Dance Dead Man Dance

by Angry Johnny And The Killbillies

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Tyme A continuation from the great "Dance of the Shufflers." Pink Floyd, Chris Isaak, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt. All seem to be present in the weaving beauty that is these songs. This is nealry perfectly written, performed, and produced. Heart breakingly good!! Don't think one more minute, hit the back button. Buy Dance of the Shufflers, then hit the buy button on this bad ass slab of psychobilly mayhem. This is going to be dominating my player for weeks to come. Fantastic - Perfect.
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I’m Gonna Rise ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI I’m gonna rise I’m gonna rise up and cut you down I’m gonna rise up and paint this town Paint it with your blood I’m gonna rise I’m gonna rise up and make you pay Gonna rise up make you rue the day You put me in this mud I’m gonna rise I’m gonna rise up and take your breath I’m gonna rise up and bring you death Make you pay for your sins All your lies Every one’s gonna be revealed Gonna rise up and break the seal Gonna rise up again Gonna rise gonna rise up out of this dirt Gonna rise up and make you hurt Gonna teach you ‘bout pain I’m gonna rise ain’t no grave gonna hold me now Ain’t no chains gonna keep me bound You better run while you can
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KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Eating people is nothing new We learned that back in Sunday school Now we are all that's left We are the damned He said come and you shall be fed He said and you shall be saved He said come and you shall be raised from the dead He said come and you shall be saved Kneel down and pray for forgiveness Kneel down and pray to the Lord Kneel down and pray unto Jesus And the Devil shall die by his sword Sweet Jesus He gave up His body He gave up His blood for our sins Sweet Jesus He came here to save us Open your heart let Him in The dead shall soon rise up in glory The Devil shall rule here no more Believe in the beautiful Savior And the kingdom of Heaven is yours So drink up the blood of His glory Yes wash in the blood of the Lord Let the body of Christ be your savior And the kingdom of Heaven is yours
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END OF THE WORLD ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Today I shot my brother in the head He was already turned he was already dead But that didn’t make it easier than if he’d been alive The end of the world is here my friend Ain’t no reason to survive I shot my friends I shot my enemies It was either that or they’d be eating me I mowed ‘em down like they were dandylions The end of the world is here my friend Is there any point in trying The other day I put my best girl down I buried her in her momma’s wedding gown In just a couple months we were fixin to be wed The end of the world is here my friend And my best girl is dead I’ve shot old men and I’ve shot children too If you get bit then I’ll be shootin you I can here the Devil laughin and I fear that God is dead The end of the world is here my friend Just like the bible said Through my scope I watch that awful shuffle dance Pull The trigger quick no need to take a chance For every one I kill there’s twenty more to take it’s place The end of the world is here my friend Looks like we lost the human race Every day there’s less of us and more of them While I’m here I’ll kill as many as I can It looks like there is finally no more room left down in Hell The end of the world is here my friend I guess it’s just as well
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Dance Of The Shufflers Part 3 ©Angry Johnny Bonesaw Lullaby BMI He said the fourth reich’s gonna raise it’s head Disguised as good that’s what he said He said they’d even raise the dead To feast upon the living Because all they wanted was control He said they’d even sell their souls And then they’d hide down in their holes While the earth above was dying And we’d be dancing like Saint Vitus like broken puppets on a wire They’ll pick and choose who’ll win or lose who goes into the fire They say there’s way too many of us and the herd needs to be thinned They’ll round us up and they’ll burn us down and their new world will begin It was written in the history books All the books Big Brother took And burned up while the sheep just looked At pictures on TV The slaughter will be final no mercy will be shown It will not end until this land is covered in bleached bones We’ll be dancing like Saint Vitus on the day that Jesus weeps And the Devil laughs in triumph as his army of death creeps
