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Dark Songs Vol. 10

by Holiday Music Motel

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1.
Welcome one and all to the house of mirrors Where what you see isn’t always what appears Let us join hands as we walk through this maze But you must spill blood if you want to play You must spill blood if you want to stay You must spill blood if you want to stay
2.
Two truths and a lie We’re all gonna die Time is your friend He’s never been mine You can go anywhere But you can’t be here You could have anything Your conscience is clear Fit with a hammer You’re a dangerous girl Creating glamour In a turbulent world Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Death is a part of the picture You’re hearing sirens But you’re so brave Seduced by their voices And the songs they gave You’re not so innocent No stranger to dirt Out on these streets People get hurt Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture But death is a part of the picture Death is a part of the picture We’ll just be coming to fix you I think we’ve gone too far Death is a part of the picture We’ll just be coming to fix you It’s tearing us apart You’re not so innocent No stranger to dirt Out on these streets People get hurt Fit with a hammer You’re a dangerous girl Creating glamour In a turbulent world Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Angel, it’s a beautiful life But death is a part of the picture Death is a part of the picture Death is a part of the picture
3.
Cut to Black 03:25
Through the doors of my mind To the other side Through the doors of my mind To the other side You should see me in a coffin You should see me in the ground All the ladies will be comin’ From miles around Bury me with socks on ‘Cause I don’t like the cold I’ll lay in my Armani My one with the rhinestones I’ll pay the price You pay the debt Then pay respect I’ll cut the ties You cut the check Then cut to black I took everything I ever really wanted I might take your world and leave you haunted When my casket hits the dirt, you’re gonna lose it All your pain and sufferin’, it sounds like music Through the doors of my mind To the other side I’ll put you in my will As long as you stop by You can bring a shovel We can dance all night I’ll pay the price You pay the debt Then pay respect I’ll cut the ties You cut the check Then cut to black I took everything I ever really wanted I might take your world and leave you haunted When my casket hits the dirt, you’re gonna lose it All your pain and sufferin’, it sounds like music I took everything I ever really wanted I might take your world and leave you haunted When my casket hits the dirt, you’re gonna lose it All your pain and sufferin’, it sounds like music I’ll pay the price You pay the debt Then pay respect Just cut the check I’ll pay the price You pay the debt Then pay respect Just cut the check The lights are on The camera’s set Now cut to black
4.
Candy Boy 03:14
When I come down for love Never will I make a sound Something inside me tells me it’s now or never I thought you were dangerous But I can match your every heartbeat Take me away, not for today, but forever Candy boy start runnin’ Back to me Candy boy my sugar I am waiting for the call High above your plastic city Just make it real I need to bleed from your kiss You thought I was innocent But I can match your every defect Sink in to me, fade into black, forever Candy boy start runnin’ Back to me Candy boy your sugar It feels so right your touch at night I’m cumming when you cry It feels so right your touch at night I wish the sun would die Candy boy come runnin’ Back to me Candy boy my sugar Candy boy come runnin’ Back to me Candy boy my sugar
5.
Oh Girl 02:27
Lights off Stage lit Doors shut Now tell me all your secrets Got an urge Won’t quit Baby, only you can fix it Never liked What I saw When I say mirror, mirror on the wall Bloody Mary, a different game You’re the spark and I’m the flame Oh girl Where you hidin’ Oh girl I’m coming to find you My eyes don’t play tricks Ooh, ‘cause you ain’t magic Darkness inside From you, I will not hide Lipstick, your name On the dirty mirror from whence you came Oh girl Where you hidin’ Oh girl I’m coming to find you My eyes don’t play tricks Ooh, ‘cause you ain’t magic Ohhho Oooh oohh Got an urge Won’t quit Baby, only you can fix it Oh girl Where you hidin’ Oh girl I’m coming to find you My eyes don’t play tricks Ooh, ‘cause you ain’t magic Oh girl Where you hidin’ Oh girl I’m coming to find you My eyes don’t play tricks Ooh, ‘cause you ain’t magic
6.
Another day like all the rest this year Showered, brushed my teeth, and combed my hair But I found a camera in the mirror that I don’t remember putting there Who’s been watchin’ me? Who’s been watchin’ Who’s been watchin’ Who’s been watchin’ me? I dot my i’s and cross my t’s My life’s subject to scrutiny The people on the tv screen know more about myself than me They’ve been watchin’ They’ve been watchin’ They’ve been watchin’ They’ve been watchin’ me Maybe all my life has been a game That even put that Truman boy to shame The days and nights are all the same and everybody knows my name They’ve been watchin’ me They’ve been watchin’ They’ve been watchin’ They’ve been watchin’ me You’ve been watchin’ all my life There’s no getting out of this alive So here’s the episode you cannot miss For your viewing pleasure, Broadcast this. You’ve been watchin’ You’ve been watchin’ You’ve been watchin’ me You’ve been watchin’ You’ve been watchin’ You’ve been watchin’ me You’ve been watchin’ me
7.
