Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – song by The Damned

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a song that originally appeared on ‘The Black Album’ (1980) by British punk/psychedelic/gothic rock band The Damned. It is a sombre song that revealed the band’s growing musical diversity and interest in gothic horror (as was the epic track ‘Curtain Call’, also on the same album). The track Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was released a single in Europe and the USA (on IRS).

Lyrics:

I’m normal outside, he’s evil inside
I’m Dr. Jekyll and he’s Mr Hyde
I try to be true, he tries to be cruel
I’ll hold you gently but he’ll smother you

My clothes will impress you
And my claws will undress you
I’m normal outside, he’s evil inside
I’m Dr. Jekyll and he’s Mr Hyde

I want what’s right
He walks in the night
Searching for sin in his
Decadent life

My charms will beguile you
And my arms will defile you
Me, I’m on the side of the angels
But the Devil is my best friend

Sin is a way of life
Saints are for suckers
Welcome to the underworld
I start where nightmares end

Two for the price of one
Two, for the price of one
I’m normal outside, he’s evil inside
I’m Dr. Jekyll and he’s Mr Hyde

I try to be true, he tries to be cruel
I’ll hold you gently but he’ll smother you
My clothes will impress you
And my claws will undress you

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