What voice do you hear?

What voice do you hear?

Listen close…you’ll hear the voices
Devil, Angel, Evil, Good
One tells you what you want to do
The other….what you should
One talks to you in black and white
The other shades of grey
Which one of them talks loudest?
Who do you hear today?

There’s an angel on your shoulder
And a devil in your heart
One can make life beautiful
The other…tears apart
All that you believe in
The truths deep down you hold
Which voice do you listen to?
If I may be so bold…

Your true colour’s showing now
It don’t take much for it to show
You’ve worn a mask for all of us
To keep the real you hidden low
You’re an angel for the public
But the devil rules your mind
You’ve got dark secrets in your closet
Secrets you hope we never find

Whichever path you follow
Whichever voice you hear
Remember, the end result
May hurt those you hold dear
An angel on one shoulder
And a devil in your heart
Don’t sign until you’re ready
Or you’re done…before you start.

Is the angel just a puppet
Or is the puppet here just you
The strings are neatly hidden
So I give the devil his due
He’s won you and is waiting
Sitting, waiting, biding time
He’s already told his minions
That this boy’s soul is mine

Did you find him in a bottle?
Was he driving a sports car?
Did he promise you a fortune?
Did you meet him in a bar?
Did the angel look away a bit?
And then you let him in
Remember, dogs can learn new tricks
But a snake…still sheds it’s skin

Whichever path you follow
Whichever voice you hear
Remember, the end result
May hurt those you hold dear
An angel on one shoulder
And a devil in your heart
Don’t sign until you’re ready
Or you’re done…before you start.

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