Down At Your Grave

by Angry Johnny And The Killbillies



released August 9, 2019


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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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Track Name: Down At Your Grave
DOWN AT YOUR GRAVE©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I have worn a path from the liquor store
Through the woods and down to your grave
Nobody but me goes down there no more
They never loved you like I loved you anyway

I keep the weeds from growing on your stone
While you you lie there cold and still and keep me company
I don’t have much to do since the day we buried you
Spend all my time here drinking at your grave

They never found your killer and they never will
No stone to mark the place where he does lay
No epitaph for him to be remembered by
Now no one but the devil knows his name

I sit here in the moonlight and I sing to you
I promise that my love shall never die
Sometimes I pass out drunk and sleep here next to you
I spend my nighttimes mourning at your grave

Now people think I’m crazy and perhaps I am
When I walk through the town they look away
Some of them still think I am a guilty man
I was the last one seen with you that day

But I was passed out on the couch from drinking
The note said you were going for a drive
Inside my head I hear their gossip ringing
At night when I’m alone here by your grave

So damn them all to Hell I do not need them
The only one I need has gone away
They look at my face and see a demon
I look into their eyes and they’re afraid

They whisper and they point with wagging fingers
But I could care less what they think of me
The only thing I care for is what lingers
The memory of your love down at your grave
Track Name: The Wish
THE WISH ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

Do you remember the day That you first decided
That you were going away do you remember that day

Cause I remember it well The day you departed
Left me down here in Hell I remember it well

Do you remember the kiss The first kiss that you gave me
It was the first day of June Down at the Littleville Dam

Remember you made a wish And you threw in a penny
You asked me please make it true I said I’d do what I can

Do you remember the times That we had together
Do you remember the time We went down to the lake

The look you had in your eyes As I held you under
Do you remember the love You were so quick to forsake

And now I hear your sweet voice Late at night when I’m dreaming
I hear you whisper my name I hear you asking me why

And then I wake up alone Shaking sweating and screaming
And I remember the day The day that you died

Do you remember the men There were so goddamn many
I guess it wasn’t your fault They lined up at your door

When I gave you my heart It only cost you a penny
But I just wasn’t enough You needed oh so much more

Now in that very same lake You’re eternally sleeping
And the wish that you made Will forever come true

And the promise I made I’ll forever be keeping
For ever my darling I’ll be loving you
Track Name: Without You
“WITHOUT YOU” ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

You were my whole world back then
Thought that you were my best friend
I would have died a million times for you
You walked away so easily
Made a fucking fool of me
Made my darkest nightmares all come true
What the Hell was I supposed to do without you

I was lost and hopeless then
And so I let the Devil in
He gladly took me underneath his wing
He took me for a wild ride
Took me to the other side
He said ‘round here boy you could be a king
But Hell is jus a fiefdom of a fool without you

All the years that have gone by
All the tears for you I’ve cried
Now I wonder what they all were for
You were never what I thought
Created you out of whole cloth
I never saw beneath the skin you wore
Now too late I see that I am better off without you

Still I wish you all the best
Even though I now detest
Everything I’ve come to know ‘bout you
Decades lost forever gone
Friends and family I have wronged
Now there’s nothing left for me to do
Nothing for this fool to do but figure out what I have turned into
And try to live what’s left of life unburdened of the memory of you
Track Name: Sing Me Of Death
Sing Me Of Death ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I can hear you crying out there somewhere
I can see you dying in my dreams
But I can’t help you
‘cause you are nowhere
You never were
Quite what you seemed

You said you couldn’t stay said you were going
I never should have let you walk out that door
But you would not
Be bound by promise
It only made
Me love you more

You weren’t the only one you were one of many
But you always left the deepest wounds
Now you are lost
Unto the darkness
I lie alone now
In my own tomb

Sing me of death sing me of sorrow
Sing me of angels sing me of Hell
Sing me of Heaven
Tell me a story
Of better times
Before we fell
Track Name: Hail Mary
HAIL MARY© Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

Hail Mary full of grace
I try I can’t forget your face
The night I left you in that place
The night I left you all alone

I never meant to make you cry
I never meant to tell you lies
Until you went with all those guys
Oh Mary Mary Mary...I never meant to make you die

Pretty Mary I remember
Pretty girl so young and tender
Can’t help it that the boys all loved her
Can’t change the past it’s dead and gone

