The Confidential Agent

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"The Confidential Agent"
Everclear cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Everclear
Released 1991
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 4:10
Label Alias Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Bruce Kaphan & American Music Club
Everclear track listing
  1. "Why Won't You Stay"
  2. "Rise"
  3. "Miracle On 8th Street"
  4. "Ex-Girlfriend"
  5. "Crabwalk"
  6. "The Confidential Agent"
  7. "Sick Of Food"
  8. "The Dead Part Of You"
  9. "Royal Cafe"
  10. "What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up"
  11. "Jesus' Hands"

"The Confidential Agent" is the 6th song on American Music Club's 1991 album, Everclear. It was first recorded in 1989 during the aborted Everclear sessions with Tom Mallon.[1]


Take the velvet line for comfort
High above the water, feel disconnected and free
Tired of hopes that I just can't run from
I travel in secret, I know they're pursuing me

Morning falls, represents a weak link
After his after-night's work is done
There's no sun, just a grey horizon
Hiding from heaven, another frozen world

Watch the ship hold to its course
As an act of devotion
And me, I'm lost at sea
Going through the motions

Gave all my passion to the ocean
She holds it for me in reserve
My world has gone into remission
Your love's a tragedy that I don't deserve

She said, "You're only growing now."
She said, "Soon as we've begun, then she can have you.
But until then, you're mine."

I watch her hold to her course
As an act of devotion
And me, I'm riding high
Going through...

Seems like every flash in her eye's
An act of devotion
And me I'm lost in her hands
Going through the motions

Shore far away off the port side
Shore far away off the bow
Shore far away off the starboard side
Sure far away from now



Also appears on


  1. Tom Mallon. "Tom Mallon Recording (1978-present)". Retrieved June 16, 2017.