The Unforgotten: Rare and Un​-​Released

by Ghoultown

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released April 10, 2012

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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: Bury the Hatchet
bury the hatchet

clock strikes 12, it’s after midnight
the stories of ghosts have all been told
some are real and some imagined
some have yet to ever leave the tomb

it’s time to wake the monster
shocked to life in the face of pain
when you gotta settle the score
repeat after me…
the heart is the best place to bury the hatchet

a lone dark house, it’s time for the haunting
through the concrete streets we roam
lust and greed are the food of hatred
blood is pumped with an urge to kill

you can’t shake the feelin
it’s gonna be your curtain call
when it’s live and let die
repeat after me…
the heart is the best place to bury the hatchet

your blood is boiling over
your brain has gone to overload
don’t let sleeping dogs lie
repeat after me…
the heart is the best place to bury the hatchet
the heart is the best place to bury the hatchet
Track Name: Killin's a Bitch (And This Bitch is Killin' Me)
killin's a bitch (and this bitch is killin' me)

in the midnight hour crimson flowers
wilt and hang their heads
but I remember when we loved
to drink the blood we bled
two sharp knives we pierced the flesh
and planted seeds inside
we schemed to take this crazy world
and skin it of its hide

chorus:
love is pain and life is death
ironic so it goes
that blood and roses, wine and flesh
don't make the garden grow
killin's a bitch and this bitch is killin me

remember back when we were young
how we killed without shame
nothin brings two lovers closer
than dishin out some pain
a murder here and a murder there
by poison, blade or hand
an endless honeymoon we spent
dancing with the dead

do you think for a second that you can get out now
squeeze through a loophole in our vows
while you scream that you still love me
and slide the knife into my back
or poison me to heart attack
all the skeletons in the closet
there's no way out when love has died
one corpse we cannot hide

in the midnight hour crimson flowers
wilt and hang their heads
I remember when we loved to drink the blood we bled
two sharp knives we pierced the flesh
now that love has died there's nowhere left to hide
life is pain and love is death
deadly as a kiss
Track Name: The Legend of Everett Sykes
legend of everett sykes

in the flatlands of texas where the dust swirls like devils
there's a town with a curse where the river runs dry
they call it hallow's end on a faded map
and that's where it all began

they say he was a soldier turned preacher in a storm
the wind and rain beat down while anger took its form
at the back of the house where the fields grew of corn
they say he killed his sister whose son was stillborn

chorus:
listen to the rattle that comes with the night
when you see the shadows fading you better pray for the light
listen to the crackle when the flames burn too long
everything you covet has a heavy price
so says the legend of everett sykes

to cleanse himself of sin he turned to brimstone and fire
a confederate of angels overcome with desire
and people that knew him said that when he spoke of hell
you could almost see a sickening light inside his mortal shell

even his wife he burned in the living flesh
cuz a witches’ tongue can rattle with things best left dead

so every night he prayed at a black and bottomless hole
where lucifer was cast on his one way trip below
paying a penance for the things that he'd done
cuz down the hole he cast the severed head of his own son
Track Name: Skeleton Cowboys
skeleton cowboys

here we come with our eyes on fire
lookin for some souls to steal
tearin it up from the underground down
got you under our wheels
got a two-headed dog and a rattlesnake charm
nothin left to hold
midnight riders from way out west
stompin with our skulls and bones

chorus:
eyes on fire
skeleton cowboys

here we come with our smokin guns
lookin for a shot in the dark
revin our engines with the drive in our guts
swoopin down to hit the mark
got a twisted grin like the joker's card
creepin like wolves to the kill
when you see us comin better open up
swallow our bitter pill

bones and skulls and bones and skulls hey
bones and skulls and bodies and blood yeah

here we go with our coffers full
takin all that we wanna take
crackin our whips with a dead man's hand
breakin all that we wanna break
sing our song with a fork in the tongue
never gonna let it go
so come with us if you wanna go down
no one really needs a soul
Track Name: The Ballad of Clarence Heckles
ballad of clarence heckles

this is the ballad of Clarence Heckles
he was laid to rest one fine day
a rich old man, never harmed nobody
he went to sleep and just slipped away