Let me tell you a story ‘bout the girl who Wasn’t there Love her and you’ll be sorry, she will only Disappear Many guys have come and gone Disappearing, one by one Anyone she loves Until there are none Throughout time and seasons she has Wooed the hearts of men Without rhyme or reason they are never seen again Many guys have come and gone Disappearing, one by one Anyone she loves Until there are none Fuck! I think I’m in love Bring on the fun, maybe the one I’ve been meaning to tell you I’ve been meaning to tell you Nothing at all Nothing at all Let me tell you a story, now I’m running out of time First she took my body, and soon she’ll take my mind Oh I was wrong Went along With her song Now she is gone Just a con So long Many guys have come and gone Disappearing, one by one Anyone she loves Until there are none Until there are none Until there are none Let me tell you a story Until there are none So long, so long Now she is gone, so long Now she is gone
8.
Whose skin is this? Whose skin am I in? Am I in my own skin? Have I been? Is this Rumplestilt’s skin? Did I kill Rumplestilt for his skin? This skin kinda looks like him. Am I in my own skin? Have I been? Or is this Tim’s skin? Tim had a double chin But I’m taller than Tim So his skin fits me better than him Am I in my own skin? Have I been? One day I came home to find a secret door Right there under my kitchen floor I was surprised to discover That I had amassed a rather Impressive collection of skin suits There I found Tim, Lynn, Kim, Jim, and even Rumpletilt’s skin. Perhaps this is an unspoken trend. A group of skin-sharing friends. Am I in my own skin? Have I been? Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin Ohh suits of skin Feels good to slip right in Somebody else’s skin
9.
I got a hole inside, and it’s no place to hide It’s a fine line, don’t want them finding what I have done I got my eye on the prize, chill down my spine Once I’ve made up my mind, someone is going to die Oohh oohh Save me from myself, save me from myself Save me from myself, from myself The smell of the kill, gives me a thrill The warm blood on my hands, makes me feel alive again Find my trap door, please fall in Drips of red, let me help you find the darkness In your muddy shorts, you’ll make a beautiful corpse When you slide through my door Soon your heart won’t be beating anymore Oohh oohh Save me from myself, save me from myself Save me from myself, from myself Save me from myself, save me from myself Save me from myself, from myself
10.
Got your machete and your combat boots You want the deep cut, hit ‘em at the roots You can come after midnight Come in the dark But you always come when I call Hangin’ out the window, leanin’ in your door Whisperin’ my name from the mattress on the floor Over on the table, a loaded .44 You always come when I call You always come when I call Can’t deny the feelin’, the money in your fist State got a witness, cross ‘em off the list Head down, don’t you try to resist You’ll always come when I call You always come when I call Call me sister Call me brother But I’m your lover, that’s all And you always come when I call You always come when I call Tell me you had a change of heart You can lie to my face and try to switch the parts Twice as fast but you’re never too smart Cuz you always come when I call Shut yourself out with the voices in the hall 3 am, wipe the sweat off the walls 20 minutes max I got you beggin’ like a dog Cuz you always come when I call You always come when I call Call me angel Call me devil But I’m your master, that’s all And you always come when I call You always come when I call Say you can own me All my beauty and my charms Say you found nirvana With track marks on your arm You always come when I call Straight life boy, now you’re riding with the freaks People go missing here every week You can try to get free, if that’s what you seek But you always come when I call You always come when I call You always come when I call
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Here we go, here we go, I don’t care anymore Take the escalator to the mezzanine floor I’ve been talking to a man that I’ve seen here before And I’m sold The man with the plan offers one guarantee I’m ready and he’s waiting with a ticket for me Checkmate, feel the weight of decisions I’ve made Sevenfold Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh Walking through the city of bad doors Hoping I can get what I came for Searching every street for a savior Walking through the city of bad doors Day or night, day or night, there’s no ending in sight Crashing into windows in perpetual flight Ask the man on the corner could you give me a light There’s no answer, there’s no answer So I’ll hitch a ride but I can’t pay the cost Maybe I’ll walk forever in the land of the lost No reverse, feel the curse as it’s spreading across Like a cancer, like a cancer Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh Walking through the city of bad doors Hoping I can get what I came for Searching every street for a savior Walking through the city of bad doors Trying to put an end to this cold war Risking everything on one last score Walking through the city of bad doors Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh
12.
Half mile from the bigtop Parking lot of Uncle Charlie’s bar The sunlight caught your snout And glistened as you stepped out of the car I could not believe Right there before me Was JoJo the dog-faced boy Friday night in Houston Winding down the last leg of the tour I saw you on your porch swing Puttin’ on your boots, all four First the left one, then the right one Then the other left one, then the other right one You’re my four-legged girl from Texas You and me and our freakish family Together we’re the greatest show in town Lonesome as a lonestar Never even left my hometown My folks only let me out When the circus comes around I see you scratchin’ at your fleas And I get weak in all my knees You’re my JoJo the dog-faced boy Well girl, I been across this land I’ve seen a lot of freaky things But in all my travels You’re certainly the freakiest thing I’ve seen I find you so enchanting Your gams’ve got me panting You’re my four-legged girl from Texas You and me and our freakish family Together we’re the greatest show in town You and me and our freakish family Together we’re the greatest show in town You and me and our freakish family Together we’re the greatest show in town I said, together we’re the greatest show in town
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“That demon whore gave birth to the spawn of the devil!” “The devil’s spawn, you say?” “The spawn of the devil!” “Well, that demon whore is my mother. And she’s your mother too!” “You don’t say. Well, that demon whore gave birth to a…” Two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil and we’re going straight to hell! We’re having twice the fun Two heads are better than one We’ll suck your soul Through a little tiny hole Embalm your brain and run! Well, we’ll rot your corpse until it fills with gas Then bounce your balls and staple them to your ass Two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re goin’ straight to hell Here we go Then we’ll boil your skin To cleanse you of your sins We’ll cram your tongue Down in your lungs Relax, now let’s begin Oh, we’ll rot your corpse until it fills with gas Then bounce your balls and staple them to your ass Oh, two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re going straight to hell We’re a two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re going straight to hell We chewed our way out of our mother’s womb When she rose from the dead, she named us Doom and Gloom “I’m Doom!” “No, I’m Doom, you’re Gloom.” “I’m Gloom? But my head is bigger.” “We have the same head.” “Saaaaay! You fellas ain’t nothin’ but a…” Two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re going straight to hell Two headed baby Two headed demon baby We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re going straight Spawn of the devil And we’re going straight Spawn of the devil And we’re going straight to hell We’re the spawn of the devil And we’re going straight to hell
14.
