Back With A Dungeon!

by Danny Ramirez

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Danny's 2016 'comeback' EP

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released August 31, 2016

Songs recorded at the Ramirez Recording Room in August 2008, August and October 2011, and August 2016.

Used were a 4-track Yamaha MT100II cassette recorder, an acoustic guitar of Taiwanese origin, nylon D'Addario strings (1.09-0.71 millimeters/.043-.028 inches), a Fender pick and some other Fender pick (2008 recording), a Technics sx-KN3000 keyboard and a Shure PG-57 microphone.

Mixed 2, 21, 28 and 30 August 2016 at the Ramirez Recording Room, using a 4-track Yamaha MT100II cassette recorder and Audacity.

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Danny Ramirez Leiden, Netherlands

Danny Ramirez is a singer-songwriter from the Netherlanda, who started June 2, 1998! He plays acoustic songs with lyrics about the darker side of the mind and mankind! Back With A Dungeon! is his first release since a 2012 online compilation Ramirez song! Over the years Danny released the 2016 download, a X-mas download EP, 3 full-length CD's, 7 tapes and 1 DVD, and was on 4 compilation albums! ... more

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Track Name: I Dig A Shallow Grave In Which You Will Decay!
These long and dusty roads I traveled
Have dug me many shallow graves
It's been so many I lost track of
And I don't know how much still wait

Chorus:
I am here to murder and I am here to stay
'Cause when I killed somebody I can't just walk away
So I dig a shallow grave in which you will decay
It's not a proper burial, but still it's quite okay

If I decide your time has come
Then I shall make sure it will
I take my shovel and my gun
This weekend I need time to kill

Chorus


'This country tune is about a murderer who takes his shovel with him when he goes out in the weekend. He buries his victims in shallow graves, and claims to have done so on numerous occasions. In the past this song has been played live under its original title I Take The Shovel And Dig Next To Where You're Lain! at all three of Danny's June 2012 acoustic comeback gigs (and possibly at some gigs later in 2012), with its first ever performance on June 1st. In July 2016 the title got changed, and with it one line of the refrain. Although the song wasn't on the set list in 2013, 2014 and 2015, it has been done at almost every Ramirez concert since the Back With A Dungeon!-release.'
Track Name: I Need Some Bodies!
Now that you're mine
I am doing fine
Your name I don't care for
I just want some more

Chorus:
I need some bodies
To feel more love
I need more bodies
I wanna get off

It ain't personal, baby
But I can't let you be
I wanna feel you once more
'Cause most of you I don't care for

Chorus

There's nothing I love better
Than you and I being together
I'm in control, you'll do as you're told
And whatever you say won't matter

Chorus


'Although I already came up with the title in August 2001, the actual song got written in February 2008. While doing so, I took the best part of the lyrics of the October 2002 written It Is Your Life I Will Take! to use it, 'cause the latter won't be released anyway. It's about a guy keeping a girl in his house on an involuntary basis for obvious reasons, but with no word about killing her whatsoever -- and apparently he's intended on getting some more. This song can be seen as the sort of title track for the Back With A Dungeon!-EP.'
Track Name: Let's Do The Mexican Standoff!
Chorus:
Let's do the Mexican standoff
All you need are four or more guns
Some people and also some sort of
Room where no one else will come

We don't have no knives
We don't even have to take a life
It's all about power and control
And who has the strongest nerves of all

Chorus

Eight arms, four guys
Eight guns pointed, going left to right
Words are our saviour in this war
But don't forget to add some 'por favors'

Chorus


'The title already popped up in 1999 or 2000, but it took about ten years before I wrote some lyrics around it. A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or more parties, in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger, according to my friend Wikipedia. So the words are just about this, with four dudes each pointing two guns at one another and really nothing happening otherwise. For the music I mostly relied on traditional Mexican guitar chord progressions and an occasional lead trumpet throughout the song. It was first (and thus far only) performed live on November 18, 2016.'
Track Name: I Might Have Dropped Out Of School And Be A Convicted Sex Offender!
Chorus:
I've got a low profile job
Or maybe I have no work at all
I might have dropped out of school
And be a convicted sex offender

Ninety percent of us are male
Our IQ's as high as the bright normal range
But we all did poorly in school
Have a hard time holding down jobs
And we ain't no strangers to substance abuse

We come from unstable families
With psychiatric and alcoholic histories
And often criminal too
And we can't get along with our parents
'Cause we still remember our abusive childhood

Chorus

We have a high rate of suicide attempts
And at an early age we got interested
In voyeurism and fetishism
And sadomasochistic pornography
Yeah, we like femdom, torment and sadism

Chorus


'Spring 2012 I came across the web site of Dr. Phil and read an article with a list lining out the characteristics of serial killers, which served as the inspiration for this song. Now, I hear you say 'Doctor Phil, what does he know!', but he based his writings on the findings of Robert K. Ressler, a well-respected FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s who is credited to having coined the term 'serial killer'. Anyway, together with the refrain that I already had come up with in 2011, I did put most of them serial killer characteristics into the lyrics to this mid tempo song. It's been played live once, on November 3, 2012, during an acoustic guitar gig.'