That ole devil called love by Alison Moyet

I’ve always loved the name Genevieve; ever since watching gorgeous Canadian actress Genevieve Bujold on the big screen as a youngster, growing up in the 70’s. She was the most beautiful women I had ever set eyes on, and that exotic-sounding name somehow added to the allure.

Another beautiful women with the first-name of Genevieve (although she doesn’t use it that often, if ever) is Alison Moyet. Alison off course has me spellbound with that incredible voice she has. She rose to fame with electro-pop band Yazoo (also known as Yaz, in some parts of the world), best known for the hits Don’t Go, Only You and Situation.

However, Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet also had a fantastic solo career with such hits as All Cried Out, Is This Love and Love Resurrection. But, the song that stands out for me, and which is an all-time favorite of mine, is the marvellous Billie Holiday classic, That Ole Devil Called Love. I know that Holiday fans are going to bite my head off and call this a sacrilege, but I personally think that Alison makes this song her own with her rendition.

Video and lyrics follow. Enjoy!!!

That Ole Devil Called Love

It’s that ole devil called love again
Gets behind me and keeps giving me that shove again
Putting rain in my eyes, tears in my dreams
And rocks in my heart
It’s that sly old son of a gun again
He keeps telling me I’m the lucky one again
But I still have that rain
Still have those tears
And those rocks on my heart

S’pose I didn’t stay
Run away wouldn’t play
The devil what a potion he would brew
He’d follow me round
Bill me up
Tear me down
Till I’ll be so bewildered
I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up that fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that sorry song
I’ve just gotta tag along
With that ole devil called love

He’d follow me round
Bill me up
Tear me down
Till I’ll be so bewildered
I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up that fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that sorry song
I’ve just gotta tag along
With that ole devil called love

With that ole devil called love

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