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WHEN THE DEAD CAME ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Let’s go singing in the acid rain Laugh as it eats into our brains Let’s go skipping down memory lane See what’s gone and what remains Let’s go down to the corner store We can sit and talk some more It’s coming down it’s starting to pour Remember back before the war And then the dead came Up from the ground right before our eyes When the dead came No one around left to tell us why When the dead came I can’t remember did I hear you cry When the dead came Let’s go down to the pinball place We got a lot of time to waste It’s not too far do you wanna race I’ve got a quarter in here some place Let’s go down to the empty mall Run around we’ll have a ball Shoot some shufflers watch them fall Remember back when we were small Let’s go down to the old landfill Ten thousand people that they’ve killed Buried deep they’re down there still Let’s go drinking up on the hill Let’s get drunk and take a chance Run amongst them as they dance Let ‘em catch us if they can Shovel-head them feel alive again When the dead came Up from the ground right before our eyes When the dead came No one around left to tell us why When the dead came I can’t remember did I hear you cry When the dead came
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This One 03:17
This One ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI I think I’m gonna keep this one She was beautiful once you still can tell Before they boiled up from Hell Before the gates of Heaven fell I think I’m gonna keep this one Although I really don’t know why Beneath all of that stink and flies There’s still something in her foggy eyes I think I’m gonna keep this one Because lately I could use a friend And just looking at her lipless grin Let’s all of those old memories back in I think I’m gonna keep this one She reminds me just a bit of you At least until she falls apart Just maybe for a day or two I think I’m gonna keep this one I think I’m gonna keep this one
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STEP INTO THE LIGHT ©Angry Johnny Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Someone tell them spooks to step into the light So I can get a good look at them I can get ‘em in my sights I’ll pick ‘em off like woodchucks turn some wrongs into some rights Your time to fear is finally here c’mon cowards step into the light Someone tell them spooks that I’ll be coming soon No more hiding down there, behind jack-booted goons I’m gonna teach you all a brand new different tune It goes rat-a-tat-tat rat-a-tat-tat rat-a-tat-tat boom boom boom Where’d all your money get you where did all your power go The playing field is equal now just thought you ought to know The dinner bell is ringing now there’s nowhere you can hide Come out you spooky bastards come step into the light You never saw it coming you never thought it through When none of us are left they’ll be coming after you Your soft and juicy flesh Oh how the shufflers will delight After feeding on us scarecrows for so long They’ll rend you limb from limb tear the meat off of your bones But not before I’m through with you it’s time that you atone I should leave you to the shufflers should leave well enough alone But I’ve got nothing left to live for but revenge
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Moles 02:37
MOLES ©Angry Johnny Bonesaw Lullaby BMI I miss my mother I miss my father I miss my children I miss my wife I miss my brother and all the others I miss my sisters I miss my life I’m living proof that hell is real I’m living proof that God is gone Now there is only darkness and killing nothing to do now but just survive Ten thousand shufflers forever hungry devouring everything that’s left alive So I’ll keep fighting pretend I’m saving, pretend I’m saving their poor damn souls No time for dreaming no point in praying just put them bastards back in their holes While the real monsters hide in their bunkers digging blindly through the dirt like frightened moles
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WHEN THE BLUE SKY TURNED BLACK©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies Bonesaw Lullaby BMI When the blue sky turned black And we danced in the fire We’ve been led down this path By the lies of the liars See the cities in flames They’ve become funeral pyres When the blue sky turned black And we danced in the fire Rain Rain came the bombs bodies burning everywhere But they just shuffled on no the dead do not care When the blue sky turned black And this rain started falling And the dead rose again from their graves they came crawling There was nothing to do except watch them devour This whole world we once knew in our darkest of hours When the blue sky turned black burning rain fell down on us When the Lord turned His back and the plague was upon us I remember I promised I would love you forever But now the blue sky is black and the picnic is over I wish I was with you I wish we were together If there’s no more tomorrow I want to be with you forever Then the hoards shuffled through swarming like Mormon crickets But no gulls did appear God sent no gulls to save us The undead came and came waves of cannibal locusts Soon the world was awash in the Devil’s black circus Heaven’s crumbled to dust Hell will have it’s revenge The enemy it is us sweet death your only true friend When the blue sky turned black And we danced in the fire We’ve been led down this path By the lies of the liars See the cities in flames They’ve become funeral pyres When the blue sky turned black And we danced in the fire
