Coconut Dracula

Album: Violence & Destruction (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The inspiration for this quirky song came as a result of lead singer Mikey Carvajal mishearing his Spanish-speaking grandfather. He explained to Rock Sound magazine: "My family is Hispanic and one day my Uncle said something that sounded like 'Coconut Dracula.' I asked him if that's what he said and he said no. I told him I liked the way it sounded and was going to write a song with that somehow."

    "It's a song about having a new nature," Carvajal continued. "Count Dracula one day finds a coconut on the ground and bites into it. He discovers that there are beautiful things in the world that have nothing to do with being evil or hurting people. He then gets his name legally changed from Count Dracula to Coconut Dracula. He is roommates with a Werewolf, Frankenstein, a Witch, and a Mummy. They are very confused about Dracula's new lifestyle as he is helping with charities, wearing batman pajamas, and eating fresh veggies from his garden. The song is from the Mummy's point of view as he is desiring to be filled with the same joy that has captured Dracula's heart."

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