Hail Mary full of grace
I try I can’t forget your face
Turns out your life was just a waste
All you did was die there all alone
Track Name: Before The Daylight's Gone
Before The Daylight’s Gone ©Angry Johnny-Bonesaw lullaby BMI

She was drinking a beer with the wind in her hair we were driving
Down the old Sawmill Road
Out of the corner of my eye I noticed she was crying crying
I said what’s wrong she said she didn’t know

But I knew something was going on
And I knew it wouldn’t be very long

She said we’ve gotta talk and we started to walk she said baby
I’m tired and there’s nowhere left to run
She said I know that you love me more than your life and I’m sorry
But I can’t forget the things that we’ve done

She kissed me on the lips and she said darling
There nothing left in this old world for me

The blade of the knife slipping into my gut was like fire
Her tears poured down like rain
She started to say that we both had to pay I said liar
I pulled the trigger and I put one through her brain

I guess I should’ve saw it coming
That pretty girl had a little too much soul

Well I’m back on the road and I’m ready to go and I see her
Pretty little baby with her thumb up in the air
It’s been quite a while and I look at that smile it could be her
I ask her where she’s heading and she says anywhere

She says hey there baby what’s going on
I say hop on in before the daylight’s gone
Track Name: Crazy Jane
CRAZY JANE ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I told him I would give him a ten minute head start
If he headed north he just might reach the river
He begged me to forgive him I said you’re breaking my cold heart
I’m showing you more quarter than you gave her

So you better stop your crying better run now while you can
‘cause I’ve got half a mind just to shoot you where you stand
I myself do wonder why I;m giving you this chance
That the others won’t be so inclined to offer

I do not know what happened between you and Crazy Jane
She was not an easy one to take to
But I swear you will be sorry if I see your face again
And if the others find you they will surely hang you

So run now mother fucker fast as your feet can fly
Run north for the river or surely you will die
But one chance I will give you don’t waste time wondering why
There’s twenty on their way here just to kill you

Heard the volley of gunfire as I slowly rode away
From that place that I will nevermore return to
Don’t know if that old bastard made the river edge that day
Information that I have no wish to learn

Crazy Jane was nothing but a seething ball of hate
Crazy as her brothers and deserving of her fate
They’ll meet again in Hell hope she does not have long to wait
I would not wish her damned soul to be lonely

They’ll shout out from the Bible as they lay her body down
They’ll turn those words to something that’s pure evil
My family blood is soaked deep into this mountain ground
For centuries they’ve been bleeding for the Devil

So lie sister lie under down these stones
Lie sister lie with our ancestor’s bones
If only it had weight enough to keep your evil down
Lie there with the ones who came before you
Track Name: This Morning
THIS MORNING ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I was wondering could you tell me a couple of things
If you’re not too busy this morning
I was wondering could you tell me why the whippoorwill sings
‘fore the sun breaks the sky in the morning

Could you tell me why you left me so long ago
Why you left me that day without warning
If you answer correctly I just might let you go
If not then I guess they’ll be morning

Where’s that handsome young man to whom you gave your sweet hand
Your young knight in his shiny bright armor
He was a dandy young puff but when the going got rough
He did not last more than one short half hour

He said take her and spare him And I thought how dare him
I gutted him like a dead chicken
You fell for that fraud ‘cause your judgement is flawed
Guess you really know how to pick them

Don’t look so shocked at the one who you mocked
It’s not so long ago you’ve forgotten
You can rest now ensured that my love will endure
Long after your carcass is rotten

I was wondering if you tell me a couple of things
I don’t think you’re too busy this morning
Track Name: I Saw A Picture
I SAW A PICTURE ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies_Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I saw a picture
I saw a picture of you
I saw a picture
In today’s paper of you
It said that you went peacefully in the night surrounded by the ones you loved
I saw a picture
I saw a picture of you

I saw a picture
A faded picture of you
I saw a picture
A pretty picture of you
It was in a frame hanging in the same place that it’s been for all these years
I saw a picture
A pretty picture of you

I heard a preacher
Reading some scripture for you
I heard that preacherReading some scripture for you
They were just words same words that I’ve heard they don’t mean nothing...nothing to me
I heard a preacher
Reading some scripture for you

