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Witness
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Felix Snow
Sarah Hudson
Produced by Felix Snow
Co-produced by Noah Passovoy

"Dance With The Devil" is the sixteenth song from the deluxe version of Katy Perry's fifth studio album, Witness.[1] Perry has said during a livestream that the song is about alcohol dependency. Perry revealed during a livestream Q&A that the song was included as a deluxe track because it didn't fit the album's message but Perry really wanted a place for the song on the album.

Lyrics

I lost my tug of war today
Took my foot off of the brakes
The definition of insanity is looping on repeat
And expecting things to change
But what comes up must hit the ground
So I drink these anvils down
She always comes to me highly disguised
An angel whispering, so many pretty shapes

It's a dance with the devil
A stumbling tango
It's a dance with the devil
Trying to borrow from tomorrow
It's a dance
It's a dance
It's a dance

Just want to connect
But you won't let me do it
So I get altered, twisted and conflicted
So I casually can shoot the shit
Wish less was going on
Wish I could just throw the ball
And ignore it all
Constantly distracted by the noise of my ping pong

It's a dance with the devil
A mercurial wrestle
It's a dance with the devil
Trying to borrow from tomorrow
It's a dance
It's a dance
It's a dance

But what, what is it worth
Waking up with a crown of clouds
What is it worth
When my head spins out with doubt
Wish I could measure
When the poison is pouring out
Oh...

It's a dance
Oh, no, oh, no, I don't need you (it's a dance)
Oh, no, oh, no, I don't need you (it's a dance)
Oh, no, oh, no, I don't need you (it's a dance)
Oh, no, oh, no (it's a...)

References

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