Bonesaw 03:57
Cut them off at the ankles Cut them off at the knees Cut them off from the money And they’ll be begging mercy please Take your eye for an eye And I’ll raise you a tooth Doesn’t matter who dies You got a taste for abuse, abuse, abuse I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you You don’t have all you want But you got more than you need Keep on selling your soul We’ll make you choke on your greed You got nothing to die for We got mouths to feed Another nail in your cross, boy We’ll let the world watch you bleed, you bleed, you bleed I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you I got a bone saw too And it’s coming for you Jesus Christ, it’s just one life Jesus Christ, it’s just one life Jesus Christ, it’s just one life Jesus Christ, it’s just one
15.
The Getaway 03:34
Would you like to get away? To someplace that you can stay A final destination holiday And you can sign up today With a view on a beach You can all be at peace We have a package for the family And the kids come free Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, oh yeah Some people think that they can wait But I can help you seal the deal on your fate Just sign over your estate We’ll get you started straight away Satisfaction’s guaranteed And we’ll take care of every need In 60 minutes or your money back We’ll get you packed and freed Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, oh yeah I get away with everything I do And you can get away too Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, yeah Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, yeah Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, yeah Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
16.
He lies still, robbed of the light And every day slowly turns to night I want to tell him it’ll be alright Can’t hide the truth that’s in my eyes Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece ‘Til it’s over ‘Til he’s gone Sickness came, kicked down the door Emptied every cupboard, rifled every drawer Breath by breath, day by day Jewel by jewel, took him all away Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece ‘Til it’s over ‘Til he’s gone Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece Little at a time, little at a time Takes him piece by piece ‘Til it’s over ‘Til he’s gone
17.
Eye of newt and tail of rat Dutch of elm and wing of bat Set all spirits and demons free All the freaky freaks Gonna get spooky with me Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Every goblin, every ghost and ghoul Every classmate that I had in scary school Every wizard, every warlock and witch We’re gonna scare some people like a little bitch Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Lock up your children, you best beware We spook the crap out of the lions, tigers, bears Gonna go to the high school dance Scare some kids and make them wet their pants Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Grab your family from your family tree Call up your relatives and all your ancestry We’ll bring them back and make them zombies Then we’ll throw a party at the cemetery Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky Let’s get spooky Spooky in the dark Let’s get spooky Spooky What spooks you? What spooks you?
18.
The veil is thin this time of year And the dead just want to be seen Catch a reflection on the bathroom mirror Or a shadow on the TV screen Oh, many times when the cold wind blows The owl on the cross appears And the boy in the bell tower’s looking down Like he’s done for a hundred years He’s a good boy He’s a fine boy When he was living that’s what they’d say He would ring the bell on Sundays Then get on his knees and pray If I were dead I’d take my rest My cold bones broken in the ground I wouldn’t ring the bell in the middle of the night He’s always messing around On a hot summer night he can give you a chill When he runs through you for fun I guess he’s always been careless Like that night he found his father’s gun He’s a good boy He’s a fine boy When he was living that’s what they’d say He would ring the bell on Sundays Then get on his knees and pray All alone In an empty home Waking from a dream I hear the bell ringing And I’m trying not to scream He’s a good boy He’s a fine boy When he was living that’s what they’d say He would ring the bell on Sundays Then get on his knees and pray He’s a good boy He’s a fine boy When he was living that’s what they’d say He would ring the bell on Sundays Then get on his knees and pray Goodnight
19.
Adolf Frederick wished for his treats After finishing dinner and 14 servings of sweets He busted his buttons and split at the side Death by confection, was his demise Daniel Jones loved to chill at the beach While building sandcastles, he dug too deep He sat at the bottom, just as he planned But it caved in around him, and he drown in the sand When you’re living the nightmare Everything’s grand You’ll have all that you want More than you can stand When things are terrific Don’t silence your screams When you’re living the nightmare You’re living the dream! Jonathan Capewell was obsessed with his scent He doused his whole body in deodorant Twice a day, for several months The gasses built up, and shut down his lungs When you’re living the nightmare Everything’s grand You’ll have all that you want More than you can stand When things are terrific Don’t silence your screams When you’re living the nightmare You’re living the dream! Alex Mitchell was watching T.V. He loved to laugh at great comedy For 25 minutes he let out a roar Continuous laughter left him dead on the floor When you’re living the nightmare Everything’s grand You’ll have all that you want More than you can stand When things are terrific Don’t silence your screams When you’re living the nightmare You’re living the dream! When you’re living the nightmare Everything’s grand You’ll have all that you want More than you can stand When things are terrific Don’t silence your screams When you’re living the nightmare You’re living the dream!
