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September 06, 2012

The Salt - Lucifer (1968)

In 1968, Joey Levine, of The Ohio Express and “Yummy Yummy Yummy” fame, decided to record a song with a group of session musicians. They weren’t really a group, but they recorded as one. This song was the result; and, as it didn’t sell well, the musicians never recorded together again.

This song was more or less attempting to cash in on the Summer of Love by mimicking everything that had been released the previous summer. Despite the upbeat melody, the lyrics are rather dark and brooding listened to closely. Although the melody is fun, it and its B-side, “A Whole Lot of Rainbows,” failed to sell.

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The Salt - Lucifer (1968)

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Lyrics:

Lucifer’s going to take you down
Na-ha-ha-ha-how
He lives in a very strange part of town
Found underground
He’ll take you down

Lucifer sports a devilish grin
Na-ha-ha-ha-how
His line is trying to sell you sin
He’ll suck you in
You’re sold, baby, yeah

(Temptation is strong)
(Its color is red)
(Resistance is right)
(Its color is white)

Lucifer gives his persuasive talk
Na-ha-ha-ha-how (Lucifer)
He hides behind a big pitchfork
Watching like a hawk
Careful where you walk

Rid of Lucifer
Get rid of Lucifer
Woah, baby

(Lucifer)
He fell in love with the devil
(Lucifer)
He fell in Hell with the devil

(Lucifer)
He fell in love with the devil
(Lucifer)
He fell in Hell with the devil

(Lucifer)
He fell in love with the devil
(Lucifer)
He fell in Hell with the devil

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