"The Confidential Agent" as written by and John Mark Eitzel....
Take the velvet line for comfort
High above the water, feel disconnected and free
Tired of hopes that I just can't run from
I travel in secret, I know they're pursuin' me

Morning falls represents a weak link
After is after night's work is done
There's no sun, just a grey horizon
Hiding from heaven another frozen world

Watch the ship hold to its course
As an act of devotion
Me, I'm lost at sea
Going through the motions

Gave all my passion to the ocean
She holds it for me in reserve
My world is gone into remission
Your love's a tragedy that I don't deserve

She said, "You're only growing now."
She said, "Soon enough we'll be gone, then she can have you.
But until then, you're mine.
Until then, you're mine"

I watch her hold to her course
As an act of devotion
And me, I'm riding high
Going through

Seems like every flash in her eye
Is an act of devotion
And me I'm lost in her hands
Going through the motions

Shore far away off the port side
Shore far away off the bow
Shore far away off the starboard side
Shore far away from now


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    General CommentMy god...this song is too good...
    "gave all my passion to the ocean" and the rest of that stanza is just perfect.
    Havenspearon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is based on Graham Greene's spy thriller of the same name. The narrator here is the story's protagonist, "D."
    azkmon November 08, 2009   Link

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