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Detail is a Devil

by Dave Bradley

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released September 9, 2016

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Track Name: Latin Class
Latin Class

You lost a piece of the action, no one's ever relaxing
Should you be documenting all your life?

I can't behold you baby, if you're not beholding to me
I'm broken and bruised, waiting for the answers
Tongue-tied and cruising, it hurts to take the chances
I'm losing. I'm losing you

Every blind alley you turned
Every lesson you never learned
The final bridge you burned
From the tiny spark to the flame that you spurned

You chose a new class action, there was a chain reaction
Could you be coming back to life? Just don't know baby

I can't just hold you baby, if you're not beholding to me
I'm broken and bruised, waiting for the chances
Tongue-tied untwisted, I'm finding all the answers
Am I amusing? Amusing you?

Nowhere to hide, no place to run to
Kneel at your side, every tide that I turn to,
I got nowhere to bleed, nowhere to hide
I'm a fool and I can't see it, owning my reality
Track Name: The Oldest Trick in the Book
The Oldest Trick in The Book (Fairweather Devil)

Back in the day, there was a boy you could never save
Never found any time to play, so a devil came to steal his soul away
Masquerading as an open book, she drew him in with bitter-sweet deception
He didn't see what was coming, wrote a cheque for love and affection

The oldest trick in the book
He fell for it, hook, line and sinker,
He never got a second look
She turned his head, then threw him into the drink

Back in the day, there was a girl who could only pray
Never found any time to play, then a devil came to steal her soul away
A dashing preacher with an open book, he drew her in with bitter-sweet deception
She didn't see what was coming, mistook her faith for love and affection

The oldest trick in the book
She fell for it, hook, line and sinker,
And though she grabbed a second look
He turned her head and then he pulled his trigger

So they went to an early grave
No flowers no wake, whatever
And though they paid the price they paid
Some friends don't hang around in stormy weather

Now, we're right up to date. Surely you don't want the same fate
Don't spend your time on money and craving
Spare a dime for the guy at the gate
Don't pray too hard and get on with some playing

The oldest trick in the book
Don't waste your life on money and slaving
Don't give that devil a second look
The oldest trick in the book,
don't fall for it hook, line and sinker

The oldest trick in the book
The oldest trick in the book
The oldest trick in the book
Track Name: In Deep Water
In Deep Water

Seems to me that the fakers
Are the ones who want to make it
And they don't care, 'cause they are hanging on

The chances are they'll take it
Leaving nothing for your favours
But they don't care, 'cause they are moving on

They haven't got the questions
But find out there's no answer
They take a chance and break through all that's strong

They turn around and watch you
When you're hiding they can see you
They don't believe in anything they did wrong

I never had the patience
When nothing solves the problem
But I don't care, 'cause I am staying strong

Don't tell me what you want to hear
Don't say that it's a secret
Just sweep it up and make believe you're wrong

Well that's a loaded question
Empty out your answer
Now take your time and I will follow on

Don't turn around and watch me
I'm hiding can't you see it
I know you think the battle's nearly won

And after all is said and done
When we find the answer never comes
And after that if we find we're trapped
Then you will find we're not the only ones

I haven't found the questions
There's no way I can answer
Your prayers are lost
I rake through all that's wrong

I never had the patience
When nothing solves the problem
But, I don't care 'cause I am staying strong

I'm staying strong
Can't know the answer
But, I'm staying strong
Can't know the answer
Track Name: Prevailing Wind
Prevailing Wind

Reading between the lines
Sketching the fever of a swollen tide
The endless meaning of a mindful time
Picking up the stones of the smoothest kind

And then it begins
Beyond the veil of original sin
Reaching out to sea
Carried on a prevailing wind

And so you have your say
That the proof's the truth in its own sweet way
The bluest blue carries you away
Back to where you grow

And so it begins
Beyond the pale you take it in
Dream of the sea
and foreign shores on a prevailing wind

You didn't see the signs
Painting a picture of another time
Drawing deeply from a tainted vine
Kicking up the dust on The Poppy Line

And so it begins
Beyond an age of original sin
Setting out to sea
Carried on a prevailing wind
Track Name: Hidden Track
Hidden Track

Make it breathe around you like a fire in your hearth
Make it breed around you like a fire in your heart
I have got no memory of what I've seen before
But, I feel a fine line drawing

And I turned away from the mystery that I had been before
Could you know me?

Where's the fire in your heart?
Burning like a slow-burning soul
I bring it back too
Had to break the mystery
But I don't need what I can't fear

If I'm walking I'm right there with me
Bad feeling, like a weirdo
You're going off to bed
That's what you're doing,
with your thoughts on fire,
bleeding out through the wire

It's a long way, a long way back home.
Track Name: The Tide That Never Turns
The Tide That Never Turns

For some of us, it's a story too far
Of distant lands, of pearls and bars
For others there's still a life untold
In dusty towns they never found gold

There are those who take it all too hard
They stake their claims but bear the dull scars
For others there's still a grief unsound
In dusty towns unholy ground

But either way, the sea's unchanged
The lies it hears the lives it takes
All of them are foam upon the waves
And though some are lost, none are ever saved

For others there's a grief uncrowned
In gusty towns on holy ground

The tide that never turns
The sun that never burns
The summer wind that only makes you yearn

For storms to ride and waves of pride
On a tide that never turns
The tide that never turns

We all deride the waves of pride
You will never learn
On a tide that never turns

Three lost cities beyond the wind
Fatigued by fear, the changes begin
If time and tide sweep all away
Then what are we but the ocean spray?

Yet either way, the seasons change
The smiles we fake and rearrange
Emotion lost unto the feign
Now summer's gone we all feel the same pain

The tide that never turns
The sun that never burns
The summer wind that only makes you yearn

For waves to ride
and ways to hide
From a tide that never turns
From a tide that never turns

We all deride the waves of pride
You will never learn
On a tide that never turns