one august night when the moon grinned evil
two ol’ boys came creepin round
they had themselves a mighty hunger
like the worms down in the ground

by the morning sun, they’d have them some blood
I’m gonna tell it to you straight
you better live it clean and watch what you eat
cuz hell is a steep price to pay

on and on by the light of a lantern
those two ghouls searched for the plot
all Clarence wanted was some peace and quiet
the least they could do was let him rot

by the morning sun, they’d feast on his blood
a man ain’t meant for no plate
so just live it clean and watch what you eat
cuz hell is a steep price to pay
hell is a steep price to pay

shovel by shovel down in the earth
sure as hell they dug ol’ Clarence up
but when you got a taste for forbidden fruit
sooner or later you’re gonna lose

by the morning sun, they lost their own blood
don’t mess with another man’s grave
you better live it clean and watch what you eat
cuz hell is a steep price to pay
hell is a steep price to pay
Track Name: Hog Trail
hog trail

when the dogs howl at night
and the moon is full and bright
I feel like drinkin me some wine

down by the creek
where you find all the freaks
it's down to the hog trail tonight

bring yourself a girl
and an ice chest full of Pearl
we're sure to have a hell of a time

if you don't mind some mud
or perhaps a little blood
I think we're really gonna shine

chorus:
darlin don't run away
just come back right here beside me
let's go down where the moon meets the lake
I know there's this really good place called the hog trail

let's make it a night
it ain't no good to fight
let's just drink some beer and have a good time

maybe if you're good
we'll make it back from these woods
when you see the sun start to rise

all these flies buzzin buzzin
buzzin all these flies
Track Name: Boots of Hell
boots of hell

the snap of necks after nightfall
ropes are taut, the jury’s hung
‘forgotten’ is carved on their tombstones
there’s a new breed of outlaw in town

on four legs of fury we ride
our brand 666
in a flame of crimson glory
we have come

it’s a game of cancellation
gun down whatever’s in our way
our eyes are silver with bloodlust
our souls are dry like the dust

we are the nameless and thirsty
shameless, damned and corrupt
draw the blood from your daughters
drink til we are drunk

chorus:
fire (burnin)
blazin (hell yeah)
the eyes of evil are upon you
fire (burnin)
blazin (hell yeah)
it’s time to lick the boots of hell

darkness follows behind us
cold as ice to the bone
this cowboy dressed in black leather
is drillin for new texas gold

our blood is poison tequila
meet the worm from hell
come inside this wicked circus
one more notch on my belt

chorus:
fire (burnin)
blazin (hell yeah)
the eyes of evil are upon you

fire (blood red)
blazin (til the end)
the eyes of evil are upon you

fire (burnin)
faster (ya!)
the eyes of evil are upon you

fire (hellbent)
blazin (til the end)
it’s time to lick the boots of hell
Track Name: After 2
after 2

neon glow
the dive was alive
there were four on the floor by the time I arrived
she slithered up to me - up my spine
so I bought her a drink
and fed her a line

her hair was black as the night
she had long perfect legs and a gleam between her thighs
ten blood-red fingernails
so I followed the signs that said
‘straight to hell’

chorus:
I finally found my angel
yes I finally found the truth
that your soul is unforgiven
if you love what you do
so damned be salvation
when it looks as good as you
I’ll just have to pay the price
and dance with you
after 2

with dawn came the end of the night
and once more she came with a siren’s cry
then she was gone with her prize
too bad it seems my heart ain’t
as big as my eyes
Track Name: Pale Skin Diva
pale skin diva

I slipped into my skin and met her after midnight
her cleopatra eyes were givin me the chills
the beating heart of darkness curled up inside her
I thought I saw some blood on her lips yeah

chorus:
pale skin diva
ya!

and like a raven spread her wings in crucifixion
opened her chamber door and slipped me inside
now we dig the sounds of groovy sex and leather
my hungry kitten, yeah, she likes to spill her milk, uh!

leather girl from hell
Track Name: Southern Witch
southern witch

it was nine o’clock and the pale eye of the moon was high
when I strapped on my gun and tried to forget the sun
I heard the daughter of darkness she called my name
let no man, good or evil, stand in my way

chorus:
southern witch
you got the evil spell
you took my heart away and locked it up down in hell
southern witch
never let me go
what is this burnin pain I feel in my soul?

