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Dark Songs Vol​​​.​​ 1

by Holiday Music Motel

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We put your left leg in We put your right leg out We rip your left leg off And then we shake it all about We throw your grandma in because she wants us to We take your girlfriend and your sister then we’re coming for you If you wanna get hot we know the tastiest spot Come on down and let us throw you into the pot Don’t … We dance ‘til the meat falls off of your bones Do the hack ‘em up Tell your mom and your pop We do the hack ‘em up We’re gonna chop ‘til you drop We do the hack ‘em up First you start with the roux Everybody’s dyin’ to get into the stew You’re lookin’ so juicy and you’re lookin’ so plump I cant wait to get me a piece of that rump I wanna piece of leg, I wanna piece of thigh C’mon baby let me give you a try C’mon baby let me give you a try It won’t cost a nickel and it won’t cost a dime A little bit of garlic and a whole lot of thyme It don’t cost a dollar, no it don’t cost a cent You’re my main ingredient I do the hack ‘em up Tell your mom and your pop I do the hack ‘em up We’re gonna chop ‘til you drop We do the hack ‘em up First you start with the roux Everybody’s dyin’ to get into the stew I do the hack ‘em up Tell your mom and your pop I do the hack ‘em up I’m gonna chop ‘til you drop I do the hack ‘em up First you start with the roux Everybody’s dyin’ to get into the stew Everybody’s dyin’ to get into the stew
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He looked so peaceful lying there in his coffin I didn’t want to disturb him So I left the gold teeth, and took his ring Going down to Eville Going to have a bit of fun Going down to Eville Bearing gifts for everyone Those who fail to love me Those who've done me wrong A taste of their own medicine From the barrel of my gun Going down to Eville I'm not getting there by car Going down to Eville No, it's really not that far Whichever way you're going Eville lies ahead You can always find it Just follow the trail of dead Eville! Dead ahead! Going down to Eville Where the blackness always shines Where everyone's in hiding There's no need to draw the blinds Whether just for pleasure Or as punishment for your crimes Death will always find you It's just a matter of time Death will always find you It's just a matter of … time I seldom steal from children For they seldom have anything of value on their person
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We’re still living in our mama’s haunted house Behind the photographs of us It’s cold here in the walls We’re still living in our mama’s haunted house We laugh and play, we sing all day It never hurts to fall On the darkest night of the winter Our mamas they’ll ring us for dinner Her sweet voice I’ll always remember When she said, “I’ll keep you forever!” Reach for the pudding to taste it Was strange but sweet so we ate it Our bodies got stiff Mama said, “Eat more!” The spoons hit the floor Mama we’re still hungry though You made our favorite treat We’re still living in our mama’s haunted house Behind the photographs of us It’s cold here in the walls We’re still living in our mama’s haunted house We laugh and play, we sing all day It never hurts to fall D…by the table She puts us to bed in our own pine box cradles Every night she reads Hansel and Gretel Is this a dream, or is this a fable? Mama we’re still hungry though You made our favorite treat We’re still living in our mama’s haunted house We laugh and play, we sing all day It never hurts to fall We skin our knees, we bite our cheeks It never bleeds at all Mama we’re still hungry though You made our favorite treat Mama we’re still hungry though You made our favorite treat Mama we’re still hungry though You made our favorite treat You made our favorite treat
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If you want to be hip And you want to be cool Then we've got a new dance You don't need no school Try to clear your mind Be ready for a scuffle I hope you're strong enough To do the Graveyard Shuffle And it bleeds like this Two steps to the left Two steps to the right One big step back One big step...(SCREAM!!) It can't get no worse Take the easy way out Too tired to work Take the tombstone route To be a funky guy You just have to let go Could be fun to die And join the Graveyard Show And it bleeds like this Two steps to the left Two steps to the right One big step back One big step...(SCREAM!!) If you want to be hip And you want to be cool Then we've got a new dance You don't need no school Try to clear your mind Be ready for a scuffle I hope you're strong enough To do the Graveyard Shuffle And it bleeds like this Two steps to the left Two steps to the right One big step back One big step...(SCREAM!!)
