"Devil Inside" as written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss....
Here come the woman
With the look in her eye
Raised on leather
With flesh on her mind

Words as weapons
Sharper than knives
Makes you wonder how the other half die
How the other half die
Makes you wonder, wonder, wonder

Here come the man with the look in his eye
Fed on nothing but full of pride
Look at them go, look at them kick
Makes you wonder how the other half live

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Here come the world
With the look in its eye
Future uncertain but certainly slight
Look at the faces listen to the bells
It's hard to believe we need a place called hell
A place called hell

The devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us

Here comes the woman
With the look in her eye
She's raised on leather
With flesh on her mind
Words are weapons sharper than knives
Makes you wonder how the other half die

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Devil inside
Devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Devil inside
Devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

Devil inside
Devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside

The devil inside
Yeah, yeah, yeah
The devil inside
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Devil Inside" as written by Andrew Farriss Michael Hutchence

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentit's about how we're all 2-faced, we all have our good side and bad side, there's really no denying the nature of the beast.
    dark_eyez_666on December 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSexiest song on a very sexy album. :) Michael's voice is so sultry, not belting it out as usual bet letting the words flow. Te lyrics are sexy too-
    "Here come the woman, with the lok in her eye... raised on leather with flesh on her mind."
    I can picture that look in her eye... pretty sure I've got it myself a few times. ;)
    I feel like the "other half" means the opposite of the theme of the song- in everyone there's an angelic spirit or a devil spirit, and they're always warring with each other. I guess this is about the people who let the devil side take over. "Makes you wonder how the other half die..."
    EnduringChillon July 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about having a devil inside. Like everybody always has a wild side to them. When he is saying "Every single one of us the devil inside." I also love the guitar in this song. Like the main sound that everybody knows in this song, that comes out in the beginning and the ending of the song. It's just so awsome, I always listen to this song.
    inxsloveron November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits such a sexy song =D but the title basically describes it!
    led_zeppelin_xxxon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. What does the other half refer to?
    Abq_physon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always assumed it meant that some people embraced their devil, but the other half (hypocrites) didn't. Anyone else?
    Abq_physon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Words As Weapons, Sharper Than Knives".
    I've always loved that lyric.
    More good stuff from INXS.

    I've always thought the lyric "...how the other half..."
    made referrence to the old expression about the Other Half, which is to say how other folks live (or die).
    Major Valoron August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of "The Ghost and The Darkness" when the Indian worker says;"The debil has come to Tsabo".
    (The devil has come to Tsavo).
    redshiftdazzleron December 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
    Joseph47on July 21, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentOk, seeing as how artists are mostly playing a role, this appears to be a commentary on society. A couple more songs on this album seem to reflect this opinionated point of view. But, back to the point--which is that they are simply exemplifying many people who exude that side of humanity that few are willing to embrace or let out. This is, of course a fine line. Dance along the edge for too long, and you get that "look in your eye." Come on, think about it.... you've been ragin' for a while and you just develop that "look" that says "don't F--- with me." period. How the other half lives refers to the rest of your life and what you chose to do with it. Are you going to dwell? or move on the purpose you know you were put on this earth for?
    Hunterzon January 30, 2010   Link

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