American Gothic

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released December 24, 2015

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Track Name: American Gothic
AMERICAN GOTHIC

If there’s nothing in the darkness
Then why do you lie awake
Something in the shadows
Is keeping you from sleep

What are you afraid of
Hiding in the night
Haunting figures appear
In the corner of your eye

Is death waiting to lash out
Or a ghost behind the breeze
A devil in the cornfield
Or a beast among the trees

Are those wretched raving ravens
All harbingers of your doom
Is the black cat crossing in your path
A prelude to your tomb

The sun falls like a guillotine
The dark comes alive with the unsavory beings

Lock the door
And run and hide
And hold your breath
And you just might
Survive the night

Your safety’s false
Your logic’s skewed
Now your complacent
Point of view
Will be the true
Death of you

Are there creaks in the floorboards
When you’re alone in the room
Are there footsteps in the attic
With each rising of the moon

Strange sounds in the distance
Whatever could they be
You’re powerless to the deadly
Foul things lurking unseen

The sun falls like a guillotine
The dark comes alive with the unsavory beings

Lock the door
And run and hide
And hold your breath
And you just might
Survive the night

Your safety’s false
Your logic’s skewed
Now your complacent
Point of view
Will be the true
Death of you

Chattering teeth and rattling bones
Out in the blackness your nightmares grow

Dreadful thoughts make your blood run cold
The witching hour has taken hold

Deep in the bleak recess of your soul
Is where the terror makes it’s home

If there’s nothing in the darkness
Then why do you lie awake
Something in the shadows
Is keeping you from sleep

Lyrics by Curtis Rx
Track Name: The Netherworld
THE NETHERWORLD

There exists a secret place
Heralded by death embrace
You’ll soon learn there’s life after death
Soon after your corpse has been dressed
You can only come around
As you’re buried six feet down
When your body functions have ceased
And the maggots begin to feast

You’ll be the life of the party
Way down at the cemetery

Deep below the hollowed ground
Far from the safe lights of town
At home amongst the beetles and worms
Where the creepy crawlers still squirm
Unfortunately it’s not heaven
Fortunately it’s not quite hell
It’s a place of legend and myth
Where the reaper has gonna amiss

You’ll be the life of the party
Way down at the cemetery

You will soon depart from the heart in your chest
For its incessant beating will eventually end
You wont need the flood of warm blood in your veins
For every single crimson drop will certainly be drained

All your worldly possessions
And all your measly convictions
Will be useless after the day you die
You wont need them on the other side
Now as your pulse subsides
Time has come to say your goodbyes

Saint Peter doesn’t call your name
And your body does not drown in flames
You’ll exist beyond creation
No hope for reincarnation
Once they carve out your headstone
And you’re left with nothing but a bag of bones
You’ll receive your invitation
If you’re lost between the stations

You’ll be the life of the party
Way down at the cemetery

A casket holds your lifeless form
That chunk of meat is no longer warm
Before your insides begin to curd
You’ll transcend into an ether
Every lost soul migrates here
As the real world sheds a tear
A spirit not fit for ascension
A soul not fit for redemption

You’ll be the life of the party
Way down at the cemetery

You will soon depart from the heart in your chest
For its incessant beating will eventually end
You wont need the flood of warm blood in your veins
For every single crimson drop will certainly be drained

All your worldly possessions
And all your measly convictions
Will be useless after the day you die
You wont need them on the other side
Now as your pulse subsides
Time has come to say your goodbyes

Well now
It seems you’re cursed to wander
Into the pitch black yonder
You cant be saved
Now your body lies in a cold cold grave

Well now
It seems you’re off the beaten path
An exiled outcast
What lies ahead face the facts son
You are dead dead dead

Well now
It seems you’ve come to realization
That you’re an abomination
So don’t be sad life after death ain’t so bad bad bad

Well now
I really must be on my way
There’s other folks who’ve gone astray
It never ends go forth and haunt
Make some enemies
Or friends

You will soon depart from the heart in your chest
For its incessant beating will eventually end
You wont need the flood of warm blood in your veins
For every single crimson drop will certainly be drained

All your worldly possessions
And all your measly convictions
Will be useless after the day you die
You wont need them on the other side
Now as your pulse subsides
Time has come to say your goodbyes

If it wants it’ll get you
Firmly in its grip
Sit back don’t fight
Go along for the trip
Prepare to be scared
Right out of your skin
Welcome to the netherworld where and new life begins

~Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Nearly Departed
NEARLY DEPARTED

