The Devil Went Down to Jupiter
Words and music by David C. Lovelace
(with apologies to Charlie Daniels)

The devil went down to Jupiter,
Looking for a soul to steal,
He was in a bind, and trapped in time
And willing to make a deal.

When he came across Astroman's
Warpdrive engines running hot,
The devil flew up in a silvery ship
And said "Are you in a spot?"

"I suppose you didn't know it
But I'm a keyboard player, too.
And should you care to take a dare
I'll make a bet with you."

The reply was "I am Astroman,
And we could use the fuel.
So I'll take your bet but you'll regret
Because resistance is futile."

"Astroman, tune your analog,
And play your Synthex hard,
Because Hell's broke loose on Jupiter
And the devil steals the stars."

"And if you win
You'll get plutonium in your manifold.
But if you lose,
The devil eats your soul."

The devil grew eight tentacles,
And he said, "I'll start this show."
And fire flew from his suckered whips
While adjusting LFOs.

As he writhed his mass upon the keys,
And emulated a filtered hiss,
His blinking rack of sequencers
Sounded something like this.

(blitzkrieg of insanity is heard here)

When the devil stopped, Astroman said
"You're a petty god, Old One."
Now sit down in that black hole there,
And I'll show you how it's done.

Fire up engines, one by one.
Devil will implode the sun.
Space invaders are my foe.
Ganymedian volcano.

(fun part)

The devil bowed his heads
Because he knew that he'd been beat.
And he teleported fuel cargo
Inside Astroman's fleet.

Astroman said, "Devil, don't come back
If you ever want to fly again.
I've told you thus, you silly bitch,
I'm the best that's ever been."

Press Play.

Fire up engines, one by one.
Devil will implode the sun.
Space invaders are my foe.
Ganymedian volcano.

(fun part redux)
(supernova)




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