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Detail is a Devil (EP)

by Dave Bradley

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released August 8, 2016

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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: 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: 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