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)