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Let us not forget the March of the Zombie Walruses--- A one-two, a one two three... We march across the frozen tundra Treading through the snow Looking for some polar bears we Zombie Eskimos Lost another finger, lost another limb Wind cutting through our toes Looking for brains on the frozen plains With zombie Eskimos All we want is some human brains Oh what a tasty dish But there ain't no human soul 'round here So I keep on eating fish Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo We don't read no books, we don't watch no tv Don't go to picture shows There ain't a whole lot to do around here For zombie Eskimos We're hiding in an igloo from the zombie walrus Think they're getting close And I've got a hunch that they're looking to lunch On zombie Eskimo All we want is some human brains Oh what a tasty dish But there ain't no human soul 'round here So I keep on eating fish Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo Oh zombie, zombie, zombie Eskimo *break*
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Butter Knife 02:43
Flowered upholstery My starched white lace curtains I water the flowers My cat sleeps in sunlight Which glows in the foyer Butternut squash and deep dish apple pie Twice baked potatoes and fried green tomatoes I flavored with fennel but you need your ketchup Your ketchup, your ketchup, your ketchup, your ketchup I have done what I've had to do Now I'll do what I have to do Do what I have to do I want to saw off your head with a butterknife (saw off your head) I want to saw off your head with a butterknife (saw off your head) I have done what I've had to do Now I'll do what I have to do Do what I have to do Flowered upholstery My starched white lace curtains I water the flowers My cat sleeps in sunlight Which glows in the foyer Butternut squash and deep dish apple pie Twice baked potatoes and fried green tomatoes I flavored with fennel but you need your ketchup Your ketchup, your ketchup, your ketchup, your ketchup I have done what I've had to do Now I'll do what I have to do Do what I have to do Do what I have to do Do what I have to do I want to saw off your head with a butterknife I want to saw off your, saw off your, saw off your head with a butterknife I want to saw off your head with a butterknife I have done what I've had to do Now I'll do what I have to do Do what I have to do Do what I have to do
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Bleed For Me 03:32
Her outlaw heart was famous. Every word she spoke just made us Fall to our knees Every note she hit just bleeds. Her legend lives on forever On the cover of a vintage record. Dead as Dillinger. Everybody wants to be her. Come on Mama bleed for me Scarlet makes you look so sexy Come on Mama bleed for me You’re the only one for me. In sanguine dreams Ruby speaks to me Tell me how you keep your beat? When you’re his sick fantasy Every night on the TV…… Come on Mama bleed for me Scarlet makes you look so sexy Come on Mama bleed for me You’re the only one for me. I’m the only one who can love you now. It’s taken me years, but I chased you down Your body looks good on the cold white tile Sexiest girl in a thousand miles, in a thousand miles, in a thousand…. You’re the only one for me. Your porcelain skin and your painted on smile. What have I done to this innocent child? Under my skin, and I’m out of my mind There’s nowhere to hide and I just wanna die, and I just wanna die, and I just wanna…. Come on Mama bleed for me Scarlet makes you look so sexy Come on Mama bleed for me You’re the only one for me. Come on Mama bleed for me Scarlet makes you look so sexy Come on Mama bleed for me You’re the only one for me. You’re the only one for me. You know the only one for me.
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You’re my blood suckin’ baby you’re my little vampire queen You’re my blood suckin’ daddy, you know just what I need (yes I do) You take the heart Honey you take the neck I love me a fresh aphrodisiac You’re my blood suckin’ daddy You’re my little vampire queen I never been a patient girl, I want it now I don’t know how I’m gonna get it, but I will somehow You better bring a fresh one home to me Last night it was Italian, tonight’s Chinese Feast all night ‘til the sun comes up Drink warm blood from a lovin’ cup You’re my blood suckin’ daddy You’re my little vampire queen Tell me how mean I am, daddy You know, you never did like the horns, mama, you’re just my type What’s that? That’s type O- Ohhhh You’re the master of seduction, you know you’re such a scream And you’re the sexiest little vamp tramp on the scene Well I love your fangs, and I love your smile I love your dead on vampire style You’re my blood suckin’ daddy You’re my little vampire queen We’re livin’ in a coffin built for two You can lie next to me honey, and I’ll lie next to you Round about midnight we seek our prey Have a little snack before the light of day Feast all night ‘til the sun comes up Drink warm blood from a lovin’ cup You’re my blood suckin’ daddy You’re my little vampire queen You’re my blood suckin’ baby, you’re my little vampire dream You’re my blood suckin’ baby, you’re my little vampire queen
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In The Yard 04:48
in the yard, in the yard they will search in the yard, in the yard covered with earth in the yard with the insects and birds in the yard with the ashes we burned run wild darlin they’ll never find you in the forest I’ll be crying in the basement cleaning bloody palms and fingers in the yard, in the yard they will search in the yard, in the yard covered with earth in the yard with the insects and birds in the yard, ashes we burned hide deep under the ground there where no one goes to seek a killer I’ll bleach the floor and hide the pieces and wash the fingerprints that you left behind in the yard, in the yard they will search in the yard with the ashes we burned in the yard in the yard with the insects and birds in the yard, covered with earth it’s over now and what’s done is done like a fugitive, I’ll live my life on the run shed no tears, don’t cry for me let my memory fade what is, is and what shall be, shall be so run, run run run run wild run run run in the yard in the yard with the insects and birds
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See You Soon 03:29
Digging for gold, digging for gold Dig myself a deeper hole The thought occurs beneath the moon I'm stealing diamonds from your tomb I'll see you soon, ooh, I'll see you soon Piles and mounds, piles and mounds A backwards way of keeping grounds Tarnished rings, vintage bling Picking fruit off of boney things I'll see you soon, ooh, I'll see you soon I'll see you soon, ooh, I'll see you soon Another handful and I'll find Peace of mind, peace of mind Another handful and I'll find Peace of mind, peace of mind Carved in stone, carved in stone Dates and letters, beloved sons All your names are blurred by moon But I will bring this home to you I'll see you soon, ooh, I'll see you soon I'll see you soon, ooh, I'll see you soon
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We’re coming to munch to lunch to crunch on zombie Eskimos You know you can’t run and you know you can’t hide and we’ll find you wherever you go We know that you’re dead and you’re dragging your legs across the frozen snow You cannot escape on this big dinner plate because zombies move too slow We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch You’re looking so cute in your little fur suit but it always gets stuck in my tusk I’ve been hunting you down and I’ll turn you to brown you’re tastier than a mollusk You’re the best food I’ve seen in this arctic marine, you zombie Eskimo I’ll rip off your hid and I’ll churn you inside and I’ll poop you out of my nose We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch We munch we crunch Eskimo zombies for lunch
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Shut up, kid, and have a cigarette I was only four years old He came towards me in red nose I'm scarred for life, I'm sure it shows And his name was Chunks (Chunks!) Chunks always treated me so bad But the thing that was most sad Was that he was my step-dad And his name was Chunks (Chunks!) Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you marry it? (Shut up) Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you marry it? (Shut up) Chunks the clown he made my mom his wife Chunks the clown where're you going with that knife? Never gives me candy or pie Just bourbon, vodka, gin, or rye No balloons or birthday cake Mom you've made a big mistake And his name was Chunks Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you marry it? (Shut up) Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you do it? Mommy why'd you marry it? (Shut up) Chunks the clown he made my mom his wife Chunks the clown where're you going with that knife? Hey, kid, your mom blows Chunks Oh, that makes me kinda queasy, stop it And tell your dad to forget my birthday next year He’s not my dad, he’s my step-clown Chunks the clown he makes the children frown Chunks the clown he brings all the children down Chunks the clown he made my mom his wife Chunks the clown where're you going with that knife? Geez, Chunks, it’s kinda dark and scary out here in the woods How do you think I feel kid? I gotta walk outta here alone Oh.
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All day just takin’ it You’re lookin’ so frail, what a mess You’re creepin’ behind a very fine line Unimpressed But you won’t be going to the place filled with women and wine You’re on your way down to the hole in your crime Whoaa look what you’ve done Whoaa you did yourself wrong Whoaa you’re here then you’re gone Just like that you are gone I make no apology, take no regrets to my grave I live how I chose never let life make me a slave I lay here alone Waitin’ for that knock at my door I’m ready to go, I’m not fighting to live anymore Ohhh look what I’ve done Ohhh I did myself wrong Ohhh I been here but I’m gone I’ve been gone
