Here's the Monster

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Here's the monster moan and shout
I'm the one you've heard about
I'm the one who broke her heart
better run or get torn apart

I'm the monster here I come
ruthless pile of callous scum
fires and floods are brutal too
but the monster knows what he do
oh, they say that her tears amused him
his heart is made of stone
he murdered her love and swallowed him whole
and left her bleeding alone
Now I haunt the streets at night
giving maidens fair a fright
pointy teeth and coal-black eyes
oh, my dear you'd best run and hide

I'm the monster, cruel and vile
come and sit with me a while
I'll teach you all love's silly tricks
give you heartbreak you can't fix
You who think love conquers all
stick with me we're gonna have a ball
I'll take you someplace worse than heck
and gently smile as I snap your neck
oh, emotions are for puny humans!
ambivalence is for the weak
just because he does what has to be done
we call the monster a freak
so get your torches get your rake
lock your doors for goodness' sake
but if he gets you don't resist
because the monster will make it quick

you might even call me noble
misunderstood, it's true
because I became the monster, my dear
you didn't have to be one, too
so don't give me a second thought
cherish what small joy you've got
as for me, night is falling, it's time to dine
yes, the monster will be just fine


from Wrecker, released November 5, 2013


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The White Tornado Davenport, Iowa

Combine a bluesy, coffee-drinking piano roller and a straightedge synthesizer geek with a Doctor Who penchant and you get the White Tornado - a mean power-piano-trio-backed songwriter who writes songs about life, love, science, and robots.

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