The Devil Has Got Me Now

by Nigel Walsh

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Recorded at Nigel Walsh Studios in Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

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The country doctor told me I better get ready
He stared me down 'till I was crying on the floor
The ghost of Old Susie was sullied and sweaty
Weeping to herself as she stumbled in through the door

The undertaker here does every job custom
And right now, he's workin' for free
His lips are a-flappin', whatever shuts 'em
Has got to be a poison strong enough for me

When the lies I drink taste better than truth, I still seem to walk somehow
You know I love you, pretty baby, but the Devil has got me now

Lies, lies, and more lies, today's sermon told me
I guess we're all lucky we don't have to go
Into the arms of the tall man who sold me
And ask him for a dollar after the show

It's been three more years, the flood hasn't come yet
But we've been standing in line to see it like a picture show
What a relief it would be to see the last sunset
We're all drowning, but we don't know

When the lies I drink taste better than truth, I still seem to walk somehow
You know I love you, pretty baby, but the Devil has got me now

All your wailing for love cannot be in vain
Like all the failings of the loyal and the sane

Pretty Minnie did the Jitterbug on a downtown telephone pole
Sister Lucy and Mother Mary went out for a stroll
It was the Model T, that blessed machine that forced them down cold
One had power, that's all she was, the other, a heart of gold

Now here I stand at the gallows, and all beside me
Are my kin, my sin, and my bankroll
Two are shallow, one just parades blindly
They all say "have mercy on his soul"

When the lies I drink taste better than truth, I still seem to walk somehow
You know I love you, pretty baby, but the Devil has got me now

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released December 16, 2014
Written, Arranged, and Performed by Nigel Walsh
Additional Guitar - Kevin Crollins
Produced by Nigel Walsh & Brandon "Wise Owl" Niznik

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Nigel Walsh Los Angeles, California

Nigel Walsh is a singer-songwriter from California. After playing piano nearly all his life, he spent his last $100 on a guitar in 2009. Thanks to his showmanship and talent for writing infectious, compelling songs, his performances have prompted comparisons to Bob Dylan, Ray Lamontagne and The Band. Nigel is currently touring to promote his upcoming album "Forces of Nature." ... more

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