Album: Essential Tremors (2013)
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  • Mama knew my mind, would know this song
    Mama knew my mind, would know this song
    I muscle holler and a moan
    I muscle holler and a moan
    Black chords in the night
    Daddy burnt the dirt, but the seed survived
    Daddy burnt the dirt, but the seed survived
    Holler and a moan
    I muscle holler and a moan
    Black chords in the night

    I know that old catholic tone
    I know that old catholic tone
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells are tolling out a tune
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells

    Oh, God
    I felt that metal move
    You're gonna wake up
    You're gonna wake up
    You're gonna wake up
    Find the heavy bells
    Toll their tune for you too
    Too

    Black sounds shake upon his folds
    Black sounds shake upon his folds
    Hear that nerve hound moan
    I hear that nerve hound moan
    Chop talking in the night

    Blood and honey fixed to his beard
    Chaser to the taste
    I've come to fear
    Hear that nerve hound moan
    I hear that nerve hound moan
    Chop talking in the night

    I know that old catholic tone
    I know that old catholic tone
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells are tolling out a tune
    The heavy bells
    The heavy bells
    Oh, God

    I felt that metal move
    You're gonna wake up
    You're gonna wake up
    You're gonna wake up
    Find the heavy bells
    Toll their tune for you too

    All hail, heavy bells
    All hail, heavy bells
    All hail, heavy bells
    All hail, heavy bells
    All hail, heavy bells
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  • Sean from Hamlet NcI almost took this song as if he were inside his mother's stomach and could hear his father bang his mom. That's what black sound shake upon his folds and chop talking in the night sound like to me and I thought that the heavy bells or him hearing his parents get married while he was in her stomach. I probably looked way too deep into this though
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