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Devil's Got a Brand New Dance

Hiding from the sunshine
tucked into the night
candles on the corner
bring your face in to the light

smoothest of the talkers
with the moves that you learned to survive
in a groove with the lambs on your altar
that would die just to watch you jive

Devil's got a brand new dance
The devil's got a brand new dance
Devil's got a brand new dance
and it looks like you

You say we all took a dip in the ocean
but lost control in the tide
we all start with hearts that are open
till the water sweeps them aside
we all get a little pleasure
laying in the bed of a lie
we all get a little bit higher
on the skeletons that we climb

Devil's got a brand new dance
The devil's got a brand new dance
The devil's got a brand new dance
and it looks like you
Check out this beautiful visual interpretation by Odelia Toder
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My lyrics to the song Devil's Got A Brand New Dance by H.A. Perkins the band I'm in. www.haperkins.com This song is the first in the media player.
These lyrics have no religious or satanic connotation, the imagery is symbolic.
As I was writing this I thought of a politician and the measures they take to ensure a positive outcome for themselves, even if it comes at the expense of those with less power. This can really apply to anyone though. Sometimes the hardest things to face inside ourselves are our own wicked ways.
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little-demons Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome, brilliant work!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Writer
This piece is now Featured at the club below. You can find through the links "Favorites" or "Features" there.

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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you for featuring it!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
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PriscillaLibelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Fantastic.. smooth, captivating lyrics and great sound. Love it!
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you so much!!
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9zara-sparghai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Wow I got sent a note from you to check this out? what made you think I'd be interested? Well I love it :D Great job!
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks!!!
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AppleArtGeek Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome! :D
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks!
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AppleArtGeek Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
My pleasure :D
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very fun. The stanza with the ocean starting of as simple and becomes something more dangerous. Like everything good.
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Great! Thanks for noticing that.
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564223gurl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i add the music from Dracula by Gorillaz to this song! :D
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
(:
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564223gurl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too awesome! :D
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KHXayah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
nice
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
As a political poet myself, I quite liked this.
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thank you very much!!!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Writer
Think nothing of it. It was my pleasure.
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SandInTheEye Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome song an lyrics. I like them so much. Hope for more
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thanks!!
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TessaRose12 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
Wow,amazing lyrics!
I love the song!
Beautiful voice, goes with the lyrics!
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you so much!!!
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Matthew-Icarus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Sometimes the hardest things to face inside ourselves are our own wicked ways" I can relate to this on several levels. Terrific! :clap:
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Glad you can! Thanks!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here [link]
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thanks!
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cnowo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome, really love the song! And it looks like you. ;)
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you so much!
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purple-rain018 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
its really good :)
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thanks so much
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latyll Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Nice song!
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Thank you Laty!
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DynnKarma Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You're really awesome! I love the song. :D
The music is really good and your voice is perfect
I'm french, so I can't say if the lyrics are good or not 'cause I don't totally understand, but they look very great.
I have suscribed to your Youtube channel, be sure I'll check out your other songs ;)
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Great thank you very much! I also have a lot of video ideas in the works that will be exclusive to DA. Very Excited!
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Hanachi-Shitsukki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the song is just so perfect! Keep on making music guys, you are awesome!
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanks Catherine!
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staywithme96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wow your very talented
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you Patricia! Had a long week at work. Your kind words are appreciated.
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staywithme96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
meh we all have them I guess, just hang in there and keep doing what you do (y)
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WornLeatherBoots Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not very easily impressed by music (or at least I like to think so) but this, I enjoyed very much!
I checked out a few other songs of yours as well, and you seem like a pretty awesome band. :)
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoy it!
It's a vulnerable position to be in as a vocalist at times, because some people might just not like you no matter how many years and hours you've spent dedicated to bettering your craft.
So all in all positive feedback certainly helps thank you!
Every artist should be creating art just for the sake of expressing themselves, which is certainly why I do it. That being said we all are human and enjoy being respected and reassured in what we are doing.
So thanks again!
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WornLeatherBoots Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
Your music, and voice, is very inspiring! :)

And I know; I've been singing a lot myself, and even though I'm not in a band or anything I always get the feeling that I want everyone to like what I do, when in reality I know not everybody will...
I guess the thing is to keep doing what you do best! :D
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dragonhope Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
As a song it works nicely and it sounds better than a lot of the stuff on the radio these days (even though the voice seems a bit forced at times?), but as a poem it doesn't read as well. This is mostly due to the lack of punctuation/pauses of any sorts. I myself am not too big on that when I write poetry, but then I often start the lines with big letters to at least give a false indication of a break. There's also some grammatical errors I think? Such as on the corner vs. in the corner, and into vs. in to. The wording sounds a bit forced at times too, but that said, I like the theme and title. But I liked it a lot more with the music than without.
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks for the feedback.
As far as my voice and the wording being forced I guess that is up to everyone's personal interpretation.
As far as "on" the corner vs "in" the corner, this may be a cultural confusion. In American English speech on the corner is very common. This phrase is even used in many other songs.
Ex: "Down on the corner" by CCR.
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dragonhope Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know I'm writing British, but I really thought it was a grammatical thing there too? I googled it, and there grammar page said "In / at / on the corner: We say 'in the corner of a room', but 'at the corner (or 'on the corner') of a street'", so yes, it is a valid phrase, but not necessarily common to use about a candle in a corner. Unless that candle's hanging out there instead of standing there on a shelf. Right? Or am I confused?
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Spencerwritespoems Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I was using "Candles on the corner."
to refer to a street lamp such as one you would find on a street corner. I really don't want to dwell too much on grammar for this piece especially. I find common or folk language more engaging in certain respects.
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izziwizVIII Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome, Loving the instrumental parts and your singing is great! :dummy:
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