The Cemetery Swing (Song Lyrics)

The Cemetery Swing Song Lyrics

This is the fourth song / set of lyrics for my “These are a Few of My Scariest Things” album. Musical style for this one is along the lines of the Stray Cats, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Verse I

It was Halloween night in sleepy town USA
Kids were asleep and the babysitter on her way
As soon as she arrived, My baby and I
Took to the street for a midnight drive
Rolled the top down, music loud, singing jump jive and wail

Verse II

Well it wasn’t long ‘fore we passed by the ol’ graveyard
Saw shadows grooving to the sounds of a steel guitar
We pulled off to the right, And witnessed the sight
Of a bunch of scary monsters getting down in the night
That’s when my baby turned to me and said it’s time to get a little wild

Verse III

Creature from the Black Lagoon was watching the gate
Looked us up and down and said “hey you two walk this way”
It wasn’t long, Band played a song
That got the whole crowd hopping and singing along
I pulled my baby close to me and we did the cemetery swing

Chorus I

We went swing, swing, swing
While the Wolfman jived
Elvira over in the corner
Getting down with Frankenstein
The whole place was shaking
While the band kept playing
The cemetery swing

Verse IV

Now it’s 3 AM and the party is winding down
Count’s taking a nap and the Mummy’s passed out on the ground
It was just about time, To say our goodbyes
When the Invisible man shouted “one more time”
My baby grabbed me by the arm and said let’s do the cemetery swing

Chorus II

We went swing, swing, swing
While the Bride of Frankie dipped
Bunch of zombie’s getting rowdy
In front of Dr. Jekyll’s crypt
We’re gonna keep on going
Till the sun starts showing
Spin the night away
Over empty graves
Stay on our feet
Dancing to the beat
Of the cemetery swing
The cemetery swing
The cemetery swing

You Suck the Life Out of Me (Song Lyrics)

You Suck the Life Out of Me

This is the third song (lyrics only) on my “These are a Few of My Scariest Things” album. Two more songs to go.

Verse I

You move
Swiftly in the Night
Seeking your first bite
Spreading this fright

All over me
I’m down on my knees
Begging you please
You’re such a tease

Cuz you thrill me
Tempt me
Seduce me
I can’t see straight

I’m on fire
Desire
The one thing
That you won’t give

And I can’t take it anymore I’ve gotta retreat
But you’ve got a hold of me and won’t let me leave
My body keeps on aching while you’re taking everything that you please

You suck the life right out of me

Verse II

You claim
Whatever you want
Whenever you like
I think this just might

Be the end
Of all I have known
And all that I’ll be
Baby can’t you see

That I’m dying
Crying
Lying here
With nothing left

While you devour
My every hour
The sands of time
Are flying by

And every time that I escape you pull me right back
You play the part of predator and I’m just your snack
You bind me with your magic touch and make me feel like I’m going to scream

You suck the life right out of me

Bridge

Forget about the monsters that hide in the night
The scariest of all of them stays out in plain sight
She’ll cast her spell by telling you the things you want to hear
But soon enough your lust turns to fear

Verse III

Oh you steal
(Bit by bit)
Make me feel
(From tip to tip)
Like I’m your last meal
(Drip by drip)
What the hell is your deal
(Losing my grip)

Oh lady
I’m going crazy
No one can save me
From this love so deadly

So I guess I’ll just give in to your twisted fantasies
You suck the life right out of me

My Love is Your Disease (Song Lyrics)

My Love is Your Disease

This is the second song on my “These are a Few of My Scariest Things” album (in development). While I’m only posting the lyrics at this time, I hope to record the actual songs sometime in 2014 and post them on my website.

Verse I

What big eyes you have
The better to see me with
You look right through my soul
My secrets all unfold

And what a big heart you have
The better to love me with
Through all the highs and lows
You keep my passion lit

Chorus

Why do you stay with me
Am I the best you can do
Are you addicted to the pain
That I always put you through

Tell me that it’s all right
You’ll stay by my side
Keep lying to me
My love is your disease
My love is your disease

Verse II

What big arms I have
The better to hold you close
Whenever you’re with me
I don’t feel so alone

And what big teeth I have
I’m sorry I hurt you dear
It wasn’t my intent
To fill your life with fear

Chorus II

Why do you stay with me
When you deserve so much more
Than all the anger that I bring
When I walk through your door

