Murder Family, Vol 1

by Le Cos

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Debut EP from the murder family itself.

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released August 18, 2016

Written by: Brian Cosgrove
Arranged by: Brian Cosgrove & Le Cos
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Jonathan Siebels and Stephan Lirakis at Ultrasound Studios in Downtown Los Angeles
Artwork by: Brendan Cosgrove

Guitar & Vox: Brian Cosgrove
Vox: Bonnie Bloomgarden
Drums & Gang Vox: BJ Miller
Background Vox: Marcella Kroll & Penny Folger
Bass Guitar & Gang Vox: Keola Sakima
Marimba, Percussion & Gang Vox: Matt Demello
Electric Guitar & Gang Vox: Mike Demello
Electric Guitar, Saw & Gang Vox: Josh McCool
Gang Vox: Stephan Lirakis

© & ℗ 2016 Le Cos. All rights reserved.

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Le Cos Los Angeles, California

Modern day murder ballad revivalists Le Cos take the traditional folk songwriting form and infused it with a punk, gospel and 60’s girl group music to create a sound that is disarmingly catchy and upbeat despite the dark themes. The eight-piece ensemble has been described by De La Vie TV as “the best band you’ve never heard of” with “one of the best live shows that will leave you watching in awe.” ... more

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Track Name: Murder Baby
My Murder Baby needs no diamond ring
Her sultry smoky eyes pine for death to sing
I'd sacrifice a man just to get a look
Of her shirt falling over freckled shoulders
I'm hooked

She's 5'2" and she's crazy
But I love my Murder Baby

With black hair tumbling over hips that sway
She struts on by the boys on the boardwalk who gasp and say
"Can I Can I take you home? What's your name?"
Beneath the rollercoaster is where they meet their fate

She's 5'2" and she's crazy
But I love my Murder Baby

No motherfucker
Is gonna tell her
What to do

I'm the same way too but now I'm not alone
I finally found somebody who brings those bodies home
At night's end she rests her chin on my chest
And we talk about the favorite ones we put to rest

I carry her to bed and get crazy
With my beautiful Murder Baby
Track Name: We All Shout
I scream what others whisper
And I'm only scared by what's not heard
I listen to their quiet murders
But I'm not so swayed by their careless souls

We All Shout
We All Shout
We All Shout
But we're not heard

I sway to the beating drums
(They go bah bah, they go bah bah)
And I'm fall down drunk when night is done
I'd join their murderous circus
But they don't welcome me

We All Shout
We All Shout
We All Shout
But we're not heard

We get dead
We get dead

Well I bled her until she was dry
And I watched the clouds leave her blue eyes
While her dog was barking
I watched the tears roll for years
Track Name: Old Man
One dark dawn
Two kids skipped upon
Dirty leaves beneath dead trees
Towards the house
Others whispered about
You dared me with a touch of my knee

Who's the old man at the top of the hill
With those ghostly eyes he beckons us near
Who's the old man at the windowsill
With arms outstretched, he welcomes his kill
His shadow falls on
The forgotten young
In the lost breeze he sings

One bright dawn
Two kids came upon
Lustful hands and bloodthirsty need
He looked at me
My eyes fell on you
And we knew we must end him

We left his land
Holding hand-in-hand
But separate and silent
We grew to be lords
But I still adore
Every breath we shared in that space

Who's the old man at the top of the hill
With those ghostly eyes he beckons us near
Who's the old man at the windowsill
With arms outstretched, he welcomes his kill
His shadow falls on
The forgotten young
In the lost breeze he sings
Track Name: Murder Man
I'm the shadow that creeps
Along the cold concrete at sundown
I'm like the rain that beats
I slick the streets with my blasphemous sound

Come and take my hand
Pretty lady don't you know
I'm your Murder Man

Nothing matters more than your shrieks
And white, lifeless eyes
I love you most when you're a corpse
I love you when I taste your last sigh
And at your final moment
I smile wider than a circus clown
My head is hot, my heart is stone
Until my next victim is found

Come and take my hand
Pretty lady don't you know
I'm your Murder Man

My father baptized me in sin
My mom I've never known
An unholy ghost walks hand-in-hand with my broken soul
Please deliver me
Please deliver me
Oh please Lord, call me home

I'm the epitome of emptiness
And I need my fill of bloodlust
I wander through the darkness
To get my cheap thrills
I wish there was another way
To satiate the demons that cry
But they keep getting louder
Drowning out the last sanity inside

Come and take my hand
Pretty lady don't you know
I'm your Murder Man
Track Name: Good Riddance
Baby
I can't stop crying
There's just no way to get over you
So I just quit trying

You pulled my heart out of my chest
With every word you spoke untrue
You tried to drown it in the river Styx
But it's still beating for you

Baby
I can't stop crying
There's just no way to get over you
So I just quit trying

You plunged a knife right in my heart
On the boardwalk after dark
When I saw you holding hands with that man
My whole world just fell apart

Baby
I can't stop crying
There's just no way to get over you
So I just quit trying

I'm gonna take a big, sharp axe
Wait outside of your front door
I'm gonna slice you till you search the sky
For a breath you'll breathe no more

Baby
I can't stop crying
There's just no way to get over you
So I just quit trying

Baby
There's no love left in my soul
Death is payment for the sins you gave
You can't hurt me anymore