Old Devil’s Dream

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Young devils find love most every night
They lie with their dreams and their arms til daylight
They use love like whiskey, their cares to dissolve
To charm them and warm them but, not to involve

I was a young devil sturdy and proud
I used to laugh often, I used to laugh loud
I laughed when you told me goodbye that last time
I didn’t know how you’d linger on this old devil’s mind

   Old devils dream, all alone it seems
   Old devils dream all alone
   When their devilment is done
   Their wildest races run
   Old devils dream all alone

Young devils find even they must grow old
Love that was always so warm has grown cold
Their sweet things have vanished and sweet dreams have flown
Sleep when it comes finds them sleeping alone