Little Devil is a live, unreleased track written by Sara, though it was never put on any of her demos or albums. For whatever reason, Tumblr is not letting me upload the audio file that I found for this track, but you can download it and other unreleased tracks off the Sara B Fans website.
Little Devil is about how people need to take responsibility for their mistakes because it is their own little devil in their head prompting them to make bad choices. You can’t place blame on anybody but yourself because that darker side bears the responsibility of your actions. “What a shame to lay the blame upon the innocent. So what the hell, I’ll blame myself and here we go again.” You have two separates sides, your conscience and your little devil. Life is a constant battle between the two. Sara is writing that her devil wins too much and that she needs to start blaming herself rather than the people around her, because it’s her that is allowing herself to make these mistakes. The only way to gain control over that darker side of her is to realize what is happening and to force herself to change. “Two sides of stories and two sides to my brain. You decide for me, am I two times insane. Little devil….”
When your devil’s your guide, you are only as good as your bad side.
Sometimes when I’m with my friends and someone asks me if I like Sara Bareilles, I act confused and say “Sara who? … I’m not sure who that is,” just to mess with everyone.