/…
    It's less good though.
    emilywaeon June 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti like both versions of this but i really think this song is now burried :'(
    jo_taylor_joeon August 15, 2009   Link

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