The Devil’s Trickery

January 21, 2007

Keith Green wrote the lyrics to this song intending to convey the tricks and lies of the devil. It is written from the devil’s perspective, in a sense. Green had many strange beliefs, but he conveyed the power of the devil very well. We must remember, however, that God is still more powerful than all, for he is all-powerful.

Oh, my job keeps getting easier, as time keeps slipping away,

I can imitate your brightest light and make your night look just like day,

I put some truth in every lie, to tickle itching ears,

You know I’m drawing people just like flies, cause they like what they hear,

I’m gaining power by the hour, they’re falling by the score,

You know, it’s getting very simple now cause no one believe in me anymore.

Oh, heaven’s just a state of mind, my books read on your shelf,

And have you heard that God is dead, I made that one up myself,

They dabble in magic spells, the get their fortunes read,

You know they heard the truth, but turned away and followed me instead,

I used to have to sneak around, but now they just open their doors,

You know, no ones watching for my tricks because no one believes in me anymore.

Everyone likes a winner, with my help, you’re guaranteed to win,

And hey man, you’re ain’t no sinner, you’ve got the truth within,

And as your life slips by you believe the lie that you did it on your own,

But don’t worry, I’ll be there to help you share our dark eternal home.

Oh, my job keeps getting easier, as day slips into day,

The magazines, the newspapers, print every word I say,

This world is just my spinning top, it’s all like childs-play,

You know, I dream that it will never stop, but I know it’s not that way,

Still my work goes on and on, always stronger than before,

I’m gonna make it dark before the dawn since no one believes in me anymore,

Well now I used to have to sneak around, but now they just open their doors,

You know, no one watches for my tricks since no one believes in me anymore,

Well I’m gaining power by the hour, they’re falling by the score,

You know, it’s getting very easy now since no one believes in me anymore,

No one believes in me anymore, no one believe in me anymore.

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