Dark Songs From The Holiday Vol​.​5

by Holiday Music Motel

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Recorded at the Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, WI during Dark Songs 2013 by Steve Hamilton, DanO Stoffels, Steve Smith and Chris Aaron; Produced by pat mAcdonald, the engineers, and the artists themselves Mastering by Steve Hamilton; Digital editing by pat mAcdonald Cover art by Geri X. Administrative assistance by melaniejane and Teresa Young.

Chris Aaron (March 10, 1970 - October 15, 2014) We miss you Chris!

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released October 31, 2014

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Track Name: Crow Black Crow
Left the quiet wood with an axe, not a gun
Figured no one was around to see what I’d done
Out in the pines, you’re never really alone
Up on the branch was that damn black crow

Chorus:
Don’t the quiet wood keep a secret
I see you everywhere that I go
Don’t you got the key to this prison?
Won’t you tell the world what you know?
Crow black crow

Had to get out, you were lining the wires
You only disappear when the daylight expires
I went to the bar, drink was workin’ like a charm
Woke up this morning, you were tattooed on my arm

Chorus
Interlude
Chorus
Track Name: I Don't Scare Easy
Gimme zombies, Ku Klux Klan,
Trigger happy policeman,
Ah, I don't scare easy.
Send me devil, all his kind,
Send me stinky Frankenstein,
Ah, I don't scare easy.
Show me voodoo, head on stick,
Show me your black magic trick,
Ah, I don't scare easy.
Show me witchcraft, show me blood,
Show me carnage, make it good,
Ah, I don't scare easy.

Go on and put me on a crucifix any day,
Gonna cut myself down now, anyway,
You know there ain’t nothing you can do or say
Cos I'm coming on like it's doomsday.
This freak is gonna beat with your own gun,
You oughta shoot my ass quick, cos I'm a wild one,
You wanna lock me up and pardon Charlie Manson,
Cos I'm the wicked kid you tried to put your hands on.
You'll be wishing I was Gacy on a meth trip,
You’ll be meetin’ your messiah in my death grip,
With no bull whips, no slave ships,
I'm gonna make you feel the love with the full clip.

Oh, yo yo,
Ay, yay yay,
They no scary.
They no scary.
Oh, yo yo,
Oh, yay yay,
They no scary.
They no scary.
Track Name: My Shadow and Me
Looking around at every face in the crown
Wondering if he is following me now
Don’t know why and I don’t know how
He knows where I am when I’m out on the town

My shadow, my shadow and me
My shadow, my shadow and me

I duck into alleys get lost in the crowd
Change my name so I can’t be found
Hold my breath and wait for him to leave
When I inhale he is right behind me

My shadow, my shadow and me
My shadow, my shadow and me

I can’t shake this sense of danger
Tell me who’s this faceless stranger

He speaks in riddles he speaks in rhymes
Of the ways he’ll commit his crime
Hangman’s noose and a devil’s tail
Seal my coffin with a golden nail

My shadow, my shadow and me
My shadow, my shadow and me
My shadow, my shadow and me
My shadow, my shadow and me
Track Name: Wendigo
When I was a small boy my great grandfather told us many stories
We would sit around the fire and listen to his wisdom
One night he told us a story of a man who became a beast
An abomination unto himself, a hideous reminder of what really lies deep inside a man’s soul and just how far he is willing to go to survive in this world

Great grandfather spoke of a man he was told about when he was a boy
A man left with a difficult choice
It was in the harsh winter of 1878 this man and his family were starving, his eldest son had died
He felt in order to survive he must feed so he butchered his wife and his other five remaining children

When a man decides to eat another man it is said that he becomes possessed by that man
He takes on a part of him
He becomes something else, no longer human
New hungers and desires begin to grow inside of him
Consumed by gluttony and excess he becomes a vile beast know as wendigo

Greed and hunger become his ways
A craving for human flesh that can never be satisfied
“His skin turns the ash grey of death, his eyes pushed back deep into their sockets
What lips it had now tattered and bloody, unclean from suppurations of the flesh
He gives off an eerie odor of decay and composition, of death and corruption”

The Wendigo still walks among us today
He can be seen in every man’s lust for power
His hunger and desire to consume everyone and everything around him
The beast that dwells inside the man’s soul, distorting his purpose
We should all fear this creature and its power for it has the ability to devour us all
Dance backwards around the drum, to ward off the spirit for it is hungry
And it is coming…
Track Name: It’s Coming
Are you ready?
It’s coming.
Are you ready?
‘Cause it’s coming.

