Since first waking up this morning and seeing that the audio for Rick Springfield’s newest song, “Little Demon” was available, I’ve already listened to it countless times and am pretty sure these are the lyrics:
Little Demon, did we go south
I was sure I could haunt you
Skin to skin, we were mouth to mouth
Little Demon, I want you
Little Demon, you’re in my head
I keep trying to replace you
Still burning for you in bed
Hoping time will erase you
Little Demon she slept with God
And he sent me a warning
Stay away from my girl, Nimrod
Or you won’t see the morning
(Woman’s voice at the end:) Hey! Guess who’s got a new boyfriend!
Like I mentioned in the previous post, it seems like a story will unravel as we hear more songs. The use of the word “Nimrod” set me off on a little biblical research since I’ve heard the name but wasn’t that familiar with who he was. In case anyone is interested, he was a great-grandson of Noah and was the king who was responsible for the Tower of Babel. Interestingly enough, according to one source (Rashi), Nimrod was a manipulator who ensnared people with his words. The reason this is interesting, of course, is because in the song, it appears that the narrator, whom we can assume is RS, is called “Nimrod” and in real life, RS’s lyrics have “ensnared” (but in a good way) many fans. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but it’s keeping me busy until the next song is released.
There was also news posted today about “The Snake King” being available for pre-order on red vinyl LP and in regular black vinyl, RS’s first vinyl release since “Rock of Life” in 1988.
There was also an article about the album on Billboard.com: “Rick Springfield explores his blues side on new album “The Snake King.”
Or course the article mentions “Jessie’s Girl” in the first line, but RS seems to have accepted that eternal connection so I guess I should just get over it, too. Other than that, it’s a nice little article and it’s great to see that the album is already getting some recognition.
And on a personal note, and funny coincidence, my one order from Cyber Monday was delivered today, which seemed like an appropriate “Little Demon” Day delivery: