Long Live The Dead

from by Dog Hand String Band

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Out out you wicked spots
they're falling in the street from hell knows what
i swear it looks like strychnine
someones out there poisoning
their legs so quickly stiffening
they can't do no dancing
no dancing, no romancing, not nothing at all

and what happened to ol' smith jones?
He grinned so hard he blew his bones
well there ain't no remedy for that
just snake oil mixed up in a sack

long live the dead
and may the living be soon to go

I remember a while ago
i asked for saint antonio
a cupfull a cupfull
but the cup full never came

she came out the dessert
and she walked on wilted palms
with a little black fly blown baby boy
clutched between her arms

long live the dead
and may the living be soon to go
cos the futures always dark and this song is all we know
long live the dead and may the living be soon to go

well she came out the swamp
with that little tiny lump
held between her arms
its that that did us harm


from Tooth n Nail, released January 28, 2017



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Dog Hand String Band Leeds, UK

Formed in late 2015, then placed on feared permanent hiatus, due to the banjo players hand gettin 'bit off by a damn mutt' forthwith they dubbed themselves Dog Hand String Band. Now they're back with working fingers, righteous ire and sinister new powers.

First Ep recorded entirely live in 2 hours, representing the awful cacophony you'll see live.
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