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After MillenniuM, I couldn't help but think of Lucy and the show when I hear this song!

Sympathy for the Devil

-The Rolling Stones

Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

I've been around for a long, long year

Stole many a man's soul and faith

And I was 'round when Jesus Christ

Had his moment of doubt and pain

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 a time for a change

Killed the czar 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, oh yeah

Ah, what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

I watched with glee

While your kings and queens

Fought for ten decades

For the gods they made

(whoo whoo)

I shouted out,

"Who killed the Kennedys?"

When after all

It was you and me

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

Let me please introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

And I laid traps for troubadours

Who get killed before they reached Bombay

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

Oh Yeah (whoo whoo)

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

(whoo whoo)

(whoo whoo)

(whoo whoo) ..........

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's confusing you

Is just the nature of my game

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints

As heads is tails

Just call me Lucifer

'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

So if you meet me

Have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste

(whoo whoo)

Use all your well-learned politesse (whoo whoo)

Or I'll lay your(woo woo) soul to waste,(whoo whoo), um yeah

(whoo whoo)

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, (whoo whoo) um yeah

(whoo, whoo)

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down

(whoo whoo)

(whoo whoo)............

Woo, who

Oh yeah, get on down

Oh yeah

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)

(whoo whoo, whoo whoo)........

Oh yeah!

(whoo, whoo)

(whoo whoo, whoo, whoo)

Tell me baby,(whoo whoo) what's my name

Tell me honey,(whoo whoo) can ya guess my name

Tell me baby, (whoo whoo) what's my name

I tell you one time, (whoo whoo) you're to blame

Oh, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who (whoo whoo)

Alright (whoo whoo)

Woo, whoo who(whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Oh, yeah (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who

Woo, who, who

Oh yeah, ah whats my name

(whoo whoo)

Tell me, baby, what's my name (whoo whoo)

Tell me, sweetie, what's my name (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Woo, who, who (whoo whoo)

Oh, yeah!

Whoo whoo

Whoo whoo

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Truly a classic one, a fave of mine. And yes, it does convey some of that Millenium atmoshpere.

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Yeah, it is a great song!  I have always loved it.  Well put about it conveying that "millennium atmosphere."  I think the best use of the song in a movie is at the end of Interview with a Vampire.  I also love the "classical referrence" to it in The Stand.

Cheers,

Scott

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<font color='#000000'>After MillenniuM, I couldn't help but think of Lucy and the show when I hear this song!

Sympathy for the Devil

-The Rolling Stones

Yep, it's a true rock & roll classic...and almost mythological now that the guys who wrote it won't even play it live any more!

However I think some of the Laibach cover versions are even more 'Mllennium'-istic...yes, those wacky Eastern Europeans released a whole album some years back, called 'Sympathy for the Devil'. 7 tracks of which are covers of the song, in varied styles. With a relentless techno beat, heavy industrial soundscapes, totalitarian-style barking vocals and samples cutting in and out in 2 or 3 different languages, some of these versions are a truly awesome, unnerving experience.

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