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In My Other World

As sung by Martin L. Gore
Martin's influential version appears on the Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds album "Let Love In" (released in 1994)


There's a devil waiting outside your door
There's a devil waiting outside your door
And he's bucking and braying and pawing at the floor
And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls
There's a devil waiting outside your door
He's weak with evil and broken by the world
He's shouting your name and he's asking for more
Give him more give him more
There's a devil waiting outside your door
Oh yeah

Loverman!
Since the world began
Forever, Amen
Until end of time
Take off that dress
I'm coming down
I'm your loverman
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am

L is for LOVE, baby
O is for ONLY you that I do
V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are
E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do
R is for RAPE me
M is for MURDER me
A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers
N is for KNOWING your loverman's going to
be the answer to all of yours

Loverman!
Until the bitter end
While empires burn down
Forever and ever
and ever Amen
Loverman!
So help me, baby
So help me
'cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
I'll be your loverman!

There's a devil crawling along your floor
There's a devil crawling along your floor
With a trembling heart, he's coming through the door
With his straining sex in his jumping paw
Oh yeah
There's a devil crawling along your floor
And he's old and he's stupid and
he's hungry and he's sore
And he's lame and he's blind
and he's dirty and he's poor
Give him more give him more give him more give him more
give him more give him more give him more
There's a devil crawling along your floor
Oh yeah

Loverman!
Well here I stand
Forever, Amen
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Forgive me, baby
My hands are bound
And I got no choice
No, I got no choice at all

I'll say it again
L is for LOVE
O is for O yes I do
V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you
E is for EVEN if you want me to
R is for RENDER unto me, baby
M is for that which is MINE
A is for ANY old how, darling
N is for ANY old time

I'll be your loverman!
I got a masterplan
To take off your dress
And be your man
We'll seize the throne
Seize the mantle
Seize the crown
'cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
Your loverman!

There's a devil lying by your side
You might think he's asleep but look at his eyes
He wants you, baby, to be his bride
There's a devil lying by your side

I'll be your loverman!
Your loverman!
Until the bitter end
'cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Your loverman!
Your loverman!
'cause I am what I am what I am what I am what I am
Your loverman!

(Thanks to Mr Love for the transcription)
Original
Written by Nick Cave


There's a devil waiting outside your door
(How much longer)
There's a devil waiting outside your door
It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor
And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls
There's a devil waiting outside your door
He's weak with evil and broken by the world
He's shouting your name and he's asking for more
There's a devil waiting outside your door
Loverman! Since the world began
Forever, Amen Till end of time Take off that
dress I'm coming down I'm your loverman
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
L is for LOVE, baby
O is for ONLY you that I do
V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are
E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do
R is for RAPE me
M is for MURDER me
A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers
N is for KNOWING your loverman's going to
be the answer to all of yours
Loverman! Till the bitter end
While empires burn down Forever and ever
and ever and ever Amen I'm your loverman
So help me, baby So help me
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
I'll be your loverman!
There's a devil crawling along your floor
There's a devil crawling along your floor
With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door
With his straining sex in his jumping paw
There's a devil crawling along your floor
And he's old and he's stupid and
he's hungry and he's sore
And he's lame and he'sblind
and he's dirty and he's poor
Give him more
There's a devil crawling along your floor
Loverman! Here I stand Forever, Amen
Cause I am what I am what I am what I am
Forgive me, baby My hands are tied
And I got no choice No, I got no choice at all
I'll say it again
L is for LOVE, baby
O is for O yes I do
V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you
E is for EVEN if you want me to
R is for RENDER unto me, baby
M is for that which is MINE
A is for ANY old how, darling
N is for ANY old time
I'll be your loverman! I got a masterplan
To take off your dress And be your man
Seize the throne Seize the mantle
Seize the crown Cause I am what I am
What I am what I am I'm your loverman!
There's a devil lying by your side
You might think he's asleep
but look at his eyes
He wants you, baby, to be his bride
There's a devil lying by your side
Loverman! Loverman!