You and The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

by Jonathan Vassar

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Written a decade ago for a friend.
Apologies to Ted Koehler.


If only for tonight you weren't gone, so I could let you go.
Wherever you go, you take the lead and I follow.

If only for tonight you weren't gone, I'd show you
all the things I know. Nevermind the things that you never knew.

If only for tonight you weren't gone, so I could save you.
And then like I said, I'd let you go and I'd go alone without you.

The end is hard to see
between you and the devil and the deep blue sea.


released April 13, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Vassar
Recorded and mixed by Allen Bergendahl of Viking Recording.

Guitar and Voice by Jonathan Vassar
Guitar, Glockenspiel, and Timeline by Adam Rose
Synthesizer by Allen Bergendahl.

Collage by Jonathan Vassar
of a photograph by Louis Boutan, 1890's.


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