Are you ready?
It’s coming.
Are you ready?
It’s coming.

It’s coming.
Are you ready?
‘Cause it’s coming.

[scream]
You weren’t ready.
Track Name: Dia de Muertos
We met during dia de muertos, we danced and I stepped on her bare toes
Inspired by the crazy offrenda, we put mescal on our agenda
The flowers and music were festive, the skulls somehow we found suggestive
I took her upstairs and unfrocked her, I said it’s okay I’m a doctor
But morning was a different story, I thought I was in purgatory
I had a fierce pain in my head, and the woman beside me was dead
I had no idea when or how, my memory’s blank even now
The girl I hoped would be my bride, was now just a body to hide
I almost got her out of town, but my stupid Trans Am broke down
If you’re looking for someone to wed, don’t choose the day of the dead
Track Name: Up & Coming Killer
I’ve had a pretty good life
With just a few bumps along the way
Two kids, a dog, and a wife
A steady job and a 401k

For most folks this is enough
But I have a higher calling
And I really think I got the stuff
Though you may find this appalling
I’ve decided that
Yeah I’ve decided that

I’m an up-n-comin’ killer
I’ve been learnin’ the ropes and the nun chucks too
Ooo I’m pimpin’ out my kill room
Cuz I believe in myself
You’re gonna see me on the evening news

Studying the work of the greats
Gacey, Dahmer and Bundy
Workin’ so hard to create
My modus oper-undy
For instance, how the heck do you pose a body
To symbolize your hate for your mother
Who locked you up cuz you were naughty
And not as pretty as your fucking brother

So I’ve decided that
Yeah I’ve decided that

I’m an up-n-comin’ killer
I’ve been learning the ropes and the nun chucks too
Oooo I’m pimpin’ out my kill room
Cuz I believe in myself
You’re gonna see me on the evening news

It’s just a matter of time
Before my wife drops a dime
I wipe the fingerprints clean
But I leave my wallet at the crime scene

(Oh well, nobody’s perfect!)

Double chorus
Track Name: Girl in a Box
I signed on a line
How could I know
It was just smoke and mirrors
Hey
Give it a try
Don’t ask why
They could be wrong about you
All glitter and stars
I was not far
From losing my head over you
There’s magic in hearts
Come as you are
It’s magic that you can pay for

I’m the girl who spins for tokens
Disappears but I’m not broken
Fold me in your guillotine
I lose my head but I don’t scream

Every night
Lock me up tight
Girl in a box
I will be waitin’ for you
See, I can play dead
And get up again
I’m an illusion for you

I release the dove
Thought it was love
But I was getting paid to
Pose
My skin exposed
Soft as a rose
And it is just as fragile

I’m the girl who spins for tokens
Disappears but I’m not broken
Now I make my grand return
See the flames but I don’t burn

Every night
Lock me up tight
Girl in a box
I will be waitin’ for you
See, I can play dead
And get up again
I’m an illusion for you
Track Name: Vanishing Girl
Vanishing girl,
So happy I killed you when I had the chance
I never even asked you to dance

Vanishing girl,
I lied to reporters on the local tv
I couldn’t believe, how they believed me

People I know, come to console me
Oh, I feel so deeply
I’m losing control, how would I know,
Their grief could so complete me… vanishing girl

Vanishing girl,
We put up the posters for your sweet return,
When your remains were already burned

