Ghost of the Southern Son

by Ghoultown

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Ghost of the Southern Son is the latest album from the Texas-based hellbilly masters, Ghoultown. The album features 13 new tracks which capture the band's unique brand of music like never before. From the atmospheric opener "Apparition," the album launches into the galloping co-title track "Southern Son" followed by the pounding groove and catchy hook of "Ghost of the Past." From there, the band delivers song after song laden with elements of cowpunk, metal, and horror, topped off by their signature trumpet which conjures images of classic spaghetti western motifs. Join this iconic band of guitar-slingers as they ride through a landscape of music that encompasses the triumph, loss, and horror of the audio badlands.

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released April 25, 2017

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Ghoultown Dallas, Texas

For more than 15 years, Ghoultown has delivered their unique brand of spaghetti-western infused rock across the musical badlands. Described as an “uncharted crossroads between Johnny Cash and Rob Zombie,” the Texas-based band defies conventional classification with a list of catchy, horror-influenced songs and a distinctive, dark western image to match. ... more

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Track Name: Southern Son
Southern Son

so long you’ve been waiting for this day
pull the reigns, break chains, it’s time to have your say
you’ve been running for so long
it’s time to stop and make a stand, steady and be strong

each day it grows a little darker
with each night misunderstood
ghost of the past still haunting you
it just goes on and on and on

chorus:
burn burn southern sky
you’ve got the fire of midnight in your eyes
burn burn southern son
soon they will know that you are the one

years gone, the future’s in the past
deeds are done, the time has come, now it’s moving fast
ride hard, the battery of hooves
striking distance, turn and face, time to take what’s yours

each day it grows a little harder
with each hour come to pass
sins of the father still following you
it just goes on and on and on

chorus

no one can ever hold you down
respect is all you ever need, listen to the crowd
fight on, the night has just begun
price to pay, don’t be afraid, it’s in your blood

each day it grows a little darker
with each night misunderstood
ghost of the past still haunting you
it just goes on and on and on

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Track Name: Ghost of the Past
Ghost of the Past

there was a girl I knew from life not long ago
I took a walk with her along a winding road
we lost our way that day and she never made it back
her candle's burning still, but the world has turned to black

can you hear my earthly call?
I 'm still reeling from the fall

ghostly spirit now you haunt me every night
your apparition there in the last dim rays of light
you appear ethereal and chill me to the bone
victim of passion now you’re so far from home

you've got me gasping for some air
I reach to hold you you're not there

chorus:
angel of darkness
ghost of the past
haunt me deadly
ghost of the past
ghost of the past

when the night air sings and the fiery phoenix spreads her wings
I come to her in chains on my bended knee
her fading form is lost in the shadows of the night
eternal there she walks beyond my mortal life

spirit trapped inside my walls
I hear her moaning in the hall

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Track Name: Devil's Comin Round
Devil’s Comin Round

lie down lie down
they say the devil’s comin round
all wicked men are gonna hang
it’s the law of the land
there’s a bounty on my head
and I hear him comin for me

I was drunk, it was dark
when I stabbed you right through the heart
I felt the wind, I felt the rain
I felt a chill down in my veins

there was black there was red
a feeling of dread
in those tears that were shed

no one ever knows
what darkness can hold
there ain’t no salvation in regret

chorus:
lie down lie down
they say the devil’s comin round
pray that he doesn’t come for me
he’s the law of the land
there’s a sixgun in his hand
lord, will I ever be set free?

I was born, a bastard son
like my mom, I had no love
my troubled life is all I had
only shame, pain and regret

there was black there was red
a feeling of dread
now I face the law of the land

in black and white
no question that night
there ain’t no raisin’ the dead

chorus

lie down lie down
they say the devil’s comin round
all wicked men are gonna hang
it’s the law of the land
there’s a bounty on my head
and I hear him comin for me
Track Name: Cuchillo
Cuchillo

the desert sun burns hot
the taste of water gone from our lips
Sunday to Sunday we ride into danger
gone so long on this trip

so many miles we have roamed
out on an endless road
no family left to remember me
no woman waiting at home

chorus:
we are companions
we ride together like brothers
to conquer this hard road
wherever you go I will follow
no matter where it goes
where you go I will go
cuchillo

in the dying December
the cold works into our bones
so many miles we have traveled
lost but never alone

now that our youth has betrayed us
our faces belie the years
we’ve long ago forgotten
what the hell we are doing here

chorus

abandoned by the cause
so long we've been gone
searching some distant Eldorado
forgotten but not alone

cuchillo
Track Name: I Am the Night
I Am the Night

I am the night, despiser of light
I fall over you in the blink of an eye
the tunnel of love is flickering dim
as the blood in your veins is runnin so thin

shadows of body and soul
a command over life that no one else holds
I’m stained by the dirt of the grave
pray all you want but I won’t go away

twilight descending, I vanquish the sun
there’s nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
a demon of opiate dreams
you hear my whisper as loud as a scream

chorus:
I am the night
say your goodbyes
this is the hour
darkness devours
the pain
just call my name

