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Seeds Of Doubt
Out Of The Woodwork V
September 11, 2002 by Gary E. Andrews
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The girl who just walked in,
And the girl who just walked out,
Used to be the best of friends,
'Til 'this' came about.
Now they stand on opposite
Corners of the room.
Me, I'm stuck in the middle,
Knowing that I'm doomed
Since the Devil sowed the Seeds Of Doubt.

The brunette with the brown eyes,
The blonde with the blue,
Used to sit and fantasize
On things they'd like to do.
They used to take my arms
and walk me down the avenue.
Now they'd like to pull them off
And beat me black and blue,
Since the Devil sowed the Seeds Of Doubt.

I saw the Devil comin',
With a bottle in her hand.
I could tell by the way she smiled
She had some evil planned.
She elbowed me in the ribs.
Her liquor got me talkin'.
She said, "I know all about ya' kid.
You wanna' do much more than walkin'.
Her liquor loosened up my tongue.
I's near to passing out.
That's how the Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.

The lies that I told her,
The truth that she left out,
Conspired to make a story,
Which she then spread about.
It got back to the ladies.
They came and called me out.
One accused. The other excused me.
Both began to shout,
How the Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.

I saw the Devil comin',
That bottle in her hand.
I could tell by the way she grinned
She was out to get me again.
She winked at me,
Implied that we
Were partners in her plan.
Fool me once, shame on me.
You won't fool me again.
I designed to bite my tongue.
I tried to stare her down
But the Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.

Well, the girls just walked in,
And now we're walkin' out,
Strolin' down the avenue,
With things to laugh about.
The Devil's always waitin'.
She'd like to get me down.
She finds it so frustratin',
Me warning you about,
How the Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.
So watch out.
The Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.
The Devil sows the Seeds Of Doubt.

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Seeds Of Doubt September 11, 2002 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

Listening to Bob Dylan's "Thin, Wild, Mercury Music" while doing dishes, I got the first lines, "The girl who just walked in, And the girl who just walked out, Used to be the best of friends 'til 'this' came about." Characters were in motion in a physical setting, some event ('this') that divided them as friends had "come about," and now the story had to be told. And of course, I had to stick myself right "in the middle," and deal with the Devil, just like always.

I like the constancy of the bottle, alcohol being one of the most corrupting drugs on planet Earth, making people feel like the devil is real, because it brings out evil character aspects we would associate with such a mythical being. I personally don't believe in the devil, preferring to believe in the Great Spirit, call it what you will. I sing it with the Devil as female, just to tweak the ladies and let 'em vent a little steam. I rewrote it for the female singer.