Dance 2 The Grave

by VulGarrity

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released October 22, 2010

VulGarrity is:

Shawn Garrity: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keys, Vocals

Tracy Garrity: Bass, Drums, Keys, Vocals

Recorded at Dog Hill Studios, Connecticut.

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by VulGarrity.

Copyright 2010 Dog Hill Records. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.

All music and lyrics by VuGarrity, except "Shock the Monkey" by Peter Gabriel, courtsey of Pentagon Lipservices Real World (BMI).

Artwork by Shawn Garrity.

Photo by Hilda Yulfo.

Thank you: God, Patrick, Elaine and the rest of the Garrity fam, Missi Garrity, Adam Bourget & Woozy, John, Bev & Mike Phillabaum, Jimmy Roc, Katie Church, Ryan Scottie, Eric Baker, Chuck Bentley & Colt's Plastics, Lisa Gourley, John Cavooto, Brendan and Annmarie Waldsmith, Brian & Jenn Flamand, Caleb & Kelly Piehl, Justin Kessinger, Ed Boak, Rick Morgan, Robert Martinez, Joe & Kristen Wallace, Johnny Ronci, John Steiner, Ryan Ennis, Kristen Provencher, Carolyn Stokes, Zeus, Hilda Yulfo, Adam Dohrenwend, James Keating, Steev Riccardo, Ben Swiatek, Cathryn Beeks, Nancy Harris, Jay Breidenbach, Motorpsychos, the Shallow Palace crew, 91s, Taylor Brennan & the Arma crew, Rene Dupont & SEXCoffee, The Lights Out, Anthony Yaccobellis, Muphin Chukrs, Route .44.



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Track Name: All Hallow's Eve
The sun goes down, I’m walking home
Hear a church bell ring, I’m all alone
Wind scatters leaves on empty streets
All around me evil waiting

On All Hallow’s Eve, all my superstitions come true
On All Hallow’s Eve, give rise to the ghoul inside of you
On All Hallow’s Eve, no rest for the creatures of the night
On All Hallow’s Eve

The moon is high, the streets come alive
With children dressed for Halloween
Their plastic masks show only eyes
Oblivious to what’s happening
Track Name: Freakshow
Tongue-tied in a mind on overload
Daydreaming in another world again
Search hard for the right words but every time
Out comes something wrong, oh no

My elevator don’t go all the way to the top floor
Think it’s strange but I’m in control
They call me, call me, call me the Freakshow
elevator don’t go all the way to the top floor
gone insane now I’ve lost control
They call me, call me, call me the Freakshow

Day after day it gets harder to think
Faces smile but they seem so alien
Feet planted on the ground but my mind is gone
Drifting closer to another planet
Track Name: Tortured
Every night there’s a place inside my mind
Where I can run and hide from them
The energy they steal, and I’m their fucking meal again
Repeating every day, how much more can I take?
They’re beating me straight down, when will it turn around?

Hiding, waiting, holding on barely
I am dying from this torture
Speaking clearly, but no one can hear me
It’s because I’m being tortured

The fine line, the protection from the lies
It’s becoming my demise
When love is just a game, for all of them to play
I guess that it’s my turn again
I though that I just went, look at them
They’re cheating every time, and I’m cheating just to win
Track Name: Don't Go in the House
Voices say, it’s alright
Speak to me, give me life
Take my hand, don’t say no
I’ll make you mine, but first we must go

In the house where the spirits roam
In the house the dead call home
In the house with the candle burning
From the house there is no returning

Now we’re here, and all is well
The time is right, to cast my spell
With flames on high, let’s start the show
The best is yet to come, so please don’t go
Track Name: Murderhand
Hang out in fancy clubs, she don’t
Know a thing about designer drugs, she don’t
Give a shit what books you’ve read, she don’t
Give two shits where you make your bed
Not a care for the human race, she’s gonna
Wipe the smile right off of your face, she’s gonna
Spill your blood all over the place
Now your gone, you’re gone, you’re gone, you’re gone

Murderhand, she’s done it again
When the bloodstains paint the land
She carries on with the mind of a monster
And the will of ten
Murderhand, she’s done it again
With an eye on mortal man
She carries on with the mind of a monster
Just to do it again

Red lips and a mouthful of lies, she’s got
Dead soul and the devil’s eyes, she’s got
Hair the color of the Reaper’s hood, she’s got
Demons waiting in the wood
Call them out to another place, to another time, just another race
Spill your blood all over the place
Now your gone, you’re gone, you’re gone, you’re gone
Track Name: Dance 2 the Grave
For every time you passed us by
For every chance you had to save
A joker or a wounded heart
You turned and let it slip away

