Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Song #11: "Blood on the Windshield"

My latest song concerns a miscarriage of justice in the Deep South. Intended for a mature female voice. Here is the tune (.mp3), the sheet music (.pdf) and me singing the song, poorly (video 2:27 5/23/12). The full lyrics are below (not too meaningful without the music). Both the tune and the words are my own original work. I've gone as far as I can within my current technology. Now it's your turn! Midi file available upon request.

Blood on the Windshield

Mother Moon rose twice on a Southern night.
She would swear to God what she saw alright
Was the Douglas boy.
Can't trust those eyes.
But the sheriff said nothin' happened here
Nosy Nellie needs to know.
It's a simple case of knowin' your place
When the brothers need to show.
There ain't no crime.

There was blood on the windshield.
Blood on the wheel.
Blood on your hands,
Now how does it feel
When all you can get is
What you can steal.
In bed with the Devil.
Makin' a deal.

Got a helping hand from the Ku Klux Klan
When both Earl and Dave from the feed lot store
Came around just to chat.
All friendly like.
Sayin' no one here has ever took exception
To the Douglas Family.
If the younger member hit a little bump
On his daddy's property,
It's black and white.

There wasn't blood on the windshield.
Blood on the wheel.
Blood on your hands
And blood in that field
And blood in your hair,
Now how does it feel?
In bed with the Devil.
Makin' a deal.

If I had a way I'd leave this town.
There's a darkness lurking all around.
After fifty years, you'd realize
For justice here, you close your eyes.

Mother Moon rose twice on a Southern night,
But she's not sure now in the dark daylight,
'Cause the sheriff says nothin' happened here,
And the law should know who would disappear.
If there ain't no body, there ain't no crime,
So there ain't nobody to blame that time
He got blood on the windshield.
Blood on the windshield.
Blood on the wheel.


Lyrics and tune copyright © 2009, Glenn Campbell, PO Box 30303, Las Vegas, NV 89173.
Conceived near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Released from Las Vegas.
Here is my complete song archive.
My songs and screen stories are indexed at LoveStrangely.com

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