Introducing: A Happy Death

by A Happy Death

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credits

released 04 April 2014
Ryan Joseph Lella - Vocals and Guitar
Mathieu Lewis Rolland - Drums
Jaclyn Hardin - Organ
Isaiah MacDonald - Bass


Arrangements: A Happy Death


All Lyrics: Ryan Lella
Songs: Ryan Lella*
*Dirty Mama - Music by Ryan, Mathieu and Isaiah
*Firewalk- Music by Ryan, Mathieu, Isaiah and Jaclyn


Produced by: Jeanot Lewis Rolland and A Happy Death

Engineered by: Jeanot Lewis Rolland

Assistant Engineered by: Wilhelm Ihea Hendershott

Recorded live at The Magic Closet in Portland Oregon in March 2013.


Tapes Manufactured: Barry Goldstein Records

Cover photo: Chris Barrio

Album design: Michael McInerney

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A Happy Death Portland, Oregon

A Happy Death, a band named after a novel by Albert Camus has gone through many Kafkaesque metamorphoses, all the while consistently bringing their unique brand of Apocalyptic Rock & Roll across America. They have released a 4-track vinyl EP and an 8-track cassette LP. The band is known to sow psychedelic seeds in the ears of their listeners, providing a distinct aural pleasure and blowing minds. ... more

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Track Name: Dirty Mama
Well she's going out tonight.
You know she's looking good,
You know she's feeling all right.
She's the black dress on,
She got her hair done alright.
You know she wants to get it,
And when she wants to get...

Ahhh whoo whoo
You know she wants to get it.
Ahhh whoo whoo
You know she wants to get it.

And when she wants to get it,
You know she's always gonna get.

She always gets what she wants,
She always gets what she wants.

GET IT GET IT
WHOO
GET IT GETIT

SHE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS
SHE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS

See that dirty mama, make her go "whoo!"

Now she's gonna go and meet at the bar
Find a good looking guy,
Maybe take him far.
Maybe take him home,
Maybe take him to bed.
You know she wants to get it,
And when she wants to get...

Ahhh whoo whoo
You know she wants to get it.
Ahhh whoo whoo
You know she wants to get it.

And when she wants to get it,
You know she's gonna get.

She always gets what she wants.
She always gets what she wants.

GET IT GET IT
WHOO
GET IT GETIT

SHE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS
SHE ALWAYS GETS WHAT SHE WANTS
Track Name: Rabbit Hole
Everybody,
sees a man with power.
Can’t they see,
just the face of the hour.

Telling lies,
through the media design.
When will they tell me,
something that’s real.

MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER WHOOOO.

Getting dark now,
Can’t even see.
We are running out of,
Places for people to be placed.

Beginning to feel like,
I’m wearing a target.
What’s that rocket,
Doing in the sky overhead?

MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER WHOOOO.

(INSTRUMENTAL VERSE)

MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER
MANAGER MANAGER WHOOOO.
Track Name: Wet Dreams
We're skating on thin ice,
Who wants to fall in?
My eyes are closed,
Can't watch any long.

The cracks are splitting,
Get ready cause it's close.
A deep breath and a kiss,
This isn't fun any more.

I think I'll go back to sleep.
Rather be dreaming.

Another go? What the hell.
Couldn't hurt much more.
Give you my heart? Already did.
Didn't notice? I think you will.

Things are better, we're getting older
Maybe you know, how you feel now.
All I know, I wanna kill you.
I'll keep your heart, I'll use an axe.

I think I'll go back to sleep.
Rather be dreaming.
About your murder,
And you're still screaming

You're the
You're the girl I need.
In my, in my
World, you'll see
I want, I want
To just kill you
I know, I know
I will.
Track Name: Commie Killer
When you were a young boy,
And you didn't try.
And you wanted to be cool yeah,
so you get real high.

Now a little older,
and you wanna fight.
Sigh you name on the paper,
Now your rifle will shine.

Now you are a changed man.
Just a killer for life.
Gonna get your first chance,
To get one in your sight.

When you get on the beach there,
And the bullets fly.
Wanna run and hide yeah,
Watch your best friend die.

NOW YOU GOING TO
A PLACE YOU CAN'T RETURN
YOU'LL MEET THE DEVIL THERE
YOU'RE NEVER COMING HOME

Now you wanna go back there.
When you were so small.
Before you knew what it was like,
To have one in your sight.

