In 1969
i killed a man of mine
in his small mind to the town
i was hunted down by hounds
hear the nighthawks cry
the voices try and hollow
hear the crowd cheer
they cheer me to the gallow

In 1985
i was doing time alright
i made a plan to escape
and then as the lady of the late
hear the crowd it goes
their voices try and hollow
cant you hear them call
they cheer me to the gallow

1995
was the year i came out for child?
i listened to his song
and watch the sun make the shadows long
hear the nighthawk call
his voices try and hollow
hear the crowd call
they cheer me to the gallow
hear the nighthawk call
his voices try and hollow
hear the nighthawk call
in a voice thats hollow


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    General CommentTaken from amazon.com from Justin Powlison "surferzero":

    "Tomb of Legia: Previously known as Legia, this is one of the few holdovers from the original Team Sleep tracks. Finally DJ Crook is given a chance to shine in this song. The song, a nod to Poe, features Mary Timony on trial for the murder of her man. Haunting."


    love the song, on repeat in the car.
    ChillingEchoon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think I may have had something to do with them keeping this song.

    Back then, Crook was posting around on TSNET's board a lot and keeping real tight with the fans and people there, and noone really dug this song except for me and a few others. It was slated for removal, but I begged and begged Crook to get it on the final release.

    If not, thanks anyways, Cork.

    But, the lyrics on this are wrong.
    They are as follows:

    In 1969
    i killed a man of mine
    in a small Montana town
    i was hunted down by hounds
    hear the nighthawks cry
    their voices dry and hollow
    hear the crowd cheer
    they cheer me to the gallows

    In 1985
    i was doing time alive
    i made a plan to escape
    and live as the lady of the lake
    hear the crowd of ghosts
    their voices dry and hollow
    cant you hear them call?
    they cheer me to the gallows

    1995
    was the year i came up for trial
    i listened to his song
    and watched the sun make the shadows long
    hear the nighthawk call
    his voices dry and hollow
    hear the crowd call
    they cheer me to the gallows
    hear the nighthawk call
    his voices dry and hollow
    hear the nighthawk call
    in a voice that's hollow

    Another thing to note is that Crook used a (reportedly EXTREMELY old) record with audio of bullfights on it for the claps / chants on this song, and they were added after the initial recording.
    dean-ialon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites.
    abodyofenglishon April 12, 2009   Link

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