No soul to save
Dance to the grave
This is the day
Dance 2 the Grave

As you kneel and beg for mercy
At the final reckoning
How dare you ask for lenience
We remember everything
The lives you tore apart
The wall of hate you made
The desperation you ignored
Has come to seal your fate
Track Name: Shock the Monkey
Cover me when I run
Cover me through the fire
Something knocked me out the trees
Now I'm on my knees
Cover me, darling please
Monkey, monkey, monkey
Don't you know when you're going to shock the monkey

Fox the fox
Rat on the rat
You can ape the ape
I know about that
There is one thing you must be sure of
I can't take any more
Darling, don't you monkey with the monkey
Monkey, monkey, monkey
Don't you know you're going to shock the monkey

Wheels keep turning
Something's burning
Don't like it but I guess I'm learning

Watch the monkey get hurt, monkey

Cover me, when I sleep
Cover me, when I breathe
Throw your pearls before the swine
Make the monkey blind
Cover me, darling please
Monkey, monkey, monkey
Don't you know you're going to shock the monkey

Too much at stake
Ground beneath me shake
And the news is breaking
Track Name: Purify
Born from sin and hate and lies
And ignorance of darker times
Bred to slay the weak of mind
The mystical and all divine

Purify, drown the witches in the river
Purify, burn the wizard in the fire

Eyes on fire with scorn, dismay
And fear of those who disobey
Raised a beast with heavy hand
To kill what he don’t understand

War is waged, the weak will die
As spears are thrown into the sky
The deed now done, they’ve paid the toll
Now none are left to save your soul
Track Name: Demon in the Closet
Moonlight on the wall, mirror on the door
Silence in the hall, the sound of slumber
A shifting of the air, a rustling on the floor
Straightening of the hairs on the back of your neck

No escape from, come come again
No release from, come come again
Nowhere to run, come come again
No sleep, the demon’s hiding in the closet

Something in the room, stealing every breath
Sealing in your doom, this silent stranger
Rise and take a stand, open up your eyes
You’re standing face to face with your worst nightmare

Sing unto thine angels watching
From the heavens all rejoicing
Track Name: Eyes in the Dark
Street lights and empty stores
Feet fall on lonely sidewalks
Wind howls as the rain pours down
Like a cursed choir shouting out your name
Uneasy feelings take hold, making every shadow come to life
The moon is high and you’re all alone
Keep walking faster, faster

Eyes in the dark, watching you move
Feeling afraid, what should you do?
Hands start to shake, feel the pounding of your heart
All because you feel those eyes in the dark

Hard to breathe as your fears take hold
Hearing footsteps fall behind you
Try to run but it’s just too late
Feel the cold hand wrap around your neck
Feels like it’s over now, turn around to see what grips you
Like a scene from a horror show
It leaves you screaming, screaming
Track Name: Signs
They say that love happens real fast
And when it’s found you should forget your past
They say that love should never stray
Never hurt and never cause you pain
When you’ve said too much there’s no going back
Your heart remains to sit and face the facts

Signs, when they come without warning
Why, do you leave me falling?

They tell you when you need to walk away
Tell you when it’s not safe to stay
So why should I have to think anymore
When they’re standing outside love’s open door
They say that love happens real fast
But they fail to tell you it’s a pain in the ass
Track Name: Tell-Tale
No enchanted dreams, or lighthearted themes
Nothing promising what tomorrow will bring
Just a hurt that kills, and the light that spills
On my windowsill

Tell-tale’s knocking at your door
The only one you’ll open for
Don’t mind if I have to stay in bed all day
Tell-tale’s knocking at your door
Louder than the day before
Time is passing by so slow it never used to be this way

No adoring eyes, telling pretty lies
Like in days gone by
Just a room with a view, of the world I once knew
When I lived like you
Track Name: Mix Around
Every street light shines, with a purpose tonight
Glistening on the backs of the living dead
Each of grand design, with just one thing in mind
And the skill to find what they’re looking for

Do the Mix Around, do the Mix Around
Blow it up, tear it down to the crimson sound
Do the Mix Around, do the Mix Around
Blow it up, tear it down to the crimson sound
When the beat takes the driver’s seat we come alive
We come alive, we come alive
When the beat takes the driver’s seat we come alive
We come alive, we come alive

Walk in single file, wearing friendly smiles
Scheming all the while, let the feast begin
Screams of terror rise, fear fills every eye
Meeting their demise in the house of sin
Track Name: Dear John
See me staring in the mirror
I take a good look and I don’t like what I see
Lines of anger growing deeper
Whatever happened to the way things used to be
Everybody has a reason
Everybody is afraid to take the blame
For losing sight of the big picture
Everybody does it cuz we’re all the same

Dear John, where did we go wrong?
Dear John, when will they take use home?

Got a number in my pocket
With a promise of better days head
I’d like to say that I believe it
But the words are caught behind the demons in my head
Every time I find an answer
It lasts a while and then the wheels stop spinning around
Back to the grind and a mind so sinister
Don’t wanna get up but I can’t stay here

Dear John, when will our time come?
Dear John, these years are far too long