I will have to hear that song, or at least read the lyrics. It sounds interesting. This is a rich vein, I think. I have been trying to hear in memory's ear exactly how "devil's bargain" is used. The phrase was always something like, "Yes, I think so and so has made a devil's bargain," meaning he/she has compromised himself badly, usually in the hope of making easy gains. Faust, Mephistopholes, meeting the devil at the crossroads, sellling one's soul...and what was Mark Twain's story about that? I have been thinking about words way too much today! Must go to bed!