"Runnin' With The Devil" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
Yeah, Yeah!
Ah, yeah!

I live my life like there's no tomorrow
and all I've got, I had to steal
Least I don't need to beg or borrow
Yes I'm livin' at a pace that kills

Oooh, yeah
(Ahh!) Runnin' with the devil (Ahh-hah! Yeah!)
(Woo-hoo-oo!) Runnin' with the devil
I'm gonna tell ya all about it

I found the simple life ain't so simple
When I jumped out, on that road
I got no love, no love you'd call real
Ain't got nobody, waitin' at"home

(Ah, yeah-ah!)
Runnin' with the devil
(God damn it lady. You know I ain't lyin' to ya)
(I'm only gonna tell you one time-ya!)
Runnin' with the devil
(Yes I am! Yeah!)

(Guitar Solo)
Woo!

Woo!

You know K, I found the simple life
Weren't so simple, no
When I jumped!out, on that road
Got no love, no love you'd call real
Got nobody, waitin' at home

(Ah, yeah!)
Runnin' with the devil
(Hold on. Hold on, I'm runnin'! Ah, yeah!)
Runnin' with the devil
(Uh! Uj! Come on, one more time)

(Guitar Solo)

(ha-yeah!)
Runnin' with the devil
(Oh, yeah! Ya-yeah!)
Runnin' with thg devil
(Woo! Woo!)
Runnin' with the devil
(Ai-ha, yeah! Ah-ha, yeah! Ah-hah, yeah!)
Runnin' with the devil (Woo!)


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  • +2
    General Comment^^^It was recorded in 1978.
    Kidegoon December 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvan halen is da pwns
    ULlilLadyon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvan halen kicks ass
    dasquien!on May 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf I recall correctly, in an interview in 1978, Dave said that he wrote this song about his early morning workouts, mainly jogging, that he did with Satan. He and Satan met at the Whiskey--the Devil was trying to see behind Eddie's back to figure out how he did the tapping, and Dave got pissed that he was leaning on the stage, and had him removed until after the set. Anyway, after the set, he and Dave were hitting on the same blond and discovered that they have similar tastes, and actually hit it off as friends. So, there you have it, jogging with SAtan.
    jonjuanon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMany of you are partially right. Rock and roll has long been thought to be "the music of the devil" and this song accurately describes the life of "running with the devil", living the hard rock lifestyle of day to day, no real place to call home, no love of your life, running from town to town at a pace that would kills mere mortals. It's probably one of the most powerful and accurate rock and roll anthems while also being one of the least lyrical and short.
    eepreteon March 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does this song mean? can it really be just about the devil or what?
    AeroLed286on May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has nothing to do with satan or his lifestyle. It is very simple & refers to the stress that we we experience in city life. Even if we think we're leading a simple life, we always get pulled into the complications of the world. This song is awesomely tight. And let me tell you - Rock N roll aint about anti-christ shit. Rock N Roll is about what the songwriter feels & he puts it out in one tight song. Runnin' with the devil, for example. Great song
    Dhruvaon June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnothing
    fudgesicleon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnothing
    fudgesicleon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit was on the detroit rock city movie and i fell in love with it.
    forsakenangel25on July 25, 2005   Link

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