Oh! My Soul

let me know not where i’m bound

for i’ll be anxious all the time
let me know not where i’ve been
for something new i wish to find


let me lie with the snakes
to hear the secrets of the earth
let me lie down with you
to know the nature of our curse


when the devil was lost
a light he would be
when the devil was found
the devil the devil would be


let me speak not a word
lest my troubles i should name
let me speak with every tongue

that you might hear me all the same

when the devil was ill
a doctor he would be
when the devil was well
the devil the devil would be


let me be at my end
for no future can i see
let me be at my beginning
for no past weights upon me


when the devil was forsaken
a priest he would be
when the devil was forgiven

the devil the devil would be