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DANCE DEAD MAN DANCE ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Well they finally got what they wanted They finally blew it all away I wonder if way down in them bunkers They’re having themselves a pretty good day Because up here on the surface It’s dog eat dog and it’s man eat man You don’t always do what you oughta Mostly just do what you can The shufflers are up and dancing Like go go’s without a cage The government boys are shootin’ Anything that ain’t yet rotting in it’s grave As for me I’m just survivin’ But I’m getting kind’ve bored I’d really like to get me some sleep But that’s a luxury I can’t afford The choppers are still flying Their machine guns glowing red Down here if you ain’t dying You’re already one of the undead So dance dead man dance Dance like there’s no tomorrow Just dance dead man dance You’re living on time that’s borrowed So dance dead man dance C’mon and dance at the dead man’s ball Dance dead man dance ‘cuz you know their gonna kill us all I wonder why I keep on living I wonder why I don’t give in Every day is the same like a video game Shootin at whatever shuffles and grins So c’mon you goddamned scarecrows Let’s have some fun tonight Dance you sorry bastards Dance into my sights
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We Die Alone 03:32
WE DIE ALONE ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI When the fire comes and it burns us down to ash Will I see you through the smoke will I see you through the flames When the water comes and it washes us away Will you hold on to my hand will it matter anyway When we die we die alone Even in true love’s embrace Where we go nobody knows probably nowhere When we die we die alone Even looking in the face Of the one we loved so long but then it’s over It’s all done If we knew we had one day Before the final kill Would we be together still or would it matter Would you go or would you stay Would you turn and run away Would you love me till the end like you promised Or were you lying When we die we die alone Even in a lover’s arms After all we might as well have been just strangers When we die we die alone With the heavens and the stars After all it’s all we are we are nothing It’s all for nothing...
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Fat Lady 05:48
Fat Lady ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI The fences are back but they’re higher now Once you’re in here you’re here to stay Till you starve to death or you get blown away The dancers are back but they’re faster now Not so much a shuffle more like a jog And the government goons are slaughtering us like hogs They’re rounding up the troublemakers now Shutting us up and locking us down Taking what’s left for the goddamn chosen few Bunch of sheep never saw the coming slaughter Now the devil is here and it’s getting hotter Still most of them ain’t got a fucking clue They took our guns then they took our food Then they took everything they were in the mood for Then they laughed and they let the beast out of the cage Now dinner is served the dinner bell is ringing Listen you can hear the fat lady singing The aria of mankind’s death up on the stage Bunch of shuffling Janes and shuffling Joe’s Just plant them corpses watch ‘em grow Gonna be a bitter harvest come the fall It’s time to pick what side you’re on ‘cause pretty soon it’ll all be gone You gonna fight or you gonna cower behind this wall You gonna stand up now or are you gonna crawl It’s never or it’s now It’s nothing.........or it’s all
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Scarecrow 09:11
SCARECROW ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI “BRING HIM TO ME” It’s time we put a stop to this foolish nonsense It’s time that we mop up these rebellious fools If you cannot defeat a bunch of half dead scarecrows I’ll find somebody who can Now you say you’ve got him under arrest Bring him to me on the double Bring him let me have a look at this pest Who’s been giving us so much trouble So you’re the one who’s been a thorn in my side The one who threw the wrench in my plans You don’t look like much you’re skin and bones Just another walking dead man You will answer for your crimes now You will answer for your sins You will choke upon your pride now You were never going to win anyway You will tell us what we want to know You will tell us where they’re hiding Cat got your tongue well that’s just too bad Your clock is ticking to it’s ending “ALIVE BUT ALL ALONE” ©Angry Johnny-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Feel cooped up like a rat in a cage The toys in your attic are crawling You’re coming undone but there’s nowhere to run In your head you can hear the dead calling A walk in the woods won’t do you no good You won’t be out there alone Every sound