Stock Music track: When the Devil

An upbeat folk pop song that draws upon vivid imagery. T21862 35.95 35.95

Track details

Track ID number: 21862
Genres: Vocal Folk / Irish / Celtic -- Folk / Americana & Nu-Folk -- World: Celtic, Irish music
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Happy / Joyful / Positive
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Historical: Older History / Ancient
Prominent Instruments: Banjo -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Violin / Viola / Fiddle -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics -- Vocals (Female) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: pop, slow, singer-songwriter, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, bright, quirky, indie, melancholy, harmonies, male and female vocals, stories, historical, celtic, english, folk
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium -- Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 120
Artist: David Harbottle Project
Composer: David Maurice Harbottle (PRS)
Publisher: David Harbottle
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): David Maurice Harbottle
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: HD / 24-Bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: When the devil has you in his hold
Oh what then will you do?
Lift your heart to the king of love
And he will rescue you

There’s joy to feel again and there’s better days to come
So when you feel his icy grip, child you better run

Don’t entertain the seed too much that’s planted in your mind
He’s prowling, you’re his prey and you’re easy for him to find

There’s terror in his ways and a loveless jealousy
An endless night, the darkest dark child…don’t abide with he

But a shadow cannot be so without a source of light
Awake, arise beloved one he keeps you in his sight
A fortress from this world diamond armour for your clothes
Roots that grow much deeper than a thorn or a rose

I know wherever I go… he goes there before
To hold the torch, carry the fire, to call me more and more

There’s dark within the earth so shine with all your might
And when the time does come child
You’re ready for the fight!
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
David Harbottle Project David Harbottle Project

David Harbottle is a folk musician based in the wilderness of Totnes, England. He paint pictures with his words and share stories of folk auld and new. He is a hardworking songsmith that places an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathes new life into Traditional English Folk songs.

Having gigged extensively with his seven piece folk outfit; ‘The Friendly Cats’, David has completed three tours of Ireland, frequent tours of Italy and has appeared on Irish and Italian Television respectively.

David is now based in Devon and still plays with his folk outfit. Following on from e.p releases of 'Strangers', 'Ferrara Girl' and most recently 'Dawn Breaks', David is currently in the process of recording his debut album.
'Just to demonstrate the versatility of this guy – I still can’t quite believe how good he is’ - FolkRise

'Gorgeous vocals that come intimately to the forefront; the harmonies complimenting each other beautifully whilst each voice individually grabs and ravels you in, forcing you to listen intently' - For Folk's Sake (extract from EP review)

‘Really upbeat and kind of a lot of fun, another talented Totnes band’ – BBC Introducing