Vanishing girl,
So many at the vigil I was moved to tears,
And nobody knows, how you really disappeared

People I know, come to console me
Oh, I feel so deeply
I’m losing control, how would I know
Their grief could so complete me… vanishing girl
Track Name: Grandma!!
Grandma I like that dirty sauce you’re makin’
Smells like evaporated headcheese and bacon
Carolina ball stink your Mississippi mud flaps are shakin’
I said grandma I like that dirty sauce you’re makin’

Grandpa what’s your scary old long time bride been bakin’
There’s some juice in her drawers that got the whole neighborhood shakin’
There’s some ingredients you need but nobody will go downtown
You need mortuary paste and your face it always comes up brown

The family recipe, you know it all depends on you
So drop your dungarees and pinch us out a tiny poo
Put that fudge into the pot and serve up something hot and brown
Grab yourself a spoon and suck her sour juices down
Track Name: Zombie Stroll
Hell of a party, hell of a year
1812 and I’m still here
Stick to the flesh, stick to the bone
Dead to the world but I’m never alone

CHORUS:
25-feet comin’ out of the hole
No matter what you’re wearing ‘cause your flesh is cold
Crook neck, dead arm, head’s gonna roll
It’s the only way to dance when you’ve got no soul

Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! X4

One eye open, one under ground
I’m losing count of the bodies I’ve found
Piling up parts on the outside of town
Light ‘em all up and burn ‘em all down

CHORUS

This is the one that no one will hear
I’m a walking dead woman with x-ray ears
2013 a hundred years
Turning the century and I’m still here!

CHORUS
Track Name: Howlin’ at the Moon
I was disturbing the peace
In my bright white sheet
Riling up the town
As well as the police
I turned ‘round
E’rybody lookin’ at me
I said to Bambi
“I guess it’s time we leave”

I was howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
I was howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon

Like a deer in the headlights
All eyes froze on me
When I walked into the bar
Screamin’ “white supremecy”
He turned to me
Said “I guess it’s time we leave”
But I started swingin’
At the first one that I seen

We were howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
We were howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon

I was mindin’ my own business
Sitting at the bar
This little redneck deer
Took it way too far
All eyes were on them
As they turned to leave
Two fists flyin’
Was the last thing that I seen

We were howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
We were howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon

We were howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
Howlin’ at the moon
We were howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon
Track Name: Tranquil Little Tourist Town
The fear she comes a’building
As grim news settles in
A shiver shakes the men
The women quake within
The wife say…she gonna be…sleeping tonight
Sleeping…sleeping with a butcher knife
‘Cause she heard about the murder…
In this tranquil
Tranquil little tourist town

Rumors of a lover’s quarrel
Led to murder in the first degree
When I felt his body go limp in my hands
I started thinking about my plea
I outsmarted the Mayberry cops up here
It came to me naturally
When they find the bloody chunks I left behind
They’ll wanna take a chunk out of me
When they hear about the chainsaw…
Blood splattered…
In this tranquil little tourist town

In the bars they’re all a twitchy
Eyes jerkin’ left, heads jerkin’ right
After all can you really trust your next door neighbor?
Who’s that shadow in the night?
George told me…he’s gonna be…
Sleepin’ tonight
Sleeping
Sleeping with his shotgun tight
‘Cause they found a bloody chainsaw
Gore-spattered
In this nervous little tourist town

The things I did were gruesome
But it was out of love
I hacked him into 96 pieces
But forgot to wear my gloves
After three days of running endlessly
They finally caught up to me
They didn’t know about my special sickness
Until they found the body
Well they’ll never be the same…
In this in-sane…
Tranquil little tourist town
Sheltered little tourist town
Nervous little tourist town
Insane little tourist town
Tranquil little tourist town
Tranquil little tourist
Tranquil little tourist
Tranquil little tourist
Tranquil little tourist town
Track Name: Curtains
“This is a cautionary tale for all strange and surly men desiring to skulk and lurk around the exteriors, the bushes of some young girl’s homestead.”

