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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
Jane's Addiction


Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

I've been around for a long, long year

Stole many a man's soul and faith


And I was 'round when Jesus Christ

Had his moment of doubt and pain

Made damn sure that Pilate

Washed his hands and sealed his fate


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game


I stuck around St. Petersburg

When I saw it was a time for a change

Killed the czar and his ministers

Anastasia screamed in vain


I rode a tank

Held a general's rank

When the blitzkrieg raged

And the bodies stank


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name, oh yeah

Ah, what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah


I watched with glee

While your kings and queens

Fought for ten decades

For the gods they made


I shouted out,

'Who killed the Kennedys?'

When after all

It was you and me


Let me please introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

And I laid traps for troubadours

Who get killed before they reached Bombay


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's confusing you

Is just the nature of my game


Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints


As heads is tails

Just call me Lucifer

'Cause I'm in need of some restraint


So if you meet me

Have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste

Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, um yeah

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down


Woo, who

Oh yeah, get on down

Oh yeah

Oh yea


JANE'S ADDICTION

Jane's Addiction was an influential alternative rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1986. The band's name refers to Jane Bainter, a now ex-heroin addict, who was a housemate of the band. The band dissolved in the early 1990s, and returned in the early 2000s, before breaking up yet again. The band was influenced by punk, gothic rock, metal, funk, hard rock, and psychedelic styles; lead singer Perry Farrell once described the band as a cross between Duke Ellington and Bad Brains. ... Read More