"Race With the Devil" as written by and Gene/davis Vincent....
You better run
from the devil's gun

the race is on,
so you better run
from the devil's gun.

Strange things happen
If you stay
The devil will
Catch you anyway
He'll seek you here
He'll seek you there
The devil will
Seek you everywhere.

When he finds you,
Soon find out
the devil's fire
Just won't go out
He burns you up
from head to toe.
The devil's grip
Just won't let go.


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"Race with the Devil" as written by Adrian Israel Gurvitz

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    General CommentI pair this song with "Fire" by Arthur Brown as early examples of "doom" songs, which very likely influenced heavy metal songs with themes hell, the devil, damnation etc.

    Like "Fire" I think the song is an early example of a "scare-thrill", though to be frank it almost comes off as heavy metal gospel preaching. Wouldn't surprise me if this song has been covered by religious rock groups.
    AndrewZealon August 12, 2015   Link

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