The Rolling Stones

'Sympathy for the devil'

Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

I've been around for many a long, long year

I've stolen many men's soul and faith

I was around when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain

I made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate...

 

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

 

I stuck around St Petersburg

When I saw it was time for a change

I killed the Tzar and his ministers

Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank, held a general's rank

When the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank

 

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

 

I washed with glee while your kings and queens fought for ten decades

For the God they made

I shooted out "who killed the kennedy's?"

When after all it was you and me

 

So let me introduce myself

I am a man of wealth and taste

And I lay traps for troubadours

Who get killed before they reach Bombay

 

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

 

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game

 

Just as every cop is criminal and all the sinners, Saints

As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer

'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me, have some courtesy

Have some sympathy and some taste

Use aal your well-learned politesse

Or I'll lay your soul to waste

 

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game...

 

Chansons