Kriss Erickson

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Member Since: 2008
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Song Description

"House of the Dead" speaks of abuse and neglect issues and the hopelessness that children often feel who are trapped in a home with abusive parents or caregivers. Often it seems as if there is no escape except to grow up which takes years. Leaving the c

Story Behind the Song

I grew up in an abusive home. Food was withheld, beating were common and brutal. Normal things like reading bedtime stories seemed foreign to me. I want to raise public awareness to the levels of abuse that are still going on in our society. I hope

Lyrics

Have you ever visited a house of the dead?

Where the mother's arms are empty and babies cry in their beds?

If you have you'll realize that there can be no compromise

Gentleness is so unwise in a house of the dead.


Have you ever visited a house of the dead?

Where father's hands are fisted and the children are unfed?

If you have you'll realize that batteredness is no surprise.

Despair will tantalize in a house of the dead.


Chorus:

Where everything's uncertain except that there's no heart.

Oh, if you visit a house of the dead you'll never depart.


Life has given up and died in the house of the dead.

Where wounds are left to untended and tears are left unshed.

If you go you'll realize that there can be no compromise.

Glaring scars are no surprise in a house of the dead.


Oh, there's no comfort in the house of the dead.

Hurts are left to fester and apologies unsaid.

The very young are traumatized and all good deeds are scrutinized.

Growing up is so unwise in a house of the dead. (Last time: 3x: Of the dead!)

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Song Length
3:24
Genres
Unique - Unclassified, Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Gloomy, Heated

Subject Matter
Darkness, Violence

Similar Artists
Dixie Dregs, Barenaked Ladies
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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Producer Credits Michael Erickson
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