"Devil and the Deed" as written by Christopher E Keating and Anand Mathew Wilder....
I won't act until she's gone the way of violence
Stare at pictures that I'm hiding in their attic

How do you know,
How could you have another?

There's a man who got caught in a trick match
And I never see her lips being kissed on

How do you know,
How could you have another?

Maybe now it's harder
If it was 40 years ago
I would need it to sleep over
Between the devil and the deed

But I can't live without
her, I got nothing else
I could never let
her get out of my hands

You could never handle if she was into magic
You could never stand it if she couldn't speak your language

She wouldn't like this again, mistaken for your whole plan
Shake it at your big fat head

Maybe here it's harder
And it's a backwards country
Where you need to sleep together
I'm between the devil and the deed


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"Devil and the Deed" as written by Christopher E Keating Anand Mathew Wilder

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    General CommentI have a hunch this one is about marriage; the singer alludes to some inter-racial or inter-cultural relationship that's not going to end in marriage because the male suitor is too xenophobic to commit to someone outside of his culture (won't speak the language, can't be mistaken for his whole clan). The singer defends his own decision to marry his lover - he could be accused of being from a backwards county, of living like it's years ago in the past (not realizing how it's harder to commit now than it was 40 years ago) but he doesn't care because he loves his beloved too much to "let her get out of his hands". The song title, "Devil and the Deed", this is a bit of a longshot - but marriage is a way of putting some kind of commitment between the Devil (loss of the loved one) and the deed (sex?) This whole interpretation feels like a bit of a longshot and maybe is more religious / moralistic than what the song intends. But if it's true, I have to say I have never heard a funkier defense of marriage.
    velleitieson October 15, 2013   Link

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