Keep the Crux in Christmas (2014)

by The Crux

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about

Three songs recorded in the Winter of 2014 at Gremlin Studios in Santa Rosa. Similar songs are delivered every year to the good boys and girls who are on The Crux e-mail list.

These particular songs are inspired by the stories of The Krampus, a creature from the North who gleefully punishes naughty children at Christmastime.

Be good.

- Josh Windmiller and The Crux

credits

released December 20, 2014

Chris Cory: Baritone saxophone
John Courage: Electric guitar
Joshua James Jackson: Upright Bass, Trumpet
Ben Weiner: Drums, Percussion
Josh Windmiller: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Kalei Yamanoha: Accordion, Trombone, Banjo

All songs written by Josh Windmiller

Recorded at Gremlin Studios, Santa Rosa

Album art by Venka Workshop

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Track Name: Get Me Now
They're gonna come to get me now
They're gonna come to get me now
They're gonna to turn me inside out
They're gonna come to get me now

Mary wasn't nice, she's on ice
Timmy got chopped up
Ate Billy with ketchup
Henry pulled a dog tail - in jail
Suzie, whip crack
Lucy, never coming back
Anne told fibs, broke her little ribs
Matthew, blown up
Zachary, sewed up
Greedy Rita cooked in beef stew
Johnny... cat food

They're gonna come to get me now
They're gonna come to get me now
They're gonna pull my eyeballs out
They're gonna come to get me now
Track Name: Dancing Like the Devil
I'll tell you about some folks I know that get sauced every year or so
Starts out silent as a ghost, until some joker makes a toast
Dancing like the Devil

Too much cleavage, too much wine - they're gonna start a conga line
Thought I heard a mid-level manager say, "The harder you work, the harder you play"
Dancing like the Devil

He'll take your teeth, he'll take your tongue
Take your screams and make them sung
Scoop your brain, strip your skin
Down to the toes, up to the chin

Hey sport, don't be blue - you can dance like the Devil too
Just mix that daily grind with gin, shake that chain and then begin
Shake it like the Devil - shake it
Track Name: December
Take me by my bony hand
When I'm in my December
Lay me on the fallen leaves
Help me to remember

I'd forgotten how this goes
Every month's a mask, oh
Spring is like a tiny book
That you have only borrowed

Fare thee well, bon voyage
I don't know why you came here
But if you're passing through again
I hope that you would stay here

I'm not the man I thought I'd be
I'm living in a box now
Children dread my shadow
And I see that I'm the monster

My friends and I were born into
A season full of rats, dear
As soon as we could make a sound
We cried out, "Happy New Year"

Fare thee well, bon voyage
I don't know why you came here
But if you're passing through again
I hope that you would stay here