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Dark Songs Vol. 5

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1.
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 that branch was that damn black crow 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 Crow black crow Had to get out, you were lining the wires You only disappear when the daylight expires So I went to the bar, drink was workin’ like a charm Woke up this morning, you were tattooed on my arm 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 Crow black crow Crow black crow Crow black crow Crow black crow If you’ve got a secret, then shhh Crow black crow If you’ve got a secret (tell them, tell them) Crow black crow If you’ve got a secret (tell them, tell them) Crow black crow If you’ve got a secret (tell them, tell them) Crow black crow Crow black crow 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 Crow black crow Crow black crow Crow black crow
2.
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 from here, anyway, You know there ain’t nothing you can do or say Cos I'm coming on you like it's doomsday. This freak is gonna beat with your own gun, You bettta 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.) They no scary. (They no scary.) Oh, yo yo, Oh, yay yay, They no scary. (They no scary.) They no scary. (They no scary.)
3.
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
4.
Wendigo 04:27
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 inside a man’s soul and just how far he is willing to go to survive in this world (Wendigo) 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 (Wendigo) (Wendigo) 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 we’ve all come to know as Wendigo (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 decomposition, and corruption” (Wendigo) 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 dwells inside the man’s soul, distorting his purpose We should all fear this creature and its power (Wendigo) for it has the ability to devour us all (Wendigo) Dance backwards around the drum, to ward off the spirit for it is hungry And it is coming…
5.
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.
6.
We met during dia de muertos, we danced and I stepped on her bare toes Inspired by the crazy ofrenda, 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 We met during dia de muertos, we danced and I stepped on her bare toes Inspired by the crazy ofrenda, we put mescal on our agenda
7.
I’m an up and 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 that 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 nunchucks 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 Gacy, Dahmer, and Bundy Workin’ so hard to create My modus operandi For instance, how the heck 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 nunchucks too Oooo I’m pimpin’ out my kill room Cuz I believe in myself You’re gonna see me on the evening news, news It’s just a matter of time Before the wife drops a dime I wipe the fingerprints clean But leave my wallet at the crime scene (Oh well, nobody’s perfect!) I’m an up-n-comin’ killer I’ve been learning the ropes and the nunchucks too Oooo I’m pimpin’ out my kill room Cuz I believe in myself You’re gonna see me on the evening I’m an up-n-comin’ killer I’ve been learning the ropes and that new kungfu Oooo I’m pimpin’ out my kill room Cuz I believe in myself You’re gonna see me on the evening news
8.
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
9.
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… vanishing girl 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
10.
Grandma!! 02:39
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 juices 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 Grandpa, grandpa, grandpa, grandpa Grandpa, grandpa, grandpa, grandpa What’s grandma cookin’ tonight? 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 Grandpa, grandpa, grandpa, grandpa It stinks up the town It’s so hot and brown What’s she cookin’ now? What’s grandma cookin’ tonight?
11.
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 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! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! 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 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! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! 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! 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! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL! Z-O-M-B-I-E STROLL!
12.
I was disturbing the peace In my bright white sheet Rilin’ 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” Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon I’m 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 supremacy” He turned to me Said “I guess it’s time we leave” But I just started swingin’ At the first one that I seen Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon I’m howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon I was mindin’ my own business Sittin’ 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’ The last thing that I seen Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon (oh my deer) Howlin’ at the moon I’m howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ at the moon Howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ howlin’ at the moon
13.
The fear she comes a’buildin’ 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’re gonna wanna take a chunk out of me And 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 Sleepin’ Sleepin’ 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 insane… Tranquil little tourist town Sheltered little tourist town Nervous little tourist town Tranquil little tourist town
14.
