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Madeleine & The Devil
© 1999, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.
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Em                             C
Madeleine stands at the edge of the photo;
Em          G             Em
And quietly closes her eyes.
                               C
The Devil is playing at ‘Happy Families’;
Em         G                  Em
Madeleine plays with the lies.
     D                      C
He smiles the craven look of the fallen,
      D                                Em
Pre-tending that everything’s fine.
D                            C
Madeleine skips off to play with the fairies
       Em           G               Em
That wait in the back of her mind.

Madeleine lies in her bed under covers;
And quietly cries in the dark,
The Devil is creeping from out of his corner;
Carefully finding his mark.
Light from the street filters in through the window;
Shadows creep over the walls.
Madeleine slowly descends into nightmares,
As Devil is making his calls.

Chorus
      G                                    D
And Madeleine is playing with teddy and friends,
C6        C7               Em
Always afraid to ask, Why?
G                                 D
Wondering whether the nightmare will end.
C6            C7        Em
Praying for Devil to die.

D / Em / D / Em

Madeleine looks at the tree through the window;
Flowers are starting to bud.
The Devil himself is now under the covers,
As Madeleine wipes away blood.
The sky is a river of thunder and lightning;
Rain with a venom it falls.
The Angel of Mercy is riding the thunder,
As Devil tip-toes down the hall.

Chorus

Madeleine whispers; Madeleine dances,
Madeleine hides behind dreams.
The neighbourhood children are having a party,
But Madeleine jumps at their screams.
The eyes of the child are losing their wonder,
Rainbows are lost behind clouds,
Rain is pouring like tears down the window,
The Devil fades into the crowd.

Last Chorus
      G                                    D
And Madeleine is playing with teddy and friends,
C6        C7               Em
Always afraid to ask, Why?
G                                 D
Wondering whether the nightmare will end.
C6            C7        Em
Praying for Devil to die.

C6             C7        Em
Praying for Devil to die.

C               G          Em
Praying for Devil to die.

 

JIM LESSES: Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

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