Well you're gonna pay now,
And you know why,
When it's your turn, yeah,
To walk into the light.

NOW YOU GOING TO
A PLACE YOU CAN'T RETURN
YOU'LL MEET THE DEVIL THERE
YOU'RE NEVER COMING HOME

THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU GO

YOU'RE GONNA STAY HERE
YOU'RE GONNA STAY HERE
YOU'RE GONNA START HERE WITH ME

YOU'RE GONNA BURN NOW
YOU'RE GONNA BURN NOW
YOUR'E GONNA BURN NOW TOO

WELL SATAN'S GOT YOUR
WELL SATAN'S GOT YOUR
SATAN'S GOT YOUR SOUL

YOU CAN NOT RUN NOW
YOU CAN NOT RUN NOW
YOU CAN NOT RUN NOW TRY
Track Name: Bones
Oh baby baby baby
Oh baby baby baby
Oh baby baby baby

You never listen to me
You never listen to me
You never listen to me

And no you're acting crazy,
And I don't know what to say,
And I don't know what to do.

But then you'd call on the phone
When I'd say leave me alone.
So I don't know what to say.



And now you say things have change,
But I don't know, they're the same.
So I don't know what to say.

And you says things that are better,
But I don't know maybe worse.
So, what wont you go away?

And then you call on the phone,
When I say leave me alone.
Cause I don't know what to do.

And then you're acting crazy,
So I don't know what to say.
Why wont you leave me today?



You never listen to me
You never listen to me
You never listen to me
Track Name: The Devil
DID I EVER TELL YOU ‘BOUT THE TIME I MET THE DEVIL?

Six, six, six, months ago today.
He said “Come over here pretty boy.
I got something to say,
To you.”

He said “I’ll tell you all the lies,
That you wanna hear.
I’ll give you any thing,
I got it right here.”

(BRIDGE ONE)

“THE ONLY THING IS I GET YOUR SOUL”
“But I don’t have one anyway.”
“THE ONLY THING IS I GET YOUR SOUL”
“But I don’t have one anyway.”

SO HERE COMES JESUS...

...and it looks like he’s got something to say.
He was wearing eyeliner, I was wearing eyeliner too.
He said “That guy over there.
You should know, he’s no good.
He only tells lies,
And he’ll burn you alive.

(BRIDGE TWO)

“THE OTHER THING IS YOU CAN’T COME HOME.”
“But I don’t have one anyway.”
“THE OTHER THING IS YOU CAN’T COME HOME.”
“But I don’t have one.”

(CHORUS)

YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE DEVIL
NO!
YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE DEVIL
NO!
LOOK, I DID.

(INSTRUMENTAL TWO BARS)

SO THERE’S THIS GUY IN A SUIT...

He’s got papers for me.
“I can give you anything you want
If you sign here for me.”

“Get yourself a nice house,
Maybe a wife,
Start your own company...

“THE ONLY THING IS I GET YOUR SOUL”
“But I don’t have one, anyway.”
“THE ONLY THING IS I GET YOUR SOUL”
“But I don’t have one.”

END
Track Name: Muscle Car
She’s gonna rat.
Should have known she’s a spy.
Hunted from the start.

GO! GO! GO! GO!

When we last kissed,
She shot and missed.
Had to leave without my tie.

GO! GO! GO! GO!

OH NO NO NO
HOW COULD THIS BE
MY SWEET BABY
IS AFTER ME

Now I’m on the run,
She won’t catch up with me,
I know she will try.

GO! GO! GO! GO!

Changed my name so many times.
This won’t end till i die.
She’s gonna burry me.

GO! GO! GO! GO!

OH NO NO NO
HOW COULD THIS BE
MY SWEET BABY
IS AFTER ME
Track Name: Firewalk
There's a man in the mountain,
With fire in his eye.
Ask him how you die,
And he'll tell you how you die.
When you get there you should know,
He'll tell you how you go.
Better be ready, better not stare.
Or you'll turn to stone.

If you go you should know,
He will tell you how you die.
Better be ready though,
Cause if you're not he'll probably lie.

There's a man on the road,
With the story of how to go.
Better be listening cause you wanna know,
Which way to go.
The sky is hot,
The road is long,
And the buzzards up above will pick your heart
So you better run.

If you go you should know,
He will tell you how you die.
Better be ready cause,
If you're not he'll probably lie.

When you go you should know,
He'll tell you how you kiss the sky.
When you get there say to him,
You'd never trust him anyway.