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Welcome one and all to the house of mirrors Where what you see isn’t always what appears Broken mirrors and piss soaked sheets Rusty scissors and putrid meat Babies dying and severed feet Suckle the blood from the children we eat I’ll steal your parrot, the one in the cage I’ll teach them words filled with anger and rage Rawk! “Polly want to murder?” Yes, tonight
21.
Spookytown 02:07
I like big pumpkins I cannot lie I’m gonna be a pumpkin When I die I like hard candy You know it’s true This is my trick I’m treating you I like inhaling Noxious vapor While munching on Alligator I like smoking A lizard’s toe But I like tokin’ You the most I like my vampires big and tall But I like my goblins reeeeal small They got my boogie You know I’m down We like to go To spooky town Spoo boo boo bookie town Bookie town, bookie town Spoo boo boo bookie town NOT DOOKIE TOWN Spooky town Spoo boo boo bookie town Bookie town, bookie town Spoo boo boo bookie town It’s bookie town for you I wanna be shocked tonight Look rot tonight Eat snot tonight It’s true I wanna burn toast tonight Hump ghost tonight It’s what I wanna do You wanna be shocked tonight? Look rot tonight? Eat snot tonight Do you? You wanna burn toast tonight? Hump ghosts tonight? I know the place for you Spoo boo boo bookie town Bookie town, bookie town Spoo boo boo bookie town NOT DOOKIE TOWN Spooky town Spoo boo boo bookie town Bookie town, bookie town Spoo boo boo bookie town Spooky town, boo
22.
Voodoo Kink 03:27
Pins triggering my chest Red recoloring the whiteness of my little dress Pained in parallel With the witch’s voodoo spell Cast in the hells of kinky love I wonder what’s coming next This is putting my pleasure to the test This sweet agony has me compelled To succumb to your voodoo spell Cast in the hells of kinky love You cast your spell straight from hell I’m seduced by your kinky love In the still of the night it feels right To be touched by your kinky love I like when you use me Control and seduce me Waiting with anticipation For the painful sensation Cast in the hells of kinky love You cast your spell straight from hell I’m seduced by your kinky love In the still of the night it feels right To be touched by your kinky love Oooos You cast your spell straight from hell I’m seduced by your kinky love In the still of the night it feels right To be touched by your kinky love You cast your spell straight from hell I’m seduced by your kinky love In the still of the night it feels right To be touched by your kinky love
23.
Suddenly 02:44
Suddenly I’m falling again Finding love that would never end Riding high, a sky always blue Holding hands, everything just flew Knew our love would last Things were moving fast The way he looked at me As we hit that tree Suddenly Suddenly Suddenly, everything was red Sky went black, future was dead Broken glass and shattered dreams Severed head, silent screams Knew our love would last Things were moving fast Head full of memories Resting next to me Suddenly Suddenly Suddenly Suddenly, I’m falling again
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Dear Love, I’ll be missing you this Halloween Work has taken me away I have business with the devil So in hell I will remain Stay away from California We’re expecting many souls You’d be better off in Paris Leaving well enough alone I’m a natural, it’s so practical They say I was born for this The perks are great I’ve finally found my place And it’s better than living in the States My boss has really got charisma And he keeps the office warm Everyone is treated fairly No matter where they’re from I get two weeks off at Christmas ‘Til then I’m working double shifts I’d love to haunt you in your nightmares I could plan a little trip I’m a natural, it’s so practical They say I was born for this The perks are great I’ve finally found my place And it’s better than living in the States I can’t wait for you to join me The afterlife is such a treat I’m signing off warmly, Your former living sweet
25.
