Corpses In My Closet!

by Danny Ramirez

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1.
Chorus: My sedan smells of decay There’s a corpse inside My sedan smells of decay And ev’rywhere are flies I shot someone while drunk And loaded him in my trunk But then I kinda forgot And now my sedan smells a lot Chorus I must get rid of the stench Oohoo that smell is pretty intense I put that dead guy in the ground And gotta drive with the car windows down Chorus 'I had the title for almost six months when I suddenly wrote a song around it on August 14. The mid tempo song deals with a smelly sedan, caused by the presence of a rotting corpse in the trunk of the car. The narrator was in a state of drunkenness when he killed someone some time earlier, and completely forgot that he loaded the corpse in his trunk. In order to capture the egocentric character of the sociopath killer, the lyrics don't pay much attention to the dead person and driving around drunk but instead lament the rotting smell and the flies inside the sedan. I must add that from the wording it is not clear that a DUI was indeed committed, so I have to give him that. However, there is a reference in the lyrics and music to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song That Smell, which deals with (amongst other stuff) drunk driving. My Sedan! was first played live on July 27, 2019.'
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Now that your soft tissue is almost gone And you’ve become nothing but bones The day has come for me to move on Without your corpse I am alone Chorus: Your skeletonization process has begun Taking away much of the fun We must say goodbye, I’ll get another one Time again to load my gun You were the best and you were always there When I came to visit you You were quite lifeless and I didn’t care But now it seems we are through Chorus 'The title I came up with on the same February day as the above My Sedan!-title, but some of the music was written in December 2017 while it all came together in September 2018. The lyrics tell of a necrophile love affair that is coming to an end because all of the soft tissue on the dead body is gone and it is for the most part bones now. In this slow to mid tempo love song the murderer looks back on the good times he had, says goodbye and unfolds his plans to kill again with the apparent aim of starting yet another necrophile love affair. The song appeared on the set list for the first time on July 27, 2019.' Official YouTube video: https://youtu.be/R8tSFL6vqEM
3.
Every chance that I get I return to the site Where I left your lifeless remains on that fatal night I keep your corpse in the ground To make sure you won’t be found And bring a map with a mark showing where you lie Chorus: I did myself a favor I saved your remains for later ’Cause I exhibit strange behavior I’m the post mortem mutilator Whenever I think of the horror I’d put you through I wanna relive it again from my point of view Once I arrive at the scene I follow the same routine Digging you up and degrading what’s left of you Chorus 'Not to be confused with I Am The Post Mortem Mutilator! from December 2000 (which won't be released), this is a song about the same subject but with much better lyrics, hehe. Some of the music may sound a bit like Bad Religion's Against The Grain of their 1990 album with the same title, and although I’m The Post Mortem Mutilator! is kinda rocky and upbeat it is also pretty drony and minimalistic. The lyrics tell of a guy who returns to the murder scene to relive the event and mutilate his dead victim's remains once more -- and doing so on a regular basis.'
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Chorus: Sure you can still try To stop me when I Take your life, you die without a sound After I’m done there Is only one care Take your corpse to where it won’t be found It’s the life I live It’s the shit I give And it is the only way I know It’s already clear That your end is near You will never ever come back home Chorus They will have no clue Where to search for you You could be anywhere around the globe They will fear you’re dead But they won’t accept As long as there’s no body there is hope Chorus 'This one initially was kind of a rocky song, leaning a bit towards Glenn Danzig, Iggy Pop and late 1960s Doors alike rock music played on an acoustic guitar. In March 2017 I recorded the tune for the first time, but this version never got released. When in May 2019 I made a new recording of it for the Corpses In My Closet! EP I came up with a bassline that somehow replaced the rockiness with some sort of folk, country or Americana atmosphere and also made the song more lively and uplifting and maybe even added a vague feeling of hope, which of course goes well with the title of this song. The lyrics deal with a killer who hides his victim in such a way that the corpse never will be found, although it is not disclosed how this is achieved. The bottom line is that family and friends of the deceased will remain hopeful as long as no dead body has turned up.'
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Ever since I was a young lad I wanted to eat stuff that was dead But by the time I had grown up I was tired of burgers and pork chops I needed something more daring You know to what I’m referring So now I just hit the street With a gun in search for meat Chorus: First I will kill you Then I will grill you I’ll give to you A Mexican flavor too First I will kill you Then I will grill you I live for good Human Mexican food Before I can grill a dead body Stuff needs to get pretty bloody But first I remove all the clothes From the meat that I took home Then I put your corpse in my bath tub To be dismembered and cut up After I’m done with my cleaver Most of you I store in my freezer Chorus 'Late July 2017 I came up with a mid to up tempo Mexican fiesta song, that had been lying around since. In February 2019 I wanted to write a song about eating the dead and decided to use the Mexican song for this and have the main character in the lyrics to flavor the human meat with Mexican spices as a funny twist. The need for a song about cannibalizing a dead body was there because in late 2018 or early 2019 I had noticed that quite some recent Danny Ramirez tunes deal with dead bodies in one way or another (but not yet in a cannibalistic way), and I plan to put them all on the May 2019 Bandcamp EP Corpses In My Closet!. It got its live debut on September 25, 2019.'

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Danny's 2019 EP. Deadicated to late Necrophagia vocalist Frank 'Killjoy' Pucci (1966-2018).

The title Corpses In My Closet! is the more or less literal English translation of the Dutch saying for 'skeletons in my closet'. Danny came up with the title on April 27, 2019, and was partly inspired by a comment Dutch soccer coach Frank de Boer made in January 2019 when during an English spoken press conference for US soccer club Atlanta United he noted that 'in Holland we say there comes a dead body in the closet'.

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released May 30, 2019

Songs recorded at the Ramirez Recording Room in May 2019.

Used were a 4-track Yamaha MT100II cassette recorder, Audacity music editor, an acoustic guitar of Taiwanese origin, nylon D'Addario strings (1.09-0.71 millimetres/.043-.028 inches), a Fender pick from 1983, a Technics sx-KN3000 keyboard and a Shure PG-57 microphone.

Mixed on several dates between 20 and 30 May 2019 at the Ramirez Recording Room, using Audacity music editor.

YouTube video for Your Skeletonization Process Has Begun!:
youtu.be/R8tSFL6vqEM

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Danny Ramirez Leiden, Netherlands

Danny Ramirez is a singer-songwriter from the Netherlands and the guitar player for stonerdoom band Toner Low! Besides playing acoustic murder ballads he has some one-man bands as well (such as The Surfdales), but most of his releases are Ramirez EP's! He did solo gigs with a.o. Amigo The Devil, The Goddamn Gallows and Joe Buck Yourself, and played in the Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany! ... more

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