Dancing With The Dead

by Will Black

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Recorded at the famous Metalworks Studios located in Toronto, Will assembled a dynamite squad of experienced talent to perform with him on his brand new self-produced album, Dancing With The Dead. It was a fresh adventure to be in the studio recording his original material with such an A-list group of players, and after Day 1 it was plain to see that something special was truly brewing. After a month of focused intensity (and some seriously good homemade chili!) the tracks were laid down, the mixing was done and Dancing With The Dead was born.

DWTD is a collection of originally written songs that display the hope and vitality of rock 'n roll as only Will can bring to life. From the exhilarating high of the title track to the desperate dreams of Senorita Ballerina, many of rock music's freeways and dirty corners are explored and brought to the light of day. Will's songwriting and performances showcase a genuine desire to bring his passion for music into the lives of others. His roots stem from the foundation of the many different artists that he grew up listening to while travelling across the planet.

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released April 1, 2008

written by Will Black © 2008 All Rights Reserved

DANCING WITH THE DEAD sessions band

Will Black - Vocal, Guitars, Harmonica
Russ Boswell - Bass
Mike Conto - Guitars, Backing Vocal
Mark Kelso - Drums
Mark Lalama - Piano, Organ, Accordion
Karen O'Brien - Viola, Violin

Produced by Will Black
Engineered & mixed by Chris Crerar
Mastered by Scott Lake
Recorded at Metalworks Studios Toronto, Canada

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Track Name: Dancing With The Dead
Dancing With The Dead

Mama, tell the girls I’m gone
To where the wicked don’t get no rest
Living 9 to 5 is for the broken hearted
I don’t fear no love, beauty is just a test

Midnight keeps falling too early
The weekend keeps on coming too fast
I been taking my steps downtown at The Roxy
I sold my soul just to make it last
Sweet Lucy comes walking closer next to me
And by the lights off the mirrorball I finally see
She ain’t so pretty, not like what those other ghouls say
“I’m sorry Lucy,” I turn my head and walk away

Dancing, I’ve been dancing
Dancing with the dead
Sliding, I keep sliding further
Guess it’s time that I check my head

Get away is what you say
But it don’t matter much to me now
These souls that I hang with are the living dead
And it’s too late, I’m buried 6 feet down
As the nightbreed fall upon the city streets
The dying crawl out from underneath their shelter from the heat
They drain your lifeline, they tell you that you got to stay
Goodnight sunlight, into the dark I fade away

CHORUS

SOLO

Bury everything I know, everything I say

CHORUS OUT
Track Name: Heart Of Gold
Heart Of Gold

I was born with the mark of the devil’s luck
Blessed with a life busted, I’m hurt, I’m torn, I am struck
Yesterday you were just a dream in my bed
A gypsy angel calling to me from beyond the dead

I been told only give your soul to a heart of gold
I believe that a heart and soul are sacred to the love we breed

I’d never doubt about finding you in my fate
I walk this world knowing you could be only steps away
I don’t know when, I guard the hope it ain’t long
You are the part of me that keeps me young and holding on

I been told only give your soul to a heart of gold
I believe that a heart and soul are sacred to the love we breed

You have got a heart of gold
You have got a heart of gold
You have got a heart of gold
You know that I know

SOLO

I been told only give your soul to a heart of gold
I believe that a heart and soul are sacred to the love we breed
You been told only give your soul to a heart of gold
And you believe that a heart and soul are sacred to the love we breed

You have got a heart of gold
You have got a heart of gold
You have got a heart of gold
You know that I know

Sha na na..
Track Name: Senorita Ballerina
Senorita Ballerina

Senorita, I’m gonna throw you roses tonight
Ballerina, the prettiest thing this side of the night
Don’t you know I’d follow you wherever you go
Senorita Ballerina, you steal the show

Senorita, I’m gonna stand when the band starts to play
Ballerina, the grace you bring takes our breath away
Don’t you know I desire one, long look from you
Senorita Ballerina, you leave hungry eyes blue

You spin round, round, round, round
Tonight you dance for me

Senorita, I’m gonna throw you roses tonight
Ballerina, the sweetest thing this side of the night
Don’t you know I’d promise you wherever you go
Senorita Ballerina, you steal the show

You spin round, round, round, round
Tonight you dance for me
Track Name: Beautiful Losers
Beautiful Losers

