Great concept and a great discussion! This not only brings up the idea of being caught "red handed" (as well as Lady MacBeth and the blood stains) it also makes me think of the Biblical verses from Matthew (5:29-30):
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Yeah, good period for coldwar crossover music. Like Sting's "Russians" [link] I don't know if you're looking at calling out dark images of that time, but in my book; they are still strong in the older republics.
A very interesting time... the '80s. I was born in '67 so I had plenty of time to play through the various music types. My fav was the early new wave age... Thomas Dolby, SoftCell, Kajagoogoo, and After the Fire with Der Kommissar. Don't know why, but the last one always gets my feet tapping. hehe