Brigdh (wordsofastory) wrote,

Halloween 2016: Let Your Devils Sing

It's Halloween! My very favorite holiday. Or, well, it will be Halloween, in a few days, and why restrict the best holiday to a mere 24 hours? As is sort-of tradition (but which I mean I always intend to do this, but only actually manage it about half the time), I've put together a mix of scary music. This year's theme is the Devil, with the musical genres being folk and indie folk.

Halloween 2016: Let Your Devils Sing

1. You Got the Devil - The Darnell Boys
Girl, the devil wanna tell you all his secrets / Girl, the devil wanna whisper in your ear / Can't you feel his fangs sliding up your backbone? / Doncha feel your hair standing up on end?
2. Wash Jones - Squirrel Nut Zipper
Out of car parts, a raven / Made a nest inside my skin / To understand me better / You all ought to follow me home
3. Devil Town - The Builders and the Butchers
There's a moon-shaped hole in the night sky / A forest fire and a murder bright across the wire / Some are beaten, some are burned and hanged and drowned / Keep your eyes to the sky and your ears to the ground
4. Dead Body Moving - The Devil Makes Three
You can dance with the demon, look him dead into the eyes / I've already been where we go when we die
5. Hell's Bells - Cary Ann Hearst
Got a bottle to your head / And you never saw it coming and your pretty white shirt is red / Well, guess that's what you get
6. Devil Devil - Milck
You torture saints with a single glance / Make them think they ever stood a chance
7. Rocks and Water - Deb Talan
Don't forget the time/ I wooed him with red wine / The devil he wore such a fine, fine shirt / And it stayed so clean while he dragged me through the dirt
8. Devil's Resting Place - Laura Marling
I am loath to say that I have been to stay / I've been with the devil in the devil's resting place
9. The Hanging Tree (Alternative Radio Mix) - James Newton Howard
They strung up a man / They say who murdered three / Strange things did happen here / No stranger would it be / If we met at midnight / In the hanging tree
10. Patron Saint Hunter - Timber Timbre
They know what you did / They know what you did / They know what you did ain't right
11. Bottom of the River - Delta Rae
The wolves will chase you by the pale moonlight / Drunk and driven by a devil's hunger / Drive your son like a railroad spike / Into the water, let it pull him under / Don't you lift him, let him drown alive / The good Lord speaks like a rolling thunder
12. He of Cloven Hoof - Those Poor Bastards
Devil always followin me / Hear him walking / Devil got my mother / Devil got my father / Devil gonna get me one of these days
13. Sing Sing - The Bones of Jr. Jones
We all have our devils and oh, you've got to let them sing
14. Two Tickets to Hell - Legendary Shack Shakers
A traipsin' woman and a ramblin' man / Always lead to no good end / So time to slip beneath the clay / Cause somebody's got to fill those graves
15. Where the Devil Don't Go - Elle King
Good lord turned his back on me / Lucifer gonna set me free / Preacher man won't cut no slack / Called my demons but gave them back
16. I'm Comin' Home - Murder by Death
I'm comin' home, but I ain't comin' home for you / I'm comin' home, ain't nothin' you can do about it / Don't leave the light on / Put a cross above the door / I'm on my way

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Previous years' mixes, if anyone is interested:
Halloween 2013: Dance Up the Dead (Note: I've since added this mix to 8tracks as well)
Halloween 2011: Looking for Evil (ETA: this one is also now up on 8tracks)
Halloween 2010: Your Favorite Nightmare (ETA 2: And now this one as well is up on 8tracks!)

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