The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

July 23, 2000

The patient man sits silently

On a bench by the ocean

He’s learning his lesson patiently

The lesson of the sea

 

He said “I’ve seen

The light at the end of the world

And now my friend

You must make your choice

Between the devil and the deep blue sea”

 

There is a fire across the heavens

At night when all is still

It’s just your imagination

And only there can you be truly free

 

He said “I’ve seen

The light at the end of the world

And now my friend

You must make your choice

Between the devil and the deep blue sea”

 

With every footprint

I leave upon the shore

I hope that one day

You might find me

With every footprint

I leave upon this shore

I hope that one day

You will find me

 

I’ve been dreaming of the ocean

And walking in the water

‘Cos dreaming is all I have

This restlessness never ends

It never ends

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.