Fall Out 03:20
All of the lines are drawn Too late to choose which side you’re on Fall out Danger on all horizons Dark clouds have blackened out the sun Fall out Cover your eyes No need to see the falling sky Cover it all You’ve seen the writing on the wall Fall out Nobody at the look out Everyone watching, no one sees Fall out Everyone’s so devout They’re down on their knees but don’t believe Fall out Cover your eyes No need to see the falling sky Cover it all You’ve seen the writing on the wall Fall out All of the lines are drawn No need to choose which side you’re on Fall out Fall out Fall out Fall out Fall out Fall out
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Do It! 03:22
The sun had gone down on Monday The curtain came down on the House of Wax Mr. H ran from the office And he never came back Somebody saw him racing Out of the alley they saw him drive The details of what happened are foggy That was the last time he was seen alive Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Blood was on the floor and the furniture Signs of a struggle were in evidence “Dear mom, I killed both the Harrisons Tell the police I fled to Michigan, Michigan, Michigan” Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Oh yeahhh Oh yeahhh Oh yeahhh Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it Somethin’ upstairs Somethin’ upstairs told me to do it
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Don’t know what you want from me Flesh and blood, but probably Chew the fat, where you at Jus’ wanna say hello I know you know I turn you off Prokofiev or caller block In my head someone’s dead Six feet below Cuz the scariest thing Closer than you would think It’s the sound of you calling me Let it ring call ya back Telephonaphobiac Are you prey or predator Cray cray or creditor? Bleed me dry outside My area code Don’t know what you want from me Flesh and blood, but probably Chew the fat, where you at Jus’ wanna say hello It’s the scariest thing Closer than you would think It’s the sound of you calling me Let it ring call ya back Telephonaphobiac I’m not joking Feels like choking Switchboard pacing My heart racing It’s the scariest thing It’s the scariest thing The scariest thing The scariest thing It’s the scariest thing Closer than you would think It’s the sound of you calling me Let it ring call ya back Telephonaphobiac
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Super Fan 03:27
Hi there I can’t believe I’m writing you I’m such a fan of what you do For such a long time Your songs Hit me with their honesty And I feel that honestly You could be mine I’m a super fan I can’t wait to meet you I’m a super fan It’s been hard to reach you I’m a super fan I cannot help these feelings I have I found Your parents on the internet And they gave me your home address I hope you don’t mind Sometimes I drive by in the afternoon I know your birthday’s coming soon I have a surprise I’m a super fan Your neighbors really like me I’m a super fan They told me ‘bout your spare key I’m a super fan I cannot help these feelings I have I love your bathrobe And how it feels on my skin I love your photos Especially the ones you’re in I pretend I’m making love to you In your bed I kiss your pillow And smoke your cigarettes I’m a super fan Oh how I adore you I’m a super fan And I’m coming for you I’m your super fan I’m your super fan I’m your super fan and I cannot help these feelings I have
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Hurt People hurt People hurt People hurt They call me happy face, I’ll never leave a trace I did my homework I wear the perfect shoes, and cut the buttons loose And wipe the wall down Without the evidence, there’ll be no consequence Just do what Daddy says Hurt People hurt People hurt Hurt People hurt People hurt A violent history, just got the best of me I’m not a monster I shoulda been a cop, and now I cannot stop I kinda like it I had her five days, then threw her away Oh honey, “what a waste” Hurt People hurt People hurt Hurt People hurt People hurt You thought I was a family man But life did not go quite as planned There are two ways this can go I have feelings I can’t show You turned a blind eye to my sleight of hand Hurt People hurt People hurt Hurt People hurt People hurt I am a part of you, you are a killer too There’s nothing you can do I am a part of you, you are a killer too There’s nothing you can do I am a part of you, you are a killer too There’s nothing you can do I am a part of you, you are a killer too There’s nothing you can do I am a part of you, you are a killer too There’s nothing you can do
30.
Like a lemon in my eye That boy this time has crossed the line Been down this road too many times So I’ll show that nightmare to the light He’s a kind hearted sweet talking son of a bitch About that time to be done with it Dime store flowers always going to leave you lonely in the morning Got a place picked out in the back of the yard Been saving that place for ya With dime store flowers to keep you company Already got the shovel out How could I have known that you’d be so mean But I caught you last night talkin’ in your dreams Talkin’ ‘bout how you’re gonna take me out I guess I shoulda known that’s what you’re about I’m a black-hearted woman Clenching my fists Same flowers, different kiss Don’t wanna be the one to say “I told ya, but I warned ya” The devil in my head made me flip the switch Time to put an end to this Dime store flowers will keep you company Already got the shovel out Ooohs You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Way back when You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Way back when You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Way back when You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Way back when You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Way back when You mighta been my shootin’ star But that was then Already got the shovel out
31.
Such a sweet little girl from some place down south Never heard a bad word come out of her mouth Dreamed about kids and a white picket fence And settled for that asshole and his shitty friends If you hear that evil If you see that evil If you hush that evil You just might be evil yourself Someone once asked her where she got those marks Said she fell down the stairs at the trailer park Always forcing her against her will Wake up sweetheart and just take your pill If you hear that evil If you see that evil If you hush that evil You just might be evil yourself You just might be evil yourself We’d see her on Tuesdays when she’d lost the shine Asked about the bruises, and she’d say she’s fine Silently wondering why she wouldn’t leave But if she told someone would they even believe If you hear that evil If you see that evil If you hush that evil You just might be evil yourself You just might be evil yourself Long sleeves and shades on a hot summer night Long sleeves and shades on a hot summer night She wore long sleeves and shades on a hot summer night Anyone could see that something wasn’t right Anyone could see that something wasn’t right Now everyone can see that somethin’ just wasn’t right
32.
Cold Case 02:51
Reported missing person I visit the house Her toothbrush on the counter Her purse on the couch All the friends and family Suspected the spouse Said he never hit her But there’s blood on her blouse It’s a cold case Riddled with doubt In a dark place Can’t figure it out And the truth is it may forever be An unsolved mystery Gotta missing body Chasing the facts All the way down to Sheboygan Gotta fill in the gaps Got the testimony Couldn’t make an arrest Ju-judicial system Is a ma-ma-ma-mess It’s a cold case Riddled with doubt In a dark place Can’t figure it out And the truth is it may forever be An unsolved mystery 43 years later I’m going grey Haunted by the knowledge That he got away Made a promise to the family ‘Til my dying day Track him ‘til he’s shackled And the bastard will pay It’s a cold case Riddled with doubt In a dark place Can’t figure it out And the truth is it may forever be An unsolved mystery
33.