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Out in the city Where the poor souls sleep We’ve been building an army Fighting Disappear in the sunlight Like dust on wind I only hear you late at night Like a sad violin No oh whoa I took a picture of you and put it over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead No oh whoa A livin’ picture of you is hanging over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead Back in the city In a box full of soul I’ve been looking for pity Under blankets upon blankets of snow Think of me as a place You would go to rest Covered in cobwebs In a rotting chest No no whoa I took a picture of you and put it over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead No oh whoa A livin’ picture of you is hanging over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead Breathe for a while Your black and white smile Watch the picture change as the features rearrange Mechanical eye The subject will die Who will survive when the picture is alive No oh whoa I took a picture of you and put it over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead Whoa whoa whoa A livin’ picture of you is hanging over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead No no oh I took a picture of you and put it over my bed But you’ve been dead You’ve been dead
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The vigor in life is growing near The castle walls are closing in The magic princess is somewhere here (Help me Scario!) Reality is getting grim Hello and welcome to Super Scario Land You have eaten the magic mushroom And now are in the game Please enter the dance floor And prepare to follow all instructions given Or you will die Now run! And jump! And pop! And pop! The fireballs from the dragon’s breath The flying turtles in lava pits We’re facing hell within the depths I’m starting to fear this is the end Now run! And jump! And walk! And swim! Well, you only have one life left And now you must swim for it So don’t sink to the bottom Or you might die (Help me, Scario!) Now run! And jump! And walk! And swim! Now run! And jump! And pop! And pop! Game over You lose Please enter another token to continue
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Once again I climb the stair Bedroom door jammed closed with a chair Windows, bars, there ain’t no phone A living hell this home sweet home A living hell this home sweet home Something old, something new Something black, something blue Haunted rings and wedding vows Cursed the love it was on the vow Two hearts joined a wedding seal Ghostly love completes the deal See the many bruised heart Abuse the vow you never part Abuse the vow you never part Drivin’ from my home sweet home Don’t return I’ll lead it on Smash the husband in my throne Take your love all for my own Anna (And I??) saw inside my head I work alone out in the shed Fear has a voice who calls my name Shadow beside you in the upstairs pane Anything wrong inside this cell My husband’s place I’m quick to tell Bullied and pushed he hits the wall Hidden eyes, they see it all Fueled by love the ghost will act Answer her call and seal their pact Covet the wife he loved so well The husband’s life a living hell The husband’s life a living hell I send my curse from the other side You’re on this earth you know your bride Ghostly love a wedding seal Cursed their love completes the deal
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Oh Halloween 03:46
Little kids trick or treat Great pumpkin smashed on the street Spooky ghouls, popcorn dreams Makes Halloween a sweet treat Isn’t it all beautiful Through two holes in a sheet Isn’t it all magical Walking down Willow Street Scarecrows hanging off a post My girlfriend’s house has a ghost That’s why I never stay in her bed For fear I might wake up dead But she’s so beautiful Took me in that night And it’s beautiful Make it through the night Three houses all down Not your door I play … The wish baby down on the floor Oh Halloween Trick your treat Oh Halloween Bojangle’s shoes on my feet Every hallow That I’ve ever seen Somethin’ tells me that’s just not so nice Willow Street And it’s so beautiful Through two holes in sheets And it’s ever so green Mama look at me Trick or treat

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released October 31, 2010

Recorded at the Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, WI during DarkSongs2009, Oct. 25-31 by Steve Hamilton and Billy Triplett.

Produced by pat mAcdonald, the engineers, and the artists themselves

Cover art by Geri X.

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Holiday Music Motel Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

A 1952 motel taken over by musicians in 2007 for the purpose of creating and hosting collaborative songwriting events, The Holiday Music Motel is the world's only motel with its own internet radio station that plays 100% self-generated content 24/7.

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