The Death Roots Syndicate: Volume VI

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I open myself to you. I open myself to you. I open these wrists at your feet. I open myself to you. I open myself to you. I write out your name in my blood. I open myself to you. I open myself to you. I shed my skin and offer it up. I open myself to you. I open myself to you. I surrender my eyes to the blade. I open myself to you. I offer myself to you. I open this body as a song. I open myself to you. I offer myself to you. I dig out hard bones from soft flesh. I open myself to you. I offer myself to you. I offer my whole in sacrifice. I offer myself to you. I offer myself to you. I shatter this circle of life. I offer myself to you. I offer myself to you. I rend the veil and hoist it overhead. I offer myself to you. I offer myself to you. I bore through the flesh of spacetime. I offer myself to you. I offer myself to you. I crawl through the gate on my knees. I offer myself to you. I open myself to you. I smother myself in the arms of you.
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There are black roses in my bed People cry and then divide my cash My bed it´s made of wood maybe i´m dead (maybe i´m dead) There are black roses in my bed
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Seen a con man dangle from a hangman's hitch And an altar boy strangled at a fever pitch Seen a man named Jones with a drowned man's bloat Caught his lover's bones neath a buzzard's throat And they say it started once I rolled in Seen a fistful of dollars cost a man his head And a wealthy scholar stab his wife in their bed Saw a star crossed bride lose the blush in her cheek When her groom had died at the mouth of a creek And they say it started once I rolled in What they've all failed to see There lies a common thread Stranger in blood is me Rearing my death's head Seen a zealot preacher murder in god's name And a lovelorn teacher smother his old flame Seen a teenage mother throw her child down a well Just before her brother shot them both to hell And they say it started once I rolled in Seen the dried up lees of a mail order bride With her pet Maltese poisoned at her side Seen a schoolgirl bludgeoned with a Louisville bat I heard her kissing cousin could be traced to that And they say it started once I rolled in
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Red is the color Of my eyes when I wake up From a dream of you Black is the color Of my eyes when I realize That it won’t come through And you say I’m lonely How can’t I be lonely when I’m not with you Red is the color Of my heart, my crazy heart That beats for you Black is the color Of my tears when I realize That I’m not with you And you say I’m useless How can’t I be useless when I’m not with you Colors are for paintings But you’re gone And I see life Black and white And white is the color Of the dress the wedding dress I put on you And you said I’m crazy How can I be crazy now you are with me Even if you're dead
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An Opium Dream I’ll keep you around for that feeling over and over again I’ll keep you around in the twilight of the morning I’m dead I’ll wait for you standing in the warm light I’m no longer in command ‘I drank from the devil’s teat to lull my senses down inside my mind you’ll be never enough like an opium dream into your head I will be never enough ‘cause you are addicted to me I can taste the bitter poisoned milk over and over the twilight of your smile is still bright inside my mind you’ll be never enough like in an opium dream into your head I will be never enough ‘cause you are addicted to me feed me your bitter nectar and teach me something cruel until the moon wanes and the night brings forth the new day I had an opium dream
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A single moon atop a million worlds is dark to the lone cicada unable to break the soil. She carried a beggar's bag after the festival as a comet sparked beneath the ladle burning toward the western sky. A race to the western sky! The one-color world of the western sky. The mother who rebuked her lazy son is sleeping rather late into the morning. A son who trembles looking the new year's herbs remembers yesterday the salmon were drying at the warf. A single moon atop a million worlds Calls the dew to wet the grass with redolence. Dews that make the leaftips heavy that help the willows wilt reaching for the flowers they've recently lost. Burning toward the western sky. A race to the western sky! The one-color world of the western sky. The mother who rebuked her lazy son is sleeping rather late into the morning. A son who trembles looking the new year's herb s remembers yesterday the salmon were drying at the warf. The mother who rebuked her lazy son is sleeping rather late into the morning. A son who trembles looking the new year's herbs remembers yesterday the salmon were drying at the warf.
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All your girls they are riding white horses In their pale skin with mirrors aligned I know why you want those, they are easy See the slaves climb the mountain of life As for me there is one and she’s broken See her come on a Horse dark as Night She’s a flame, underneath she’s a love thing And she lets me believe she is mine I know why she is broken I know why she is broken It’s the mirror that lies to her face when she’s naked So where is that pride? It’s the voice of her Daddy inside All the world is her bed smell like roses Bit my lip pearly teeth frail and young I know why she is brave and still loves me Going hard on the waves of our time As for me she’s the one and I’m hoping See her come like the wildest of fires In the plains of my heart she’ll be riding Between her legs be the Horse dark as Night
