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DEVIL SEA (SECOND LYRIC) (2007)


(v1)

Ulysses, he was running late
But the ocean wouldn’t cooperate
Blew his ship far off the charts
Had to make his way using all his smarts
That crafty old ocean tossed him about
But a happy ending was never in doubt
I’m travelling home and I’m out on a limb
Wish I could be as optimistic as him

(chorus)

Between a rock and a hard place
It’s a bad place to be
But you’ll never get home to the one you love
When you’re lost
In the scheming deep
Of the Devil Sea

(v2)

Well, Penelope waited and waited for years
Watching the sea for his ship to appear
A lot of good looking guys wanted a piece
But she told them there’s plenty other ladies in Greece
I’m creeping home in the early dawn
My lady’s up cause her light’s still on
I don’t know if I can meet her gaze
When I tell her the tale of my wandering ways

Between a rock and a hard place
It’s a bad place to be
But you’ll never get home to the one you love
When you’re lost
In the scheming deep
Of the Devil Sea

(bridge)

Oh Ulysses, I was out too late
Punched a guy in the eye
and ate the lotus
I met up with a conjuring witch
I’m still under her spell
Do you think she’ll notice?
Oh, Ulysses I’ve been out all night
Sweating out every damn red light


(interlude)

Ulysses, baby, I’m digging your spiel
And I know how you feel, Fortune spinning the wheel
Those sirens start humming, you’re up and you’re running
And getting around them will take all your cunning
You’ve got to resist cause Penelope’s pissed
But the oceans persist with another big twist
Theres a whirlpool and monster, they’re blocking the bay
Ulysses, poor dude, you’re so screwed either way

(musical break)


Between a rock and a hard place
It’s a bad place to be
But you’ll never get home to the one you love
When you’re lost
In the scheming deep
Of the Devil Sea

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There’s another "Devil Sea" here on the site. It was written for a competition where the lyric had to be called "Devil Sea" and be about an ocean voyage.

The first one I wrote got used for the competition. But before that one was done, I wrote a second one -- very different -- in case the composer was having trouble.

Carlo and I pulled this out, and developed it for a pitch, though it wasn’t what they were looking for. I think the chorus is really catchy, though

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