I live in a town called Millhaven
And it's small and it's mean and it's cold
But if you come around just as the sun goes down
You can watch the whole thing turn to gold
It's around about then that I used to go a-roaming
La la la la
La la la lie
All God's children they all gotta die

My name is Loretta but I prefer Lottie
I'm closing in on my fifteenth year
And if you think that you've seen a pair of eyes more green
Then you sure haven't see them around here
Well my hair is yellow and I'm always a-combing
La la la la
La la la lie
My mama often told me that we all got to die

You must have heard about The Curse Of Millhaven
How last Christmas Bill Blake's little boy didn't come home
They found him the next week up in One Mile Creek
With his head bashed in and his pockets full of stones
Well, just imagine all the wailing and moaning
La la la la
La la la lie
Even Bill Blake's boy, he had to die

Then Professor O'Rye from Millhaven High
Found nailed to his door his prize-winning terrier
The next day the old fool brought little Biko to school
And we all had to watch as he buried her
Well his eulogy to Biko had all the tears a-flowing
La la la la
La la la lie
Even God's little creatures, they have to die

Our little town fell into a state of shock
A lot of people were saying things that made little sense
The next thing you know the head of Handyman Joe
Was found in the fountain of the Mayor's residence
Foul play can really get a small town going
La la la la
La la la lie
Even God's children all have to die

Then, in a cruel twist of fate, old Mrs Colgate
Was stabbed but the job was not complete
Well the last thing she said before the cops pronounced her dead
Was, "My killer is Loretta and she lives across the street!"
Twenty cops burst through my door without even phoning
La la la la
La la la lie
The young ones and the old ones, they all gotta die

Yes, it is I, Lottie, The Curse Of Millhaven
I've struck horror in the heart of this town
Like my eyes ain't green and my hair ain't yellow
It's more like the other way around
I got a pretty little mouth underneath all the foaming
La la la la
La la la lie
Sooner or later we all gotta die

Since I was no bigger than a weavil they've been saying I
was evil
That if bad was a boot that I'd fit it
That I'm a wicked young lady, but I've been trying hard lately
Oh, fuck it! I'm a monster! I admit it!
It makes me so mad my blood really starts a-going
La la la la
La la la lie
Mama always told me that we all gotta die

Yeah, I drowned the Blakey kid, stabbed Mrs. Colgate, I admit
Did the handyman with his circular saw in his garden shed
But I never crucified little Biko, that was
two junior high school psychos
Stinky Bohoon and his friend with the pumpkin-sized head
I'll sing to the lot, now you got me going
La la la la
La la la lie
All God's children have all gotta die

There were all the others, all our sisters and brothers
You assumed were accidents, best forgotten
Recall the children who broke through the ice on Lake Tahoo?
Everyone assumed the Warning signs had
followed them to the bottom
Well, they're underneath the house where I do quite a bit
of stowing
La la la la
La la la lie
Even twenty little children, they had to die

And the fire of '91 that razed the Bella Vista slum
There was the biggest shit-fight this country's ever seen
Insurance companies ruined, landlords getting sued
All cause of wee girl with a can of gasoline
Those flames really roared when the wind started blowing
La la la la
La la la lie
Rich man, poor man, they all got to die

Well I confessed to all these crimes and they put me on
trial
I was laughing when they took me away
Off to the asylum in an old black Mariah
It ain't home, but you know, it's better than jail
It ain't such bad old place to have a home in
La la la la
La la la lie
All God's children they all gotta die

Now I got shrinks that will not rest
with their endless Rorschach tests
I keep telling them they're out to get me
They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
There is so much more I could have done if they'd let me!"
So it's Rorschach and Prozac and everything is groovy
La la la la
La la la lie
All God's children they all have to die

La la la la
La la la lie
I'm happy as a lark and everything is fine

La la la la
La la la lie
Yeah, everything is groovy and everything is fine
La la la la
La la la lie
All God's children they gotta die


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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, the happy tune. the lalala's and the sadistic lyrics! *bol*
    "They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
    There is so much more I could have done if they'd let me!"
    Kyanon March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is just too funny. I don't think it must be taken too seriously...just read the lyrics.
    Gummitchon August 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod, I love how he's this old rock star man singing from the point of view of a fifteen year old female serial killer. Hysteria?!
    lauramarson October 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the sudden jump in the course of events when he inverts the colours of eyes and hair. Brilliant, gives an unexpected and perfect portrait of the now revealed killer. The "pretty mouth underneath all the foaming" is a powerful image. This Cave guy is a master at what he does.
    Moshon February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFoul play can really get a small town going
    :-D great !
    ajhaanon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just too funny. I don't think it must be taken too seriously...just read the lyrics.
    Gummitchon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Gummitch, if Im just having a bad day, I can put this song on and laugh my butt off.
    jimbobjoeon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree.
    This song is really funny.

    or maybe I just have a strange sense of humor.
    dorareeveron July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant. I agree, the fact that it is a man singing from the point of veiw of a 15 yr old serial killer is hysterical. Its cheerful tune and the incredibly funny lyrics really cheer me up.
    "Oh, fuck it! I'm a monster! I admit it!", This is the best line to sing along with.
    Beltaneon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like how many words the guy puts into his songs, its great. and i it makes a rabbid teenage serial sound hilarious!
    scotlandboyon October 11, 2005   Link

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