How dark was the night
When they were given new life
On the eve of our impending doom
The buried and forgotten
Molding and rotten
Began to stir in their tombs

Here in our darkest of hours
Prepare for the coming dread

Mindless walking things
What horror do they bring
Now their eternal peace is denied
The dearly departed
Are back where they started
And everything’s far from alright

They have woken to devour
And this world will run red
The earth has now grown sour
And it’s spitting out the dead

Be warned
Be still
Now you can hear them stirring
Clawing at the ceilings of their graves
They’re here
They’re dead
They’re evil and they’re hungry
Flesh and sinew and bone have all gone astray
No pulse
No brains
Now you can hear them digging
Corpses transformed into feral beasts
No soul
No hope
No conscience in their bloodlust
They have only come here for one thing
And that’s to feast

The hordes of decay
Are crawling this way
And their pouring out into the streets
Lifeless hollow shells
Are escaping their cells
And their dying for something to eat

Here in our darkest of hours
Prepare for the coming dread

An army of death
With their fetid breath
And their skin dangling from their bones
There is no escape
From the most ghastly of fate
For this is how we must atone

They have woken to devour
And this world will run red
The Earth has now grown sour
And it’s spitting out the dead

Be warned
Be still
Now you can hear them stirring
Clawing at the ceilings of their graves
They’re here
They’re dead
They’re evil and they’re hungry
Flesh and sinew and bone have all gone astray
No pulse
No brains
Now you can hear them digging
Corpses transformed into feral beasts
No soul
No hope
No conscience in their bloodlust
They have only come here for one thing
And that’s to feast

The dead are awake
There’s no escape
Tombs asunder
Released from slumber
Peaceful silence
Turned to violence
Will this affliction
Be our downfall
Reanimation desecration
Death in no longer
The be all end all
Insurrection resurrection
And out of the mouth of Hades
They have crawled

Be warned
Be still
Now you can hear them stirring
Clawing at the ceilings of their graves
They’re here
They’re dead
They’re evil and they’re hungry
Flesh and sinew and bone have all gone astray
No pulse
No brains
Now you can hear them digging
Corpses transformed into feral beasts
No soul
No hope
No conscience in their bloodlust
They have only come here for one thing
And that’s to feast

~Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Mad House
MAD HOUSE

Where did all this begin my malicious tale
So rife with loathing despair and revenge
Picture this a home could grow aware
Would this explain why I now live in fear

Sometimes the razor’s dull and doesn’t cut enough
Sometimes it definitely cuts too much

All of this aggression and fury inside me
Has seeped into the bones of this old house
Year by year the rage was building up
And my short fuse has turned against me now

Sometimes the razor’s dull and doesn’t cut enough
Sometimes it definitely cuts too much
Sometimes the anger doesn’t always manifest
Sometimes the anger’s like a hornet’s nest

I don’t know how much I can take
I simply must get out of this mad house
Nowhere to hide I can’t escape
I really think it’s gunning for me now
You can’t imagine how I ache to toss a match
And burn the whole thing down
I pray in time it’s blown away
To nothing but a big hole in the ground

Would I get an answer if these walls could talk
Would they explain why they now want me dead
Was it me am I a wicked man
Was this monster born of my own two hands

Some days it’s tame doesn’t spill too much blood
Some days it’s crazed and can never get enough
Some days it’s still like the calm before a storm
Some days I wish I was never born

I don’t know how much I can take
I simply must get out of this mad house
Nowhere to hide I can’t escape
I really think it’s gunning for me now
You can’t imagine how I ache to toss a match
And burn the whole thing down
I pray in time it’s blown away
To nothing but a big hole in the ground

It’s grown hungry rather famished
Smelling blood and turning savage
Now it’s learning forming habits
Sentient and wreaking havoc
It is growing gaining traction
Can’t give up I must take action
It is scheming gaining reason
Making plans becoming brazen
It is living in existence
Cognizant without a conscience
Shaping tactics without lenience
Setting traps to restore balance now

Get me out of this mad house
I’ll die in this mad house

~Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Here There Be Witches
HERE THERE BE WITCHES

Here there be witches on the edge of town
Cast them in water to see if they drown
Cleanse them with fire to burn them down
Bury their bones in hallowed ground

Here there be witches on the edge of town
Cast them in water to see if they drown
Cleanse them with fire to burn them down
Bury their bones in hallowed ground
Here there be witches on the edge of town

Here there be witches on the edge of town
Can’t you hear their cries
Press them with stones to see if they lie
Sever their heads and gouge out their eyes
Recite your prayers in the dead of night
Here there be witches can’t you hear their cries

