A Rock And A Hard Place (song)

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A Rock And A Hard Place was released in 1985 on The Sisters of Mercy's first album First And Last And Always.

The song was, however, first performed live at York Racecourse Festival on 22 September 1984 and remained part

of the setlist until the final gig of The Sisters' First And Last And Always line-up at the Royal Albert Hall.

A Rock And A Hard Place

First And Last And Always - Album Cover (Front)

And she came to look for me
Sold me name and innocence
Took my key
And told me to follow her
Down from Igor with the bangles and her reference
One from the church, from the valley of the
Well she wanted a haven and a place to hide, so I
Gave her an alibi, took her inside, but a
Rock and a hard place wait for me
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Everything I ever did right or wrong
Hid out of sight where I belong

And I didn't have the heart to tell her why
And there wasn't a part of me that
Didn't want to say goodbye, but
Cause and effect go hand in hand with the
Devil may care but I don't mind, and I
Thought she'd never quite understand so I
Left her there that night and will she
Find me? I don't think so, no
When you go, you go alone
And I'm gone
Far away
Far away

And I didn't have the heart to tell her why
And there wasn't a part of me that
Didn't want to say goodbye, but a
Rock and a hard place wait for me
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Everything I ever did right or wrong
Hid out of sight where I belong


Music: Wayne Hussey / Lyrics: Andrew Eldritch
Lyrics and music are property and copyright of their respective rights holders and provided only for study purposes.

Analysis

Some basic analysis has been done at the Heartland Forums, see A Rock And A Hard Place...