If The Devil Danced In Empty Pockets    (1989)

Diablo Motors had a hell of a sale downtown yesterday
Word got around: No money down, take years and years to pay
When I got there, the lot was bare
But the salesman said, "Hold on
For a little cash I've got a two-tone Nash
Out behind the barn."

(Chorus)
If the devil danced in empty pockets
He'd have a ball in mine
With a nine-foot grand, a ten-piece band
And a twelve-girl chorus line
I'd make some loot and a three-piece suit
Selling one dance for a dime
If the devil danced in empty pockets
He'd have a ball in mine

He said, "Friend, it ain't the end
Let's see what I can do
If you own your home I've got a loan
Tailor-made for you."
Then above the racket a voice from my jacket said
"I'll tote the note."
The devil made me do it, talked me into it
And that was all she wrote

(Repeat chorus)

Now they say debt is a bottomless pit
Where the devil likes to play
I'd sell my soul to get out of this hole
But there'd be hell to pay

(Repeat chorus)

Lyrics by Kim Williams and Ken Spooner.
Recorded by Joe Diffie.


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