Don’t give me that devil line There’s nothing darker than the darkness of man I found the body of Caroline About a mile up river from the dam I got a story to tell I got a story to tell This world has been broken Our love’s gone Death’s comin’ Death’s comin’ to carry me away She had a baby but the baby won’t mind I took an ice pick and I drew out the blood She got a body now the body is mine C’mon baby won’t you show me some love I got a story to tell I got a story to tell This world has been broken Our love’s gone Death’s comin’ Death’s comin’ to carry me away Now I think about cashin’ out A little rest oughta do me some good Well I’m a little too w… To die alone out here in the woods I got a story to tell I got a story to tell This world has been broken Our love’s gone Death’s comin’ Death’s comin’ to carry me away
15.
C’mon over Over your shoulder ...it’s getting colder ...speedin’ up the w… … I’m gonna get you … You just slowed down Let’s have a ball Just like that girl in my trunk I picked up at the mall Don’t take the candy Won’t take the ride The door was open, girl Won’tcha come on inside C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride C’mon, baby Just step inside I don’t know if I told you But you look sexy by my side C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride I’m out cruisin’ Down a country road I better hurry s… ‘Cause you’re gettin’ cold I got a spade in the back To build your new home I’ll come and visit, darlin’ When I’m feelin’ all alone C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride C’mon, baby Just step inside I don’t know if I told you But you look sexy by my side C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride Let’s ride Shouldn’t make me sad, girl To leave you here to die I’ll find some other girl To make me feel allllright I’ll be comin’ back now … too long Bring a new girl Sing the same damn song C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride C’mon, baby Just step inside I don’t know if I told you But you look sexy by my side C’mon, baby Let’s go for a riiiiide C’mon, baby Let’s go for a ride C’mon, baby Let’s go for a riiiiide C’mon, baby Let’s go for a riiiiide C’mon, baby Let’s go for a riiiiiiiiide
16.
Curtains 04:17
“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 Now 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 Move the curtains aside (There’s a man outside) Move the curtains aside (I can feel his eyes) Move the curtains aside (There’s a man outside) I said now 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 Now I’ve come to expect it And I’m waiting for you Mama always told me I should be a good girl And 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 The curtains aside (Well I’m coming inside) The curtains aside (Oh your eyes they don’t lie) Oh 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?) Oh well, you came for me, mister Now it’s curtains for you It’s a marvelous night for a murder
17.
I see it in your eyes, the demon has arrived I see it in your eyes, the demon has arrived I see it in your eyes, the demon has arrived I see it in your eyes, the demon has arrived You wanna see my cry, I wanna watch you die You won’t see me cry, I wanna watch you die (It’s getting worse) You wanna see me cry, I wanna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You’re feeding on my fears, but you won’t see no tears You’re feeding on my fears, but you won’t see no tears You’re feeding on my fears, but you won’t see no tears (Don’t feed your demon if you want it to die, don’t feed your demon if you want it to die) You’re feeding on my fears, but you won’t see no tears (Don’t feed your demon if you want it to die) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse) You won’t see me cry, I’m gonna watch you die (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) (It’s getting worse, you’re getting what you want) I’m gonna watch you die (It’s getting worse) (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) I’m gonna watch you die (It’s getting worse) (No matter what I do, it gets stronger) I’m gonna watch you die
18.
I’ll give you candy I will Give you all 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 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 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’ll be your nightmare I’ll be your nightmare I’ll be your nightmare dressed in white I’ll be your nightmare I’ll be your nightmare I’ll be your nightmare dressed in white I’ll be your nightmare dressed in white I’ll be your nightmare dressed in white
19.
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 snuck out so quietly Followed him down the alley Blue moon turning red Crept up behind him Blew a hole in his head Weeping willow Won’t you do what’s right When I bury him deep Beneath your loving arms tonight
20.
Siri, can you help me write a 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 you’re 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’d find me they’d 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?”
21.
We all got somethin’ tryin’ to bring us down Keep on laughin’ don’t you be a clown And if you’re feeling at the end of the rope/road I got a jam where you can let yourself go So come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Just close your eyes and listen to the sound Dance naked if you wanna get down Turn up the volume and start to move Feel the rhythm and get into the groove So come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark You can dance to the sound of music, let the beat take you there It’s good to shake your body and let go of all your cares Don’t worry ‘bout tomorrow, just let yourself go You can dance, you can dance, you can feel it in your soul So come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Come on all you freaks Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark Let’s party in the dark

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released October 31, 2014

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 mAcdonal.

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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