"Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man" as written by Robert James Smith, Steven Severin, Budgie, and Sioux,....
Following desire in your eyes
You're mine, you're mine all mine
Following the signs in your mind
You're mine, you're mine, all mine

Bring me the head of the preacher
Man in the sickening daze
O, the rotting sun washes down
The moonshine boys, the vultures drool

They pluck the gold dust from his eyes
And pick his bones until they're clean
The book of sorrows, the American dreams
Bring me the head of the preacher man

On the blazing trail
Heaven holds lone star promise El Dorado
The insane theater, once more we rise
To drain the last of liquid sleep

The gift of chance
Eating the worm as the vapor drops and dances
And everything stops and dances
Bring me the head of the preacher man
We tumble down these lonely days

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"Bring Me the Head of the Preacher Man" as written by Steven Severin Robert James Smith

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  • +1
    General CommentRead the book of Mark in the bible and you'll see where this song came from.
    Bayoustormon December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Susan J. Dallion was having herself some fatally feministic fun adopting the persona of Herodias
    [or perhaps her dancing daughter] transposed to an archetypally Western context (check the reference from Bayoustorm, also Matthew 14)and playing on associations of frontier violence, gold fever, the American Dream and frontier ghost towns.

    This song is a grim one - but I love the Semitic whirling dervish sounds in the chorus. A nice incongruity to the Cowboy imagery.

    It might just be describing a very bad Tequila hangover in the Texas plains.

    Once however, I had the awful idea that this entire world, the totality of its horror and confusion, was only a fantasm of thought, a nightmare happening in the severed head of John the Baptist, buried in a desert somewhere.

    That's what listening to this stuff during your formative years will do for you!
    NomadMonadon March 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love the meanace of this song, especially because it comes into the centre of the Hyena, which is filled with many theatric, meladolic songs. It's nice to hear that the banshees still knew how the be wicked and sinister when the mood took them.
    JJKelsallon September 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverytime I hear this song I want to see the film "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia".
    Major Valoron September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeaven holds lonestar promise.
    paintedbirdon April 05, 2014   Link

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