Opening Bars: Sympathy for the Devil


Drums in the darkness – a jungle clearing
fetish masks and gibbering lips
grass skirts, headdresses, face-paint leering
nocturnal trances, gyrating hips.

A medicine man, by spirits possessed,
grunts while the powers invade his mind;
the dancers shriek, as if distressed
by a presence in shadow not yet defined.

It’s only Rock’n’Roll…


IMAGES: (album art: Santana #1) (Hans Silvester)





2 comments on “Opening Bars: Sympathy for the Devil

  1. Dave says:

    I’ve wondered if the Lord tried to give the somewhat revealing song “Sympathy For the Devil” to a few Christian songwriters who promptly rebuked Him as the devil and continued on their Christian songwriting ways. In frustration God turned to somebody who might be more receptive to his promptings…”Mick, have I got a song for you….”


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