With his alluring vocals, Michael Hutchence sang about a certain horned imp but he wasn't trying to proselytize. "It's incredible how people are raised about and become pious individuals and everybody looks up to them and they have complete faith," he told Rolling Stone. "It's wonderful to have faith, but I don't think the pope is any better than anyone else." Hutchence didn't think Jimmy Swaggart was any better either as he dedicated 'Devil' to the infamous sinner. "By addressing the devil – and I don't believe in the devil, it's a metaphor – and not trying to achieve the angel, we're a lot better off."