Playing with Fire

Like out of some old silver screened movie they came walking in the door
They all were dressed in a shade of black you had never seen
Like they had ripped velvet cloth from the night sky
The bar went silent and everyone stared
It was like all the sin in this bar had been scared into hell
The whore became hushed and frightened
The gambler folded the game
The drunks and rebels trembled and prepared for a fight
It was like the devil and his entourage had come for a party tonight
They walked past me and said to the proprietor of this place
Up close they looked like corpses crossed with demons
They said we'll all take food and drink, don't you worry how much or what kind
As much as we can and for him to
The leader points to me and all I can say Is I cannot help pay
He smiles and I feel like death
He explains who they are and why I'm sharing a meal with them on this night
In between eating whole plates in a few gulps and drinking bottles of whiskey like water
They tell me their story, it begins along with time
Back when Lucifer was the archangel of worship and music
When they fell with the rest of the evil angels
And since that time they've been playing music
But they haven't had a singer since
And then they say they are here for me
The drummer says either you match us on that stage or we take your soul to hell
So I jump up without a beat going by and say let's hit it
I'll match you beat for beat
I can out scream a million men without a microphone
And I can bring tearful ballads to a thousand homes
And I can do better than all of you
So with that we were off
We played for hours and I could hardly speak
Every kind of music decimated the bar
My throat was raw and bloody
And then I felt the change
They laughed and said I think we found him
I looked into some puddle of piss or beer
And I looked like them
Now you're playing in hell's band they cackled
And I couldn't be more pleased