Some Devil

Album: Some Devil (2003)
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Songfacts®:

  • Some Devil was Matthews' first solo album. It featured his longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds.
  • Matthews performed an acoustic version of this song on his 2007 Live at Radio City Music Hall album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Max - Marquette, MI
  • This song was played at the end of a House MD episode in which the protagonist, House, is looking at a photo of a couple; either himself and his ex or perhaps his parents. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Lauren - Honolulu, HI

Comments: 5

  • Confused from UsaI really like this song, but I am thinking it is a little too dark. I think it is written from the perspective of Dave's brother in law who killed his sister, then committed suicide. I think it is in between the time the murder occurred and the suicide occurred. I listened to it for days and am a big DMB fan, and am sort of hoping I am wrong, but the lyrics make sense. I think Dave was trying to humanize his brother in laws actions, which I understand the need for, but it is haunting.
  • David from FlaI’m a little late, considering this song is now 17 years old. But I still felt a need to comment. I never was a fan of DM, but this song blew me away! I played it over and over for days. It’s obviously about lost love. The big question is: is it a break up or did she die? Most lyric sites have the key to this question wrong: the line, “Wish I was dead and you were GRIEVING “. I saw a video of him singing the song live in Brazil. I watched and listen multiple times and the proper lyric is: “Wish I was dead and you were BREATHING”. She died. Now it all comes together. By the way, his sister was murdered just prior to him recording the album. Anyway, I’m a little long winded and no one will probably read this anyway, considering how old the post is.
  • Deck from Syracuse, NyPlays over end credits of the 2003 movie 21 Grams.
    The song is not on the soundtrack CD.
  • Joel from Princeton, NjI played this song over and over when I lost my girlfriend. I still play it at times and it makes me think how luck can change life in different ways.
  • Joel from Port Elizabeth, South AfricaI like Dave Matthews. He did a stint on the American medical drama House MD. Some Devil was used in an episode. It is a depressing song but then the episode it was featured in was also depressing. Cheers.
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