"Lake Pontchartrain" as written by and Timothy Convy Marshall Fanciullo....
I'll tell it like it happened, it was Darius and Noland and me,
Just a few po' boys trying to get up out of Missouri.
Took 55 to Louisiana, stopped by the highway to eat.
They both had craw fish, strictly chicken for me.
Back out under thunderheads, the radio was Southern soul.
They interrupted Clarence Carter with a strange-ass local show.
They were sayin'

"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
Rest your soul and feed your brain.
That's where you will get to see everything the water can be."

The rain was comin' down, the wind was howlin' outside of Slidell.
It was the kind of night that makes you think the whole world's goin' to hell.
We got off on an exit 'cause we couldn't read the map so great.
Near the Choctaw Motel, we parked to deliberate,
When out of the bayou came a man like the lake had a tongue.
He was right up on the glass, all yellow-eyed, black teeth, bangin' on the windshield,
Screamin' like a demon at the top of his lungs,

"Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
Rest your soul and feed your brain.
Free for you and all your friends.
Craw fish 'til the bitter end.
Come down to Lake Pontchartrain.
Wade to where the shallows break.
That's where you will get to see everything the water can be."

I was drivin' out of there as fast as a Camry could,
But the interstate was flooded, so I had to take the road through the woods.
Bad move in retrospect; the road disappeared in the rain,
And I stood on the brakes when I saw the sign:
"Lake Pontchartrain"
Darius was yelling that he saw somebody out in the swells,
He jumped out, runnin', and Noland was goin' as well.
"Come back!" Why the hell would they leave the car?
And that's when I heard it, make no mistake
The voices were calling them from under the lake

Come down to Lake Pontchartrain

Come down to Lake Pontchartrain

Come down to Lake Pontchartrain

Come down to Lake Pontchartrain

The craw fish were screaming, the waves danced in time.
My friends went in deeper, the water, it climbed.
I watched in terror. The lake opened wide
And horribly roaring, it pulled them inside.
That's how it happened! Why would I lie?
There were no bodies, I've got none to hide.
I'm just a boy, lost his friends in the rain.
Any more questions, just go and ask Lake Pontchartrain.


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"Lake Pontchartrain" as written by Marshall Fanciullo Andrew Volpe

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  • +2
    General CommentThey need to make a video of this.
    It would be HYSTERICAL.
    CurtneyIsASuperher0on July 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWait, I got it. It's all the crawfish! The only one who survived is also the only one who didn't eat the crawfish.
    Ampulex_Compressaon June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNoland? That doesn't seem right. I'm still not sure if it's Nolan or Owen, but it's definitely not Noland.
    gogettergirlon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about hurricane katrina or one of the hurricanes i can't remember which one. but me and my mom were talking about it, lake ponchartrain is really in florida i guess, right where one of the major hurricanes were. and that would explain why the road was flooded so he had to go a different way and it took him to lake ponchartrain. as for the crawfish, i'm still trying to figure that one out.
    katiewemetton July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOkay, so. Here're my thoughts.

    The line, "Everything water can be," seems far too sinister for the alleged/implied deaths of Darius and "Noland" (I personally think it's Nolan) to be blamed all on the crawfish.

    What I think is that the promise of "Crawfish til the bitter end" is just a sinister reinforcement of the lake, trying to lure people there? Crawfish DO seem rather popular in Louisiana.

    So, the lake has some things to help lure people into it. The illusion of someone in the water, to lure good samaritans that want to help the person into the lake, the crawfish to lure anyone who just enjoys crawfish into the lake, etc. And the voices urging the people to "Come down to Lake Pontchartrain."

    So, I don't think the crawfish had as much to do with it as everyone is saying. I think the crawfish were just a pawn and that it was indeed the lake that "killed" Darius and Nolan. The lake is some sort of paranormal phenomena in this story, and it literally swallowed Darius and Nolan in the shallows. (Hence the lyrics, "Wade to where the shallows break/There you will get to see/Everything water can be.")


    Woooh, that was longwinded. Sorry. I love this song VERY much. Ludo is rad, fer sure.
    fangsup_zombiesdownon October 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen i imagine him singing this, i imagine him being questioned by the police for the murder of him friends.
    how he's like "That's how it happened, why would I lie?
    There were no bodies, I've got none to hide"
    like, he's trying to convince the police he's innocent.
    (:
    airplanesxxon December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLake Pontchartrain is about a man who poisons some Crawfish to kill his 'friends' Noland, and Darius. He then hides them in Lake Pontchartrain which is known for being the lake with the most murder victim bodies discovered. This is his story to the Authorities.
    Synisteron January 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of Scooby Doo for some reason lol, the more I read the lyrics though the more it seems the dude killed his friends and is making up a story to cover his ass. The 26th seems so far away!
    MarkiePon February 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know it's not intended, but this song makes me think of Marquise Hill. RIP.
    Jayemelon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy far one of my favorites on the cd. I don't think it needs much explanation. But it's amazing. I kind of agree with what MarkieP said. ha.
    jamiexoon March 21, 2008   Link

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