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released 10 May 2014

Evan Gadowski - lead vocals, guitar
Cat Verlicco - bass, backing vocals
Will Barry - lead guitar, mando, harmonica
Tim McCarthy - drums

Additional sonic chocobliss (TM) performed by Joel Simches

All tracks produced by Joel Simches.
Recorded at Watch City Studios.
Mixed & Mastered at Sonic Enhancement Specialists, Ltd. by Joel Simches

All songs written by Evan Gadowski & Will Barry

(C) 2014

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Track Name: The Last Of Me
Woke up in the dead of night to the sound of my own screams
The tremors loosed upon my bones and on my wayward soul
A heaving dread seized on my chest, like some sordid demon lover
That sucked the breath from the lungs of this bitch's bastard's son

I've seen the old moon dying in the new moon's arms
I fear, I fear the time is near when there comes a killing storm
When the heavens swell with rolling clouds like horsemen battle-born
And hell-bent as they ride on the back of a shrieking sky

Grim Death breathing down my neck
My piss-poor soul soon to collect
Now I'd steal the pennies from a dead man's eyes
Got Hell to pay for this life of crime
And though the die's been cast, you haven't seen the last of me
Last of me

Whistling 'Dies Irae' as shadows dance upon the walls
Let the ancient waters rise and come to bury us all
Sever the horizon, let the sky bleed the dawn
My heart like a clenched first, my heart just like a clenched fist, yeah
My heart like a clenched first, my heart just like a clenched fist, yeah


Grim Death breathing down my neck
My piss-poor soul soon to collect
Now I'd steal the pennies from a dead man's eyes
Got Hell to pay for this life of crime
And though the die's been cast, you haven't seen the last of me
Last of me

The last of me, last of me
Track Name: Barroom Kyrie
Pour me a drink and I'll sing for you
The babbling self-pity blues
With the choir of bottles stacked against the barroom wall

A dozen drunken apostles
Their neon sign halos aglow
Speak prophecy softly, have mercy on me

Have mercy on me
Have mercy on me
Have mercy, mercy on me

For a quart of ale, I'll tell the tale
Of when I fought in the war
And how I got the girl and my comrades they all loved me so

Now my soul is cursed, my liver hurts
No one remembers my name
Those atop the heap one day will weep "have mercy on me"

Have mercy on me
Have mercy on me
Have mercy, mercy on me

Tomorrow will be the blessed day
When I change my wicked ways
Give me hair of the dog and I'll reform as a man of God

Dancing days are over
For this lecherous chancer, this rover
Where are my friends? O Unhappy end - have mercy on me

Have mercy on me
Have mercy on me
Have mercy, mercy on me
Track Name: Partner In Crime
The rusted accordion played its mournful departure tune
The time was nigh but it had come too soon
And all your friends in high places left you standing stark naked
The dwarf man stopped and sighed, his mistress took in stride
Cognac for to drown themselves and swallow their pride
Oh precious child, your love runs free and wild

The rolling plains and mania beckon you to ride through
In that stolen caravan, the wheels steeped in mud
Out love was like the countless stars in the sky
The infinite grains of sand, the final nail in Christ's outstretched hand

You and all your aspirations, me and my poor reputation
The way you moved, the way you grooved in that Bulgarian nightclub
The lights they shone upon you, a tongue of flame was above your head
Lust and wild desire swept me to the oceans of your bed
I ran my hands up your golden brown thighs
You clawed through my dress-shirt with malice in those murderous eyes

The rolling plains and mania beckon you to ride through
In that stolen caravan, the wheels steeped in mud
Out love was like the countless stars in the sky
The infinite grains of sand, the final nail in Christ's outstretched hand

The rolling plains and mania beckon you to ride through
In that stolen caravan, the wheels steeped in mud
Out love was like the countless stars in the sky
The infinite grains of sand, the final nail in Christ's outstretched hand

Now girl, now girl, I'll be leaving this town
Would you be my partner in crime?
Now girl, now girl, my darkened angel,
Would you be my partner in crime?
Track Name: The Plague
Waltzing around in a manner somnambulistic
Dark bile raging through their stygian livers
Searching for the curse of all mankind, seeking the plague personified
Find a young girl terrified, black blood racing down her thighs
Trying to wake from a nightmare, from this bad dream
As the neighbors they point and scream...

You are the Plague personified
Forsaken under hallowed skies
You are the Plague personified
This child of God will be cast aside

Little child, fattened lamb upon the hill
Your time has come, the pyres burn outside your window
The crimes played out for all to see
They chain you to their laws, to some reality
Mantras they chant, prayers they hum
Wailing and battering the funeral drum
With the red mask of death and fetid breath
The high priest's cries rattle like a dying child's

You are the Plague personified
Forsaken under hallowed skies
You are the Plague personified
This child of God will be cast aside

The judges retire to their chambers
Overlooking the fields of smashed human bones
The lynch mob grows agitated
There can be no clemency in their purview
The verdict comes visceral and straight to the point
The lynch mob they will not disappoint
So lead the impure down to the body-filled moat
And cut their throats where the flies and buzzards they circle and drone

You are the Plague personified
Forsaken under hallowed skies
You are the Plague personified
This child of God will be cast aside

You are the Plague personified
You are the Plague personified
You are the Plague personified
You are the Plague personified
You are the Plague personified
Track Name: Heading East
My wits about me now, but not for long
Summer's gone, summer's gone
And in the country-dark, this sullen land
It lays before me like and outstretched hand

I hitched a ride with a man from Tennessee
Heading East, heading East
Said I roam around from town to town
Still searching for the girl that got away

And in the starlit night, I scream her name, I scream her name
And in the starlit night, I scream her name, I scream her name
I scream her name...

Had me a dozen wives, if truth be told
Bless their souls, bless their souls
For I butchered all except for one
She fought tooth and nail and then to the woods did run

Seen me as many priests, I must confess
No regrets, no regrets
Took pleasure in the fact these men of God
Must take my secrets to their graves

And in the starlit night, I scream your name, I scream your name
And in the starlit night, I scream your name, I scream your name
I scream your name...

The hunt is on, my mind dead-set on you
Only you, only you
And solitude rides shotgun now
'Cause death can keep a secret sure as hell
And solitude rides shotgun now
'Cause death can keep a secret sure as hell
Track Name: The Writing On The Wall
My grimy fingers drummed against the bars of my prison cell
The keys they rattled gratingly down the pallid, dim hall
Death groans and hideous moans from all around
The squall on the emerald sea outside this gated fortress
Roared endlessly and hauntingly, assuring me of what was to come

Hateful endless misery, the vampires feed fastidiously
That old chaplain eyes me pityingly
And the writing on the wall written by bodiless hands in flaming brands
The writing on the wall...is a language I cannot read!

I'll try the stuff they've offered me in exchange for an early release
I heard it ain't so bad, you know, at least all this will cease
At least all this will cease
I can hear the screams of Whitey B. and others just like me
Their nightmares induced by chemistry, by kindly chemistry
The walls closing in on me, the walls closing in on me

In Alcatraz, God's wrath has finally come down upon us
Let a tsunami come wash me all away
The ghosts silenced by time
In Alcatraz, I swear they're gonna kill us all
They're gonna kill us all
And now I can read, now I can read the writing on the wall!

Mene mene tekel upharsin
Mene mene tekel upharsin
Mene mene tekel upharsin
Mene mene tekel upharsin