Last time we discussed Track 6, I said that we were ready for lyrics. It’s taken some time, but here we go.
The song starts out with the courier relaying to the town what he has witnessed at Abram’s property. (This is supposed to be my character, so I better get my voice in shape.) Normal text means clean singing, whereas bold text means screaming.
I just seen something I would like to forget
And that means a lot from me you’ve gotta admit
Now I was walking near the West Bluff to deliver the post
And, oh help us father son and holy ghost
What has he done with his poor family now?
His wife and kids lay dead and bloodied the ground
He was a-digging two new holes in the earth
And I can tell you neither one was for her
His axe her body cleft!
In his well, you’ll find what’s left!
I think it’s rightfully dark and covers some very important plot points! The part about the axe will be delivered at the most intense part of the chorus, in the blackest vocals I can muster.
After my part, the town leader starts singing during the quiet part of the song. This will be Dan when the time comes.
Grave indeed, these tidings that you bare
Swift we must be in making sure this debt is paid!
If what you’re telling us is the honest truth
Then it’s quite clear to me what we’ve got to do now
Assemble all ye men who claim to strive for what’s right
We’re gonna have ourselves a lynching tonight!
FETCH YOUR ROPE!!!
At this point, the rest of the town kicks in for the breakdown at the end (which will be a fade out.) The lines with stars will be gang vocals, and the other lines will be a single person.
**TIE HIM UP**
MAKE HIM PAY FOR HIS SINS
**HOIST HIM HIGH**
MAKE HIM SEE WHAT HE’S DONE
**LET HIM HANG**
WE THIRST FOR JUSTICE NOW
WE’RE COMING TO BURN YOU OUT
I know this means very little without hearing it to the song, so I’ll try to record some vocals in the next few days! In the meantime, I’d like to share the rough draft with the click track that I used. This version of the song is even more misleading than track 4 was with MIDI drums. Nevertheless, this is how I record!