Tell me to go away
That you’ll kill me if I stay
Cut these ties so I can leave
My love is your disease
My love is your disease

Bridge

And in the shadows I will bleed
Jagged tears while I’m on my knees
Staring at the moon above
Hate this monster I’ve become

Wasn’t all that long ago
You and I, we had it all
Now our story’s come to pass
Worn out pages burned to ash

Verse III

Why won’t you let me be
Give up on shattered dreams
Lost forever is the soul
Of the man you used to love

A beast is all that remains
Silver bullet to my brain
Only way to make you see
My love is your disease
My love is your disease

I Want a Little Horror (Song Lyrics)

I Want a Little Horror

“God rest her soul” says the Priest as he hands over a plain, white urn to a man in his mid 30’s.  The man returns home and places the urn in front of a shrine that features pictures of his dead wife along with several candles and ceremonious objects.  He then proceeds to perform a ritual to bring his wife back to life (think Big Bad Voodoo Daddy meets Rob Zombie)…

Verse I

What’s that I see creepin’ in the dark, Paranormal beauty pulling at my heart
Am I in danger or am in love, My knees are shaking but my head says go on
And so I
Step forward with lust in my eyes, My gaze fluctuating from your face to your thighs
I can’t help but think you’ll be the death of me, But I don’t care just take me

Chorus

I want a little horror, In my life
A slice of danger you can cut with a knife
Give it to me raw
On a dark, scary night
Cause I need a little horror in my life

Verse II

I follow you here, I follow you there, You keep on disappearing leavin’ me in despair
This obsession of mine, it’s out of control, And it’s cutting me straight to the bone

Chorus – Repeat

Verse III

Last night I woke up in bed, Could have sworn something was breathing on my neck
There wasn’t a ghoul or goblin in sight, When suddenly you appeared by my side

And now I’ve got a little horror, In my life
A ghostly vixen who haunts me at night
Oh, I’ve given up my sleep, And even my soul
To get a little horror I want you to know
That I’d
Slit my wrists and let them bleed
Torch my body doused in gasoline
Hang myself off an old wood chair
Just to keep you near

Cause’ I want a little horror
I need a little horror
I’ve got to have some horror
I want a little horror in my life!

Where’s My Daddy?

Where's My Daddy

Verse I 

Last night I couldn’t sleep at all,

The monsters in my closet made to much noise.

You know Mommy does a lot of things well,

but monsters in the closet need a Daddy to scare them away;

Why did you go away?

Chorus I

Where’s my Daddy?  Where’s my lullaby? 

Where’s my bedtime story & my kiss goodnight?

There’s my Mommy; lookin’ back at me;

Says you’re never comin’ back, oh’ how can that be?

She sheds a tear each time I ask: ”Where’s my Daddy?”

Verse II

The last time that I saw your face,

I was barely five years old do you remember that day?

We were laughin’ & wrestlin’ on the couch,

You told me that you loved me & that I was your little man;

Why can’t I still be your little man?

Chorus II 

Where’s my Daddy?  To tuck me in at night? 

You know you’re the only one who ever did it right.

Why does Mommy never say your name?

I can’t help but think that maybe I’m the one to blame?

She still cries every time I ask: ”Where’s my Daddy?”

Bridge 

And the years they keep on passin’;

After time I finally stopped askin’;

Even though deep down I still want to know.

Chorus

Where’s my Daddy?  Where’s my lullaby? 

Where’s my bedtime story & my kiss goodnight?

There’s my Mommy; lookin’ back at me;

Says you’re never comin’ back, oh’ how can that be?

She still sheds a tear each time I ask: ”Where’s my Daddy?”

Oh you know she cries each time I ask…

“Where’s My Daddy?”

