Missgeburt

by Dead Man's Tale

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    The debut record from Dead Man's Tale... a 13 song genre-goulash with a whole lot of accordion. If you enjoy shanties about rum-soaked heartbreak, target girls, and figurative crocodiles, you should definitely have this for your turntable.

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Formerly known as gruesome boys, this is the debut record from Dead Man's Tale... a 13 song genre-goulash with a whole lot of accordion. If you enjoy shanties about rum-soaked heartbreak, target girls, and figurative crocodiles, you should definitely have this for your turntable, iPod or whatever floats your proverbial boat.

credits

released 01 July 2012

Rabid Crocodile- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, guitar, drums, bass, violin, background vocals, broken glass
Dustin- vocals, guitar


it's in the eyes, the look of love can kill one with mischief on his mind
it's such a pretty poison until it makes you blind
everything that I've done… I did it all for you
I should have kept you at arms length because a wicked woman's work is never through

it's in the heart, the seed of all man's ruin; the bane of all mankind
with nothing to subdue him, his lust will rob him blind
you swore you'd be my savior but stripped me to the bone
the bitter toils of a man who's greatest fear in life is winding up alone

I hope you smile, you rabid crocodile
you wear wicked like it's going out of style
I hope you burn, for everything I've learned
we'll see who wears the smile when it's your turn

smile till you die. it's all gone in the blink of an eye
toast! it's your turn, and we'll see if you smile when you burn




Captor's Love Song- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, knives, bass, violin
Dustin- vocals, guitar
Erica Turk- background vocals

of all my little pretties you're the best by far
this must be love
don't you worry darling this won't leave a scar
just a little blood

i'm just a crow shy of a murder, my dear
i never meant to seem so cruel
and if i had the chance i'd show you my dear
you'd see your captor is so captivated
i'm headless over you

in all the shining heavens you're the brightest star
this must be love
if i asked you nicely would you take this heart?
would it be enough?




Buck Up lil' Camper- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, guitar, drums, bass, clarinet, ambiance
Dustin- vocals, guitar
Matt Rushmer - additional ambiance

here at the bottom of the pit of despair
you climb the ladder just to fall down the stairs
can't trust your mother and you can't trust your wits
can't tell a bastard from a son of a bitch
it never ends

here at the bottom of the bottomless sea
the village idiot moonlights as the chief
his wife's a mean one but she loves him to death
she'll eat him up until there aint nothin' left
it never ends

it's all the same they say
it's like this everywhere
who told you life was fair?

here at the bottom of the bottomless pit
our bowl of cherries is a bowl full of shit
the wine will rot your guts, the company's bland
if life's a smorgasbord, it's all you can stand
it never ends




When the World Falls Down- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, bass
Dustin- vocals, guitar


i hope to find you happy when the world falls down
i hope your toes are tapping when the world falls down
and if the sun's not shining when the world falls down
you'll be the silver lining when the world falls down

don't know how you never knew
the whole world spins for you

i hope you know i love you when the world falls down
i'll hold the sky above you when the world falls down
when the world falls down on you




Hammond Indiana(instrumental)- music and arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- toy piano, accordion, violin, drums, bass
Mallory- cello



Missgeburt- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, toy piano, bass, trumpet, background vocals
Dustin- vocals, ukulele


it's been a month now since you up and ran away
the circus might seem fun right now, but i swear it's all a big mistake
did you notice you misplaced me somewhere along the way
i hope you mend that pocket
you might lose something you care about one day

some times my heart gets in the way
i made a tiny mistake
some times i don't know what to say
but i guess thems the breaks

it's been a year now since you hopped on to that train
do the crowds and knives and leering eyes really give you what you need?
or have the gawkers and the vultures finally picked you clean?
if there's any meat still on your bones,
whatever's left is quite enough for me




Renfield Wants a Kitten… No a Cat!- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, guitar, drums, bass, background vocals
Dustin- vocals, guitar


loose lips won't sink ships that have never set sail,
but this harbor's not exactly safe
i've got this premonition crawling in and out of my head
i know i'm never coming back

the faithful crew drops like flies
the moon and all her stars have fled the sky
there's no asylum from this storm
it's not poseidon who's out for our blood tonight
hold on tight

the haunting cadence of my dripping blood on the boards
it's really such and awful waste
the captain's been relieved his good intentions dead at the wheel
his faith showed up a little late

and now i curse this wicked sea
there's a broken heart who waits at home for me
and broken's hearts won't be filled till there's nothing left

just be sure to tell my baby i'm not coming home tonight

i'm a million miles from anywhere she'd want to be tonight
be sure to tell my baby i'm not coming home tonight




All the World Loves a Fucked Up Girl- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, guitar, percussion, bass, clarinet, background vocals
Dustin- vocals, banjo, guitar
Aaron Gambrel- drums


outside a fires burning
your effigy will drive em wild until the flames start dying down
once gone there's no returning
you giggle like a wayward child
and the whole world's falling down

you can't be a liar when your mouth's too dry to speak
tell me who will mourn your ashes when you're done
you can't call it crying when you're far too dead to weep
and the moral to this story's sinking in a sea of rum

outside a siren's wailing
the captain sails for calmer seas, but there's no calm to be found
once gone there's no returning
your brilliance fades to edgar gray
and your flame is dying down




Bat Shit Crazy- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Dustin- guitar, vocals
Brent- violin, mandolin
Mallory Gebhardt - cello

surprise, you're howling again
the wolf's in the wall, she's not leaving until she gets fed
the fur is flying again
the bats in your belfry are making a terrible mess

this game is done
you're bat shit crazy and i've won
i've won!

find a new sucker, i don't buy that precious smile
i'm sunk in the harbor
i think i might stay a while
this game is done




Scoundrel, in Dick Minor(instrumental) - music by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion




When You Die- music and lyrics by Andy Wylie, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- vocals, accordion, drums, guitar, percussive ambiance, bass, strings


man was born to die all alone in despair or so it seems to me
solace is found in a hole in the ground
that's the only place a man is free

life's just a shovel and a drink
it makes the world go round
a series of down endings until he hits the ground
god and the devil add fuel to fire, inciting controvercy
work and sin to make it through
but kneel and beg for mercy when you die

woman was made to dig man's early grave
to torment and bring him to his knees
whiskey and gin are a man's dearest friends
helping to forget his broken dreams

man takes a wife for the rest of his life he is forced to grovel and to bend
they have a kid who is better off dead
and the whole depressing cycle starts again




Eggs is Eggs(instrumental)- music by Dustin Keeling and Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion
Dustin- guitar




Sifting Through your Ashes- music and lyrics by Dustin Keeling, musical arrangement by Brent Wilkinson

Brent- accordion, bass, lead guitar, background vocals
Dustin- vocals, guitar


my heart is gone, returned to the clay
a tarnished souvenir of your demands
a broken man will never heal too straight
but you look so pretty when you play pretend

it's a bitter pill to swallow
every thing must fade
the brightest summer day succumbs to night

the sun is cracked and bleeding in the sea
i watched you disappear into her drowning light

a little lapse of self control
some words to sooth your troubled soul
i'd set this whole damn world on fire just to light your way back home





Recorded, Engineered, and Produced by Brent Wilkinson

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