The Demon Inside
Author: Dave Barron
Air: The Wild Rover

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Title

The Demon Inside
Author: Dave Barron
Air: The Wild Rover

Subject

Drug dependency is probably the single greatest blight on the youth of today. It is easy to fall into the clutches of the Drug Demon, Beelzebub (the Lord of the Flies) is inside everyone. It is extremely difficult to escape the clutch of that Demon and its agents.
The song, The Wild Rover, is about the hope around the return of a prodigal son after a wild and carefree youth. Unlike the youth in the old song, the modern youth finds it much more difficult to return to family and 'normal' life.

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The Demon Inside Air: The Wild Rover

Voice 1
I was born with a craving my very first day,
My blood pumped some strange stuff that pushed through my veins;
The doctors did clean it and made me okay
But the demon inside me stayed in me always.

CHORUS: And I long for the day, will it ever arrive,
When I’m free forever from the demon inside.

Voice 2
My parents still love me despite all I’ve done,
I really have been their own prodigal son.
They gave me more chances than they should have done
But I squandered and wasted every last one.

CHORUS

Voice 1
I’m a thief and a pusher, to pay for my needs,
My need for more fixes controls all my deeds.
I eat when I’m hungry, I sleep when I’m tired
But always my torment is my demon inside.

CHORUS

Voice 2
They paid for my schooling and toys of the best;
I was fed and dressed better than all of the rest.
They tried hard to save me from our local bad scene
But despite their best efforts I was simply too green.

CHORUS

Voice 1
My mother did love me but in her own way;
She had many men visit but none of them stayed.
I ne’er had a father to show me the way,
A real Dad to teach me that crime does not pay.

CHORUS

Voice 2
I squandered my money then borrowed some more;
The main man’s enforcers soon came to my door.
They forced me to dealing to pay for my debts;
The youngsters I hooked are another regret.


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“The Demon Inside Author: Dave Barron Air: The Wild Rover,” From Carlow Streams, accessed April 26, 2019, http://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/242.