When Heroes Fall

When Heroes Fall

Verse I

My Grandpa was the man who taught me right from wrong

How to treat a woman, and what our flag stood for

The day we laid him in the ground ‘neath the old oak tree

My Daddy stood there by my side and he said to me

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

Verse II

My best friend Ty was only thirty-five when he was told

He only had a few more months, he never would grow old

I worried ‘bout his wife and kids and then thought of my own

And my Daddy’s words returned to mind from long ago

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

Verse III

I never got the chance to tell my sons goodbye

But their momma’s hand was holding mine the night I died

I wrote the words down that my Daddy shared with me

And I asked her to pass them on so they could see

Chorus

When heroes fall, it’s okay to cry

It’s all right to show the hurt you feel inside, when someone you love dies

Time marches on, no sorrow lasts too long

For when a life leaves this place, a new one comes, to take on the next race

In the light of change we all learn to stand tall

And so the world goes on when heroes fall

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Verse I

Woke up this mornin’ listenin’ to the radio

DJ playin’ somethin’ started movin’ my soul

My body got to shakin’ I was losin’ control

I can’t believe I’m sayin’ this I think I’m in love

Chorus I

I got a smile on my face, that no bad day can erase,

And I even stop to smell the flowers

You got me thinkin’ more and more,

That I know what lips are for,

When you kiss on me for hours and hours

Yeah my heart it’s a racin’, and my body keeps tracin’,

Over every little thing you do

Think it’s time I admit, there ain’t no denyin’ it,

I’m fallin’ head over heels over you 

Verse II

Took you to dinner on a Saturday night

But you wasn’t really hungry so we headed for the lights

Of a neon-flashin’, honkey tonkin’ hell of a time

That damned ol’ love bug bit me now I want you to be mine

Chorus II

Well, I’m wishin’ on the stars,

Read about us men from Mars,

And I threw away my little black book

Yeah I’m puttin’ down the seat,

And I’m keepin’ my car neat,

And I’ve even started learnin’ how to cook

Well I know this might sound crazy,

But your friends don’t even phase me,

When they laugh at me like I’m no good

It’s time I roll the dice,

I might even tell you twice,

I’m fallin’ head over heels over you

Blue Eyed Rodeo Girl

Blue Eyed Rodeo Girl

Verse I

Who needs this, who needs that

Tight blue jeans and a cowgirl hat

Lookin’ good, Lookin’ fine

Wonder what’d take to make her mine all mine

She’s hot, she’s on fire

She’s cool, she’s my heart’s desire

She’s the black boot wearin’, got the guys all starin’

Blue-eyed Rodeo Girl

Bridge I

Dancin’ with a half-a-dozen redneck boys

Never gonna’ catch her cause’ she grooves to the noise

Of a steel guitar, the base and the drums

She’s makin’ her move and she’s throwin’ it down

Verse II

Cowboy up, or move to the side

She’s out lookin’ for a hell of a ride

On a fast train either side of the tracks

She’s past 8 seconds and there’s no turnin’ back

She’s rough, and hella’ tough

She’s mean, a mustang queen

She’s the black boot wearin’, got the guys all starin’

Blue-eyed Rodeo Girl

Bridge II

Tried to get a dance with her but had no luck

I got into a fight and hit a guy named Chuck

She grabbed me by the arm and said I like your style

How ‘bout you try and brawl with me for a while

Verse III

Who needs this, who needs that

It was quite apparent that I’d met my match

And now I’m lovin’ her good, she’s lovin’ me fine

Never would have guessed that we were two of a kind

When I’m hot, she’s hotter

When I’m cool, she’s cold as ice

She’s my black boot wearin’, got me stone cold starin’

Blue-eyed Rodeo Girl

Anymore

Anymore

Verse I

Oh’ you said that you wanted me to hold you

Like no other woman I had held before

And you asked me to tell you that I love you

More than any other love I’d had before

Oh’ you wanted the moon

Served on a silver spoon

And I would have given that to you and more

Chorus

But my heart ain’t in it, now that I know the score

You played me for a fool and what’s more

I gave a penny for your thoughts

And I think I paid too much

Don’t bother callin’, Cause I ain’t fallin’

Anymore

Bridge

No I ain’t fallin’ anymore

Won’t be walkin’ through your door

No more lies, no more cheatin’

This broken heart ain’t worth repeatin’

Verse II

And now you say that you want me to come back

You tell me how you’ve changed your hurtful ways

But I ain’t ready to turn my heart over

To a woman who only brings me pain

Oh’ you ask me for me love

Tell me I’m who you’re thinkin’ of

And for a moment I almost play along

Chorus

But my heart ain’t in it, now that I know the score

You played me for a fool and what’s more

I gave a penny for your thoughts

Now I know I paid too much

Don’t bother callin’, Cause I ain’t fallin’

Anymore

That’s All Right

That's All Right

Verse I

Called you up to say goodbye

You broke down and started to cry

But we both knew this day was bound to come

I’m still lookin’ and I’m still searchin’

Love keeps teachin’ and I keep learnin’

I never meant to break that heart of yours

Chorus

I’m just tryin’ to live my life

One day at a time

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow

And that’s all right

Verse II

So let’s both agree to disagree

Let the love we shared become a memory

I’m sorry that it had to end this way

I don’t expect you to understand

Why I live my life like a hurricane

Not knowin’ where each day will lead me to

Chorus

I’m just tryin’ to live my life

One day at a time

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow

And that’s all right

Verse III

Some people say that I’m just crazy

Say I better slow down, but it don’t phase me

I’d rather run ahead than walk behind

So again I’ll jump on my favorite ride

That roller coaster I call life

You can join me if you’ve got the will to fly

Chorus

I’m just tryin’ to live my life

One day at a time

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow

And that’s all right

Yeah, I’m just tryin’ to live my life

One day at a time

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow

And that’s all right!

Pray it Ain’t Tonight

Pray it Ain't Tonight

Verse I

I knew that she’d been distant lately 

And that her world was caving in

Fading fast was the joy in her smile

Her emotions were held within

I wanted to be her man

Help her weather the storm

But it became apparent that

She was doing this on her own

Chorus

And she’s almost left

Yes she’s almost gone

She’s leaving me

She’s made up her mind

And I don’t know when

And I don’t know why

‘Cause I still love her

 And I would do anything

 You see, she means everything to me

 And I know it’s soon to come

 I just pray it ain’t tonight

Verse II

I loved her with all my heart

But I guess that wasn’t enough

She had the lost the love in her eyes

The passion in her touch

They say that time will heal

And that broken hearts will mend

But what do you do after you face the truth

That you’ve lost your greatest friend

Chorus

And she’s almost left

Yes she’s almost gone

And it’s killing me

And I can’t help but cry

And I swear

That I still love her

And I wish she’d stay

To love just one more day

But I fear, there’s no more that I can do

She’s made up her mind to go

I just pray it ain’t tonight

Yes I know

She’s going to leave me soon

I just pray it ain’t tonight

The Storm

The Storm

Verse I

Shut the door and yelled at you

In a voice that wasn’t mine

You sat there cryin’ in the car

As we pulled out of the drive

You were right to say those words

I should have listened to

Cause’ if I’d handed over those keys

I’d never have lost you

Chorus

When the rage in the wind

Knocked me down to the ground

When the thunder broke the peace in my heart

When all was said and done

And I realized you were gone

The storm carried on

Verse II

Fought the pain most every day

With a bottle and a gun

Spent my time huddled in the dark

Tryin’ to choose which one

Till’ one night the lightning crashed

And a flame was lit within

Devil got the best of me

As I chose my bitter end

Chorus

When the rage in the wind

Knocked me down to the ground

When the thunder broke the peace in my heart

When all was said and done

And I realized you were gone

The storm carried on

Yeah in the end it was the storm that won

If I Tell You

If I Tell You

Verse I

If I gave you a single white rose

Would it be enough, to make you smile

And if I sang to you a sappy old love song

Would you look at me, with affection in your eyes

Oh’ would it be alright if tonight I held you

And told you all the things I’ve been wanting to say

The question still remains if you feel the way I do

If I tell you I love you

Will you say “I love you too” 

Verse II

If I gave you the key to my heart

Would it be enough, to keep you by my side

And if I made a mistake or two along the way

Would you still look at me, with kindness in your eyes

Oh’ would it be alright if all I did in this life

Was be the man and lover that your heart desires

I’m caught up in a fantasy I’m prayin’ will come true

And if I tell you I love you

Will you say “I love you too” 

Bridge

Someday I’ll come to you on bended knee

Hopin’ you’ll say “yes” to a diamond ring

But right now my whole life is hanging on a string

Wonderin’ if you’ll say those three words back to me

Verse III

If I gave you my soul to keep

Would it be enough, for all eternity

And if I swore to you my honor and my life

Would you look at me, with devotion in your eyes

Oh’ would it be alright if finally I looked at you

The way a man looks at a woman when love is true

No longer holdin’ back these feelings, my courage has burned through

So when I tell you I love you

Will you say “I love you too” 

Yeah’ when I tell you I love you

Will you say “I love you too”