Inside my head
I’ve got a picture of you
Inside my head
So many pictures of you
Someday I might forget until then I’ll regret everything I ever put you through
I saw a picture
I saw a picture of you
Track Name: Keep Loving You Still
KEEP LOVING YOU STILL ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I fell in love with your sadness Now your sadness is gone
It was not very long before you moved on
And all I could do was keep loving you still

My decent into madness it did not take long
I can no longer tell from what’s right and what’s wrong
So all I can do is keep loving you still

To think that I had you right here in my hands
Right here in my heart right here in my plans
Now all I can do is keep loving you still

You left without warning at least I did not see
What happened to you what would happen to me
Yet all I can do is keep loving you still

You went on to live a whole life while I wept
Now all that I have is the promise I kept
And all I can do is keep loving you still

I cursed at a God whom I did not believe in
I prayed to the devil to stop you from leaving
Now all I can do Is keep loving you still

So many women none of them you
Tried to fuck out your memory but I always knew
That all I can do is keep loving you still

How I miss your sad mouth and the tears in your eye
You needed me then, then you said goodbye
Now all I can do is keep loving you still

Was not much of a man was not much of a friend
And now I am nothing even less than back then
And all I can do is keep loving you still
Track Name: Let Me Be
Let Me Be ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies-
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

I don’t wanna love nobody
I don’t want nobody loving me
Don’t wanna love nobody
I wish that everyone would let me be
‘cause I don’t wanna see
What they see in me
‘cause they can’t see the monster standing right before their eyes

I don’t wanna give nobody
One tiny little piece of my black heart
I don’t wanna hurt nobody
I don’t wanna rip their world apart
Don’t wanna wait and see
What may come to be
I know it will be bad that’s all you’re gonna get from me

I don’t wanna be somebody
Somebody you made up in your mind
No place for you where I am going
All I’m gonna leave you is behind
So don’t you follow me
Just go and let me be
‘cause you don’t wanna see what I’ve been hiding all this time

I don’t wanna miss nobody
I don’t wanna miss them when they’re gone
I don’t wanna save nobody
All that I can do for you is wrong
So we can never be
So now I’ll set you free
And I suggest that you start running now while you still can
Track Name: Sealed
SEALED ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies-Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

Now that she’s gone for real
I am not sure what I feel
Don’t know if I even
Ever had a reason
Don’t know if I ever gave a damn

Now I am left all alone
I feel death sucking the marrow from my bones
No moral to this fable
The devil set the table
But I made me the monster that I am

Now that she breathes no more
Underneath the frozen forest floor
Cold dead and lonely
My one and only
Never will I see her face again

Demons will tear away my skin
Dig down deep to feast upon my sin
Long time ago/ I let the devil in
Now pain is all the future holds for me

She up and went away
I think I must have begged her to stay
I think I must have loved her
Hate to think how much she suffered
I wish I could have made her understand

Now that my fate is sealed
I am not sure what I feel
Don’t know if I even
Ever had a reason
Don’t know if I ever gave a damn
Track Name: To Rest Now
TO REST NOW ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

Lay me down to rest now
Let my body sleep
Lay me down to rest now
Plant me cold and deep

Lay me down to rest now
Settle now this score
Lay me down to rest now
Grieve for me no more

Keep me from the Devil
Cover me with Rowan
Angelica and Boneset
I’ll need it where I’m going

The sun has gone down on my anger
One too many times
Lay me down to rest now
Payment for my crimes

So lay me down to rest now
Spit upon my grave
Leave me to the worms now
For I will not be saved

Lay me down to rest now
Let my body sleep
Lay me down to rest now
Plant me cold and deep
Track Name: The Last Girl
The Last Girl ©Angry Johnny And The Killbillies
Bonesaw Lullaby BMI

The first girl
Will break your heart
Tear you apart
Leave you feeling like a fool

The next girl
Such a pretty face
Will take you to a place
You never thought could be so cruel

Am F C G Am
They will come and go
Like the rain and snow
And the wind will blow
Blow you down
Just like a hurricane

You will believe in love
You’ll try to rise above
Until you’ve had enough
Until you pray
You pray for no more pain

You’ll see them
In your memories
As those memories
Are slowly killing you

And you’ll feel
Like you’re dying
You’ll stop trying
Stop believing....

Then the last girl
Will save your life
On a dirt road
Where the birds sing so full

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