Carol Jean 02:50
Fall of ‘75 My Carol Jean was still my bride Gone these 82 days I’m all alone, she never came home Full moon over the bay Just like the night she went away Say, has anyone seen My Carol Jean, my Carol Jean (sweet Carol Jean, Carol Jean, Carol Jean) I loved you so and I can’t forget it I loved you so, but you didn’t get it I loved you so and I can’t forget it I loved you so, but you didn’t get it Fall of ‘75 My Carol Jean was still alive Once I buried the truth and started to lie That’s when she died Carol Jean I loved you so and I can’t forget it I loved you so, but you didn’t get it I loved you so and I can’t forget it I loved you so, but you didn’t get it I hear your heartbeat under the ground Although your body was never found The smell of the earth and the terrible sound Of your scream Carol Jean Say, has anyone seen My Carol Jean My Carol Jean (sweet Carol Jean) Say, has anyone seen My Carol Jean
34.
Mmmm Ooooh They say crazy runs in the blood But I think that’s the fun Of lovin’ someone like me If you dare to disagree Then don’t mind me When I, I start runnin’ I would kill for you Do anything you want me to ‘Cause I’m that kind And when you break my heart Honey, I’ll kill you too I’m just that kind Oh well the hand that we were dealt You played it by yourself Now this house of cards It’s fallin’ down Oh well I played by the rules And I won’t suffer fools It’s my turn To teach you now Oh! Oh I would kill for you Do anything you want me to ‘Cause I’m that kind And when you break my heart Honey, I’ll kill you too I’m just that kind When she said I was evil You just sat there dumb I thought you said you loved me I thought I was the one I would kill for you Do anything you want me to ‘Cause I’m that kind And when you break my heart Oh honey, I’ll kill you too I’m just that kind I’m just that kind I’m just that kind, baby I’m just that kind I’m just that kind I’m just that kind
35.
Chillin’ in Muskogee Dropping LSD Hurry baby, grab the car keys Let’s play it out like in the movies Gonna start a killin’ spree Kick through the glass of the gas station door Mama and her babies droppin’ to the floor I want a pack of smokes and the cash from the drawer I wanna look you in the eyes so I can kill you some more 38 caliber and candy bars You and me we gonna be movie stars And if the market holds and the devil’s willin’ We’ll keep on keep on copycat killin’ Nothing but dust in the rearview mirror Nothing but the rush of blood, no fear The only way to stop us, strap me to the chair Come on baby, bite my ear 38 caliber and candy bars You and me we gonna be movie stars And if the market holds and the devil’s willin’ We’ll keep on keep on copycat killin’ Copycat killin’ We could be famous Screen stars should play us 38 caliber and candy bars You and me we gonna be movie stars And if the market holds and the devil’s willin’ We’ll keep on keep on keep on 38 caliber and candy bars You and me we gonna be movie stars And if the market holds and the devil’s willin’ We’ll keep on keep on copycat killin’
36.
Possession 03:03
When I woke up, I was screamin’ Holdin’ a knife A man at my feet – I had taken his life Then I heard laughter from somewhere inside my own head I’m a victim of possession And that’s why that man is dead You gotta believe me, I’m not in control I swallowed something evil and now it’s got my soul I’m not tryin’ to dispute what all the witnesses saw I’m a victim of possession And possession is 9/10ths of the law Chorale / breakdown “possession” The last time this happened I sweat through my shirt After buryin’ the pool boy alive in the dirt And yes there were other times Lord, I’ve done some terrible things But I’m a victim of possession Somebody else is pullin’ the strings And the time before that The guy tried to get away Bashed his head in with a shovel Just to make him stay Threw him in the bathtub Filled it to the brim I kissed him on the cheek and then I dropped the toaster in To say I didn’t enjoy it would be a bit of a lie But I’m a victim of possession And I’ll claim it ‘til the day that I die Chorale / breakdown “possession” I like to blame the devil But some of you might’ve guessed I’m just a little sinister A little self-possessed
37.
You like the way she wears that Prada But I think I would wear it betta (Your only) (Your only) Her blood on the wall would make a pretty mural I know you like her but I don’t do plurals (Your only) (Your only) Boy you know of my intentions So I’ll ask again, do I have your attention ‘Cause I taught her a valuable lesson I’m your girl and I’m done messing around Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl (Just messin’ around) Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl You think you’re captive, chained to the bed But I’m your girl, let’s call it kinky instead (Your only girl) (Your only girl) Stop thinking of her, she’s dead in the grave So what if I’m wearing her lingerie (Your only girl) (Your only girl) You like your rep I won’t forget it I’ll roll up her body like she was some credits It’s too late now to call a medic I’m your girl and I’m done messin’ around Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl (Just messin’ around) Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl (Your only) I’m just messin’ around (Your only) You wish I never pulled the trigger You bet it just slipped my finger Evidence washin’ like a river For you babe Hold up! Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl (For you babe) Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl (Just messin’ around) Your only girl Your only girl Your only, your only, your only girl
38.