that you hear will be something to fear The rattling of them bones The army of dead are moving They’re coming to take you home You hear them out there they are everywhere Like a mouse you just cower and hide Remember the day when it all went away When the doorway to Hell opened wide And quietly there rotting into her chair The love of your life she festers Remember she was all you were living for then What are you living for now What do you think you’re proving Alive but all alone “TELL US” ©Angry Johnny Bonesaw Lullaby BMI You better tell us your plans now You know we have our ways Ways of making you talk Ways of making you say Things you want to keep inside Secrets that you try to hide You better tell us what we want to know And we’ll know if you have lied Don’t try to be a hero Heroics are for chumps I’ll count from ten down to zero And then I’ll light you up You’re gonna shake like Elvis You’re gonna shine like a Christmas tree But if you simply tell us I’ll put you out of your misery So tell us what we want to know Just tell us and be done Looks like we got ourselves a real tough guy It’s time to have some fun Get ready boy to dance now Get ready boy to cry Get ready boy to sing now Get ready boy to die
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LORD TAKE ME HOME ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI My body’s going to the graveyard Lord take me home My body’s going to the graveyard Lord take me home My body’s going to the graveyard I don’t need it anymore Oh Lord come and take me home Their knives cut just like butter Lord take me home I did not cry I did not utter Lord take me home One little single plea for mercy ‘cause their evil cannot hurt me Oh Lord won’t You take me home And then they hit me with the wire Lord take me home Oh it felt just like devil’s fire Lord take me home I just said turn that thing up higher I’ve barely begun to perspire I’m ready won’t You take me home Now here comes the solder iron Lord take me home Oh it smells like someones frying Lord take me home Some chicken in the summer I’ve awakened from my slumber Oh Lord come and take me home All of the pain that they’ve inflicted Lord take me home Oh it’s sweetly contradicted Lord take me home By the love of that sweet angel reaching down to take my hand Oh Lord I’m a’comin’ home home
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Dance Of The Shufflers Part 4 ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, Bonesaw Lullaby BMI Now there are just the few of us The shufflers got the rest of us Then the government got the stragglers Just the unlucky and damned remain Now death is nothing new to us There’s nobody left that you can trust Shoot first and don’t ask no questions Make sure you hit the brain Keep on dancing like St Vitus With seven angels in his cell The virus is inside us Now only time is gonna tell First your bones will start a’crickin’ You’ll rot and ripen on the vine Then the devil will come a’pickin Welcome to the end of time I struggle to remember now I struggle to remember how How this darkness fell upon us How we could have been so blind I struggle hard to picture her The past is just a bloody blur I wonder if we ever were Was it only in my mind Keep on dancing like St Vitus The seventh trumpet the third woe There’re coming hot with all they got Armageddon is a go The architects of our destruction Are gonna feel their bellies boil They’ll gnaw their tongues in agony They’ll finally taste their bitter spoils I’m just another walking scarecrow All dressed up nowhere to go I hear those choppers coming in Come get some while you can Hell is all that’s waiting for me There’s a trail of death behind me Until a snipers bullet finds me I’ll kill as many as I can And I’ll keep on dancing like St Vitus Strike you down like Jezebel And the dogs will feast before the beast Drags you wailing down to Hell I’ll find the rock you’re hiding under I will set your house aflame And I will tear your world asunder I swear you’ve never known such pain You left the world in ruin You burned the whole thing down And then you hid like vermin While you burrow underground But the devil has abandoned you Your bunkers have been breached There’s shufflers in the tunnels now Welcome to the feast We’ll be dancing like Saint Vitus With seven angels in his cell But our angels won’t be Heaven-sent They’ll boil straight up from Hell Once the hunger gets inside us Fire burns inside our head Our bones’ll crick when we get the sick And we’ll dance among the dead

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released April 1, 2017

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Angry Johnny And The Killbillies Easthampton, Massachusetts

Angry Johnny’s been hollering about the Devil and God, love and death and betrayal and booze and sin for over three decades. First with the Snots, then the Millrats, then the Craptones, on his own, and finally since 91 the Killbillies. Painted a bunch of paintings along the way too. ... more

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