Loverman 

Written by Nick Cave

 

There's a devil waiting outside your door 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil waiting outside your door 
(How much longer) 
It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor 
(How much longer) 
And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil waiting outside your door 
(How much longer) 
He's weak with evil and broken by the world 
(How much longer) 
He's shouting your name and he's asking for more 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil waiting outside your door 
(How much longer) 

Loverman! 
Since the world began 
Forever, Amen 
Till end of time 
Take off that dress 
I'm coming down 
I'm your loverman 
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am 

L is for LOVE, baby 
O is for ONLY you that I do 
V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are 
E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do 
R is for RAPE me 
M is for MURDER me 
A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers 
N is for KNOWING your loverman's going 

Loverman! 
Till the bitter end 
While empires burn down 
Forever and ever and ever and ever 
Amen I'm your loverman 
So help me, baby 
So help me 
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am 
I'll be your loverman! 

There's a devil crawling along your floor 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil crawling along your floor 
(How much longer) 
With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door 
(How much longer) 
With his straining sex in his jumping paw 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil crawling along your floor 
(How much longer) 
And he's old and he's stupid and 
(How much longer) 
he's hungry and he's sore 
(How much longer) 
And he's lame and he's blind 
and he's dirty and he's poor 
(How much longer) 
Give him more 
(How much longer) 
There's a devil crawling along your floor 
(How much longer) 

Loverman! 
Here I stand 
Forever, Amen 
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am 
Forgive me, baby 
My hands are tied 
And I got no choice 
No, I got no choice at all 

I'll say it again 
L is for LOVE, baby 
O is for O yes I do 
V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you 
E is for EVEN if you want me to 
R is for RENDER unto me, baby 
M is for that which is MINE 
A is for ANY old how, darling 
N is for ANY old time 

I'll be your loverman! 
I got a masterplan 
To take off your dress 
And be your man 
Seize the throne 
Seize the mantle 
Seize the crown 
Cause I am what I am 
What I am what I am I'm your loverman! 

There's a devil lying by your side 
You might think he's asleep 
but look at his eyes 
He wants you, baby, to be his bride 
There's a devil lying by your side 

Loverman! Loverman!