07.05.2017

Muddy Magnolias – Devil’s Teeth

Devil’s Teeth is een heerlijk uptempo nummer van de Amerikaanse groep Muddy Magnolias, die ik per toeval op YouTube ontdekte. Het tijdschrift Rolling Stone beschreef een optreden van hen als “as if Mick Jagger and Keith Richard inhabited The Indigo Girls”.

De groep wordt gevormd door twee singer/songwriters, Jessie Wilson & Kallie North. Wilson komt uit Brooklyn en zong in haar jeugd bij Alicia Keys en daarna o.a. vier jaar in de band van John Legend. Kallie North komt uit Beaumont (Texas) en was eerst fotografe. Het was een foto van North van een oude piano die hen samenbracht en al snel klikte het tussen de twee. Devil’s Teeth komt van hun eerste album Broken People (2016).

Devil’s Teeth
There’s something about you baby.
You’re setting me loose.
You’re waking my spirit baby.
Good lord have mercy,
my heart’s in a hurry.
I’ve got to get my hands on you.
And love you till my ….. (?)

Come leave me down where the sun goes,
Out where the roots run deep.
Come lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

Come leave me into the shadows,
until the sparrow sings.
Come lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

I have never been afraid of the fire.
No, no, I get fire,
and take it up a little higher.

Good lord have mercy,
my heart’s in a hurry
I’ve got to get my hands on you.
So pride (?) that I will be tonight.

Come leave me down where the sun goes,
out where the roots run deep.
Come lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

Come leave me into the shadows,
until the sparrow sings.
Come lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

Lay me down. Down.
Why don’t you come along.
Come on and lay me down.
Down. Come on.

Where the sun goes.
Where the roots run deep,
come lay me down.
In the shadows,
till the sparrow sings.

Come leave me down where the sun goes,
out where the roots run deep.
Come and lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

Come and leave me into the shadows,
until the sparrow sings.
Come and lay me down like an angel,
caught in the devil’s teeth.

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