The Death Roots Syndicate: Volume VI

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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.
All tracks used with permission.

Cover art courtesy of Alina ViViTA.

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Track Name: Sons of Perdition - The Opening
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.
Track Name: Mamagigi's - Black Roses
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
Track Name: Heathen Apostles - Death's Head
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
Track Name: Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow - Red is the Color
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
Track Name: Nomotion - An Opium Dream
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
Track Name: Sumerias Fain - Cicada's Moon
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.
Track Name: Cyanna Mercury - Horse Dark As Night
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
Track Name: SwampWolf - Silent Boat
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.
Track Name: Antic Clay - Mechanically Separated Blues
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
Track Name: Reverend Elvis - I Cast A Lonesome Shadow (Hank Thompson cover)
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
Track Name: JB Nelson - Psycho (Leon Payne / Eddie Noack cover)
[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?
Track Name: Bansheerie - Seven Aces
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