Monsters for the Masses

by Ghosts in the Graveyard

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    The debut album by shock rockers, Ghosts in the Graveyard.
    Monsters for the Masses takes you on a sonic journey into the depths of horror, raw emotion, and Halloween fun. This synth-heavy album is filled with up tempo madness, slowed down trip-hop inspired meditations, emotional ballads, and operatic explosions.
    Every song tells a story told with heart, fury, and a crooked smile.

    The CD comes in a four panel Eco-Wallet case with custom "Monster Art" printed on the disc!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Monsters for the Masses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The debut album by shock rockers, Ghosts in the Graveyard.
Monsters for the Masses takes you on a sonic journey into the depths of horror, raw emotion, and Halloween fun. This synth-heavy album is filled with up tempo madness, slowed down trip-hop inspired meditations, emotional ballads, and operatic explosions.
Every song tells a story told with heart, fury, and a crooked smile.
Label: A.D.S.R. Musicwerks.

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released October 21, 2016

Ghosts in the Graveyard is:
Byron C. Miller (Singer, Lyricist)
Paul Morgan (Music creator, guitarist)
Shelly Miller (Singer, Keyboardist)

All music written by Paul Morgan
All lyrics written by Byron C. Miller
Except for “Another Night”, written by Byron C. Miller and Shelly Miller
Recorded by E.J. Bastien
Mixed by Michael Wimer
Mastered by Jamie King
Album art by Byron C. Miller & Paul Morgan
Band Photography by Alexander K. Harris

The band would like to thank, in no order:
Shane Allan Hall, Erik Warren, Kate Morgan, Natalie Miller,
Sarah Stewart, Jasyn Byrum, Alicia Dara, Taryn Rene Dorsey, Stephen Devine, Johnny Shea, Ken Miller, Tammy Miller,
Elizabeth Dixon, Oliver Diaz, Jessica Drenkel, Paul Aleinikoff,
Marian Sterling, Seage Harris, Ambyr Prince, Rita Hall Savoie,
Ali Mojallal, Tabitha Bastien, William Wilson, Jasyn Bangert,
Kathleen Smith, David Smith, Caleb Smith, Luke Guillotine,
Rosie Neruda, Justin Young, Ivy Krueger, Jessica Faith, Aaron Morgan, Jeannie Therber, Mildred Humphrey, Uncle Bud, Clint Carney,
Johnny Sullivan, H.P. Lovecraft, Miles Jones, Dave Parker,
Chris Miller, Kristine Miller, Melissa Nelson, Ryan Henry,
Karen Brandon, Adam Fortney, Crissy Dant, Becky Barr, Erik Stickles,
Severina x Sol, The Murphy Family, Amy Watson, Kristin Kology,
David Fortney, Presley Bullington

Happy Halloween Forever

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Ghosts in the Graveyard Seattle, Washington

It all started with a nightmare vision in Byron's brain...an electronic shock rock band with a penchant for theatrics, inspired by Vaudeville, Cinema, and Haunted Houses; with lyrics that were equal parts horrific, fun, and soul bearing. Paul Morgan came on board, creating music that perfectly captured Byron's vision. Shelly brings her beautiful voice & classical training to the line up! ... more

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Track Name: Thirteen Ways to Die
Verse 1:
My evil is rivaled only by the power of my fright.
Down on the killing floor. It looks so wrong so but feels so right.
And now you know I’m watching. Bloody knuckles and broken teeth.
I might be a monster. But you know I’m you’re number one fiend.

Lead in:
There is no way out of this alive. There is no one to save you this time.

Chorus:
Thirteen ways to die tonight.
So many ways to twist the knife. You can run, but you can't hide. Thirteen ways to die tonight.

Verse 2:
I am the faceless thing that walks through this endless night.
The very the shape of your nightmares. Your pain is my delight.
And now there is no escape. Thirteen locks on thirteen doors.
These eyes are always watching. This blood will never dry.

Lead in:
There is no way out of this alive. There is no one to save you this time.

Chorus:
Thirteen ways to die tonight.
So many ways to twist the knife. You can run, but you can’t hide.
Thirteen ways to die tonight.

Breakdown:
The fiend is always watching. The fiend is always there.
The ax is always chopping. You can gasp but there’s no air.
The fiend is always watching. The fiend is always there.
The ax is always chopping. You can gasp but there’s no air.
The fiend is always watching. The fiend is always there.
The ax is always chopping. You can gasp but there’s no fuckin’ air!

Chorus:
Thirteen ways to die tonight.
So many ways to twist the knife. You can run, but you can't hide. Thirteen ways to die tonight.
So many ways to twist the knife. You can run, but you can't hide!
Track Name: Better in Black
In black...in black...in black.

