Ghoul Tide (ft. Paul R Potts)

from by Joe Covenant

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My song for Round 3 of Song Fu 5.
"Write a winter holiday song that is not about the holidays.
Your song can reference the holidays, but must not be explicitly about them. However, it should incorporate instruments and/or a style that evokes the holidays."

HUGE thanks to Paul Potts without whom this track would have had me in hospital.

Shout Out to Denise Hudson who suggested a title... (Ghoultide) I just tweaked it by a space and a Caps Shift !


Ghoul Tide

The snow was falling silently
upon a winter’s day,
and settled on the clothes of those
who shuffled on their way.

The sky above was powder blue
and streaked with silver glow.
It matched the colour of their skin
as cold and white as snow.

Snow falls down, watching the snow fall down.
Settling all around, the snow falls down.
Snow falls down, watching the snow fall down.
Covering all the town, the snow comes down.

The shambled on a-murmuring,
as slowly they were drawn,
toward a host of carollers
a-singing festive song.

They caught one glance,
then caught their breath,
and suddenly were caught.
Their song, and then some teeth and hands,
a-sticking in their throats.

They tore their flesh and broke their bones
and munched upon their eyes.
They ripped the muscle from their chests
and feasted on their thighs.

The ones whose brains were not consumed
got up and joined the show,
their entrails dragging after them
and colouring the snow

(…falls down…)

Now if your friend is bitten you
must shoot them in the head.
Or they’ll get sick and die and then
become the living dead.

And nothing will be on their mind,
except striking the blow
to bash your brains out of your skull,
and eat them while the snow (…falls down…)


from The Song Fu Years, released September 9, 2009
Me.. Some guitar, Bells, All Vocals
Paul. R. Potts Virtually all guitars./midi

Track Art by the glorious Cassandra "Cat" Pitman

Written and Produced by Joe 'Covenant' Lamb




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