The Funeral Cortège

by Shadow Windhawk

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blood stained last days in the subway Dead ones see through the cracks into the sky sick veins, betrayed your lost heart, dreaming Traveling to nowhere trapped down here screaming behind my cold eyes Intently watching you are lost with me, too I am your truth there is no hope there is no rain buried deep below The city’s frame where I wait to slowly drain the missing they’ll never find us they’ll never know what we’ve become they’ll never find us they’ll never find you
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05:47
"Borgo Pass" Lyrics by Shadow Windhawk. Where I go, don't follow Traveled so far to meet my fate There'll be a carriage on the pass At Midnight The dead one awakes To take my soul away Away Where I go, don't follow Land of deathless phantoms Damp scents of rain There'll be a dead man on the pass At Midnight To take my soul away To take my soul away Away Left in his wake, such sorrow Children of Night sing for his praise I hear their cries out in the hollow The hounds of hell come from the grave To take my soul away To take my soul away Away To take my soul away Where I go, don't follow Land of deathless phantoms Damp scents of rain There'll be a dead man on the pass At Midnight To take my soul away To take my soul away Away Left in his wake, such sorrow Children of Night sing for his praise I hear their cries out in the hollow A dreadful heart quickens its pace The hounds of Hell come from the grave To take my soul away To take my soul away Left in his wake, such sorrow Children of Night sing for his praise I hear their cries out in the hollow A dreadful heart quickens its pace The hounds of Hell come from the grave To take my soul away Holding tight to the cross Please God, protect my weary veins When the light has gone I can still see Mina's face Holding tight to the cross Please God, protect my weary veins When the light has gone I can still see Mina's face Holding tight to the cross...
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04:48
Another funeral Death always takes More than you’ll know Life’s consequence Stays by our side Despite this empty state of mind Beside your casket, in a row A white rose To say I’m sorry that you’re gone I can hold my breath for a long time For a long time, but I won’t cry I can't cry, I can’t cry I can’t Reflected monsters on the screen Shadows of light and color Shapeshifting The rushing tide that sorrow brings Takes me away from empty sleep Black flowers smiling Beside your casket, in a row A white rose To say I’m sorry that you’re gone I can hold my breath for a long time For a long time, but I won’t cry I can’t cry, I can’t cry, I can’t I can hold my breath for a long time For a long time But I won't cry I can't cry I can't cry I can't
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behind a door down the hall the casket spray is dying dried flower perfume, old yet strong visitation brings no ease in a flood it rushes back the day death crushed her dreams in those blank eyes she gazed into no tears to dry “be with you soon” a vacant stare a lonely room I’ll wake again laugh, cry, pretend “please tell me that this is not true” She turned away they closed the door. “I’ll miss you always darling and dream of you, till I’m no more..” incised and drained stitched up, turned blue no tears to dry “be with you soon” wish I could hear your voice before before you’re kneeling on my grave by the shore the face of a ghost once so adored she’s still waiting for At rest in silence draped in gray pulled through the veil weightless forms that guide my hands so lost and frail lay awake in night's arms lost beneath the sky and stars wish you could be here too in the visitation room
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04:27
Something changed today Everything is out of place You said we had to go Because you saw the red shadows… Can’t close your eyes, it wont go away You know the end is here today Say goodbye, turn your head The time has come just like they said… Red shadows, red shadows… I can feel the electric rain The night won't come again And your face, it has turned so gray You wish it was yesterday, yesterday… Goodbye my love I'll see you soon I don't know where, I don't have a clue Don't look back, don't make the turn They told me that these red shadows burn Red shadows, red shadows Tell me now, is it true? Are these red skies really blue? Tell me, is it a lie? Because I don't see any sky at all… just red shadows…red shadows… I can feel the electric rain The night wont come again Your face has turned so gray We all wish it was yesterday, yesterday… Tell me, is it true? Are these red skies really blue? Tell me…is it a lie? Because I don't see any sky at all… at all no sky at all at all at all at all at all
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Driving through a moonless night The road is winding Sadness in her eyes The snow all melts Blood drips from her hair It doesn’t hurt me, Laura To see you dead And on the 24th She’ll be wrapped in plastic Buried in a casket Disgraced Homecoming Queen Fire Walk With Me. A man from another place is coming To guide him to the Black Lodge Where time and space mean nothing Shadowed by the dark of pine trees The air is freezing and my soul is leaving On the 24th She’ll be wrapped in plastic Buried in a casket Disgraced Homecoming Queen Fire Walk With Me. Will they ever find me? Guess I’ll never know When we meet again It won’t be me. It won’t be me. It won’t be me.
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Inspired by life (and death) in New York City, horror cinema, monsters, madmen and darkness...this is the third studio release from Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians. Featuring 9 tracks - coming to LE 12" Vinyl in Autumn 2020 with jacket artwork by Joel Robinson.

Reviews for "The Funeral Cortège":

"With the power of his unique sound and voice, and samples from a litany of classic and modern Horror, Shadow Windhawk proves once again why he can easily be considered a current heavyweight of the genre." - HorrorHound Magazine, October 2018.

"...Windhawk has so much to offer the Horror music scene as he continues to push boundaries in amalgamating the Punk and Gothic sides of his previous two outings; if you enjoyed those you'll absolutely love this emotive and poignant album." - Lucas Chapel, Devolution Magazine (UK), October 2018.

"After years of touring and also serving as a member of Argyle Goolsby‘s Roving Midnight band, Windhawk has released the concluding chapter of his ‘Funerary Trilogy’ which began with the "Casket Spray" EP and continued with the 2016 release of "Cremation Garden". "The Funeral Cortege", is not only the closing chapter to the trilogy, but an example of the growth and confidence that Windhawk has amassed over the years." - Kyle Scharf, deadhouse.net (Canada), Sept. 2018

"We've previously said that Shadow Windhawk has some of the most distinctive vocals in Horror Punk and this is backed up here on 'Funeral Cortege', as his looming baritone voice excellently compliments the heavy death punk guitars and drums." - Lucas Chapel, Devolution Magazine (UK), October 2018

"What instantly comes to mind when the first song "Broken Signals" starts, is how much atmosphere this band can create in the songs, the darkness through the album being almost physical - you can almost touch it and feel it..."Wendigo" closes the album with a feeling of coming out alive from a dark, dangerous, but at the same time beautiful place." - Davor Krajcer-Vitez, Kraykulla Webzine (Croatia), Sept. 2018

credits

released August 1, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Shadow Windhawk.

"Red Shadows" originally written by T.S.O.L. with Lyrics by Joe Wood.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Bruce Kirby @ Boho Digitalia in SLC, UT.

Guitars, Vocals and Bass: Shadow Windhawk
Drums: St. Brucifer
Bass: Willie "Wolfbite" Hatton-Ward

Artwork by Joel Robinson.

Dedicated to the memory of the dearly departed:
My grandparents - Rev. Dean Bailey and Janet J. Bailey;
Godfather of the Dead - George A. Romero;
Our family dog Chancey and my beloved companion of ten years, Salem.

My love and adoration to those without whom, this album would not have been possible:

Jimmy Dilley, John M. Garrett, Nex-FX, Glenn Bailey, Deeda Seed, Catherine Cookson, Adam Judd, Leanne Facchin, Jim and Trish McLernon, Joe and Tara Facchin, Keisha Roach, Ben "Stich" Houtz, Joel Robinson, Joseph and Larry Holder, Fred Hilliker, Mr. Sinister, Argyle Goolsby, Jordie Paoletta, Acey Slade, Steven L. Godfrey, Johnny Ott, Leigh-Ann Ott, The Cryptkeeper Five, Damnation, Zombiecock, Emilio Menze, Stellar Corpses, Brad Touchette, Benny Austin, Issac and Teale Aldrich, Julio Esquivel, Tina Romero, Think Coffee (NYC), Salem, Slim and Hank, Mister B, Tiger and Zippy, Dani's House of Pizza (Kew Gardens), Verve Roasters (Santa Cruz), Publik (SLC) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn).

Thank You to Morticians Assistants (past and present): Richard "Dicko" North, Al Ghore, Matt Ahern, David Thorson, Eric Smythers, Steven L. Godfrey, Jesse Girard, Sarah Miktuk, Lucas Chapel, Toni Osvald, Lee Webb, Jeff Fugate, Starling Jade, Alex Adamovich and Kevin Miller.

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Shadow Windhawk New York, New York

Shadow Windhawk is a singer / songwriter who resides in Queens, NYC. Backed by a band of "Morticians", SW not only tells horror stories but also explores themes of death, love and mourning. SW has appeared in the pages of publications all over the world, including Rue Morgue Magazine (CA), HorrorHound (USA), Dread Central (USA), Devolution Magazine (UK) and SLAM (Austria). ... more

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