little satan

You got a nice bright smile when they’re telling you what you want to hear
But you never give a second thought to cutting them down with fear
How could you be so warm and friendly with me today
Then turn around and cut me with the nasty little things you say

I guess everyone thinks you’re such a sweet little kitten for sure
They come in feeling broken and you offer up a cute little cure
But then it all falls apart when we look inside your bottomless soul
And we learn about the way you treat us when you’re not playing the role

And how the devil came out and whispered in your sweet little ear
Telling you all about the bullshit you wanted to hear
And how the story’s so much different than it first appeared
Looks like it’s true about the worst things you always feared

You got a nasty side, but it’s something that you don’t like to show
It’s always just below the surface barely creeping up to say hello
But just give us a minute to disagree with something you said
And you’re pouncing like a tiger, filling everyone with dread

I knew it was over when I walked back into that place
As soon as I noticed the sad, desperate look on your face
But you can force the attitude- the same way it’s always been
That’s right- keep it all hidden, go stand in your corner again

I see the devil came out and whispered in your ear
Telling you all that bullshit you love to hear
The story is so much different than it first appeared
And it looks like it’s true about the worst things you always feared

Til the devil came out and he whispered right in your ear
Telling you all the shit that you wanted to hear
Now everything is different than everything at first appeared
And it must be true about the worst things we always feared

I see the devil came out and whispered in your ear
Telling you all that bullshit you love to hear
The story’s now so much different than it first appeared
And it looks like it’s true about the worst things you always feared

written by joe herbert, copyright 4-13-07