why am I the devil here

not a lot said about a woman beating on her man

will raise its ugly head

every now and then

so I blamed myself

a most common thing to do

not so many options when there’s nothing going for you

raising the subject of domestic violence 

can blow up in your face

less making your defence 

the perpetrator had people around her see

leaves me with the debt and the burden 

whilst she walks away scot free

me and cliff richard had a devil woman

whether she was one and the same 

remains unclear 

try my best to be good 

why am I the devil here

could write the same story 

a thousand different ways 

singing like a wounded animal

til I’m blue in the face

never hit back but I’m finding my voice

on a highway to hell 

but not out of choice

was so long ago but it stays with me evermore 

taking more medication than I ever did before 

even my psychiatric guy says I’ve gotta let it go

twenty years of thinking like this it ain’t easy y’know

me and cliff richard had a devil woman

whether she was one and the same 

remains unclear 

try to be good 

why am I the devil here

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