I find her waitin for me beneath the hot spanish sky
unveiled and perfect her skin like aztec gold
from lips of fire I hear the endless song she sings
satan’s western star has a hold on me

I heard mother mary warn me to stay away
the touch of holy water burns like acid rain
but nothin can save me from this fate
now that she’s shown me her deep dark secret place

exsequor inritus irritus (fill this void)
cum mei carus dolor (with my beloved's misery)
Track Name: Death of Jonah Hex (Alt)
death of jonah hex

a dusty hollow drifter was lyin in the bed
there was dirty water at your feet an angel at your head
there was devils on each side of you with bottles in their hands
the master of the double irons would no doubt soon be dead

it started with a dealer and a deck of fifty-one
lone star beer, cuervo gold, two killers and their guns
darkness was the witness it crept upon the town
you crossed some f**kin stranger with horns beneath his crown

no mortal could have beat you no fight you ever lost
but now they'll take you from this place and stick you in a box

at the death bed of jonah hex we'll kneel and say a prayer
as the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil’s in the chair

you remember that foul evenin when you heard the banshees moan
the lousy drunken bastards singin billy in the bowl
they took you up to midnight mass and left you with a lurch
you dropped a quarter on the plate and your blood it filled the church

it must have been a bullet whose whose silver tip was honed
shoot right down into the heart and shatter every bone

at the death bed of jonah hex we'll kneel and say a prayer
as the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil’s in the chair

up at the gates of heaven your voice it became a shout
they wouldn't give you service so you kicked the f**kin windows out
they shoved you back into the street they kicked you in the brains
sent you away to hell where they said you should remain

at the death bed of jonah hex we'll kneel and say a prayer
as the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil’s in the chair
Track Name: Ten Seconds To Blood
ten seconds to blood

I need blood and the night is young

spend my life shootin holes
death for you will come and go
born in a bar on a friday night
they had to cut me loose with a butcher’s knife

spin the chamber click of death
smell of gasoline on my breath
I slip beside you in the dark
down your throat and thru your heart

chorus:
baby baby I’m the hitman
pull my trigger cuz you the one
baby baby I’m the hitman
life runs red when I am done
baby baby I’m the hitman
pull my trigger cuz you the one
baby baby I’m the hitman
life runs red
ten seconds to blood

I walk the night no shame no sorrow
another day is another borrowed
I walk this soil to quench its thirst
with tears, blood, and bones of the earth

I dig for diamonds don’t need no mine
I drive the road don’t read no signs
and I might call myself the livin dead
but I never miss when I throw the lead

spend my life shootin holes
death for you will come and go
born in a bar on a friday night
they had to cut me loose with a butcher’s knife
Track Name: Wicked Man (Alt)
wicked man

shadows are long - sun fallin down
it must be an evil that’s brewin all around
thoughts on the bullet - eyes holdin still
seconds are hours tickin to the kill

chorus:
you’re a wicked man
I shot the hell you down
you’re a wicked man
your blood is on the ground
you’re a wicked man
feel the powder burn
you’re a wicked man
but I’m the devil’s son

could you hear the sound - of the trigger’s toll
lead speedin thru the air just like a howlin dog
hear the widow’s song - gospel good as dead
by me there you lie a scarlet riverbed

smoke is finally clear - everyone’s a mess
now they start to realize just who I really am
silent - lonesome moan
you thought you were the man but you were f**kin wrong

I’m the devil’s son…
Track Name: Fistful of Demons (Alt)
fistful of demons

I was born without a face
on some forgotten halloween
in 13 rusty mason jars my mother buried me
in some old shack behind the woods
where no one ever goes
but a soul don't rest in the devil's arms
cuz no one really knows

chorus:
I got a fistful of demons
I got some boots made of lead
the grave may cool my rotting bones
but it won't cure my head

I was horribly disfigured
a monster from a whore
the minute I saw life she up and slammed the door
cut me up in little pieces
thought I'd go away
but now I'm back you better believe
cuz hell has come to pay

in the dirty crawlspace underneath the house
you opened up your legs to squirt that demon out
the dog was lapping madly at the blood stain on the floor
dead and buried I was gone but now I'm back for more

