"The Black Rider" as written by and Tom Waits....
Come on a long with the Black Rider
We'll have a gay old time
Lay down in the web of the black spider
I'll drink your blood like wine

So come on in
It ain't no sin
Take off your skin
And dance around your bones

So come along with the Black Rider
We'll have a gay old time

Anchors away with the Black Rider
I'll drink your blood like wine
I'll drop you off in Harlem with the Black Rider
Out where the bullets shine

And when you're done
You cock your gun
The blood will run
Like ribbons in your hair

So come along wit hthe Black Rider
We'll have a gay old time

Come on along with the Black Rider
I've got just the thing for thee
Come on along with the Black Rider
I want your company

I'll have the veal
A lovely meal
That's how I feel
May I use your skull for a bowl

Come on along with the Black Rider
We'll have a gay old time


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    General CommentI think its songs like this that demonstrate Waits is the 'Nightmare on Elm st' of musicians. This song is pure 110% creepy.
    Ishmalon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, but it's fan-fucking-tastic.
    THEHOLYMOUNTAINon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe perfect Introduction to the story.....The Devil singing about how he is going to con the idealist hero of the story. I can imagine if Andrei Chikotillo or Joseph Fritzel sang a song it would sound like this........Sleazy and creepy at the same time.
    BarnabyHugheson October 26, 2015   Link

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