Kansas - The Devil Game Lyrics

Kansas Song for America cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: David C Hope, Steve Walsh
release date: 1975-3
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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
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

  • Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin