Murder Ballad

Story Behind The Song

A new take on the murder ballad genre.

Song Length 4:31 Genre Folk - Traditional, New Age - Progressive
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Composed Subject Violence, Long
Similar Artists Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Johnny Cash Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

"Lights out!", they are shouting, I lie on the bed
Eyes open wide, hands under my head
I follow the drifting of The Moon and The Stars
And stare into space through the small window's bars

Remembering clearly how it went down
A band of gypsies that passed through the town
the old fortune teller dealing the cards:
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts

I knew *she* was the one from the day we first met
The most precious gem that you could ever get
There were Two Lovers, there were promises made
She was my Empress, I was her King of Spades

The time's flying fast and I had to go West
The Wheel of Fortune would give us a test
She said she'll remember while we are apart
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts

Three years had passed by the time I returned
Still not believing that I could've been spurned
In my pocket - the letter she wrote to confess
"I'm sorry, but someone has taken your place"

/bridge/
There was fear and shock in her beautiful eyes
She covered her face and started to cry
I kissed her and I wished her to have a good life
Then I signed her release with a twist of the knife

/solo/

I'm not seeking forgiveness, I don't need a priest
Tomorrow is my chance for finding some peace
So tired of this life, I don't care about pain
Good doctor will fit a needle into my vein

I follow the drifting of The Moon and The Stars
And stare into space through the small window's bars
This story will end when the brand-new day starts
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts
The Hanged Man, The Chariot and Queen of Hearts

Murder Ballads (The Hangman, the Chariot a Queen of Hearts) tells a dark engaging story that takes you on a man's journey through time that leads to a violent end. Hunnypot Approved!

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