It’s around midnight
You’ve got a light on this time
Your candles are burning
They light up your thighs
I’m just a lonely man misunderstood
I want to possess you like any man would

You’re dancing alone
Only your underwear
I can almost imagine the scent of your hair
I’m heavin’-n-breathin’-n-seethin’
Believin’ I’ll soon be inside
So come to me, baby, move the curtains aside

(CHORUS)

Move the curtains aside
(There’s a man outside)
Move the curtains aside
(There’s a man outside)
Move the curtains aside
(There’s a man outside)
So come to me, baby, move the curtains aside

It’s around midnight
You’re always on time
The first time you turned up
I was frightened inside
But I need attention like everyone do
I’ve come to expect it
Now I’m waiting for you

Mama always told me I should be a good girl
That’s why I’m still alone holding my pearl
When your eyes take my body
My skin comes alive
So come to me, mister
The curtains aside

(CHORUS)

The curtains aside
(I’m coming inside)
The curtains aside
(Your eyes they don’t lie)
The curtains aside
(I could die by your side)
So come to me, mister
The curtains aside

You came for me, mister
Now I’m coming for you
I moved the curtains aside
(Is that a knife in my side?)
I like your blood on my thighs
(Is that a knife in my side?)
I’m pushing it deeper inside
(Oh baby WHAT did you do?)
You came for me, mister
Now it’s curtains for you
Track Name: Demon Has Arrived
You can see it in her eyes, the demon has arrived
You wanna see me cry, I wanna watch you die
You’re feeding on my fears, but you don’t see my tears
You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die

Don’t feed your demon if you want it to die
No matter what I do, it gets stronger

I see it in your eyes, the demon has arrived
It’s getting worse, you’re getting what you want
You feed on my fears, but you won’t see my tears
Track Name: Nightmare in a White Dress
I’ll give you candy I will
Give you all of my love
I’ll make you feel things you have
Never dreamed of

I’ll be the girl in your dreams
I will turn you out
But if you mess with me you
Better watch out

Turn on a dime
I lose my mind
I’ll slash your tires
I’ll set your house on fire

Baby, do you miss me?
I stalk your Facebook every night
One day, when we get married
I’ll be your nightmare dressed in white

I am the best thing you have
Ever had
I know it turns you on when
I am bad
You’ve been so distant lately
Hey why is that?
I thought you liked it when I
Killed your cat

Better watch out
Now the cat’s out
I’m cutting again
Tell me where have you been

Chorus
Track Name: Weeping Willow
Weeping willow
Won’t you weep for me
My baby’s gone
He said he had to leave
Packed up this morning
About a quarter to three
In the middle of the night
He thought he snuck out on me

I followed him down the alley
Blue moon turning red
Crept up behind him
Blew a hole in his head

Weeping willow
Won’t you hold him tight
When I bury him deep
Beneath your loving arms tonight
Track Name: Siri’s Suicide Note
This will be my last tweet, my last Facebook post
This is for you my friends who I love the most

I’d post a picture on instagram but that’s hard to do
When I’m a swinging man

So I ask Siri how to make a hangman’s noose
She wasn’t much help, I’ll tell you the truth

She suggested it would make a creepy display
Especially on all hallows eve day

I came to my senses and cleared my mind
Then Siri says “hang in there” and I knew it was time

I walked to the yard and picked out my tree
I threw the rope up and it came back to me

As I stood there balanced upon the log
Threw the noose around my neck and made my peace with god

I knew when they found me they will lay me to rest
I said to Siri, I have one last request

It came to me then I had written no note
I picked up my iPhone and here’s what she wrote

“Send a message to Brian saying feel no sorrow
Send a message to Emily saying sorry about tomorrow
Tell Lindsey “The show was great”
Send a message to Susan saying “I’ll be late”

These are my last words but they’re not really mine
Here’s a message from Siri from the other side…

“Is there anything else I can help you with?”