Arachnitect

About the Songs

Arachnitect

A spider song with a wicked, little harpsichord spindling through it. Electric guitar and bass create quirky spider sounds and also give the song its rock edge. Singing spiders dangle during the interludes, singing flies buzz in harmony, and full strings spin silky harmonies throughout. Complete with a “silent-film-esque” chase scene across a web.

 

Blood Waltz

A lush, rich vampire waltz. Pipe organ and strings dance together in elegant, macabre harmonies. Vocals cover a range of blood topics, from celebrating the “range of rust flavors: O positive! O negative! Oh the potpourri of A and B!” to “plasma TVs” and “hemo-goblins.” Reminiscent of grand, aristocratic balls during the 19th century.

 

Ghost of John

A haunting American folk tune and verse from the 1800s. Kristen puts some serious skin on this skeletal melody – four additional verses and two different arrangements. “Bare Bones Version” showcases the glorious, bare cathedral organ with ghostly vocals singing in tight harmony. “Dead Composers Version” expands and develops the organ, vocals, and themes with full strings and an organ fugue in the middle.


Lyrics

All lyrics © 2008 Kristen Lawrence, except where otherwise noted

Arachnitect

Sticky feeties, eight wee creepies ~ spider!
Swinging thing on see-through string.
Widows, daddies, wolfie laddies ~ spider!
Laying thread a mite might dread.
Silky architect for insect possession ~
A confection collection!
And when a prize flies to your web,
You’re grinning while spinning its dizzy death!

Sneaky, scary, wily, wary ~ spider!
Looming from your woven looms.
Eyes a’ beady, mouth a’ greedy ~ spider!
Poisoning within your ring.
Silky architect for insect possession ~
A confection collection!
And when a prize flies to your web,
You’re grinning while spinning its dizzy death!

Leggies tickle, fangies trickle ~ spider!
Stirring in alluring lace.
Spin your shroudie, bundle proudly ~ spider!
Trapping and a’ wrapping prey.
Silky architect for insect possession ~
A confection collection!
And when a prize flies to your web,
You’re grinning while spinning its dizzy death!

Little palace of your malice ~ spider!
Filigree of treachery.
Callous rapture in your capture ~ spider!
Viciousness!  Deliciousness!
Silky architect for insect possession ~
A confection collection!
And when a prize flies to your web,
You’re grinning while spinning its dizzy death!

 

Blood Waltz

Sticky and sweet, this red, running heat
Transfuses muses and makes pretty bruises.
Oft inciting leech behaviors,
Comes in a range of rust flavors:
O positive!  O negative!
Oh the potpourri of A and B!
Blood’s great, real or fake!
Lick your wounds and order a big, rare steak.

Inside your vein ‘tis monsters who reign,
Wee creatures plotting for your next blood clotting ~
Hemo-goblins apple bobbin’
At parteries for hob-nobbin’ ~
Dance beats thumping, iron pumping.
Heebies and jeebies! Plasma TVs!
They sail vessels sure,
Landing at banks on the waves of pressure.

And those who suck are in mighty luck ~
This wine, this head rush makes the cheeks and ears blush.
Rose bouquets and ruby slippers
Drip like secrete lovers’ whispers.
Kisses tickle as they trickle,
Tasty spots and specks on long, white necks.
So drains pulsing blood ~
Transylvanian cocktail from the heart’s thud.

 

Ghost of John

(1st verse and melody traditional, additional verses by Kristen Lawrence)

Have you heard of the Ghost of John?
Long, white bones and the rest all gone!
Oooooooh!
Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on?

John belongs in a quaint nightmare.
Wobbly jaw and a hollow glare!
Oooooooh!
Wouldn’t things look murky through sockets bare?

John is gone from feet to skull.
Pointy elbows and clavicle!
Oooooooh!
Wouldn’t it be harsh to hug John’s fossil?

John’s not sad; he has had his day.
Smile that’s fixed in a rigid way!
Oooooooh!
Wouldn’t frowning be hard when lips decay?

John once said, “I’ve lost my head!”
Empty thoughts top his spine instead.
Oooooooh!
Isn’t it the truth now that he is dead?

 

 

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2 - Blood Waltz

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3 - Ghost of John (Dead Composers Version)

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4 - Blood Waltz (Instrumental Version)

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5 - Ghost of John (Bare Bones Version)

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