Beth Orton - Devil Song Lyrics

Beth Orton Central Reservation cover art
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When the devil comes blowing through your door
You'll know there's trouble, and he's coming back for more
You better keep what is precious hidden under the floor
Or you better treat it so good it will never want for more

But looking back in retrospect
Did you ever really get what you'd expect?
Trying to rectify
Got lost a little further
You've been trying to justify
Find out how and where it came

Devil was your angel, but it's not no more
The devil was your angel, when you weren't sure

Do I tempt trouble to break through all these doors
Just to put a face to the voice which always home?
To fight for what is precious, to know what's under the floor
If I could treat it so good, I swear I'd never want for more

But when I found my peace
There was still mistakes
However painfully awaring every step I take
Trying to rectify
Got lost a little further
Well, I've been trying to justify
Find out how and where it came

The devil was my angel, now I'm just not sure.
To travel as my angel there's always my witch

Gonna take you back down
I won't feel no shame
Till my dreams
Are my own again
Gonna take you right down, and I'll take the blame
Till my dreams are my own again

Here I am again

Devil was my angel, now I'm just not sure
To travel as my angel there's always my witch
Maybe you're an angel, tried to remember you're an angel
Remember you're an angel, if you're not sure

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Stolen Car
  • 2 Sweetest Decline
  • 3 Couldn't Cause Me Harm
  • 4 So Much More
  • 5 Pass in Time
  • 6 Central Reservation (original version)
  • 7 Stars All Seem to Weep
  • 8 Love Like Laughter
  • 9 Blood Red River
  • 10 Devil Song
  • 11 Feel to Believe
  • 12 Central Reservation (The Then Again version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Beth Orton
    album: Track 10 in album Central Reservation
    release date: 1999-3-9
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/House/Lo-Fi/Downtempo
    length: 5:05
    producer: David Roback
    vocal: Beth Orton
    mixer: David Roback
    engineer: Giles Hall
    acoustic guitar: David Roback
    percussion: Lascelles Gordon
    mandolin: Ted Barnes
    mastering: Tim Young
    harmonium & guitar: Beth Orton
    assistant engineer: Peter Hill
    composer: Beth Orton
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 078221903820
    script: Latin