I've got the frown of a satyr
the witnesses they say
a little boy who died down there but never went away
but you and I know better
now don't we mother dear?
how can a kid be frownin when he smiles from ear to ear?
Track Name: Gunslinger
gunslinger

it was a lonely day in hell that I met you
soul searching for the light of day
I heard a voice in the devil's darkness
I saw a grinnin bird of prey

you cleared your leather and the rain came down
they had it comin some would say

chorus:
gunslinger - the red sky is fallin
gunslinger - the chains of your soul
gunslinger - we all meet our maker
you gunned those zombies down

her eyes were two twin silver dollar moons
they burned from heaven in your song
she blew away just like a dirge in the desert
you closed your eyes then she’s gone

you begged the shadows please release her
they just laughed and crawled away

you’ll drift eternal til you find her
the world has long since moved away
you filled the grave with two dark angels
for what they did they had to pay
Track Name: Tekilla (Live)
tekilla

when the sun goes down and darkness comes around
and we're ridin in from all points hellbound
there's only one thing that can keep the world in order
some of that honey of the earth
fruit of the agava

get set up
to knock down
cuz you know
that's how we stalk the night

chorus:
tekilla

in the morning you'll begin to feel it in every bone
like rigor mortis in a poor old zombie's soul
but right now we're comin onto high midnight
so come on killers let those f**kin shots fly

you feel it
in every bone
cuz you know
that's how we stalk the night

when the lights go out and all the bars close their doors
find your queen of the night and move it to the streets
drink the last drop, yeah baby swallow the worm
cuz life is short and by mornin we all burn

you take it
in every hole
cuz you know
that's how we stalk the night
Track Name: Dirty Sanchez (Live)
dirty sanchez

better hide your women cuz he’s ridin into town
his hair is dark and his skin is saddle brown
he takes to a lady like a tiger by the tail
he commands the badlands and he kicks the dusty trail

he packs a 45 it’s long and lean and mean
he’s got the spit of snuff streamin from his teeth
you bet your bottom dollar he’s your backdoor man
they call him dirty sanchez if he knocks
don’t let him in

chorus:
dirty sanchez

one day in monterrey he met a butcher’s wife
she loved chorizo all loaded with spice
sanchez nodded once and he slipped into the back
like good ol’ lizzy borden gave her 40 f**kin whacks

baby baby it’s your lucky day
he’ll work you over like an artist works with clay

his father was a painter his mother was a whore
he had an eye for art but he’s rotten to the core
some say a twisted picasso, a don juan he ain’t
but he always leaves his mark on his lover’s face

zorro used his sword for doing better deeds
he freed the poor people by carving out his z’s
not dirty sanchez
Track Name: Revenge of Dirty Sanchez (Live)
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

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
Track Name: Between the West and the Setting Sun
between the west and the setting sun

blood is runnin' hot on the highway of life
gonna leave this whole damn world behind
follow that endless white line

restless feelin's awaken inside
whisper the names of our deepest darkest desires
like faceless guns for hire

chorus:
when the promise of freedom calls
just remember you can't have it all
if you find you're under the gun...
between the west and the setting sun

son of the devil, a curse on this earth
a child of vengeance, all the pain and hurt
things took a turn for the worst

when the darkness begins to smother light
and the shadows they open their eyes
blood runs like highways our lives intertwine
even innocence is crushed, crushed by the night

if you find yourself all alone
in raging fires and lusts of the soul
baby, just don't let go

walk the night never see the day
the only true freedom awaits in the grave
there's nothing left to save
Track Name: After 2 (1998 Demo)
after 2

neon glow
the dive was alive
there were four on the floor by the time I arrived
she slithered up to me - up my spine
so I bought her a drink
and fed her a line

her hair was black as the night
she had long perfect legs and a gleam between her thighs
ten blood-red fingernails
so I followed the signs that said
‘straight to hell’

chorus:
I finally found my angel
yes I finally found the truth
that your soul is unforgiven
if you love what you do
so damned be salvation
when it looks as good as you
I’ll just have to pay the price
and dance with you
after 2

with dawn came the end of the night
and once more she came with a siren’s cry
then she was gone with her prize
too bad it seems my heart ain’t
as big as my eyes