The Devil in Me - Julie Matthews
From the album ‘Such is Life’ Julie Matthews

Full moon, hot night
Too tense to sleep, too tired to fight
Bad thoughts in my head
Ring of Fire running `round my head
When I’m gripped by the fear and the panic of the bottle
Just one taste and I’m in full throttle
God have mercy, keep me from setting free
The devil in me

Don’t want to hurt nobody tonight
But there’s somebody else inside me that might
And my mind it’s a battlefield
Where the weak ones fall and the strong don’t yield
So I pace the floor and I punch out the light
To keep temptation out of my sight
God have mercy, don’t let the whole world see
The devil in me

Keeping one long step ahead
Stilling the thunder in my head
Cooling the fire in my heart
Keeping just one drink away
Keeping the ghosts and ghouls at bay
Laying to rest some history
Letting go of the devil in me

So god grant me what it takes
To hold tight till the fever breaks
And it will I know this is true
It’s just a tunnel I’m crawling through
And I will come out the other side
Wearing my dignity and pride
Oh! I can so much stronger be
Than the devil in me

Keeping one long step ahead
Stilling the thunder in my head
Cooling the fire in my heart
Keeping just one drink away
Keeping the ghosts and ghouls at bay
Laying to rest some history
Letting go of the devil in me