The Devil Wears a Gown

She cast her spells on me,

Then loosed her claws in glee.

Now anyone can see,

I just thank God to be free.

 

I didn't know what to do

When she said she wouldn't stay.

I couldn't tell what was true

When she turned and walked away.

I didn't see anything

I could do to change her mind.

I couldn't block out that sting

That nearly drove me blind.

I wouldn't have thought this world

Could ever take me down.

But that was before I found

The devil wears a gown.

 

Can't recall what caught my eye

When she walked into my life.

Can't say what spurred me try

To win her for my wife.

I just know the things she did

Liked to drive me half insane.

I lost myself in a painful skid

No penance could contain.

I wouldn't have thought

This cold dark world could take me down.

But that was before I learned

The devil wears a gown.

 

She cast her spells on me,

Then loosed her claws in glee.

Now anyone can see,

I just thank God to be free!

I thank God to be free!

 

I warn you now to guard your back

If you hear she's passing by.

I guarantee your heart will crack

If you give her half a try.

I'd hate to see you face the traps

That nearly did me in.

Who really knows what other straps

She'd use in her dark sin?

I wouldn't have thought this world

Could ever take me down.

But that was before I found

The devil wears a gown!

 

The devil wears a gown!

She's dancing all around!

Watch out if she's in your town!

Yeah! The devil wears a gown!

-- Copyright November 2013, 

Kirby Lee Davis

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