Verse 1:
Subterranean pathways. Candlelight and machines.
Blood and sweat on the concrete. Your dress torn at the knees.
All I ever did, and all I’ve ever done.
Is simply for the entertainment in Technicolor blood.

Chorus:
Looks better in black. Feels better in black.
Tastes better in black. It’s better in…

Verse 2:
Surrounded by shadows. Beyond the wall of sleep.
And nothing can survive…In this heat.
All I ever did. And all I’ve ever done.
Is simply for the entertainment in Technicolor blood.
Come on!

Chorus:
Looks better in black. Feels better in black.
Tastes better in black. It’s better in…

Breakdown:
And all I ever did. And all I ever done. And all I ever….

Verse 3:
Dive into darkness. Swim the Abyss.
There are those that will tell you.
It don’t get better than this.
All I ever did, and all I’ve ever done.
Is simply for the entertainment in Technicolor blood.
Come on!

Chorus:
Looks better in black. Feels better in black.
Tastes better in black. It’s better in…
Track Name: Old Dark House
Verse 1:
I wake up again. I’m still here my dear.
This mansion by the sea feels so cold tonight my love.
Your voice calls out to me through the cobwebs again.
I hasten to the door and go right through for you.

Breakdown:
Another round of fresh faces.
Looking for her with their ghost machines.
Soon. Soon I'll give her the words, but for now I'll lead them through. Oh Look! They've stumbled upon a secret room.
But I buried her bones in an unmarked grave.
Nothing but shadows remain.

Verse 2:
Broken piano plays a haunted tune.
Not even a taste of what I can really do.
So say the words, Invoke me.
The shrieks and the creaks empowering.
This old dark house will show you a thing or two.

Chorus:
You know it’s killing time again. My love.
You know it’s killing time again. My love.
You know it’s killing time again. My love.
Track Name: Needs
Verse 1:
Crimson spots behind my eyes. The darkest hunger begins to rise.
Try to fight it with every part of me. This pure desire will not concede. When I walk the streets late at night...
I try and shake the chills that run down my spine with every heartbeat. We stumble through the corridor into your bedroom...
With the thrill of the kill inside me.
Like a knife in the dark.

Chorus:
There is blood inside me. I wish I could set it free.
But there is blood inside you. And I need to taste it too.

Verse 2:
A thousand years weigh down on me. Always trying to fight the need.
I feel it tugging beneath the skin. To answer the call and let you in. When I kiss you down your back, and back up to your neck...
I sincerely don’t want to hurt you.
But a thousand years is a very long time and I get so hungry.
I must connect in every way.

Chorus:
There is blood inside me. I wish I could set it free.
But there is blood inside you. And I need to taste it too.

Breakdown:
Crimson spots behind my eyes. Crimson spots that do not lie. Crimson spots behind my eyes. They haunt me. The do not lie. Behind my eyes.

Chorus:
There is blood inside me. I wish I could set it free.
But there is blood inside you. And I need to taste it too.
There is blood inside me. I know I should set it free.
But there is blood inside you. And I want to taste it too.
Track Name: Another Night
Verse 1:
I’m waiting for you. Screaming from the rooftop.
Bloody from the last time.
I can feel it!
I’m waiting for you. See it through the black light.
I hear it through the white noise.
Now I’m movin’!
I’m standing with you. Drowning in those blue eyes.
I’m biting with the mad touch.
I can feel it!
I’m standing with you. Reeling from the last time.
Gonna be a good fight.
I can feel it!

Lead in: I remember you in a better place a better time.
I remember you in a place beyond this.

Verse 2:
I’m connecting with you. In violent crescendos.
Still numb from the last time.
You can’t feel it!
I’m connecting with you. As the snowcrash grows louder.
Words in the gutter.
You won’t say them!
Spell it out in red. Through the cracks in my lipstick.
Falling on deaf ears.
You don’t hear it!
Spell it out in red. Reeling from the last time.
Gonna be a good fight.
I can feel it!

Lead in: I remember you in a better place a better time.
I remember you in a place beyond this.

Chorus:
Another night I saw you.
Screaming through the black light!
I feel it through the white noise.
I remember you standing by my side on another night.

Verse 3:
I’m running from you. Jump across those rooftops.
I’m hiding from those red lights.
I can’t take it!
I’m running from you. Lost like a blind child.
Frozen by the blue night.
Now we’re bleeding!
I’m naked with you. Have another dark touch.
I feel it like a graveyard.
Now we’re screaming!
I’m naked with you. Yellin’ like a broke noose.
I’ll never be your dead guy.
Now I see it!
Lead in: I remember you in a red shirt a black tie.
I remember you in a place beyond this.

Chorus:
Another night I saw you.
Screaming through the black light!
I feel it through the white noise.
I remember you standing by my side on another night.

