Lyrics for Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra:

Intro
You made a fool of me, but them broken dreams have got to end

Verse 1
Hey woman, you got the blues
'Cause you ain't got no one else to use
There's an open road that leads nowhere
So just make some miles between here and there
There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in
You took my body and played to win
Ha, ha, woman, it's a cryin' shame
But you ain't got nobody else to blame

Chorus
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman

Verse 2
Rolled in from another town
Hit some gold, too hot to settle down
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways
You found a fool lyin' in a daze
Ha, ha, woman, what you gonna do
You destroyed all the virtues that the Lord gave you
It's so good that you're feeling pain
But you better get your face on board the very next train

Chorus
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman (you're an evil woman)
Evil woman

Bridge
Hey, he-he-hey
Hey, he-he-hey
Hey, he-hey

Chorus
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman (you're an evil woman)
Evil woman

Verse 3
Evil woman, how you done me wrong
But now you're tryin' to wail a different song
Ha, ha, funny how you broke me up
You made the wine, now you drink the cup
I came runnin' every time you cried
Thought I saw love smilin' in your eyes
Ha, ha, very nice to know
That you ain't got no place left to go

Chorus
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman (you're an evil woman)
Evil woman

Outro
Evil woman
Evil woman (you're an evil woman)
Evil woman (such an evil woman)
Evil woman (you're an evil woman)
Evil woman (such an evil woman)

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Song Facts

After finishing “Face The Music” Jeff Lynne listened to the album and in his opinion there was no good single. According to an interview with the RollingStone magazine, it was the quickest song he ever wrote (it took him about 30 minutes) with the first three chords coming to him instantly as he sat down to compose the piece. He included a tribute to the Beatles with the line “There’s a hole in my head where the rain comes in”, which references the song “Fixing A Hole”.

“I sent the band out to a game of football and made up "Evil Woman” on the spot"

“We kept it slick and cool, kind of like an R&B song. It was kind of a posh one for me, with all the big piano solos and the string arrangement. It was inspired by a certain woman, but I can’t say who. She’s appeared a few times in my songs.”

The single was released in 1975 as a single for the album “Face The Music”. It quickly gained in popularity and climbed the charts internationally.

“Evil Woman” is one of the songs Jeff Lynne re-recorded in 2012 for “Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra”, among with other great hits of ELO.

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