Devil's Blood

by Ben Cummings

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She said go, fuck around Send some other people down Over things said long ago So in a house Beneath the ground I met your eyes so deep, so proud Seven, eight feet down below Like only evil could You held me where I stood 'cause only devil's blood Is thicker than your love You clutched my hand And led me out I was moving blind to pain and doubt Like a wounded animal Your smouldering hair Red and brown Clung to my face, my chest, my mouth And tasted like burnt caramel Like only evil would You held me where I stood 'cause only Devil's Blood Is thicker than your love Pushing up And looking down Pulled so close and so tight There was no sound Like only evil could You held me where I stood 'cause only devil's blood Is thicker than your love
You say you know What every man could be How can you know If you ain't had me I feel removed But I can't work out why I'll say hello I won't say goodbye I watch you work Bringing food out now Pen through your hair Hand round a dish-drying towel Almost every day Morning, afternoon I'm keeping watch Watching you move I'm still not sure Just where you stand with me Don't really know Where I should be But I can't help Sneaking smiles at you when you're around You looking up And looking straight back down And it feels like you're Heading right toward me now I'm just not sure What we could talk about
Me and my older sister We grew up close in our own way Talking 'cross our bedroom in the night time Walking to school and back together each day Then she met a boy in high school Started walking a different way Never once turned round as I stood Said goodbye and waved Our father worked in the car factory After school some nights in the yard he'd wait Saying work hard while you can, son Your body won't always be your slave And a working man's a happy man Family, friends, and a little pay Mean a man's able to rest At the end of the day My sister, she got married Not a moment too soon, she'd say In a public city garden Dad gave his little girl away But her husband drew her slowly From her family, friends and me I cried so hard for her some nights I could hardly sleep I worked hard like my father Laying house bricks was my trade But now in the winter my back gets so sore I can barely stand up straight Some weeks are better than others Can't say I'm happy day to day I miss my sister And the babies I heard she's made
If I was a real man Would you be coming with me Instead of making me leave you now Leave you only as a dream I swear we'd never fight Unless you wanted to do And I'd never look at another The way I'm looking at you I might forget your name But I never could your smile Or the red you turn Every time I meet your eyes How you look so proud But still a little hurt Like you believe you should be here But you're just not sure I know that you'll be fine Don't know if I'll be so Can't recall ever feeling this deep in With so many miles to go But that's the way it is And the only way I know To say I wish we had a chance To give it a good hard go


"Devil’s Blood represents the beginnings of an excellent local talent. Ben Cummings has huge potential and in time, may well become a significant name in Australian music." - Lot's Wife

""Devil’s Blood is indeed a strong debut EP...Cummings tells heartfelt stories and poetic musings that need be no more than what they are: emotive, thoughtful and righteous." 3.5 stars - The Music


released September 1, 2013

Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering




Ben Cummings Melbourne, Australia

I'm a DIY songwriter who tries to make good music.

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