Take a white dove, the bird of peace, symbol of love, hopeful dreams And pour black oil down its beak, squeeze it hard now ‘til it screams, ‘til it screams Don’t need eagles in the sky, we print them on our money Pass her around, buy the town, with drippin’ black ink honey, black ink honey We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with power We don’t care, we don’t care, your broken back’s my dollar We don’t care, we don’t care, get on back to your holler We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with dollars American Dream will let you soar, but weighed down by iron ore Debt keeps you nailed to the floor, 1% says gimme more Your union songs can’t be sung, ‘cause you got no fingers, you got no lungs Suffer and pray ‘til your Jesus comes, I’ll be sittin’ pretty, sittin’ pretty We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with power We don’t care, we don’t care, your broken back’s my dollar We don’t care, we don’t care, get on back to your holler We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with dollars It’s a lie, it’s bait, can spit out the hook but it’s too late It’s fine, ‘cause it’s fate, my diesel smoke and mirrors A prize you want, but you can’t get, not enough room for you to fit It’s a carrot on a stick, open pit, a White House full of pigeon shit We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with power We don’t care, we don’t care, your broken back’s my dollar We don’t care, we don’t care, get on back to your holler We don’t care, we don’t care, fill my belly with dollars Don’t need eagles in the sky, we print them on our money Pass her around, buy the town, with drippin’ black ink honey
39.
HERE COMES HALLOWEEN FRIGHT SCENE IT’S A DREAM WELCOME TO THE DARKNESS SO LONG AFTER SCHOOL SO COOL FREE THE GHOULS ONLY IN THE DARKNESS DING DONG DITCHIN’ YOU HOT POO ON YOUR SHOE WAITING FOR THE DARKNESS BRING ON THE CALL OF THE NIGHT WE WILL ALL RISE UP WITH THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHOLD! OUR SPIRITS IN FLIGHT LIKE A MURDER OF CROWS WE WILL HAUNT THIS TOWN TONIGHT WELL ALRIGHT GOODBYE PUMPKIN HEAD SMASH DEAD THEN WE FLED OUT INTO THE DARKNESS YOU TREAT AND WE TRICK SWEET LICK NOW I’M SICK IN MY LITTLE TUMMY DUMB DUMB LOOK AT ME T.P. ON YOUR TREE MAYHEM IN THE DARKNESS BRING ON THE CALL OF THE NIGHT WE WILL ALL RISE UP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHOLD! OUR SPIRITS IN FLIGHT LIKE A MURDER OF CROWS WE WILL HAUNT THIS TOWN TONIGHT WELL ALRIGHT HAUNT THIS TOWN, WOO BRING ON THE CALL OF THE NIGHT WE WILL ALL RISE UP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHOLD! OUR SPIRITS IN FLIGHT LIKE A MURDER OF CROWS WE WILL HAUNT THIS TOWN TONIGHT TONIGHT GOODBYE PUMPKIN HEAD SMASH DEAD THEN WE FLED OUT INTO THE DARKNESS YOU TREAT AND WE TRICK SWEET LICK NOW I’M SICK IN MY LITTLE TUMMY DUMB DUMB LOOK AT ME T.P. ON YOUR TREE MAYHEM IN THE DARKNESS BRING ON THE CALL OF THE NIGHT WE WILL ALL RISE UP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHOLD! OUR SPIRITS IN FLIGHT LIKE A MURDER OF CROWS WE WILL HAUNT THIS TOWN BRING ON THE CALL OF THE NIGHT WE WILL ALL RISE UP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHOLD! OUR SPIRITS IN FLIGHT LIKE A MURDER OF CROWS WE WILL HAUNT THIS TOWN TONIGHT TONIGHT WELL ALRIGHT TONIGHT
40.
Up in Smoke 03:30
Your rigid stance Gave us no chance Entranced by agony you gaze The embers dance, our flesh ablaze My legs feel cold I know The only way we’re gonna go Is up in smoke Is up in smoke While tendons tear We gasp for air Barely tethered to the stake Oh great despair, I’m still awake My bones explode I know The only way we’re gonna go Is up in smoke I hope you choke On the ashes of my desiccated life I hope you choke on the thickness Of your own damn tongue I hope you choke on the lies Choke on your pride And I really hope it takes you a long time to die I hope you choke On the ashes of my desiccated life I hope you choke on the thickness Of your own damn tongue I hope you choke on the lies Choke on your pride And I really hope it takes you a long time to die You may have laughed At the ancient craft But during Samhain we’ll transcend Though we’ve now passed, it’s not the end When we return you know The only way you’re gonna go Is up in smoke I hope you choke On the ashes of my desiccated life I hope you choke on the thickness Of your own damn tongue I hope you choke on the lies Choke on your pride And I really hope it takes you a long time to die I hope you choke On the ashes of my desiccated life I hope you choke on the thickness Of your own damn tongue I hope you choke on the lies Choke on your pride And I really hope it takes you a long Burnin’ burnin’ burnin’ Slow burn Burnin’ burnin’ burnin’ Slow burn Wind, water, fire, smoke One way or another You are going to choke Wind, water, fire, smoke One way or another You are going to choke Wind, water, fire, smoke One way or another You are going to choke Wind, water, fire, smoke One way or another You are going to choke
41.
