Amen Death Waltz

by Shriek Operator

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This is the first track from Shriek Operator's forthcoming vinyl and digital LP from Striped Light Records, out on August 27, 2016.

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AMEN DEATH WALTZ

All The rest of my days I will waltz,
All the smoldering, smoldering wastes
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,

O I thank you for destroying me,
O I thank you (thank you) for destroying everything.

And I will sing to the cruel surfeit of the world:
"O 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:
“O pour and pour all of your horror
and all of 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

O I thank myself
for destroying you,
O I thank myself
for destroying something true

And I will sing amen, and I will sing amen, and I will sing amen and I will siiiiing it again
And I will sing amen, and I will sing it again, and I will sing amen again and again
And again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
Amen.

credits

releases August 27, 2016
Joanna Bajandas: Vocals throughout
Joshua Wright: Double bass.
Written, sung, arranged, and played on guitar by Alan Bajandas.

AMEN DEATH CHOIR:
BASS: Zechariah Freeman Young, Dave Williams, Jonathan Woodruff, Brian Wilson, Alan Bajandas
BARITONE: Zechariah Freeman Young, Jason Boardman, Justin
Powers, Alan Bajandas
TENOR: Stephen Paul Smoker, Adam Deal, Dayvid McClung, Alan Bajandas
ALTO: Bethany Smoker, Joanna Bajandas, Mandi Lawson, Alan Bajandas
SOPRANO: Rachel Gurley
COLORATURI: Jayme Hogan, Olivia Indira Sol Smoker

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Shriek Operator Knoxville, Tennessee

"Shriek Operator is notable for its complex, lyrically focused songs, Alan’s 32nd-note finger-style and three-octave vocal range, and his sister Joanna’s close harmonies sung in a pure tenor. These elements are violated by glass-breaking shrieks and shocking, guttural maledictions."
––Charles Pabst

"Beautiful harmonies ... I liked everything but the last song, it was abrasive."
––Josephine Foster
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