Devil For Hire
Devil For Hire
(R Moore)

It was forty thousand years or so just past the beginning of all time
God was fifteen minutes late for board meeting looking beat when he arrived
He said, “Angels, I apologize, I shouldn’t make y’all sit around and wait.”
“When you’re tryin’ to build the universe there’s a lot that’s on your plate.”

You recall just last Friday, i invented this creation I call man
Well, I’ve looked into his future and I see his troubles gettin’ out of hand
There’ll be no end to his wickedness and evil deeds as far as I can tell
So, as much as it pains me boys, we’re gonna have to give him hell

We need a lake of burning fire
Where giant fish with jagged teeth swallow all the fishin’ boats
And a barroom made of brimstone
Where the whiskey tastes like gasoline burning in your throat
And the endless sound of banjos
playing out of tune and out of time
And i’ll need someone to run the place, help wanted
One devil for hire

Well the angels all looked puzzled scratching at their halos with their wings
When the eldest one among stood said, “Lord, you know I feel your pain.”
You and I have been the best of friends since this whole thing began
And if it’s that important to you Lord, well, I guess I’ll be your man

We’ll have a lake of burning fire
Where giant fish with jagged teeth swallow all the fishin’ boats
And a barroom made of brimstone
Where the whiskey tastes like gasoline burning in your throat
And the endless sound of banjos
playing out of tune and out of time
No need to go looking around
I’ll be your devil for hire

I’ll be here for eternity working day and night
Leading should down to misery away from your pure light
Even though it won’t be easy, I won’t **** and i won’t moan
At least I’ll have a place to call my own

With a lake of burning fire
Where giant fish with jagged teeth swallow all the fishin’ boats
And a barroom made of brimstone
Where the whiskey tastes like gasoline burning in your throat
And the endless sound of banjos
playing out of tune and out of time
If you wonder how I got this job
I’m just devil for hire

So don’t ask me how I got this job
I’m just a devil for hire