Even the Devil Cried

by Hubert Murray

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Even the Devil Cried was an isolation collaboration between Irish troubadour, Hubert Murray and Irish songstress, Sara Ryan. Written during the Covid lockdown, the song was inspired after seeing drone shots over silent cities,  mass grave digs, and feeling the new paradigm of social isolation. We stood silently and shared a mournful sigh in solidarity. One could say, “Even the Devil Would Cry”.


Sun beats down on silent streets

Shadows dance where we used to meet

Stillness echoes around the world

No-one here, not a boy or girl


Even the devil cried 

Even the lord said goodbye

And the whole world took a deep breath, 

and then it sighed

Pink Moon, Blues skies

Blackbird on a step of Times

These are days of the unknown

You can only dream of home



 My body is old but my mind is young 

Some things are not better left undone 

There is no question in my stride 

Nothing left, for me to hide 

It's the glorification of the simple pleasures

Nothing more that I can do better 

      if it were your last day here on earth?

Or your first?


released September 18, 2020
Written by: Hubert Murray 

Co Writer: Sara Ryan 

Genre: Alternative Folk 

Produced by Hubert Murray 

Mixed and Mastered by Josh Clarke (Get Real Audio, UK)

Recorded: Home Studio Tullamore. 

Hubert Murray - Guitar and Vocals 

Sara Ryan - Backing Vocals


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Hubert Murray OY, Ireland

Lost in a house of mix-tapes and stacks of old blues and folk records, he sifted through each one, de-composing their lyrics and melodies. What became was a raconteur with a voice bursting from the soul. Hubert's songs feature lost loves, inner demons, compulsive liars & day dreamers. ... more

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