I am the night, deceiver of sight
forever in darkness, death is denied
in the tunnel of love my rats make their home
we measure your worth by the flesh that you will sow

chorus

this omen of ill, you know it so well
know it by heart, by touch and by smell
I am the final demise
make no mistake when you gaze into my eyes

chorus

just call my name
Track Name: Black On Black
Black On Black

of darkness I was born
in the lonely arms of doom
far from the heat of light
in a silent shuttered room

from ashes I arose
in shadows I was bred
by the wickedness of wolves
where angels fear to tread

I’m waiting for you

in blackness I survive
on living flesh and bone
singing hymns of discord
in a treachery of song

I’m waiting for you

chorus:
black on black
I carry the darkness on my back
black on black

locked away from the world
in a charnel house of pain
whispering your name
as I lie here in wait

from ashes I arose
in shadows I was bred
just look into my eyes
it’s evil without end

I’m waiting for you

chorus

I’m waiting for you

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Track Name: Blood, Bullets, and Whiskey
Blood, Bullets, and Whiskey

blood, bullets and whiskey

it’s Saturday night and we just got to town
feel like tearin it up tonight
got a two-way ticket on a one-way ride
gonna find me a bar, gonna find me a fight

chorus:
blood, bullets and whiskey

everybody’s drinking, two shots down
make a double so I can catch up
this old bar looks like it’s in for some trouble
it’s one of those nights when I just can’t get enough

chorus

come on now, let’s do this right
hit the ground or run for your life
the moon is full and we’re all lit up
we’re gonna burn this place brighter than bright

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Track Name: Revenge of Dirty Sanchez
Revenge of Dirty Sanchez

well guess who's back in town?
it ain't the boys Lizzy’s talking about
it's Dirty Sanchez and you know his sign

they say he's back to reprise his role
like a gravedigger workin a new hole
diggin up dirt as the shovel goes deeper in

so put up the target and back on up
he'll hit the bull’s-eye and make his mark

chorus:
burnin down your ring of fire
blazin up that dusty trail
south of the border it ain't no sin
open the backdoor and let him in

let him in and he'll do his magic
you know his style is always to brag it
but not with a word not even a slip
he prefers a girl with a stiff upper lip

revenge of Montezuma came first
but Sanchez has another curse
you never know til you try it his way
don’t let the fun go to waste

so put up the target and back on up
he'll hit your bull’s-eye and make his mark

chorus

dirty sanchez

at night when the sun goes down
that’s when he comes to your town
shootin his gun, he knows what he likes
cards in the front, liquor behind

who cares about the law
it’s the ultimate booty call
he don’t like the romance
he don’t like the love
just gettin dirty down in the mud

so put up the target and back on up
he'll hit your bull’s-eye and make his mark

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Track Name: Stick To Your Guns
Stick To Your Guns

if they shatter your hope
and condemn you to die
don’t listen to them
it ain’t nothin but lies

life on the run, you answer to none
you can break the spell
stand or fall, break down the walls
and send them straight to hell

chorus:
you gotta fight
stick to your guns
fight
your back to the sun
fight
stick to your guns
and rise above

they condemn your soul
to the shadows of night
where others have failed
you’ll stand up and fly

line in the sand, steady your hand
deceivers all beware
scatter the bones of faithless clones
go where eagles dare

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Track Name: Tombstone
Tombstone

at the end of the road
when the shadows are long
and the twilight closes in
you must look down deep into your heart
face the frailty under the skin

no deed goes unpunished
no life comes without a finish
at the end of the road
where there’s no second chance

when the blood is spilled
and your life runs out
there’s nowhere left to hide
confess your sins and tell your secrets
for there is little left of time

no man is unworthy
we’re all the same in the end
when your time has come
you pray or repent

chorus:
tombstone
only the name will remain
tombstone
down by your grave

when the cold of the earth opens wide
and calls you deep inside
who will be there to remember
the time you spent here alive

memory is all that remains
only a stone with a name
at the end of the road
you draw your final breath

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Track Name: Black-Lung Revival
Black-Lung Revival

way down south where the backbeat crawls
through the mud thicker than blood
we gather round to praise the sound
oh brothers and sisters have you heard?

we are all just sinners here
in the eyes of the world
so join together with me now
and let our voices, our voices be heard

we’ve come so far but we’re still the same
they will listen, we will say
stand among us, hands to the sky
and tell the world it’s ours tonight

smoke is risin from these halls
see the writing on the walls
a thousand souls burnin bright
praise the power of our might

chorus:
it's a black-lung revival
coursing through our veins
it's a black-lung revival
from the underground, let's go insane

when the clock strikes heaven above
and the judgment comes to call
how many here will still be standing
to champion the cause?

listen close the words I say
and take them well to heart
there’s power inside ourselves
there’s a brand new way to start

we’ve come so far but we’re still the same
they will listen, we will say
stand among us, hands to the sky
praise the power of our might

our voices echo in these halls
feel the tremble of the walls
a thousand souls burnin bright
the underground will rise tonight

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