Outro:
Have another drink and sit down. Have another drink and calm down.
Track Name: Monster Mask
Verse 1:
Today is the day for the big break down.
Today is the day for the big come down.
Today is the day that they tear it all down.
Now it’s about time for the big let down.
This is when those motherfuckers break it all down.
Today those stupid bastards try to rip our eyes out.
But I don’t mind the pain. I’ll get through the plight.
I’ll move past the hurt tonight.

Chorus:
And when the sun goes down. Put on my monster mask.
And I walk in disguise.
And when the moon comes out I wear my monster mask.
And I see through new eyes.

Verse 2:
I can feel the day to day closing in now.
There’s never a chance to catch my breath.
But I’ll work through the stress. I’ll push past the pressure.
My private island of peace that takes it all away.

Chorus:
And when the sun goes down, put on my monster mask.
And I walk in disguise.
And when the moon comes out I wear my monster mask.
And I see through new eyes.

….And I walk in disguise!

….And I see through new eyes!

Outro:
We can always walk away. We can always take a step back.
We can always get away. We can always take a step back.
Track Name: Marigold
Verse 1:
I remember dead flowers on November second.
The smell of your hair on the day that transformed us.

Mexican beach, toes in the sand.
Arm in arm, the sea called out to us.

Later that evening we joined the procession.
Skeleton masks and sugar skull offerings.

Through the gates, past the tombs.
We walked with the dead, and were brought to the light.

Chorus:
Sunset falls quickly when your heart is a fire.
Nothing more than this.
We run past the masks and the skulls and dead flowers.
Nothing more than this.

Verse 2:
There was a morning when all was still quiet.
I let you sleep and snuck out to the garden.

I made a vow, my marigold, our eyes met.
We kissed until sunset.

Now hand in hand. Run past the tombstones.
Out of the graveyard, into the shadows.

Through the streets, nothing can stop us.
Stay here forever, the light cannot take us.

Chorus:
Sunset falls quickly when your heart is a fire.
Nothing more than this.
We run past the masks and the skulls and dead flowers.
Nothing more than this.

Final Chorus (repeat 2x):
Sunset falls quickly when your heart is a fire.
Nothing more than this.
We run past the masks and the skulls and dead flowers.
Nothing more than this.
Track Name: The Danse Macabre
Verse 1:
Just keep breathing. I’ll hold on to you tight.
We’ll jump through the fire together. We’re burning bright.
All of your nightmares transform into dreams.
Giving you power over everything.
We dress everyday like it’s Halloween.
We’re no longer children but we want to believe.
Put your velvet coat on. Step into the night.
Autumn leaves are falling. The air feels just right.

Chorus:
And we dance. And we dance the Danse Macabre.

Verse 2:
We gather together, in this haunted place.
Hand in hand we walk, and find our grace.
Under the moon light, we can finally see.
I was always there behind the mask.
It was always me.

Chorus:
And we dance. And we dance the Danse Macabre.

Grand Finale:
Just keep breathing with me!
Together we can overcome anything.
Just keep breathing with me!
The monsters are the heroes this time you’ll see.
Just keep breathing with me!
Tonight all our dreams can be reality.
Keep on breathing with me!
We’ll travel far beyond what the eye can see.
Track Name: The Last Halloween
Lead in:
Put on your make up. Costumes ready.
We’re on in five. One last time.
We’re on in five. One more time.
We’re all going to die.
One more time.

Verse 1:
I always wanted more than this.
I searched the world over; opened every door.
I gazed into the dark abyss.
And now I’ve found a way to wash it all away.

Chorus:
This is the last Halloween. No time for tricks or treats.
The final curtain, closing scream on this last Halloween.

Lead in 2:
Let’s flip the script. Enter stage right.
Don’t forget your lines. Put it all on the line.
Everything is changing. Don’t forget to cry.
You have to feel it.
Put it all on the line!

Chorus:
This is the last Halloween. No time for tricks or treats.
The final curtain, the closing scream on this last Halloween.
This is the last Halloween. No time for tricks or treats.
The final curtain, the closing scream on this last Halloween.

Breakdown:
In the distance. I see a light. A fire burning out of control.
It will continue to grow. I will not let it go.
From the ashes I will rise.
Reborn in the perfect skin.
I will not let it go. I will not let you go.
A new age of nightmares, thrills and chills.
I will not let it go. I will not let you go.
Welcome to the new age of Fright.
Welcome to the new age of Fright.
I’ll punch your ticket tonight.
I’ll take your soul tonight.
Welcome to the new age of Fright.

Chorus:
Don’t feel left out this Halloween. If didn’t get you now, you’re next.
A witch’s plan is brewing, a lifetime of screams.
Sleep well this Halloween. Until the next Halloween.
A darker curtain, a louder scream.
See you next Halloween.