"Sympathy For The Devil" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank
Held a general's rank
When the blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
What's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
I shouted out,
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all
It was you and me
Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners, saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game


Lyrics submitted by gabby marie

"Sympathy [Live]" as written by Robert Foster Jann Arden Richards

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentyup, another remake of a 'Stones song. Great song tho
    Napple_Snappleon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta nice, chill cover. the way the song was going to originally sound actually. interesting...
    kingmikekingon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how the devil isn't as bad as people make him out
    incuon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentincu, I don't think it is suggesting that the devil isn't evil, it is just the devil talking about all the bad stuff that has happened over the years and that in some way, he has had a hand in it all.

    I think the name is more about how in the song, the devil is suggesting that we are all the same, we do good things and bad things and that we cannot judge him if we do evil aswell.
    quiffpornon November 08, 2004   Link

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