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Lucifer's Song - by Lynn Maudlin

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Published on Aug 25, 2012

Live piano demo of a cautionary tale with still images;
Lyrics at www.MoonbirdMusic.us

A decade after I wrote this song "The Usual Suspects" came out, a great mystery whodunit. Kevin Spacey's character, Verbal Kint, had a great line: "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof, he's gone." The film ends with a repeat of those lines and, recognizing the gist of my song and the theme of the film are quite related, I closed this video with images of Kevin Spacey saying, "poof, he's gone" because I figure the folks who know the film will recognize it.

Image credits where available include:
William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Rick Buttari, Steve Coleman, Tim Curry (Legend), Daggett, Harold Davis, Gustave Doré, JK Drill, M.C. Escher, Karim Hetherington, Cadet Hoskin, Poze Jalnice, Andreas Kampf, Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), Christopher Martin, Massimiliano, Carl McKenzie, Lee McLaughlin, Mark Miller, Neil Paterson, Timothy Rand after Albrecht Durer, Rathaus, Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects), Kevin Spencer, Doc Tony, David Warner (Time Bandits), Stephanie Zuroff

IF you object to the use of an image to which you own the rights, please contact me via www.MoonbirdMusic.us and I will edit the video.

copyright 1985, 2012 Moonbird Music Co.

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