The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

by Mars Water

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a concept double album accompanying the short story of the same title (short story included as pdf with bandcamp download). All songs on the album are written by Ponny Kosmas, but are written from the perspective of the main character August. The story follows August, who lives alone and decides to face his fears of darkness and water. The album captures August’s life, friends, emotions, and journey through song and the instrumental “Darkness” and “Water” suites. It is recommended to read the short story first, but not necessary to enjoy the music.

Thank you for reading and listening <3
- Ponny Kosmas


released March 30, 2014

Ponny Kosmas - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Synths, Drum Pad, PAL198X
Kayleigh Anderson - Vocals, Short story editor
Eric Bennett - Saxophone
Lora Mathis - Short story editor



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Mars Water Portland, Oregon

Ponny Kosmas began writing a song a month as a solo project in 2011. The goal was to create 12 songs that he would enjoy listening to and could give to friends as a present at the end of the year. A couple months and a couple songs later, he came up with the name Mars Water, combining his interests and fears in both astronomy and the ocean. ... more

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Track Name: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
There goes my life
I have to make a decision
What to do for now
I have to choose between

The devil and the deep blue sea
Track Name: Walter
Walter, tell me a story about a day
Walter, help me not be afraid
I don’t want to, end up with a pneumonia
I want to, overcome hydro/achluophobia

He says face your fears in light of
What I told you now
Surround yourself in darkness
in the middle of the sea, tied down
Track Name: Olivia
I mostly see her every day
My only friend who knows my name
My mother asks if she's my lover
I reply no she’s the other

Olivia is just my age
We get along and every way
She helps me when I feel so wrong
When I need help she comes along

We’re just friends
We’re best friends
Track Name: The Rain
Heading down the street to my work
And my wipers go back and forth

Rain comes down and I slip into dream
about the heat and sunny sea

Under shelter and with protection
I can't be bothered by the harsh elements

Mother nature throws my way
she acts so kindly then misbehaves

They complain when they can’t go outside
Why’d you choose this place for your life?
I don’t live life in vain
And I don’t even care about the rain
Track Name: Stay Together
I’ve been waiting such a long time
For a simple little good time
Blowing kisses but to no reply
Then finally a girl enters my life

Feeling good, despite the weather
Hoping that we can stay together

My friends keep having babies
I’m still young happily unmarried
But i feel like somethings lacking
It’s a girl, it’s you, it’s time
Track Name: Such A Fine Day to Go Outside
Its such a fine day to go outside
Take my hand we’ll be alright

I wanna go outside
I wanna lay in a field and dine
Track Name: Far Away
Dreaming of somewhere warm
where when i go outside i’m not soaked to the bone

You ask where am I?
I’m on the coast Oregon

If I go outside
if i go outside
i’ll be frozen

But I got a life that I enjoy
I got a job and some fancy toys

But what a life
I could have if I wasn’t in Oregon

When I go outside
When i go outside
I’m frozen
Track Name: All Summer Long
I wake up rested and
Do things taking my sweet time
I don’t feel nervous or
Scared walking ‘round in the daylight

I sip a drink that is
Garnished with a lime
No more worries
Or problems that can arise

Darkness and water are fears
I can’t deny
When the days get short
My anxiety is an incline

But until the winter
I’ll relax and feel good inside
Knowing I’m safe in
the long days of July

All Sweet Summer Long
Track Name: Don't Cry About Nothing
I see a silhouette and it’s not me it’s
Got a better figure and stronger physique
But I know that I’m good at cooking and
I’ll never make you cry about anything

I see a silhouette and it’s not me it’s
Got a better figure and stronger physique
Its got me nervous and thinking
And then I started crying about nothing

Don’t cry about nothing
Track Name: The Devil
When the lights go out and I
Stare into dark
I see an outline of a
satan mark

My eyes play tricks on me I
can’t tell what’s real
I can’t see anything
but I sure can feel

I sleep with light on but when the
power goes out (silence)
I wake up terrified
relying on sound

My eyes play tricks on me I
can’t tell what’s real
I can’t see anything
but I sure can feel

But, I see the devil
The devil in the dark
Track Name: Turn on the Lights
Every time the wind blows, I can’t sleep, I get scared, I’m awake
I lose my power, in darkness, I can’t think, I just pray
To God almighty, to help me, bring me light, bring me day
Here comes the sunrise, he answered, I’m not dead, I’m awake

Turn on the lights and I’ll be okay
Track Name: Sea Legs
Boarding, a shaky boat
Trembling, as the boat rocks
Sea legs, I’ve got sea legs
Sea legs, I’ve got sea legs

One more wave, and I’ll throw up
My lunch onto the deck of the boat
Sea legs, sea legs
Sea legs, I’ve got sea legs
Track Name: The Deep Blue Sea
I went to the beach today
Looked out thoughts drift away
thinking bout the fish at the bottom of the sea

How he’s alone down there
How he doesn’t have to care
About the rules of society

We met at the dock today
All aboard lets drift away
To face your fears in the middle of the sea

I’m here for support
Standing on starboard
You know you can count on me

Well its a deep blue sea
its a deep blue sea
its a deep blue sea
and i don’t like it