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Your heart is closed It's an open mouth surgery Yea I know I'm coming on Living in a silent boat Cant see anything I'm in my own way Can't see anything Let me out of this whorehouse Can't feel anything Best I go my own way Can't feel anything Let me out of this whorehouse Lest you want to make a joke I'm living in a silent boat Well did you want the hope? Living in a silent boat Lest you think i'm here to quote Living in a silent boat Lest you know how to give hope Living in a silent boat I know it was a piece of joke but i'm living in a silent boat Living, I know.
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Seen a con man dangle from a hangman's hitch And an altar boy strangled at a fever pitch Seen a man named Jones with a drowned man's bloat Caught his lover's bones neath a buzzard's throat And they say it started once I rolled in Seen a fistful of dollars cost a man his head And a wealthy scholar stab his wife in their bed Saw a star crossed bride lose the blush in her cheek When her groom had died at the mouth of a creek And they say it started once I rolled in What they've all failed to see There lies a common thread Stranger in blood is me Rearing my death's head Seen a zealot preacher murder in god's name And a lovelorn teacher smother his old flame Seen a teenage mother throw her child down a well Just before her brother shot them both to hell And they say it started once I rolled in Seen the dried up lees of a mail order bride With her pet Maltese poisoned at her side Seen a schoolgirl bludgeoned with a Louisville bat I heard her kissing cousin could be traced to that And they say it started once I rolled in
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Every evening when the sun goes down I sit here in my room And the lamplight streaming over me projects my lonely gloom My counterpart in agony mocks each tear that falls And I cast a lonesome shadow on these lonely, lonely walls He's always by my side at night no matter where I go He lurks out in the darkness or in the neon's glow He follows me across the steps and up and down the hall And I cast a lonesome shadow on these lonely, lonely walls I sit and watch the candle and the flicker of the flame My writhing shadow twists and turns as though it is in pain I'm trying to escape the memory my mind recalls And I cast a lonesome shadow on these lonely, lonely walls The image of a love I lost and all the things I'd planned Are as empty as this bottle that I hold in my hand My soul is buried in the depths of love and life's pitfalls And I cast a lonesome shadow on these lonely, lonely walls I cast a lonesome shadow on these lonely, lonely walls
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[Verse 1] Can Mary fry some fish, Mama? I'm as hungry as can be Oh lordy, how I wish, Mama You could keep the baby quiet cause my head is killing me I seen my ex last night, Mama At a dance at Miller's store She was with that Jackie White, Mama I killed 'em both, and they're buried under Jenkin's sycamore [Chorus] Don't you think I'm psycho, Mama? You can pour me a cup If you think I'm psycho, mama Better let 'em lock me up [Verse 2] Don't hand the dog to me, Mama I might squeeze him too tight And I'm as nervous as can be, Mama But let me tell you 'bout last night I woke up in Johnny's room, Mama Standing right by his bed With my hands near his throat, Mama Wishing both of us was dead [Chorus] You think I'm psycho don't you, Mama? I just killed Johnny's pup You think I'm psycho don't you, Mama? You better let 'em lock me up [Verse 3] You know the little girl next door, Mama I think her name is Betty Clark Aw, don't tell me that she's dead, Mama Why I just seen her in the park She was sittin' on a bench, Mama Thinking up a game to play Seems I was holding a wrench, Mama Then my mind walked away [Chorus] You think I'm psycho don't you, Mama? Didn't mean to break your cup You think I'm psycho don't you, Mama? Mama, Mama, why don't you get up? [Outro] Say something to me, Mama Mama, why don't you get up? Mama?
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I was a wretch when I was born, I sold my hooves, I pawned my horns, Cut off my tail, learned some new tricks, But I’m still so ugly I make people sick, I am the bad blood that runs through your veins, I am your poison, I am your pain, I am your cancer, a nasty surprise, I am the grit in your swollen eyes, I am the rot in your festering ear, I am the spit in your mug of beer, I am a fool in a rusty crown, And I mock death to try cut me down I am and I’m not What you expect, I’ve got seven aces in my gambling deck: Madness and hatred, bloodlust and sin, Loneliness, misery, sorrow …and I always win I am the maggot in your cherry pie, I am the bitter in every sweet lie, I am the scab you can’t cease to pick, I am the dead end, a wall made of brick, I am the shark fin behind your back, I’ll turn your white into deepest black, I am a promise that you gonna fail, I am your train that went off the rails, I am your remorse and I’m your regrets, I am the voice raising your bets, I am a fool in a rusty crown And I mock death to try cut me down
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Death Roots Syndicate presents compilation #6.
37 more tracks and over two hours of music from the Dark Roots Underground!

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released July 28, 2017

Compiled by Izedis.
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Cover art courtesy of Alina ViViTA.

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