Angus & Julia Stone - The Devil’s Tears & Old Friend
He said, ‘I am the devil, boy. Come with me and we’ll make many storms.’ He offered me the universe but inside my heart there’s a picture of a girl. Some call love a curse, some call love a thief, but she’s my home.
The sun it burns so I’ll jump right in. I felt the cold sea kiss my skin. I turned around and you were gone. And I’m thinking of you, thinking of you. Old friend, where you headed for now? Old friend, where you headed for now?
Well, I knew what I didn’t wanna know, and I saw where I didn’t wanna go, so I took the path less travelled on, and I’ll let my stories be whispered when I’m gone.
Well, in this life you must find something to live for, ‘cause when the darkness comes a-calling, you’ll go back to where you were before. ‘Cause this life is as fragile as a dream and nothing’s ever really as it seems.
Well, I lost my innocence when in I let him dive, but the way that he looked at me made me feel alive. And now I know nothing at all, but the release that comes when you’re in mid-fall.
I hate the world today. You’re so good to me, I know, but I can’t change. Tried to tell you, but you look at me like maybe I’m an angel underneath, innocent, sweet. Yesterday I cried. You must have been relieved to see the softer side. I can understand how you’d be so confused, I don’t envy you. I’m a little bit of everything all rolled into one.
I’m a bitch, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother, I’m a sinner, I’m a saint, I do not feel ashamed. I’m your hell, I’m your dream, I’m nothing in between. You know you wouldn’t want it any other way.
So take me as I am. This may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man. Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous, and I’m going to extremes, tomorrow I will change, today won’t mean a thing.
I wouldn’t want you to want to be wanted by me, I wouldn’t want you to worry, you’d be drowned within my sea. I only wanted to be wonderful and wonderful is true, in truth I only really wanted to be wanted by you.