Black Crow Road

Song Description

Originally written as a "halloween" song Black Crow Road is reminiscent of Nick Cave's Murder Ballads.

Song Length 3:50 Genre Rock - Indie/Low-Fi, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Disturbed Language English


On Black Crow Road near Baker's farm
Where the old church tower stood
The harvest corn is black and torn
Looks a bit worse than it should
Farmer Baker tried and tried
With fertile soils and pesticides
But this year's crop turned the biggest flop
He'd seen with his own eyes

Now a little further down the road
Lives the widow Miss Maggie Brown
Her two twin boys at age sixteen
Were driving into town
People talk and speculate
But no one was at the scene
When the car they drove went off the road
And landed in the ravine

And they went down
Down to the ground
And now they're down
Six feet in the ground

You remember that church tower
How it so long proudly stood
One day it caught on fire
And the preacher did all that he could
Wondering why someone would start
A fire so blazing hot
There was nothing left but ashes
And a smoldering black lot

On Black Crow Hill sad Robert lived
With his wealthy family
His beautiful wife and easy life
Were the source of much envy
One day she up and left him
Leaving not so much as a note
They found him in the ditch with a bottle
And blood coming out of his nose


Construction workers digging up
The ground to make Black Crow Road
Were more than a little surprised to find
Something extra in their load
Seems a sort of collector
Had an interesting hobby
Of keeping people's parts and sorts
But throwing away their bodies


Lyrics Ken Fitzsimmons Music Ken Fitzsimmons
Producer Mark Whitcomb and The Kissers Publisher Skeptic Rock Records
Performance The Kissers
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