Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea


Vote for me, vote for me
I'm the politician with the policies to set you free
Time for an election
So what's your selection ?
Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Soapbox speakin', power speakin'
Gonna light the nation in its darkest hour
Craving the keys to the reign of power

Love me, trust me, cast me your vote
X marks the spot
Let me be the first past the post

Don't vote for me and ya can't complain
Let me be a law-maker
In the game where a dreamer can become a shaker

Soapbox speakin, power speakin'
Gonna light the nation in its darkest hour
Craving the keys to the reign of power

Lookin' for a vision ?
Can't make a decision ?
Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Filled with derision ?
Can't make a decision ?
Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea

Re-count ! Re-count !
Who spoilt the papers ?
Say nobody vote for no one
No others, no Tory or Labour
Just got left with 30m spoilt ballot papers

Soapbox speakin', power speakin'
Gonna light the nation in its darkest hour
Craving the keys to the reign of power


Lyrics by:
Brown

Available on:
This song has yet to be recorded.

Details:
Penned in the run up to the 2005 General Election, 'Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' casts a cynical eye over the race for residency in Downing Street, a voting dilemma between the devilish red of Labour or Conservative blue. The Labour Party under Tony Blair won its third consecutive victory, but with a reduced overall majority of 66, and failed to gain any new seats. Blair's decline in popularity was largely attributed to his decision to send British troops to invade Iraq in 2003. The song has yet to be recorded, and much of the song's lyrics were recycled on Return Of The Fisherman.


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