Demons on the prowl we must make a stand
Black souled devil spawn inhabit this land
The unpure of heart will fall by your hand
Here there be witches save our
Souls have been lost and the panic grows
Spells cast over blood and broken bones
An evil stronger than we’ve ever known
Here there be witches and all must die

Here there be witches and they must be slain
Cut of their flesh and they feel no pain
Shackle their hands with sanctified chains
Snip out their tongues before they speak your name
Here there be witches and they must be slain

Demons on the prowl we must make a stand
Black souled devil spawn inhabit this land
The unpure of heart will fall by your hand
Here there be witches save our
Souls have been lost and the panic grows
Spells cast over blood and broken bones
An evil stronger than we’ve ever known
Here there be witches and all must die

Unholy hexes dark incantations
Our days are numbered just sacrificial lambs
Depraved and corrupted agents of darkness
Chosen by the black mark of the beast
Archaic volumes forbidden writing
Blood ceremonies sermons for the damned
This curse must be lifted before the full moon
Or we’re all just meat for the feast

Demons on the prowl we must make a stand
Black souled devil spawn inhabit this land
The unpure of heart will fall by your hand
Here there be witches save our
Souls have been lost and the panic grows
Spells cast over blood and broken bones
An evil stronger than we’ve ever known
Here there be witches and all must die

~Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Dem Bones
DEM BONES

Please don't be alarmed I've got the heart of a child
It's actually one of many that I've slowly compiled
You have looks to die for and a brain to match
I promise to remove it all without a scratch

Lest we forget about your ravishing eyes
I'd love to see them both immaculately excised
Now whatcha got hiding under all that meat
I don't believe that beauty's only skin deep

We all amass ghosts of our past
I display mine under glass
Perfection is fleeting
Commence the bleeding
And now I must propose
We dig dem bones

I bid you welcome my guest
I have something to get off my chest
I am a fan to some degree of curiosities
Now now don't you fret
I have a spot for all of my guests
On the mantel or the bookcase
I can always make some space
All the beauty of our days
A shame its got to wither away
You'll live on rest assured
And forever be preserved

From here on in you shall never age
Formaldehyde will keep those effects at bay
A piece of my collection always on display
An object to admire like a lost Monet

Everybody shuns their skeleton
And hides it from all the fun
Elbow grease and soap
Will remove your pulp
And it'll polish like a stone
When I scrub dem bones

I bid you welcome my guest
I have something to get off my chest
I am a fan to some degree of curiosities
Now now don't you fret
I have a spot for all of my guests
On the mantel or the bookcase
I can always make some space
All the beauty of our days
A shame its got to wither away
You'll live on rest assured
And forever be preserved

Well is there something wrong with me
I prefer my friends deceased
Disassembled and put on display
Deep inside these hallowed halls
Your bones will decorate the walls
Safe from inevitable decay
You'll soon agree that life is better
Without all that pesky leather
Skin is overrated can't you see
Would you prefer to rot and mold
In a grave that's damp and cold
Or join my esteemed menagerie

Or you could choose to just grow old
Journey into the unknown
Spend your last breath all alone
Death waiting to lash out
Will you become history
Or a sight for all to see
You must believe when I decree
It's what's inside that counts

We all amass ghosts of our past
I display mine under glass
Perfection is fleeting
Commence the bleeding
And now I must propose
We dig dem bones!

Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Haunted
HAUNTED

Noises down in the basement
Voices up in the attic
Figures prowl in the garden
Shadows lurk in the parlor

Awake long after midnight
Objects move in the darkness
Haunted by night wailing
Harassed by something unclean

Do you have a problem
With the warm blooded
Infected by the non dead

It's an infestation
Of troublesome mortals
Warm and perishable

When you're no longer flesh and bone
The living still won't leave you alone
Just because your body's grown cold
Doesn't mean they can possess your home
You had hoped for eternal peace
But the living still plague the deceased

House guests awful and ghastly
Breathers hostile and nasty
Creatures loathsome and dreadful
Bleeders selfish and vile

Can you feel the presence
Stirring in the mire
Waiting to expire

Can you feel the bound souls
Swirling in the ether
Growing like a fever

When you're no longer flesh and bone
The living still won't leave you alone
Just because your body's grown cold
Doesn't mean they can possess your home
You had hoped for eternal peace
But the living still plague the deceased

When you're no longer flesh and bone
The living still won't leave you alone
Just because your body's grown cold
Doesn't mean they can possess your home
You had hoped for eternal peace
But the living still plague the deceased

Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Spill Your Guts
SPILL YOUR GUTS

We are frail
So frail and weak
Our bodies fail
We're all just meat
So easily scarred
So easily beat

It doesn't take much
For us to spring a leak
It doesn't take much
To perish in your sleep

We are soft
Soft and smooth
Just beef and sauce
Perfect for stew
So easily squashed
So easily bruised

It doesn't take much
To strip us to the bone
It doesn't take much
Work to make us croak

We're all marching in the same parade
Biding our time in this fleeting masquerade
We're all headed steadfast to the grave
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

Will you burn out or will you fade away
Will you die young or wither in old age
We're all dying to make it out unscathed
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

We are doomed
From the start
Shrivel like prunes
Damaged and scarred
So easily strewn
So easily marred

It doesn't take much
To tear us apart
It doesn't take much
Force to stop our hearts

We are flawed
Prone to leak
Crumbling facades
Fraught with decease
So easily clawed
So easily freed

It doesn't take much
Stress to make us crack
It doesn't take much
Strength to break our backs

We're all marching in the same parade
Biding our time in this fleeting masquerade
We're all headed steadfast to the grave
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

Will you burn out or will you fade away
Will you die young or wither in old age
We're all dying to make it out unscathed
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

A knife in the back from a friend
Or a bump on the head
A ruptured appendix
Or maybe a virus instead
A clot in your veins
Or a poisonous snake in the grass
A chest full of buckshot
Or maybe a slip in the bath

We're all marching in the same parade
Biding our time in this fleeting masquerade
We're all headed steadfast to the grave
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

Will you burn out or will you fade away
Will you die young or wither in old age
We're all dying to make it out unscathed
Why all the fuss
We'll all be dust
And soon you'll spill your guts

Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: Wake The Dead
WAKE THE DEAD

Dressed in black
Join the pact
Through the dark
We have embarked
Endless nights
Shunned by light
Condemned to earth
We will have rebirth

Seances and ceremonies
Behind closed doors
Abandoned words and ancient symbols
Carved in the floor
Singing psalms and burning candles
In the graveyard
We must eradicate this vicious
Killer at large

It's far too late to stop this
As we journey into darkness
Where Gods fear to tread
The time has come to be renewed
And now before the night is through
We'll wake the dead

Dead inside
Breathe new life
Free your bones
From the catacombs
Take control
Of your soul
The heavens weep
As you rise from sleep

Seances and ceremonies
Behind closed doors
Abandoned words and ancient symbols
Carved in the floor
Singing psalms and burning candles
In the graveyard
We must eradicate this vicious
Killer at large

It's far too late to stop this
As we journey into darkness
Where Gods fear to tread
The time has come to be renewed
And now before the night is through
We'll wake the dead

Brimstone and alchemy
Wormwood and witchery
Coffin nails and effigies
Clairvoyance and prophecies
Graveyard dust and sorcery
Second sight and fates foreseen

The flame is quickly growing dim
The air is swiftly growing thin
And something stirs from deep within

The pale rider draws near

The earth begins to crack and groan
The wind begins to howl and moan
And now I fear we're not alone

The night caller is here

It's far too late to stop this
As we journey into darkness
Where Gods fear to tread
The time has come to be renewed
And now before the night is through
We'll wake the dead

Lyrics By Curtis Rx
Track Name: A Feast For The Worms
A FEAST FOR THE WORMS

My heart is filled with nails and broken glass
The world will celebrate when I'm gone at last
Revere the end of my years
For soon I will be dead
For soon I will be dead

All the angels in heaven
Curse my name
All the demons down in hell
Will stoke the flames

So strike up the band
And strike up the matches
Pour kerosene
All over my casket
The world is safe
Now here in my absence
A cancer removed
Into the tomb I go

My soul is made of rot and razor blades
Praise the day that I'm lowered in my grave
Revel for the devil
Knows I'm on my way
Knows I'm on my way

All the angels in heaven
Curse my name
All the demons down in hell
Will stoke the flames

So strike up the band
And strike up the matches
Pour kerosene
All over my casket
The world is safe
Now here in my absence
A cancer removed
Into the tomb I go

I was born bad
And I will die bad
But in your heart
I live on
I made a mark
On this world they can't cut out

All the angels in heaven
Curse my name
All the demons down in hell
Will stoke the flames

So strike up the band
And strike up the matches
Pour kerosene
All over my casket
The world is safe
Now here in my absence
A cancer removed
Into the tomb I go

Lyrics By Curtis Rx