Ballad of the Psychopomp

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It's all fun and games being the Grim Reaper, until the day comes when the souls you're taking are a little closer to home....
Inspired by the 'Dead Like Me' universe :D

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Counted up the death toll this New Year’s
Found that I was short a soul or two
Lookin’ around, there was blood on the ground
And the vacant eyes showed not a trace of fear

I rode ‘ore the valleys and crossed the oceans wide
Searching for the one that got away
But when I saw it was you, well my heart burst in two
Didn’t think that this would be your day

Oh, whatcha been doing
Oh, to the folks back home
I hope that you know now
That neither me or God will ever leave you alone

Don’t call me a hopeless romantic
Don’t think that I am anyone to judge
It’s just that I believe in better days
Although it’s true that death can conquer love

I am the one that ferries souls to Heaven
It’s not a job for the weak at heart
But I’ll carry on long after you are gone
And the loneliness will tear me apart

Oh, whatcha been doing
Oh, to the folks back home
I hope that you know now
That neither me or God will ever leave you alone

I’m doing my time until my time comes
I’m doing my time till it comes
I’m doing my time till I see that light
I’m doing my time till it comes

Yes I’m doing my time, I’m doing my time
I’m doing my time till it comes
I’m doing my time till I cross the line
I’m doing my time till it comes...

credits

from Persephone Is Dead, Long Live Persephone!, released September 24, 2015
Dogwood: vocals, tenor ukulele
Nathaniel Johnstone: percussion
Andy Lowe: upright bass
Tom Coyne: drums
Aaron J. Shay: banjo
Sarah Shay: washboard

Friendship Chorus:
Annie Hughes, Aaron J. Shay, Sarah Shay, McLean Sloughter, Jody Ellen, Nathaniel Johnstone

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Dogwood Seattle, Washington

Hailing from the hedge and loam of Seattle's undergrowth, this chimerical songbird aims to weave historical and wax hysterical in the old-new traditions of mountain men, shantymen, and her fellow men as she tromps and twirls acro'st both ancient myth and accidental malady. This little troubadour delights in bringing life to the voices of the past, so come and share a pomegranate seed or two! ... more

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