Puttin’ my face on for my gentleman caller Just met him this morning – I said “give me a holler” Got a roast in the oven – the candles are lit Little black dress and a new shade of lipstick Ding dong – I got a good feelin’ He could be the one, lord knows I’ve been waitin’ I open the door and BAM not a chance He’s got socks with his sandals and cargo pants I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one The next one was stunning so I asked him to dinner His “yes” got me feeling like a lottery winner Shows up with roses looking so fine In his three-piece suit oh he’s gonna be mine Ding dong dinner is served Wanna eat real quick so we can get to dessert Steak and potatoes we were ready to eat and then he turns to me and says, “No thanks, I’m vegan” I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I’m just a girl looking for love (looking for love) Meanwhile my freezer’s filling up There was the banker with the yellowing teeth The tech bro who always said “supposebly” Right-wing republican – don’t get me started Every single one left me broken-hearted Ding dong each ring of the bell Is one more sorry sucker I’ll have to kill Don’t blame a lady for having her needs And being just a little hard to please I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one I guess I’ll have to chop up another one… Another one Another one
42.
I’m drunk on desire, it’s going to my head There’s a storm a-comin’, warnin’ lights flashing red ‘Cause when you touch me I began to change I’m a werewolf, baby, whose moon never wanes I’ve been in heat, ever since we met Wanna bask in your sun, wanna drink your sweat It’s only primal and nature knows best Feel my hot breath in your ear, my tongue ‘cross your chest I’m drunk on desire, it’s going to my head There’s a storm a-comin’, warnin’ lights flashing red ‘Cause when you touch me I began to change I’m a werewolf, baby, whose moon never wanes Yowl! Oooo can’t you hear my lonely sound You can try to hide inside But I’ll huff and puff and then I’m Gonna blow your house down Now I’m not satisfied after just one bite Don’t you know about my a feral appetite Need a break? Ha, baby, don’t make me laugh You’ll give it to me now, and you’ll give it to me bad I’m drunk on desire, it’s going to my head There’s a storm a-comin’, warnin’ lights flashing red ‘Cause when you touch me I began to change I’m a werewolf, baby, whose moon never wanes I’m a werewolf, baby, whose moon never wanes
43.
Got your name and number from a stolen phone Found your address and then I followed you home Then I waited for the perfect time Just a few more hours ‘til I make you mine tonight We were in the elevator, I went for a kiss Put the ether betwixt your face and my lips You passed right out, I dragged you to your room Now I’m gonna have my way with you I’m gonna give you a cup of soup Pull my own finger and fill the room I’m the Dutch Oven Killer, baby I’m gonna put an end to you Cut the cheese, pull the blanket slowly over you That’s the one thing I’ve gotta do I’ve gotta fart all over you I tied you to the bed but didn’t cover your mouth I wanted you to taste my stinky brown cloud Just sit back, there’s no need to fight I ate a garlic black bean sandwich earlier tonight I’ll be your Rip Van Stinkle, the Queen of Queefs I got a heinous anus cuz I’m Gravy Pants McGee Feel my cheese chatter as you watch my shart soak through Now I’m gonna have my way with you I’m gonna give you a cup of soup Pull my own finger and fill the room I’m the Dutch Oven Killer, baby I’m gonna put an end to you Cut the cheese, pull the blanket slowly over you That’s the one thing I’ve gotta do I’ve gotta fart all over you Yeahh, yeahhh

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released October 25, 2019

Cover art by Teflon.
Stage photo Ty Helbach.
Package design Greg Welsh.

Mastered by Steve Hamilton at Makin’ Sausage Music - Milwaukee, WI.
Air traffic control melaniejane.
Produced by pat mAcdonald.

Dark Songs 2018 was a glorious seven days of conjuring and co-scheming in the darker musicalyrical realms. In the crisp autumn of pre-Halloween, 36 songsters converged upon the Holiday Music Motel for inspiration, fellowship, and free sustainance. Following strict guidelines – No glitter in the bedsheets and all shall respect the quiet hours (5am until noon) – they nightly formed a huge circle and surrendered their individual personas to fateful spins of a bottle. These fate-ordained threesomes wrote, played, and intoned together as if lives and souls were at stake. The resulting body of work, this double-disc, 43-track song cycle woven from threads of fear and fascination, carries the momentum of those initial spins, spiraling out into a dizzying psycho carnival ride for all to enjoy.

Special thanks to: The Holiday Music Motel, Steel Bridge Radio, Third Avenue Playhouse, Steve Hamilton, Makin’ Sausage Music, Teresa Young for admin assistance and endless other things, Teflon, Door County Screen and Sign, Flanigan Distributing, Tony Menzer, Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange, Mark Theide, Adam Goettelman of Healthy Way, Jon Calhoun of Tadych’s EconoFoods and all of the wonderful people who helped to feed the artists, take tickets, hang posters, shared photographs, and on and on and on… the outpouring of support we receive is essential to making it happen. <3 <3 <3

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Engineers:
+ Steve Hamilton
% Steve Smith
!¡ Liam Hall
<> Barrett Tasky
^^ Bruce Butkovich

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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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