Kansas - The Devil Game Lyrics

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I've got books that say the good man's golden
And more that say the bad will fall,
So many men have drowned in evil, and left Lucifer standing tall
Don't take the devil's dare, don't gamble when the game ain't fair,
Lock and bolt the doors, can't let the devil use you anymore

You got to listen all you mugs and reivers, if you do any wrong
You make it right
You can't be a make-believer, 'cause soon you're gonna pay the price,
Lying, hat and pain, all part of the devil game,
Got his foot inside the door, but you can't let him use you anymore

Take, he will take, he will take, give him nothing he'll take, he will take
He will take, he will give nothing but he'll take

Pray, for devils have no reason, Satan waits to curse your ways,
Have you seen it in his eyes in the sunset,
Have you wondered if he's laughing when you play,
Has he asked if you're alone if what he sees is all you own,
Has he offered you happiness, money, or much better lays
Satan leave me, leave me lonely, leave us alone

I've got books that say the good man's golden
And more that say the bad will fall,
Take a look at what the future's holdin',
Won't be yours if you don't heed this call,
Life is a game, and the stakes will remain the same.
Now you've gotta choose, is the devil gonna win or lose again.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down the Road
  • 2 Song for America
  • 3 Lamplight Symphony
  • 4 Lonely Street
  • 5 The Devil Game
  • 6 Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman

  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: David C Hope, Steve Walsh
    album: Track 5 in album Song for America
    release date: 1975-3
    popularity : 93 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:05
    producer: Walter Gold and Jeff Glixman
    drums: Phil Ehart
    piano: Kerry Livgren
    lead vocals: Steve Walsh
    vocal: Robby Steinhardt
    engineer: Peter Granet and Peter Granat
    electric guitar: Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
    arranger: Kansas
    violin: Robby Steinhardt
    background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
    organ: Steve Walsh
    acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
    bass guitar: Dave Hope
    Moog: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
    design/illustration: Peter Lloyd
    art direction: Ed Lee
    guitars: Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
    synthesizer: Kerry Livgren
    strings: Kerry Livgren
    writer: Steve Walsh, Dave Hope
    Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin