Tear-Drops and Two-Steps

Jez Lowe

Some say the Devil's just an angel in the dark
Some say the Devil's just a good man feeling bad
Some say the Devil's just the lads out for a lark
Some say the Devil plays the only music glad and good

But I wish my father he'd have locked and barred the door
I wish my mother told me never take a chance
I wish I'd never seen those feet upon the floor
And thrown away my nights and days in such a merry dance

Watch me rock and reel, watch me toe and heel
Watch me stepping out to any tune you play
But tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away

I used to watch them with my back against the wall
In case the music took me both feet by surprise
Then the devil whispered words to me across the hall
And I sold my soul to heel and toe with a devil in disguise

Watch me beat and bop, watch me spinning top
Watch me shuffle, buck and wing and mandalay
But tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away

Night after night we'd trip the light across the town
Family and friends went dashing white right out the door
Then with my money spent the dance soon came around
And my partner left me and she waltzed off with the next man on the floor

Watch me jump and jive, watch me dip and dive
Watch me pogo, twist and tango night and day
But tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away

This broken heart it surely keeps me on my toes
It brings me down just when I think I'm on the mend
I'm sure that she'll have music wherever she goes
But I hope that tear-drops will take two steps towards her in the end

Watch me trip the light, watch me dashing white
Whatch me shimmy, shake and samba and chassee
But tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away
tear-drops are two-steps away

Can be found on the album What a Time