Devil Woman

Album: I'm Nearly Famous (1976)
Charted: 9 6
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  • I've had nothing but bad luck
    Since the day I saw the cat at my door
    So I came here to you, sweet lady
    Answering your mystical call
    Crystal ball on the table
    Showing the future, the past
    Same cat with them evil eyes
    And I knew it was a spell she'd cast

    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you
    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you from behind

    Give me the ring on your finger
    Let me see the lines of your hand
    I can see me a tall dark stranger
    Giving you what you hadn't planned
    I drank the potion she offered me
    I found myself on the floor
    Then I looked in those big green eyes
    And I wondered what I came there for

    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you
    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you from behind.

    Stay awake
    Look out
    If you're out on a moonlit night
    Be careful of the neighborhood strays
    Of a lady with long black hair
    Tryin' to win you with her feminine ways
    Crystal ball on the table
    Showing the future, the past
    Same cat with them evil eyes
    You'd better get out of there fast
    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you.

    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you
    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you

    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman
    She's gonna get you
    She's just a devil woman
    With evil on her mind
    Beware the devil woman Writer/s: CHRISTINE HODGSON, TERRY BRITTEN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Melinda from AustraliaThis is a song that I’m ashamed to say us awful 1980’s teens made fun of. My friends and I thought it was pathetic.
    What ignorant music snobs we were. Loving The Cure and U2.
    I think we immediately had our objections against it because, to us, Cliff Richard was an old guy singer from the 50’s/1960’s.
    Further, this song had a disco feel to it. And disco was officially dead as far as we were concerned by the time Devil Woman came out. And our generation were determined to bury it.
    Even though we’d had hella fun times growin up with Disco music.
    No, this song is iconic to me now. The intro evokes so many memories. And, It’s an extraordinarily clever piece of music. With an eerie subject.
    And Cliff Richard pulls it off perfectly. Wired For Sound is another of his I love now from that era.
    How your tastes and appreciation changes. Thank God we mature. And grow a brain.
    A musical brain.
  • Don from Sevierville, TnContrary to what some people might think, this song is certainly not a devil worship song at all, but rather a warning against messing with the occult. I did get to see Cliff live once in November 1987 at a concert in Wuerzburg, Germany, and he said if we heard that he is a Christian, that is the truth.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 28th 1976, "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and September 19th, 1976 it peaked at #6 (for 3 weeks) and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
    Between 1959 and 1984 he had eighteen records on the Top 100 chart; with three reaching the Top 10, his other two Top 10 records were "We Don't Talk Anymore" (#7 in 1980) and "Dreaming" (#10 in 1980)...
    Mr. Richard, born Harry Rodger Webb, will celebrate his 74th birthday this coming October 14th, 2014.
  • Tony from Vero Beach, FlI've been hearing this song for decades and only now just realized that the implication is that the "Devil Woman" lured him there to get her jollies - in a way that most men would find a mite uncomfortable ("...giving you what you hadn't planned...", "...she's gonna get you from behind..."). Kinda warped little song...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyU.S. country singer Marty Robbins released a record in 1962 titled "Devil Woman", it was a completely different song. It peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Country chart and at No. 16 on their Pop chart. In the UK is reached No. 5, one position higher than Richard's record...
  • Paul from Kennewick, WaThis song is truly haunting, reminding me of so many metaphors which are all chilling. But it wasn't until I got to college and met one of these that Cliff's message came through as clearly as it should. Luckily I wasn't hurt beyond repair,but do I ever wish I'd thought of this masterpiece before I'd go too close.
  • Scotty from Cheyenne, WyFunny how some songs you remember just for a musical phrase or the like. In this song there's that subtle organ all through, and twice it harmonizes with the main tune...send chills up my spine every time.
  • Mark from Dublin, IrelandOne of cliffs best songs he recorded over a span of 50 years in music,written by terry britten who also wrote "carrie" for cliff "whats love got to do with it" for tina turner and "just good friends" for michael jackson,cliff rates devil woman as his favourite song he recorded and i would have to agree with cliff that this is one of the best,forr more songs like this check out cliffs albums "im nearly famous","rock n roll juvenile" and "im no hero" 3 great albums from this period.
  • Andrew from Birmingham, United StatesThis song gives off such a Halloween impression. Its disco sound is quite ironic, considering that it's about a cat under a witch's spell. But a little irony is quite nice. Long live Cliff Richard!!
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