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(On Avoiding) The Same Mistake

from Playing On The Dark Keys​.​.​. Plus by Mnemonic Devices

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When you fell you're on the edge,
and you know you're going to fall
Well you just can't help yourself,
although you've been here before
So you try to stay away,
nothing ventured, nothing lost
But you know that in the end,
you are going to pay the cost

Hold on, hold out
Be strong, don't make that mistake

Don't listen to your heart
Don't listen to your heart
That's what got you here in the first place

Why are you crying all the time? Well you only live just once
Maybe you should loosen up, what are you some kind of monk?
Of course it can hurt you know, no one ever said it won't
Which to you think is the worse, to have or to be on hold?


from Playing On The Dark Keys​.​.​. Plus, released November 8, 1982
Ann DeJarnett - lead voice, violin, backing vocals
Linnea Ahms - bass guitar, backing vocals
Michael Jorgensen - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Kevin King - keyboards
Jeff Garcia - guitar

Produced by Mnemonic Devices.
Recorded and Engineered by Max Solomon
All tracks arranged by Mnemonic


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Mnemonic Devices Huntington Beach, California

Mnemonic Devices began in 1977 w/ Kevin King & Linnea Ahms, 1st recordings in 1981.

Ann DeJarnett, vocals, violin, Daniel Teeter, keys, guitar, Michael Jorgensen, drums, King guitar, keys & Ahms, bass. (Songs 20-21)

Jeff Kaa joined lineup that recorded “Playing On The Dark Keys” EP (songs 1-4). One other session recorded by this lineup (songs 13-19).

Kaa replaced by Jeff Garcia. Songs (5-12)
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