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Haunt of William P. Robertson--Master of the Macabre & Gothic Horror: Readings

Shadows Part Slowly

(ShadowFox)
November 21, 2010
William P. Robertson & A. J. Curtis

The swamp rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival was a big influence for both guitarist A. J. Curtis and me.  When we were laying down tracks for my audio book CD, Until Death Do Impart, it just seemed natural to write something in that genre for the disc.

 

SHADOWS PART SLOWLY

 

Gator eyes rise from the black bayou floor

Whippoorwills call through the sharecropper's door

Cottonmouths crawl through the canebrake below

Cemetery vaults catch the moon's dying glow

 

Shadows part slowly

After midnight

Shadows part slowly

Ghost on the wind

Shadows part slowly

Haunted by a hoodoo

Shadows part slowly

Hell hound's a comin'

 

From deep in the swamp comes a wildcat's cry

A zombie has risen with hell in his eye

Foul blood mixes with Voodoo Mon's curse

Shadows part slowly revealing a horse-drawn hearse

 

Shadows part slowly

After midnight

Shadows part slowly

Ghost on the wind

Shadows part slowly

Haunted by a hoodoo

Shadows part slowly

Hell hound's a comin'

 

Shadows part slowly as cold thunder booms

Mustering Rebels from their moldy tombs

A ghostly major mounts his pale steed

Gallops through cotton fields overgrown with weeds

 

Shadows part slowly

After midnight

Shadows part slowly

Ghost on the wind

Shadows part slowly

Haunted by a hoodoo

Shadows part slowly

Hell hound's a comin'