Shake The Devil - Joan Osborne

i guess i had to find out the hard way
the things that i have come here to learn
the fire of this pleasure it can warm me
but in the end it only burns
he could put me high on a pedastal
he could rob me of my shame
he could hold me down under water
till i could not remember my own name

in my mind i see the house i'm building
in my hands the hammer and the nail
gonna send my wishes up to glory
gonna shake that devil of my trail

in my time i've done some meanness
brought the ones i love so much pain
pride it was eating all my heart away
my soul, it was rusted in the rain
and all these things i am confessing
they still come knocking on my door
but i know better than to answer
and tell them
that girl don't live here anymore

in my mind i see the house i'm building
in my hands the hammer and the nail
gonna send my wishes up to glory
gonna shake that devil of my trail

every living thing is calling out to me
the leaves on the trees wake me up
got a wind to lift me when i'm falling
got a road to put my feet upon

in my mind i see the house i'm building
in my hands the hammer and the nail
gonna send my wishes up to glory
gonna shake that devil of my trail

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