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Amen Death Waltz (written by Shriek Operator)

from Even When The Cat Comes by Andy the Doorbum

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Written by Alan Bajandas (Knoxville, Tennessee/Madrid, Spain) and originally performed by Shriek Operator. I met Alan in Knoxville while on tour. It was another of those moments where after just a short time talking to someone I knew our friendship would be long and true. When I first heard his music later on I was absolutely blown away. His record 'The God Who Answers By Fire' is a masterpiece. Completely gut wrenching in the most beautiful way. This song is the first of his that I heard and there was no doubt in my mind that I someday wanted to sing it. The emotion that he digs up seemingly from the pits of a burning stomach are precisely what I am drawn to in lyrical composition. And on his record he is beautifully paired with his sister Joanna's voice. While I couldn't replicate that dynamic here, I tried to do it justice.

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All the rest of my days
I will waltz
All the smoldering, smoldering waste
Of this horrible, horrible love
With two hearts in my chest
I will pray for the never return
Of the hell that I escaped
When you left me here to burn

Oh I thank you
For destroying me
Oh I thank you
Thank you
For destroying everything

And I will sing to the cruel
Surfeit of the world
Oh destroy my heart
Now destroy it again
With your horrible, horrible joy
And I will plead the doomed sky
And all the doomed race of men
Oh pour and pour all of your horror
And all your poison in
And then I will lay down all
Of my perfect flesh
On the table of that cannibal called love
Who eats himself
And will not be fed

Oh I thank myself
For destroying you
Oh I thank myself
For destroying something true

And I will…
Sing Amen
And I will sing it again
And again and again


from Even When The Cat Comes, released May 22, 2020
Arranged, performed, mixed, and recorded by Andy the Doorbum. Howls by Hammy Sitkin. Written by Alan Bajandas. Mastered by John "Spud" Murphy at Guerrilla Sounds Studio in Dublin, Ireland.


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Andy the Doorbum

Andy the Doorbum has been writing and recording his own music since he was 9 years old.
His discography ranges from eccentric lo-fi caterwauling to lush self-recorded pieces described as "filling a darkening void with a pitch black effort." All of this is done with the goal of finding the beauty in the ugly reality of the world. Growth from upheaval. Art for survival. Creativity or extinction. ... more

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