Loverman

Written by Cave
There's a devil waitin' outside your door
(How much longer)
There's a devil waitin' 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 waitin' outside your door
(How much longer)
And he's weak with evil and broken by the world
(How much longer)
And 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
        'Til 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 what I am

L is for LOVE, baby
O is for ONLY you that I do
V is for loving VIRTUALLY everything 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 to be the answer to all of yours

        Loverman
        'Til the bitter end
        While empires burn down
        Forever and ever and ever and ever ever amen
        I'm your loverman
        So help me, baby
        So help me, baby
        Cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
        I'm your loverman

There's a devil crawlin' along your floor
(How much longer)
There's a devil crawlin' along your floor
(How much longer)
With a tremblin' 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 crawlin' along your floor
(How much longer)

And he's old and he's stupid and he's hungry and he's sore
And he's blind and he's lame
And he's dirty and he's poor
Give me more, give me more, give me more, give me more, give me more
(How much longer)
There's a devil crawling along your floor
(How much longer)

        Loverman, ha ha
        And here I stand
        Forever, amen
        'Cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
        Hey, forgive me, baby
        My hands are tied
        And I got no choice, no no no no I got no choice at all
        No choice at all

I'll say it again
L is for LOVE, baby
O is for OH 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, and
A is for ANY old how, darling, and
N is for ANY old time

        Loverman
        I got a masterplan
        To take off your dress
        Yeah, and be your man, be your man
        Seize the throne
        Seize the mantle
        Seize that crown
        'Cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
        I'm your loverman

There's a devil laying by your side
(How much longer)
There's a devil laying by your side
(How much longer)
You might think he's asleep but look at his eyes
(How much longer)
He wants you, darlin', to be his bride
(How much longer)
Yeah, there's a devil lying by your side
(How much longer)
Loverman
(How much longer)

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Cover Info

Originally released by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in 1994 on the Let Love In album.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In

Live Performances

“Loverman” has never been performed live