The Devil I Don't

I’ve given too many chances

I’ve let too many things go

There lies, these games, these dances

Aren’t fun

But they’re what I know

 

I know you don’t treat me right

But at least you treat me

You are not the man I need

But at least somebody needs me

 

I’ve been hurt and deceived

And yet still I believe 

That being with you is better than being alone

I should leave, I should go

But the devil that I know

Will still love me better than the devil I don’t

The devil I don’t

 

You say

Lie down and roll over

You tell me

Sit and stay

And I can’t seem to remember 

A time I didn’t obey

 

You don’t treat me right, I know

But who else will treat me

You are not the man I need

But I need someone to need me

 

I’ve been hurt and deceived

And yet still I believe 

That being with you is better than being alone

I should leave, I should go

But the devil that I know

Will still love me better than the devil I don’t

The devil I don’t

 

If I should leave

Where would I go?

I am with you

Or I’m alone

And who’s to say

That someone new

Would treat me any better than you

You’re the lesser of two evils and I confide

Much prefer your evil to my own mind

Some might feel pity for my misery

It’s the price that I pay for someone’s company

And being with you

Being with you

 

I’ve been hurt and deceived

And yet still I believe 

That being with you is better than being alone

I should leave, I should go

But the devil that I know

Will still love me better than the devil I don’t

The devil I don’t

The devil I don’t

Will still love me better than the devil I don’t