I promised you sunsets, I brought the whole damn world down
Broke down horses on this one way merry-go-round
We were stars of a circus that’s been gone long from town
Now we’re the only ones left as the fallout hits the ground
You are young, you are true
When I hold you, you got nothing to fear
I never duck and run for cover
Let the world know we stand right here

Beautiful losers, beautiful losers
Wrong way right, we are the beautiful losers
Beautiful losers, don’t tell me why we are fools to cry
We are the beautiful losers

Love and theft don’t rule me like the heroes in Hollywood
I’m raising an emotion, if you listen I know you could
Honey I got a rocket, a vintage 409 under the hood
Would you need a happy ending, if I took you away for good
You are young, you are true
When I hold you, you got nothing to fear
I never duck and run for cover
Let the world know we stand right here

Beautiful losers, beautiful losers
Wrong way right, we are the beautiful losers
Beautiful losers, don’t tell me why we are fools to cry
Fool to cry, we are the beautiful losers

OUTRO
Track Name: Trouble In Mind
Trouble In Mind

Hey, hey, yeah

You’re mama’s baby, you’re daddy’s little girl
But they don’t know you got trouble in mind
Late night getaway, we stumble into
Into the fires, trouble in mind

Hey, hey, yeah

Forget about what your girlfriends say
Forget about what your preacher prays
‘Cause they all know I got trouble in mind
I pull you closer now hey, hey, hey, you start to shiver
Into the fires, trouble in mind

One by one lovers become truth
Two by two we all fall line
Give me trouble in mind

Hey, hey, yeah

You’re mama’s baby, daddy’s little girl
They don’t know you got trouble in mind
We got trouble in mind
Trouble in mind
Track Name: Faraway
Faraway

The river had run from a faraway place
Secrets carried deep within the water
Wonderboy sang a lonely serenade
Inspiration finally brought her

He whispers her name, she holds her teddy tight
From so faraway tonight

The Princess appeared from a faraway place
Dancing just like magic before Wonderboy
Her diamond eyes held a future so bright
A Soviet smile never left no choice

He whispers her name, she holds her teddy tight
From so faraway tonight

Miles away, leagues away
Another world away tonight
Miles away, leagues away
Another world away tonight

Wonderboy still sings from a faraway place
The Princess owns his thoughts, commands his heart tonight
He whispers her name, and the music plays
In her bed she holds her teddy tight

From so faraway tonight
From so faraway tonight
From so faraway tonight
He whispers her name, she holds her teddy tight
Track Name: Glory Road
Glory Road

I leave my baby in a sweet, blue dream
Lying in our bed like a beauty queen
There's pretty things living in the world, but it's too damn cold
Out to the engine that I'll be riding
Jet black steel in the moonlight shining
My 5.0 is gonna get him down at Glory Road

Glory Road, Glory Road
Me and my pony riding to Glory Road
Glory Road, Glory Road
Terror running high riding down to Glory Road

Gasoline burnin', got to find him soon
The renegade demon by a blood, red moon
He’s moving through the streets like a viper I am told
An innocent target that he'll be trying
Another God waiting to reap the dying
5.0 is gonna get him down at Glory Road

Glory Road, Glory Road
Me and my pony riding to Glory Road
Glory Road, Glory Road
Terror running high riding down to Glory Road

SOLO

I can remember back to better days
The infidel was a world away
Now a nation has grown too great, the villain too bold
.45's loaded, I'm ready to rock
Lead goin’ deep into his cold, hard heart
5.0 is gonna get him down at Glory Road

Glory Road, Glory Road
Me and my pony riding to Glory Road
Glory Road, Glory Road
Terror running high riding down to Glory Road
Shut him up, shut him down, down, down Glory Road

OUTRO
Track Name: Too Much
Too Much

I drove past the church today
Ain’t nothing but a field of graves
The cold winds of autumn steal my memories home
I guess that’s something that I probably shoulda known

It’s too much for me this time
Too much this time
Little Miss Foreverafter is long gone
It’s too much for me this time

Saluting swords marked the way
Your old man cried when he gave you away
A broke down man has gotta face his demons alone
Feels like there’s something way back then everybody shoulda known

Chorus

An old, dead tree still standing against the wind
Our names carved into it
But the years are departed from when we held each other close
Feels like there’s just one thing that I wish you coulda known

Chorus – Miss Foreverafter is long, long gone
Yeah, it’s too much for me this time
Yeah, yeah