From the recording For Fear of Forgetting

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A guitar driven lament about being caught in the middle of two impossible options. Except here, one protagonist is the Devil; the other the Deep Blue Sea. They cannot but damage each other.

Lyrics

Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

I have my faults
Not the easiest of boys
‘Cos I’m selfish
Not always true
Not good for you

You have your faults
Not the easiest of girls
‘Cos you’re restless
No good for me
Not true to me

Born under a wandering and waning star
With a wondering eye that’s cast afar
You like to
Keep your options and your eyes
Wide open
Alongside your restless heart

How do you choose betwixt two extremes?
Between the devil and the deep blue sea?
Between disaster and calamity
In between a rock and hard place
You and me


I have my flaws
Not the best of boys because
I’m faithless
I lie to you
No good for you

You have your flaws
Not the greatest girl on earth
You’re unfaithful
You cheat on me
No good for me

Born under an inauspiciously bad sign
Full moon out
But the stars – they won’t align

I need to
Keep my opinions to myself
Kettle black
Oh my, suspicious mind!

I need to
Keep my sharp knives to myself
Kettle black
Looking back
Oh my, suspicious mind!

How do you choose betwixt two extremes?
Between the devil and the deep blue sea?
Between disaster and calamity
In between a rock and hard place
You and me

I am the rock
You are the hard place

I am the rock
You are the hard place

How do you choose betwixt two extremes?
Between the devil and the deep blue sea?
Between disaster and calamity
In between a rock and hard place
You and me

Between the devil and the deep blue sea
You are a dark ocean and the devil’s in me
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
You are a dark ocean and the devil is me