Like the title says, this is way off topic. But I figured I'd share it anyway. I was just listening to this old chestnut from the Rolling Stones on headphones. No distractions, clear sound, etc. It reminded me of something that has been growing on my mind for years; this song is a truly masterfull "audio portrait" of pure evil. i.e.; the sort of evil that enjoys itself. (this is obvious, of course. I only bring it up because we've heard it so many times that it's too easy to only half-listen. But it really does deserve our attention.) Consider Lucifer's very first words to us; rather polite and might almost be charming. He immediately starts bragging about his success, but in a cheerfully self-appreciative way that's almost like-able. He then goes on to describe the horrors of history that he had played a part in. Making certain, for instance, that no one saved Jesus from the crucifixion. As he describes some of his other mis-deeds over the next few verses, he becomes more and more ferociously hysterical. Even charging, at one point, that we are all partners in crime with him. He finishes up with the threat that if we don't mind our Ps and Qs with him, he'll drag us down into his ****ation right along with him. Some will argue, of course, that the devil can't have us without our own co-operation. But this misses the point; he would surely imply or threaten that this is not so. He would try to make us think that we are his for the taking in order to frighten us into surrendering. Now this is just a song, after all. And, personally, I don't believe in the devil anyway. But when I suspend that disbelief and open my mind to the message that Jagger and Richards were trying to send, I'm filled with a sort of fascinated horror that's pretty impressive. They deserve a pat on the back for getting the story they were trying to tell across so forcefully. Definitely a song worth spending a few minutes with.