Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

by Marlon Dean Clift



released April 21, 2014

Written by Marlon Dean Clift



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Track Name: The Swimmer
"Looking overhead he saw that the stars had come out, but why should he seem to see Andromeda, Cepheus and Cassiopeia? What had become of the constellations of midsummer? He began to cry"

John Cheever
Track Name: Ottway's Despair
"A job at the end of the world. A salary killer for a big petroleum company. I don't know why I did half the things I've done, but I know this is where I belong. Surrounded by ex-cons, fugitives, drifters, assholes. Men unfit for mankind.

There's not a second goes by when I'm not thinking of you in some way. I want to see your face, feel your hands in mine, feel you against me. But I know that will never be, you left me and I can't get you back. I move like I imagine the damned do, cursed. And I feel like it's only a matter of time. I don't know why I'm writing this, I don't know what can come of it. I know I can't get you back. I don't know why this has happened to us. I feel like it's me, bad luck, poison. And I've stopped doing this world any real good.

Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know.

Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day."

From Joe Carnahan's "The Grey"
Track Name: The Graces You Missed / Without a Whimper
"And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false"

Thessalonians 2:8-11
Track Name: To Wither
I was never there
You think you touched me but you did not
Nobody cares, everything withers
I don't have much time left
Nobody will miss me but that's alright with me
That's alright with me

You were always here
I thought you loved me, that I was alive
All I do is care
About Nature and the Universe
Meet me at the gates
So we can escape
I want to escape with you right now
Meet me at the gates
Please be there
Before I wither

I don't want my life
To be in vain